Homicide survivor hosts turkey giveaway for grieving families

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Lawanda Hawkins (center) talks with police officers and William Shannon, whose grandson was killed in 2010, outside the 77th Street police department where the annual turkey giveaway is held. Photo credit: Jerome Campbell.

Thanksgiving can be a tough time for people who’ve lost family members. That’s why one LA mother started a turkey giveaway for families whose children have been killed. She’s been doing it ever since her son was murdered in 1995.