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Bikers Show Support for Crime-Free Weekend

With a police escort to lead the way, local riders were ready to roll. 

At Montgomery's Cramton Bowl, bikers gathered to travel a special route--past a few of the crime scenes where Montgomerians were killed.

It's a statement, they say, that needs to be heard.

"It doesn't matter if it's white on white, black on black.  It's too much," said biker John Hall.

"Every weekend someone in Montgomery is getting killed for no reason.  We really need to come out as a community," said Clyde Randolph, President of the One Up One Down Riders.

Riders came from near and far to join in, showing their support for a crime-free city.  With community leaders in attendance, sending the men and women on their way, hopes were high.

Many thought that by bringing past atrocities to light, crime in Montgomery may subside.

"It's going to be very positive to the community, because they're going to see how we can come together as brother and sister," Randolph said.

However, with 40 homicides so far and at least two shootings this weekend, Montgomery still has a long way to go.

It's a process some say is easier than it looks.

"When you see the kids, talk to them.  When you see these young men, talk to them.  Find out what they want.  If you can help someone, help them," Randolph explained.

That kind of community togetherness is what city leaders have been talking about for quite some time now.  With the ride around Montgomery, and many other events taking place this weekend, residents hope to make it a reality.

 

Reporter:  Cody Holyoke

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