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Rochester, NY "Life is not about chance; Life is about Change"

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundatio

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Directives for First Out of Three Causes

DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin “Gone and Not Forgotten” 6/18/12 (RIP)

It's called the State Witness Protection Act, and it puts the power of federal law and federal resources at work to go after those who hurt and or intimidate witnesses.

 "If there's anyone in the neighborhood who saw anything that was suspicious or has any information that could lead us into a particular direction, we ask them to step forward and give us that information,” said Chief Jim Sheppard of the Rochester Police Department, back in June.

Sheppard was asking for people to come forward with information about the shooting death of 21-year-old Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin outside the Bug Jar on Monroe Ave. Police say despite the fact that more than 100 bystanders were there, no one has come forward to help solve the crime.

"You have seen members of the family, people who have suffered this loss, pleading for people to come forward,” said Rochester mayor Tom Richards. “It's not just the police force we're talking about here. We're talking about the people affected by these crimes."

Senator Schumer says the State Witness Protection Act would make it a federal crime to kill, hurt, threaten or intimidate a witness from coming forward. That means, if convicted, criminals would face longer, 20- or 30-year sentences.

"Federal government has very strong resources here. U.S. Marshals, FBI could be brought in to augment local police when it comes to witness protection,” said Sen. Schumer, (D). "When people know that we're serious about this, they might be willing to come forward."

So far this year, there have been 25 homicides in Rochester. Only eight have been solved.

"It's a myth that people are in danger based on intimidation, but a lot of people feel it. If you feel it, that's your reality. This is a great tool for us to present to people to let them know that we won't let them be intimidated or harassed,” Sheppard said.

Schumer says the bill is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is a senior member, and has little opposition.

"I'd like to see it become law by Dec. 31st,” he said.

 

 

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundatio

n

 

 

IS IN HONOR OF FAMILIES, & CHILDREN OF MURDERED VICTIMS

IN ROCHESTER, NY  (ROC CITY -AKA- "MURDA CITY").

Physical Address: PO Box 32004                                          PO Box 4446

                         Rochester, NY 14608                              Manassas, VA 20108

Elvis Hernandez  hernandezelvis@yahoo.com        585-362-3828

Estate Attorney:  John Parrinello, parrinellolawfirm@frontier.com

Foundation Category:  Human Services, Public Safety & Security  

Year Formed:  Expected 7/2012

Founded Year:   Expected 9/2012

____________________________________________________________

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundation

Mission Statement

 MEMORIAL IS FOR THE LIVES LOST, ARE IN SUPPORT OF FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF MURDERED CHILDREN AND VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND IS DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO HOMICIDE OR OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE; PROMOTING VIOLENCE AWARENESS, PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY INITIATIVES, CRIME REDUCTION AND PREVENTION; AND ADVOCATING FOR VICTIM'S RIGHTS AND THE RIGHTS OF SURVIVORS, ALLOCATING FUNDING FOR EDUCATION AWARD & MODEST LIVING STIPEND OR SCHOLARSHIPS, VOLUNTEER EDUCATION RECOGNITION IN HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY, CHILDREN & YOUTH SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, PROMOTING A MEMORIAL WALL FOR ALL THE LIVES LOST TO VIOLENCE & IDENTIFYING THOSE LIVES THAT HAVE NOT HAD CLOSURE.

National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims September 25, 2012

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundatio

n

 

 

IN HONOR OF THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN OF LOST LOVED ONES DUE TO VIOLENCE

  IN ROCHESTER, NY

PROCLAMATION PETITION 

OBSERVED ANNIVERSARY DATES

Second Cause

 Updated 8/25/12

*Terry W Crittenden  11/21/11 - 2/15/85

*Emilio Quintana  4/1/47 – 5/15/91   (NO CLOSURE)

*Oscar Vega "DJ King Ozie" 8/5/74 - 10/29/92   (NO CLOSURE)

*Diana Lebron  7/25/94

*Darrest L. Grimes  12/10/73 – 8/14/95

*Frederick Eugene  12/04/71 – 6/19/98

*Eddie John Noble   /2000

*Juan Berroa  8/15/68 – 10/26/01

*Jasper Junious  2/26/8  - 6/25/02

*Luther Webb 4/26/81 – 7/26/03

*Kenneth “Chaz” Becoats  10/18/82 – 8/7/04   (NO CLOSURE)

