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With 1,000 from law enforcement, and hundreds more kids, long-running ‘Conference seeks to prevent crime’

June 19th · 1 Comment · South Florida Times

The South Florida Times has my report on the encouraging 25th annual National Conference on Preventing Crime in the Black Community.

The conference again was packed with productive workshops, thanks to Dan Gilmore, the attorney general office’s designated staff person for organizing and implementing the event, and retired Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Lt. Beverly Morrison.

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.

Retired Palm Beach County Sheriff's Lt. Beverly Morrison, and the attorney general office's Dan Gilmore.

Kudos too to Times Publisher Robert G. Beatty, Editor Brad Bennett and their team for their dedication to informing the public in today’s unprecedented media environment.

Cameron Burgess (L) and Tennyson Ziegler of Palm Beach County.

Jacksonville Urban League youths...

...sporting their nifty T-shirts.

Former Florida Attorneys General Richard Doran (L) and Bob Butterworth.

Urban League CEOs Patrick Franklin of Palm Beach County and Nancy Flake Johnson of Atlanta.

Former Attorney General Butterworth and Lt. Morrison.

Dr. Tammy Anderson of Panama City and JUDOS — Juveniles Understanding Discipline, Order and Service.

(R-L): Orlando's T.J. Bristol, Selby Hemmans, Carolyn Hunt and Javis Mays of Javis Mays and Restoration.

"Tha Hip Hop Doc," Rani Whitfield, M.D. of Baton Rouge, LA, with moderator Bennie Everett and Lt. Morrison, presiding, during the Teen Summit.

Inda Spencer, coordinator of the Riviera Beach Weed and Seed Program...

...with some of her organization's 37 attendees.

Popular vendors included Karim & Raushanah Enterprises of St. Petersburg, specialists in body oils and perfumes...

...and Wesley Moss, whose artworks an officer admires.

Vice Mayor Gwendolyn Asia-Holley...

...with some of her City of Belle Glade youths.

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  • Beverly Elliott-Morrison

    Kudo’s to C.B. Hanif for taking the time to report on this conference. The 25th Anniversary was a hugh success. The presenters were exceptional and very informative. The 300-400 youth in attendance were well behaved and reported learning a lot to share with their communities and schools. The teen listening summit should have been recorded and made available to all schools in the State as the youth talked about issues affecting them on a daily basis while the adults “listened” in awe. I can’t wait until next year in Miami. Again, my thanks to Mr. Hanif for reporting on this conference.

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