Perfect strangers came together Saturday evening to honor 24 year old Kajavia Globe and to fight for justice in the City of Detroit.
"We are tired of the violence on our streets,” said march organizer KiKi Kerr. “So we decided to come together and fight for justice, for peace and protection for our community. We are fed up and we are fired up."Demonstrators started rallying on the sidewalk at the corner of Seven Mile and Evergreen on Detroit's West Side, and marched a few blocks to where police found Globe’s body.
Her mother who was at the march did not hold back when her expressing her anger."I'm frustrated,” Shlonda Globe says. “I feel like it should be an eye for an eye, and a lot of things would change in this world."
Kajavia Globe went missing earlier this month. She was last seen near Seven Mile and Telegraph. Her body was found days later. The only lead investigators have released is a photo of someone wearing a skeleton mask, using Globe's debit card to withdraw $500 from an ATM. The circumstances surrounding her death remain a mystery at this point.March organizer Dana Harris also lost two brothers to violence on the city’s streets. “Oh god, I'm at a loss of words,” Harris said. “I'm at a loss of words and I'm just tired of the senseless killing. I'm tired of it, and I decided to step up."
Speaking at the vigil, Globe’s mother said, "This is who Kajavia was, she didn't deserve it. My daughter did not. I will say it again. She did not deserve what happened to her. She was a good girl. It speaks for itself."Detroit Councilwoman Mary Sheffield was also out in the freezing temperatures to rally for justice for the former Wayne State student. "That's what touched me so much,” Sheffield said. “I went to Wayne State too, mentored young women her age and I know the potential of these young women.” Sheffield continued saying, “They're future leaders. They're future politicians, they're doctors, they're lawyers, and she will never be able to bring that potential."
While the investigation continues as to what exactly caused Globe's death, her grieving mother is grateful for all of the support. "Thank you so much Detroit. We have come together. I do know a lot of people. This speaks for itself."