Right now Andrew Holmes is focused on getting the person who killed a six month old girl off the streets and into prison.
Andrew Holmes, a Chicago native, has made it is personal mission to end the violence that is running rampant on the streets of Chicago’s neighborhoods. As HLN reports, Holmes is a well known community activist in Chicago, and Cook County, who started his mission to rid the streets of violence after he himself was shot and nearly died 20 years ago. According to HLN,
Holmes goes door to door in the roughest neighborhoods handing out flyers, demanding justice and calling for change in Chicago. He is credited with rescuing more than 50 young victims of kidnapping and human trafficking and helped police make arrests in more than a dozen high-profile murder cases.
Holmes does not get paid to do what he does. In fact, he doesn’t do it for recognition at all. Holmes said, “it’s about getting that message out there.” The message that violence is not the answer, and that it’s up to the community to start making changes.