Mother Who Lost Son to Gun Violence Holds Anti-Violence Rally

After the murder of her son, Julia Examer organized "Mothers Against Violence" in an effort to combat youth violence.

The event took place at Martin Luther King park 6000 NW 32nd Court in Miami Sunday afternoon.

The pain is still raw for Examar who lost her 15-year-old son Johnny Lubin to gun violence in November.

"Teenagers die from senseless crime everyday and if we don't do anything about it, who else will do anything about it," said Examer.

Lubin was was shot in the head in northwest Miami-Dade while walking home from school. According to police, the gunfire came from a car, but Examar says the case has not yet been solved.

"He was an innocent bystander and unfortunately he didnt get to make it that day," said Examer.

To help cope with the loss of her child, Examar and former NFL player Randal Hill are working together to create an event called Mom's for Peace-- promoting a violence-free Sunday at the park.

"It's all about being positive and giving these kids the opportunity and show them that we're going to make a change here in this community," said former NFL player and congressional candidate Randall Hill. "Jimmy Johnson never gave us any free time and he always kept our time busy, even when I was growing up my mom and dad kept us busy all the time."

One way this group hopes to inspire change is to encourage all youth to stay involved in sports and other extracurricular activities.

"Too many young boys have access to guns and it's not making any sense," said Sharita Warien, who her lost son to gun violence. "Like we need to find a way of trying to get these guns off the street or find out who they're getting these guns from."

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