NJ community wants answers in wake of teen's death

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From: NBC Philadelphia

One South Jersey community is coming together to try and bring 19-year-old Nadirah Ruffin’s killers to justice.
They say they are tired of a culture of silence and they results.

It’s been almost 3 weeks since authorities pulled Ruffin’s body from the Schuykill River and they still have not made any arrests. Organizers are holding a community rally in Atlantic City today. The purpose is to find her killers.

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“The conspriracy of silence is something that’s come about over the years. It’s become part of the culture. We have to work against it,” said Kaleem Shabazz, one of the organizers of the rally.

Back in March, the teen mother was approached at gunpoint by men wearing masks. The perpetrators came into the Atlantic City house that Ruffin was staying out with other women. They tied the women up with ducttape and came out with cash.

Police say they believe Ruffin recognized one of the robbers.

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