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PRESIDENT PARKER ASKING EVERYONE TO WEAR PINK AND PURPLE RIBBONS IN HONOR OF KAMILLE “CUPCAKE” MCKINNEY ON TUESDAY

PRESS RELEASE                                         Monday, October 19, 2020Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov

Tomorrow, the Birmingham City Council will be honoring the life and legacy of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, a little girl who was kidnapped and found dead on October 22, 2019.

Council President William Parker has asked members of the Council, and those in attendance on Tuesday, to wear purple and pink ribbons to remember Cupcake, and also to bring awareness to cases of missing and exploited children.

“This was an unimaginable tragedy and the entire city is still feeling the pain of this senseless death a year later,” President Parker said. “The Birmingham City Council is committed to working with the Mayor, law enforcements and community stakeholders to ensure that something like this never happens again.”

Jasmaine Deloach, Founder and Director of Angels Arms Operation Exploited Children and Missing Persons Task Force, said this week’s somber anniversary is not only about remembering Cupcake, but also shining a light on the issue of children being kidnapped and exploited.

“We’re trying to raise awareness to make sure this never happens again,” Deloach said. “We’re doing it by showing love and shining a light on this issue of children being taken because there are a lot of people that don’t take this seriously until it happens to someone they know.”

Ribbons will be available for those who attend Tuesday’s Council meeting.
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