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Too many shootings

Community rallies to end Hamilton Hill violence

A Stop the Violence Rally at the Hamilton Hill Arts Center in Schenectady on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in response to recent shootings in the neighborhood.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
A Stop the Violence Rally at the Hamilton Hill Arts Center in Schenectady on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in response to recent shootings in the neighborhood.
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Rain began to drown out the pastor’s booming pleas. A thick gray cloud sent fat raindrops onto a tired crowd gathered outside of the Hamilton Hill Arts Center. Men scurried to wrap up power cords. The people who hadn’t yet left were yanking up hoods, snapping open umbrellas and pulling their children close. Two sisters looked on, nodding their heads without thought to every “Amen” and wondering when the neighborhood they grew up in became ...


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