- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The cost to play in the community basketball tournament was a promise: Speak up if you witness a crime.

The Flint Journal reports (https://bit.ly/294j7US ) that roughly 100 Flint youth signed a pledge Saturday to “Stop the Silence” and play in the tournament of the same name. The event brought them together with law enforcement officials from the city, state and University of Michigan-Flint.

The tournament was held in a downtown parking lot and featured three- and four-player teams composed of children and adults.

Organizers say the tournament is part of an effort to combat crime in Flint, a struggling city of nearly 100,000 residents that’s been dealing for months with a lead-contaminated water crisis.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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