*Brandon Hawkins  1984 – 2005

*Annette Wyche  4/19/51 – 6/19/06

*Latosha Grayson Shaw “LEGS”   2/25/71 - 9/29/07

*Carmella Rodgers  1992 – 2007

*Christian Majors  9/27/88 – 4-13-09

*Everest Douglass  7/7/09

*Michael Washington  6/18/78 – 10/31/09

*David Anthony Schichier 11/10/81 – 7/25/09  (NO CLOSURE)

*Cesar Alexis Ostolaza 3/16/81 – 12/01/09   (NO CLOSURE)

*Willie Holmes /2010

*Christopher Newton 12/94 – 3/10

*Fredrick "Terrel" Tucker  2/13/82 - 5/12/10

*Reginald “DaDa” Bruno  7/21/90 – 9/1/10

*Amelia Rivera   10/23/10

*Steven "Bunndie" Shaquille Strickland  8/24/92 - 3/29/11

*Samuel "Sammy" Maldonado  8/17/89 - 5/15/11  (NO CLOSURE)

*Aaron “A Boogie” Young  11/19/90 – 8/17/11

*Luis “Erito” Davila & Lydia Bryant  11/2011  (NO CLOSURE)

*Lawrence "Boo Boo" Richardson  4/2012

*Edward D. Ross 6/23/92 - 5/11/12

*Robert Vinson 8/30/86 -5/29/12

*Devon Vinson  3/28/89 – 5/29/12

*Miguel DeJesus  7/28/91-6/8/12

*DeaVoghn “Skeet” Hernandez-Ruffin  7/13/90 – 6/18/12  (NO CLOSURE)

*Raven "RaeRae" Kyshaun Cooper  1/2/96 - 7/1/12

*Alfre Afire Carter

*Max “Man Man” King  2/19/97 – 8/22/12  (NO CLOSURE)

*Vincent “Vinny” Dotson

 

Prior Experience  

Elvis Hernandez - American Red Cross, AmeriCorps State Community Preparedness Coordinator, active volunteer teaching Public Safety & Security & Emergency Preparedness through the NYS Division of Homeland Security Emergency Services.

Purpose for Causes

  Having lost my son DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin to violence and currently unemployed; at the time this crises ever began I have relocated to Northern Va. Seeking employment and education with the Federal Government as a Program Specialist in Emergency Preparedness, Client Case Worker, to better self and the values of my family having arranged moved in April of 2012 and transitioning move by end of June 2012, by ending AmeriCorps Position since crisis occurred have not return to work.

 On June 17th Father’s Day after having a 1st Fathers Day gathering with my son DeaVoghn, celebrating his special day with 8 month old Za’Raya Aamarii Hernandez-Ruffin (daughter), DeaVoghn was invited to a local Rapp Concert which resulted in a fight between Rap Artist performing with patrons; shortly after patrons being vacated from premises; a shooting erupted in which DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin was not the intended person was shot in the torso and neck and died from his injuries shortly after midnight 6/18/12.

  This crisis redirected my views in the Rochester Community needs from Poverty, Social & Environmental Stressors Awareness, Crime Awareness Education is a need for a positive change in the inner city, many families are losing HOPE in Rochester, NY to raise children in the city and are burying their kids first as seen weekly with such an increase in crimes, This campaign helps acknowledge the lives lost to homicide in Rochester, NY. with an Anti-Violence Campaign collaboratively with community partners.

Rochester, NY has a stigma known as “Murda City” many of these families that has lost loved one’s, has no closure from low arrest and indictment in which few cases have  gone cold and many cases are very close to becoming cold because of no new leads for arrest, this campaign is very important for our community to have a Memorial Wall to remind those that the community needs to pull together for a change to remind those who has caused harm that the lives are not forgotten and waiting for closure.

Many of these families are financially challenged due to poverty and cannot afford to donate funds to having their loved one's name inscribed on a memorial wall placed in a community park or in newly re-modeled court yard between Public Safety Building and the Hall of Justice Court House.

