Brother of slain City Councilman James Davis takes hunger strike to City Hall to stop gun violence

Jeffery Davis says that gun violence must be a priority in the upcoming elections.

Jeffery Davis says that gun violence must be a priority in the upcoming elections. (7/10/13)

BROOKLYN - The brother of a slain councilman will go on a 10-day hunger strike on the steps of City Hall in an effort to bring an end to gun violence in New York City.

City Councilman James Davis was shot and killed by a political rival in 2003. Geoffrey Davis is using the anniversary of his brother's shooting to bring attention to his untimely death and to take a stand against gun violence. Together, the brothers had formed the nonprofit group "Love Yourself" Stop the Violence, dedicated to stopping violence in urban America.

Geoffrey Davis says that gun violence must be a priority in the upcoming elections.

A special memorial service for James Davis will be held at City Hall on July 23. A "Love Yourself" Stop the Violence peace walk will take place to honor Davis in August.

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