A call for healing across Flint


On the heels of a very violent month in Flint, things appear to be calm now.
But for Lindsay Briscoe, the grief is still raw.

"Numb, don't know what to do, just completely lost," said Briscoe.
10 days ago her brother Jarett Kent was murdered.

"On the 11th my brother was murdered, and shot 16 times," she said.
But her memory of the day it happened is still vivid.

"I couldn't do nothing, I was pacing I was shaking," she sighed.

Flint residents are sick of police tape, flashing lights and tears. Community leaders like Pastor Robert McCathern of Joy Tabernacle Church think the answer is tied to awareness.

"Flint has a high propensity of violence, we've not processed it, we've not helped people to deal with the grief the anger the loss, and so until we can really get at that level violence begets violence," said McCathern.

Nearly 30 gathered piled into a room at Joy Tabernacle to call for an end to violence and to cope with the trauma it has forced into their lives.

"Enough is enough and as I said, I can't even do regular church without the hurting of people," said Pastor McCathern.

Although Lindsay is hurting too she has one request for the community helping her through her sorrow.

"I just need lots and lots of prayer," she said.

For the next three weeks the public is invited to address the topic of violence and be directed to counselors.

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