Contributors can make a difference here in Rochester, NY. Expressing the magnitude of their contributions will help us achieve this goal and to be hopeful each year 9/25 Anniversary for Rochester, NY National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims.

Third Cause

What We Need & What You Get

9/29/12 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims Community Event & Candle Light Vigil in making this a successful event in detail:

  • $200. Location Site.
  • $135. Permit for Special Event, & $15. application fee.
  • $600. Promotional Materials candles and holders for vigil.
  • $4000. (est. $8000.) Sponsor Match for Full Raised Monumental Wall  
  • Community Goals Successful Track Record
  • 7/21/12 Coordinated Puerto Rican Festival Memorial Float for Murdered Victims (1st place for it’s Originality, Biggest & Loudest Crowd).
  • 8/24/12 "Operation Save a Life" Christian Concert 280 in attendance.
  • Foundation Sponsored $4000.  to restore Bam Hawkins 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser  Memorial Vehicle for Murdered Victims 9/25/12 (NDRFMV).
  • 9/25/12 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims (pending).

Pending donations if not reached expected goal would continue to utilize funds for community outreach events currently planned for 9/25/12.

The Impact

Community partners, member of the community supporting families and children will have HOPE to acknowledge these lives lost and not forgotten , with a memorial wall in place at a central location in a community park for the intimate moment of expression for their loved ones will make a difference of remembrance of your contribution will make:

Rochester, NY can now celebrate with the Nation recognized on this day 9/25/12 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims, is far more valuable recognized than Lives to be Forgotten.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some local community members directly working with DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundation that just can’t contribute, doesn’t mean they haven’t helped; and are always looking for ways to help ease the burden of coordinators from getting over worked, meaning the community wants to help. “So,” How about you! How can you help?”

  • Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign.
  • That’s all there is to it!
  • Become a sponsor & encourage others to become a sponsor in making a difference for a better change in the City of Rochester by providing literature and providing community support programs in an anti- violence campaign.
  • Thank you for your contribution for the communities in the City Of Rochester.

 

Rochester, NY "Life is not about chance; Life is about Change"

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundatio

n

 

Directives for First Out of Three Causes

DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin “Gone and Not Forgotten” 6/18/12 (RIP)

It's called the State Witness Protection Act, and it puts the power of federal law and federal resources at work to go after those who hurt and or intimidate witnesses.

 "If there's anyone in the neighborhood who saw anything that was suspicious or has any information that could lead us into a particular direction, we ask them to step forward and give us that information,” said Chief Jim Sheppard of the Rochester Police Department, back in June.

Sheppard was asking for people to come forward with information about the shooting death of 21-year-old Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin outside the Bug Jar on Monroe Ave. Police say despite the fact that more than 100 bystanders were there, no one has come forward to help solve the crime.

"You have seen members of the family, people who have suffered this loss, pleading for people to come forward,” said Rochester mayor Tom Richards. “It's not just the police force we're talking about here. We're talking about the people affected by these crimes."

Senator Schumer says the State Witness Protection Act would make it a federal crime to kill, hurt, threaten or intimidate a witness from coming forward. That means, if convicted, criminals would face longer, 20- or 30-year sentences.

"Federal government has very strong resources here. U.S. Marshals, FBI could be brought in to augment local police when it comes to witness protection,” said Sen. Schumer, (D). "When people know that we're serious about this, they might be willing to come forward."

So far this year, there have been 25 homicides in Rochester. Only eight have been solved.

"It's a myth that people are in danger based on intimidation, but a lot of people feel it. If you feel it, that's your reality. This is a great tool for us to present to people to let them know that we won't let them be intimidated or harassed,” Sheppard said.

Schumer says the bill is in the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he is a senior member, and has little opposition.

"I'd like to see it become law by Dec. 31st,” he said.

 

 

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundatio

n

 

IS IN HONOR OF FAMILIES, & CHILDREN OF MURDERED VICTIMS

IN ROCHESTER, NY  (ROC CITY -AKA- "MURDA CITY").

