MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Riding slow, turning heads and stopping people in their tracks, it’s the funeral procession activists said people can expect if the killing doesn’t stop.
"My niece was killed in the Arbors Apartments. Shot in her head, left in the car. She was 17 years old," said community activist Diamond Mourning.
For every person taking part in the Ride of Tears the reason for getting in the hearse is different, but they said the procession will not stop until the guns are silenced in the city.
"This will not be the last ride. We are going to continue to ride until we see a change in Memphis," said community activist Kenny Lee.
On Wednesday, the group drove through Hickory Hill, South Memphis and Westwood.
"It's bigger than us. Just stop pointing the finger and get busy," said Stevie Moore with Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives.
They said every march, every rally and every ride counts when it comes to bringing Memphis together and stopping the killing.
Organizers told WREG they hope to hold their next ride in two weeks.