Following through on Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson’s plan to make Philly a safer place to live, the 10,000 Men On The Street program kicks off this Sunday October 21, 2007. â€˜Itâ€™s a new day in Philadelphiaâ€™ kicks off in the Liacouras Center at Temple University, 12 noon. Be there if you can help. You can register online here. ‘Philly’s Best,’ WDAS-FM is participating with a message of their own, “Put It Down. ”
Entertainment insider, local promoter and movie producer Charles â€œCharlie Mackâ€ Alston, and music mogul, Philadelphia icon and community developer Kenny Gamble combined forces with Philadelphia Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson to help combat the senseless gun violence plaguing the streets of Philadelphia and promote harmony in the neighborhoods. The community rallies reflect a partnership with a broad-based coalition of community, government, professional and faith based organizations.
Sylvester is looking for volunteer citizens to get involved by going into their neighborhoods and give 3 hours a day for 90 days. 10,000 if possible, but heâ€™d be pleased if he gets 1000. What I like about this idea is that these volunteers are not â€˜the man.â€™ They are fathers, uncles, cousins, brothers, and sons of families living in the neighborhood, not police with guns, clubs, and pepper spray. This kind of involvement will be the starting point for turning things around in the city and the commissioner deserves all the support he can get.