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Dallas Mayor Proclaims 2020 ‘Year of Non-Violence’ in Honor of MLK Day


Saying that there was too much violence in the city last year, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson has declared 2020 to a be ‘A Year of Nonviolence.
Mayor Johnson posted his proclamation, made in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day to Twitter; it read, in part:

Dr. King dedicated himself to the principles of nonviolence in his pursuit of a more just world, and this weekend serves as a reminder of how much people can accomplish while armed only with resolve, determination, faith, and reason.”

In 2019, there were more than 200 murders recorded in Dallas, the most in over a decade.

Johnson has made no bones about his displeasure with the rising violent crime in the city.  Late last year Johnson ordered the city manager and police chief to come up with a crime plan.  That plan was present to city council last week.



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