What people say

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What we’re saying is we need to stop the killing of us by us. We need a peace movement in our communities. We’re not going to stop riding until we see an end to violence and bring peace back to our streets.

—MINISTER TONY MUHAMMAD,
FOUNDER UNITED IN PEACE


“We want you to ride with us. Its time for us to really look out for what’s going on in Los Angeles. Take the streets back. Nobody care about us but us. So it’s only up to us to make sure that we really start to speak about peace.”

—BIG BOY, CO-FOUNDER UNITED IN PEACE

 

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 “Nobody should be killed because some people probably love that person. God didn’t want the world to be like that. He wanted it to be good.”

—SUMARA & TYLIN


“Everyone is coming together. You look around, there’s no two people who look the same, who have the same background, but we’re all coming for the same thing—peace.”

—CHRIS “COUNTRY” GIVENS

 

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“We are crossing not only color lines, but gang lines, spiritual lines, bringing Muslims and Christians all together for one common goal and that’s unity for all people. We’re all about bringing peace.”

—D’JOY CAGLE

 


“What I like about the Peace Rides is they’re giving back to the youth, saying stop what you’re doing now so you can enjoy your life now. Don’t wait until you’re older. I look at this as unified. They’re together. Like we all need to be—together. This is a great thing. ”

—BIG FLIP

 

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 “Peace means that everybody counts.We want to encourage everyone of us to not give up, to keep on doing their best as human beings, to rally together because we can be stronger together than when we are apart.”

—LEE BACA, L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF


“I love all the bikers just joined in together. Black, white, yellow, green, purple….We’re coming together for one purpose and that’s to tell everyone that we’ve got to stop that madness out there.”

—BOBALU

 

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“When people are involved and take the initiative to make our community better, then things actually turn around. As a result of the Peace Rides, crime is coming down.”

—REV. ALFREDDIE JOHNSON, 
CO-FOUNDER UNITED IN PEACE

 


“We can push peace. There’s not room for both violence and peace in any one place. So let’s keep pushing peace. Let’s keep doing the things we need to do so we can make our community safe.”

—COMMANDER ROBERT LUMAN, 
LONG BEACH POLICE DEPARTMENT

 

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