Leaders of a national initiative aimed at keeping young black males from getting themselves arrested or killed during confrontations with authority announced Tuesday that it will be headquartered here in Jacksonville.
It's called Operation Save Our Sons.
"This city is about to make a statement that we can turn around something that some, and many, are calling an epidemic," says John Guns, Senior Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. "We're losing our sons. But, not anymore. We're fighting for them."