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Repeal the Points System that killed Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin
  • Petitioned Darryl W. Porter

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Assistant to the Mayor
Darryl W. Porter
Commissioner Recreation and Youth Services
Luis Burgos
Interim Fire Chief
Salvatore "Sam" Mitrano
Chief of Police
James Sheppard
Director of Communications
Gary Walker
City Council Member
Carolee A. Conklin
City Council Member
Loretta C. Scott
City Council Member
Carla M. Palumbo
Entertainment Writer for the Democrat and Chronicle
Stuart Low
Reporter for The Rochester City Newspaper
Chris Fien
Features Editor for The Rochester City Newspaper
Eric Rezsnyak
Rochester City Council
Deputy Mayor
Leonard E. Redon
City Council Member
Dana K. Miller
City Council Vice President
Jacklyn Ortiz
City Council Member
Matt Haag
City Council Member
Adam McFadden
City Council Member
Elaine M. Spaull
President of City Council
Lovely A. Warren

Repeal the Points System that killed Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin

    1. Elvis Hernandez
    2. Petition by

      Elvis Hernandez

      Rochester, NY

On June 17, 2012, fights broke out at the Bug Jar, a Rochester bar and performance venue, as two rap performers were on stage. Security emptied the bar kicking everyone outside. Moments later shots were fired.

Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin was shot and later died. The 21-year-old had attended the rap battle to watch his cousin perform. Family members say he loved to dance and was a good father. He worked at the Walmart on Hudson Avenue.

He had spent his first Father's Day with his daughter who spoke her first words to him, saying "da da." Hours later, the victim spoke his last words to friends after he was shot outside the Bug Jar. He told them: "tell my family I love them." His brother says he was trying to diffuse a situation, so it wouldn't get out of hand.

In Rochester there is a point system for businesses. When the police are called to a situation that business is given points for calling them to do their job. Too many points, and a business can be fined or shut down. So, the point system ACTUALLY penalizes businesses for calling the police! if a business is a victim of a crime, and is then victimized by paying a fine, it just seems a little bit unfair; as though doing the right thing in cooperating with the authorities will make matters worse.

If the Bug Jar was able to call the police without repercussions as soon as the initial fight broke out there is a good chance that the shooting would have never happened and Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin would be alive today.

Sign the petition asking that city council repeal the point system in Rochester that led to the death of Deavoghn Hernandez-Ruffin.

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    • CHELSEA LAING ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      They worked hard for their business an they should not be scared that if they call the police to defuse a situation that they will lose all they worked for. Deavoghn was an innocent buy stander just stepping out to support his family an he is gone now, his kid,family nor friends will be able to talk to him , hug him or pick up the phone and call him anymore. Something needs to change...

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    • bossman jr ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      STOP THE VIOLENCE N INCREASE DA PEACE R.I.P BRA THIS OUR MONTH TO PARTY JULY OUR BDAY SPECIAL I FEEL U WIT ME LIKE OLD TIME

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    • bossman jr ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I miss my bra this is our bday timing n we usally be together even do ik u looking down at me n I feel ya vibe we still together n we could neva part 1love skeet R.I.P

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    • johnell coley jr. ROCHESTER NY, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      he was a cool guy who didnt deserve to die!!

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    • James Garfield ROCHESTER, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      I Find this very crazy that a business gets fined for calling the police. It has been too many occasions in wich some people died because the police were contacted to late.

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