Physical Address: PO Box 32004                                          PO Box 4446

                         Rochester, NY 14608                              Manassas, VA 20108

Elvis Hernandez  hernandezelvis@yahoo.com        585-362-3828

Estate Attorney:  John Parrinello, parrinellolawfirm@frontier.com

Foundation Category:  Human Services, Public Safety & Security  

Year Formed:  Expected 7/2012

Founded Year:   Expected 9/2012

____________________________________________________________

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundation

Mission Statement

 MEMORIAL IS FOR THE LIVES LOST, ARE IN SUPPORT OF FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF MURDERED CHILDREN AND VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND IS DEDICATED TO SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES WHO HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE TO HOMICIDE OR OTHER ACTS OF VIOLENCE; PROMOTING VIOLENCE AWARENESS, PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY INITIATIVES, CRIME REDUCTION AND PREVENTION; AND ADVOCATING FOR VICTIM'S RIGHTS AND THE RIGHTS OF SURVIVORS, ALLOCATING FUNDING FOR EDUCATION AWARD & MODEST LIVING STIPEND OR SCHOLARSHIPS, VOLUNTEER EDUCATION RECOGNITION IN HUMAN SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY & SECURITY, CHILDREN & YOUTH SUMMER AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS, PROMOTING A MEMORIAL WALL FOR ALL THE LIVES LOST TO VIOLENCE & IDENTIFYING THOSE LIVES THAT HAVE NOT HAD CLOSURE.

National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims September 25, 2012

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundatio

n

 

 

IN HONOR OF THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN OF LOST LOVED ONES DUE TO VIOLENCE

  IN ROCHESTER, NY

PROCLAMATION PETITION 

OBSERVED ANNIVERSARY DATES

Second Cause

 Updated 8/25/12

*Terry W Crittenden  11/21/11 - 2/15/85

*Emilio Quintana  4/1/47 – 5/15/91   (NO CLOSURE)

*Oscar Vega "DJ King Ozie" 8/5/74 - 10/29/92   (NO CLOSURE)

*Diana Lebron  7/25/94

*Darrest L. Grimes  12/10/73 – 8/14/95

*Frederick Eugene  12/04/71 – 6/19/98

*Eddie John Noble   /2000

*Juan Berroa  8/15/68 – 10/26/01

*Jasper Junious  2/26/8  - 6/25/02

*Luther Webb 4/26/81 – 7/26/03

*Kenneth “Chaz” Becoats  10/18/82 – 8/7/04   (NO CLOSURE)

*Brandon Hawkins  1984 – 2005

*Annette Wyche  4/19/51 – 6/19/06

*Latosha Grayson Shaw “LEGS”   2/25/71 - 9/29/07

*Carmella Rodgers  1992 – 2007

*Christian Majors  9/27/88 – 4-13-09

*Everest Douglass  7/7/09

*Michael Washington  6/18/78 – 10/31/09

*David Anthony Schichier 11/10/81 – 7/25/09  (NO CLOSURE)

*Cesar Alexis Ostolaza 3/16/81 – 12/01/09   (NO CLOSURE)

*Willie Holmes /2010

*Christopher Newton 12/94 – 3/10

*Fredrick "Terrel" Tucker  2/13/82 - 5/12/10

*Reginald “DaDa” Bruno  7/21/90 – 9/1/10

*Amelia Rivera   10/23/10

*Steven "Bunndie" Shaquille Strickland  8/24/92 - 3/29/11

*Samuel "Sammy" Maldonado  8/17/89 - 5/15/11  (NO CLOSURE)

*Aaron “A Boogie” Young  11/19/90 – 8/17/11

*Luis “Erito” Davila & Lydia Bryant  11/2011  (NO CLOSURE)

*Lawrence "Boo Boo" Richardson  4/2012

*Edward D. Ross 6/23/92 - 5/11/12

*Robert Vinson 8/30/86 -5/29/12

*Devon Vinson  3/28/89 – 5/29/12

*Miguel DeJesus  7/28/91-6/8/12

*DeaVoghn “Skeet” Hernandez-Ruffin  7/13/90 – 6/18/12  (NO CLOSURE)

*Raven "RaeRae" Kyshaun Cooper  1/2/96 - 7/1/12

*Alfre Afire Carter

*Max “Man Man” King  2/19/97 – 8/22/12  (NO CLOSURE)

*Vincent “Vinny” Dotson

 

Prior Experience  

Elvis Hernandez - American Red Cross, AmeriCorps State Community Preparedness Coordinator, active volunteer teaching Public Safety & Security & Emergency Preparedness through the NYS Division of Homeland Security Emergency Services.

