Memorial Walls for Local Homicide Victims
4/1/2013 (Updated 8:17:22 PM)For the past 15 years victims of homicide in Broome County have been remembered on a memorial wall assembled every April.
The four mini walls will be placed at the Broome County Library Binghamton City Hall, Wilson and Binghamton general hospitals. in total -- pictures and remembrances of 146 victims are on the walls -- and that number just keeps growing.
"We've had nine homicides since the wall was up last April, so the wall continues to grow." said Raini Baudendistel, Executive Director, Crime Victims Assistance Center. "We see a lot of domestic violence here and it seems the lethality of those cases seems to be escalating as well. So obviously, violence is an issue in our society and if we're going to make change we have to start by acknowledging it happens."
The walls will be combined and moved to the Oakdale Mall on April 19th in time for crime victim's week beginning April 21st.
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