Bishop Larry Totter Protests Chicago’s Rising Violence Epidemic
Bishop Larry Trotter of Sweet Holy Spirit Church in Chicago is on a mission to help save his community. The Bishop, who recently ‘crucified’ his granddaughter to protest the teacher strike in his troubled city, led a march this past Sunday to protest what his once prosperous city has become.
Bishop Trotter and his supporters of an estimated 200 person crowd marched through Chicago in order to raise awareness of the city’s growing violence. As Trotter and his people marched through the city, they chanted, “Stop the violence. Increase the peace. No more killing. Save our children.”
“The message is ‘Stop the violence,’ but the spiritual message is that we’re praying for the … violence to cease,” said Bishop Larry Trotter. “The city has gone wild. It’s no longer just gang killing, it’s random killing. We have to try and channel that energy and put it in another direction.”
According to police, about 400 people have been killed so far this year in Chicago. The murder rate in the city has gone up by about 30 percent from last year, police records show. Trotter says, “I want people to grab the passion. If we all join together, we can make an impact.”