People of power 2015

February 3, 2015

Benny Johnson

With 44 homicides in Little Rock during 2014, the Rev. Benny Johnson’s work is a long way from being done.

“Everybody’s life is worth something,” says Johnson, founder of Arkansas Stop the Violence. His mission has resonated throughout the Little Rock community and has made Johnson one of the most well-known anti-violence figures in the metro.

Johnson was motivated to start Stop the Violence after Little Rock Central High School senior Carlos Patton was killed in December 1991. According to Johnson, Patton’s killer said he shot Patton because he didn’t like the way he looked at him.

(Photo by Arshia Khan)

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