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Community leaders hold sacred ritual for Dante Barksdale

Posted at 6:37 PM, Jan 24, 2021

BALTIMORE — Dante Barksdale, a man so many call the heart and soul of Safe Streets, was killed in the neighborhood that he grew up in.

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Now, community leaders are working to make it a sacred ground.

Friends, family and Baltimore ceasefire found Erricka Bridgeford gathered on Douglas Court in Southeast Baltimore for a sacred space ritual for Barksdale.

"This man who took this life came down this pathway...we're going to fill this pathway with a new energy that's full of love," she said.

Barksdale was shot and killed last Sunday. Police are still working to find a suspect.

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