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Cynthia Bruce

In honor of Marcus Tafari Samuel Downer Mother’s of Murdered Sons and Daughters, Inc.

Marcus Tafari Samuel Downer, 23 years old, was murdered on July 26, 2015. He was on his grandmother’s block and five doors down from her house. It was a bright Sunday evening when a young man drove up and pumped a barrage of bullets into my son senselessly.

The case is still not solved. This was an illegal gun.

Marcus was the joy of my life. His smile was like a ray of sunshine. He wanted to be an actor and a producer of movies, and he had some training from Baltimore School for the Arts. Acting was his passion, and he did it with fidelity. There is not a day, minute or second that I don’t think of my son Marcus. Mothers, fathers and family members, we must huddle and enforce that our politicians implement stricter gun laws.

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