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Picnic held for people fed up with crime, violence

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Through his grief, Moore went on a mission. He started a group called Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives. Through his grief, Moore went on a mission. He started a group called Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives.
This year's picnic will feature the Memphis mayor, Shelby County mayor, area judges, the district attorney, high school bands, and people from every corner of the city. This year's picnic will feature the Memphis mayor, Shelby County mayor, area judges, the district attorney, high school bands, and people from every corner of the city.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - If you are fed up with crime and violence, then you are invited to a very special picnic on Sunday.

The picnic is sponsored by a group called Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives.

The group's goal is to unite the community and save lives in the process.

When Stevie Moore sees a crime scene, he thinks of his son, Prentice, and the night that he was murdered 10 years ago.

"He was shot in the head with an AK-47 assault rifle," said Moore.

Moore said the shooter was a young man his son had gotten into a fight with at a local night club.

"Bullet went through here," Moore described as he pointed to his head. "Took half his head off."

Through his grief, Moore went on a mission. He started a group called Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives. Each year, members host rallies and other events meant to encourage people to seek peace rather than violence.

On Sunday, October 27, Moore's group will host the annual Multicultural Unity and Peace Family and Community Picnic. The theme is "Let's Stop the Killing."

This will be the fourth year for the event, which aims to bring people of all races together for a day of fellowship and peace.

"And teach them there is a better way, so fun is the way," said Moore. "Let's have fun and put down guns."

This year's picnic will feature the Memphis mayor, Shelby County mayor, area judges, the district attorney, high school bands, and people from every corner of the city. Moore says if one life is saved, it will be well worth attending.

For more information about the picnic, click here: http://ffunsaveyouth.org/

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