Urban violence in Detroit is out of control, and one woman won’t take it anymore.
In the aftermath of a shooting in a Detroit barbershop that killed three people and wounded six on Nov. 6, Pastor Ovella Andreas mobilized other church leaders to figure out how to respond. ”This is an emergency; this is a crisis, and we have to come together now to do what we can,” she told WWJ. “I truly know if we do what we can, God will do what we cannot; but we’re not doing all that we can.”
So what did pastor Andreas and her task force decide to do? Simple. They will
… bombard Detroit with “Thou Shalt Not Kill” banners and signs around the city with the hopes that seeing the sixth commandment everywhere will serve as a wake-up call to the community. ”Our goal now is to infiltrate and saturate our communities with this commandment, via buses, via billboards,” Andreas said.