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Justice for Jada rally defies rain in Miami-Dade

Developing story: Strong show of solidarity in West Little River

MIAMI-DADE, Fla. – The rain didn't stop mourners from attending the Justice for Jada rally on Monday afternoon.

Eight days after a gunman shot 8-year-old Jada in the head, Miami-Dade County Police Department Detectives had yet to make an arrest. 

Some of the rally participants held up signs --  "Stop the Violence" and "Stop Killing Our Kids" -- with one hand and their umbrellas with the other. 

They sang in chorus -- "The People United Will Never Be Defeated" -- for a few minutes. And they took turns to vent and offer solutions to the gun violence that is hurting the community. 

Members of the Nation of Islam, a radical African-American religious movement, were distributing flyers with a number to the "Squash the Beef" hotline.

The program aims to promote peaceful resolutions without the involvement of police. 


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