Organizers are preparing signs for Saturday's rally. The rally will be held Saturday at Noon in front of the Winnebago County Court House. Organizers of the peaceful protest say too many black males have been killed by police.
Resident and rally organizer Carolyn Benford say there are other ways to take
people down without killing them. Rockford Police Officers report
Benford wants neighbors to voice their concerns "wake up and don't be afraid. Wake up and speak what's on your heart and in your mind. That's the only time we're going to get something accomplished is when we stop being afraid and begin to take a stand against these acts of violence."
including church leaders and city officials are being asked to attend the
Bell will be laid to rest Tuesday. Visitation begins at 9 A.M. at