Gathering Point and Friends of the Dennis Family came out and showed unity and support for The Dennis Family who recently lost their son "TREY" to the senseless violence in Chicago.
Together we showed love and friendship by joining them on a night-out at the movies. All donations generated from the event was given to the Dennis Family to help with funeral costs.
The movie we viewed was "Southside with you" a movie inspired by Barack and Michelle Obama's first date, and we packed the theater with family and friends for a worthy cause.
July 15, 2016
Wooten Teams up with Eddie Johnson
In an effort to help the Chicago Police Department and its new leader, Superintendent Eddie Johnson, reduce violence in some of the South Side's most crime ridden areas, the Gathering Point Community Council wants to join forces with police and extend its services throughout the area. Gathering Point is looking to assist the Department with training block clubs, community patrols and concerned citizens groups and partner with the public to reclaim their streets and restore stability to some struggling areas.
August 19, 2016
Wooten Talks about the Paul O' Neal Shooting
Richard Wooten was recently featured on WGN News talking about the Paul O' Neal shooting. Most recently the CPD fatally shot the 23 year old for stealing a car from Illinois suburb, Bolingbrook. The chase ended with O'Neal dead and a video release of CPD not following correct procedure. Outlash from the incident has gotten thee cops off the streets and protesters demanding officers be prosecuted.
The next top cop should be someone who is respected and comes from the CPD. I served with officer Eddie Johnson, he is a great man and someone who should have been picked as a finalist. He is a veteran and a leader who can bring communities together,” says retired police officer Richard Wooten.
Founder Richard Wooten will be in Lagos, Nigeria (Africa) from July 18th-July 27th testing new security technologies and learning new security techniques. The mission of this trip was to advise some of Africa's top security companies as well build contacts for his own personal security firm. More details and pictures will come in the end of July.