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For Immediate Release:
December 17, 2018
Media Contact:
Jamil Rivers

305-245-4420

Statement from Commissioner Dennis C. Moss on the anniversary of the killing of 2-year-old Carnell Williams-Thomas

Crime Stoppers reward up to $37,000 for information leading to arrest


Carnell Williams-Thomas

MIAMI – "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, 'History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.'

One year ago, on December 15, 2017, little 2-year-old Carnell Williams-Thomas was gunned down in the courtyard in front of his apartment in South Dade. Carnell was doing what most 2 year olds do: riding his scooter, playing with family members and friends. This was a sad, heartbreaking time for the community, but what is equally as sad is that one year later, his killer has not been brought to justice.

How uncaring have we become as a community that we would allow a 2-year-old to be killed and no one says a word? People know who did this; people know the hurt that this tragedy caused the family and community, and people know the consequences of being silent when these murders go unsolved.

I ask this community to please come forward and help us bring those responsible to justice. Anyone having information can call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or 1-866-471-8477. There is a $37,000 reward available to anyone with information that will solve this crime. Community, we are depending on you.”