U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions meets with 10 Point leaders and visits MLK/RFK sculpture during Indy stop


U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met Monday with members of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition (ITPC), a proven model for reducing urban youth gun violence in neighborhoods. The meeting followed conversations in recent months between Gen. Sessions and Attorney General Curtis Hill, who has partnered with the ITPC in efforts to spread the model to communities statewide.

Gen. Sessions also joined Gen. Hill and ITPC members on a brief walk around the neighborhood surrounding Barnes United Methodist Church, which was the site of the afternoon meeting. The church is pastored by local ITPC leader Rev. Charles Harrison.

The meeting also was attended by, among others, Rev. Eugene Rivers of Boston, director of the National TenPoint Training Institute.

Prior to the ITPC meeting, Gen. Sessions and Gen. Hill dined at Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place in Indianapolis and then together visited the Landmark for Peace memorial sculpture honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. The sculpture features King and Kennedy reaching out to one another. It is located near the site of a speech by Kennedy on April 4, 1968, in which he informed a crowd that he had just learned of the assassination of Dr. King and in which he urged racial reconciliation.

Attached are several photos from today’s visit by Gen. Sessions.