DAILYKENN.com -- William Chambers, 25, has been charged with murder.
Dead is 24-year-old Cameron Tyler Clemmons.
The victim was fatally shot multiple times in a Cincinnati street last month.
There was no media circus as occurred after the death of Trayvon Martin four years ago. Martin was fatally shot in self defense.
A neighborhood resident lobbed her frustrations at police from across the street, shouting, "We're sick of this!"
Four community outreach advocates from the Cincinnati Human Rights Commission were on hand to learn what they could about the victim, his family and circumstances surrounding his death.
"We're coming out of the gates blazing," advocate Aaron Pullins said. "This time last year, we were up to about three homicides. Unfortunately, we're kind of at a fast pace at this point."
Pullins said the outreach advocates have already attended four funerals this year, with more already scheduled.
"Everybody is really sick and tired of the violence that's happening," Pullins said, but explained that the various organizations have begun to pool their resources.
Pullins and other CHRC advocates have marched with organizations like the Phoenix Program, Ceasefire and other neighborhood groups at "shooting responses" for many of this year's homicides. Half anti-violence rally, half vigil, these events are staged to encourage residents to stand up against violence and to educate people about employment and education resources.
"At large, the city is really ready," Pullins said. "From the mayor to the police chief to the council to the residents, I think we're ready to speak up and speak out against violence and work together as a city."
Chambers was arrested on Monday. He is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Previously, Chambers has been convicted on several weapons and drug charges. In 2009, he pleaded guilty to felonious assault, robbery and receiving stolen property following a carjacking in Bond Hill. He was sentenced to six years in prison.
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