Caster D. Binion, HACP Executive Director

Last week, Tree of Hope founder Adrienne Young announced on the We Need Justice Too!!! Facebook page that she was assisting the Northview Heights tenant council president with organizing a vigil/rally to help quash the violence in the community.

The rally was to be in response to the weekend shooting death of 32-year-old Michael Wilson, of Mc­Kees Rocks, who had been shot on Penfort Street in Northview Heights.

But a day after making the announcement, Young had to call the effort off. The reason–the Stop the Violence rally had been threatened with violence.

“Mr. Binion the director of the housing authority received some threat to the family of Melvin Wilson who is part of the vigil,” her May 6 post read. “And Mr. Binion called off the vigil because he said the safety of the community is of utmost importance to him and he does not have enough security coverage for the event.”

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