Purpose for Causes

  Having lost my son DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin to violence and currently unemployed; at the time this crises ever began I have relocated to Northern Va. Seeking employment and education with the Federal Government as a Program Specialist in Emergency Preparedness, Client Case Worker, to better self and the values of my family having arranged moved in April of 2012 and transitioning move by end of June 2012, by ending AmeriCorps Position since crisis occurred have not return to work.

 On June 17th Father’s Day after having a 1st Fathers Day gathering with my son DeaVoghn, celebrating his special day with 8 month old Za’Raya Aamarii Hernandez-Ruffin (daughter), DeaVoghn was invited to a local Rapp Concert which resulted in a fight between Rap Artist performing with patrons; shortly after patrons being vacated from premises; a shooting erupted in which DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin was not the intended person was shot in the torso and neck and died from his injuries shortly after midnight 6/18/12.

  This crisis redirected my views in the Rochester Community needs from Poverty, Social & Environmental Stressors Awareness, Crime Awareness Education is a need for a positive change in the inner city, many families are losing HOPE in Rochester, NY to raise children in the city and are burying their kids first as seen weekly with such an increase in crimes, This campaign helps acknowledge the lives lost to homicide in Rochester, NY. with an Anti-Violence Campaign collaboratively with community partners.

Rochester, NY has a stigma known as “Murda City” many of these families that has lost loved one’s, has no closure from low arrest and indictment in which few cases have  gone cold and many cases are very close to becoming cold because of no new leads for arrest, this campaign is very important for our community to have a Memorial Wall to remind those that the community needs to pull together for a change to remind those who has caused harm that the lives are not forgotten and waiting for closure.

Many of these families are financially challenged due to poverty and cannot afford to donate funds to having their loved one's name inscribed on a memorial wall placed in a community park or in newly re-modeled court yard between Public Safety Building and the Hall of Justice Court House.

Contributors can make a difference here in Rochester, NY. Expressing the magnitude of their contributions will help us achieve this goal and to be hopeful each year 9/25 Anniversary for Rochester, NY National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims.

Third Cause

What We Need & What You Get

9/29/12 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims Community Event & Candle Light Vigil in making this a successful event in detail:

  • $200. Location Site.
  • $135. Permit for Special Event, & $15. application fee.
  • $600. Promotional Materials candles and holders for vigil.
  • $4000. (est. $8000.) Sponsor Match for Full Raised Monumental Wall  
  • Community Goals Successful Track Record
  • 7/21/12 Coordinated Puerto Rican Festival Memorial Float for Murdered Victims (1st place for it’s Originality, Biggest & Loudest Crowd).
  • 8/24/12 "Operation Save a Life" Christian Concert 280 in attendance.
  • Foundation Sponsored $4000.  to restore Bam Hawkins 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser  Memorial Vehicle for Murdered Victims 9/25/12 (NDRFMV).
  • 9/25/12 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims (pending).

Pending donations if not reached expected goal would continue to utilize funds for community outreach events currently planned for 9/25/12.

The Impact

Community partners, member of the community supporting families and children will have HOPE to acknowledge these lives lost and not forgotten , with a memorial wall in place at a central location in a community park for the intimate moment of expression for their loved ones will make a difference of remembrance of your contribution will make:

Rochester, NY can now celebrate with the Nation recognized on this day 9/25/12 National Day of Remembrance for Murdered Victims, is far more valuable recognized than Lives to be Forgotten.

Other Ways You Can Help

Some local community members directly working with DeaVoghn Hernandez-Ruffin Foundation that just can’t contribute, doesn’t mean they haven’t helped; and are always looking for ways to help ease the burden of coordinators from getting over worked, meaning the community wants to help. “So,” How about you! How can you help?”

  • Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about this campaign.
  • That’s all there is to it!
  • Become a sponsor & encourage others to become a sponsor in making a difference for a better change in the City of Rochester by providing literature and providing community support programs in an anti- violence campaign.
  • Thank you for your contribution for the communities in the City Of Rochester.