When a man using the Facebook handle “Dee White” posted a flier on his page encouraging the public to come to the Charles Johnson Park Saturday for a Stop the Violence event he had no idea that the event itself would be marred with violence.
By some accounts, there were hundreds of people present in a festive atmosphere, some with coolers filled with an assortment of beverages.
Dee White was recently recognized by Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo at a city council meeting for his community outreach efforts.
White and others in his group have thousands of followers on social media; it’s not hard for a group to assemble hundreds for a social event in the park.
Although called “stop the violence” event there were no speakers, fliers or literature about reducing violence.
Saturday’s event at Charles Johnson Park wa