Peacemaker Ibn Ali Miller, honoured by Atlantic City Council for stopping a teenage street fight, credits his mother for his upbringing.
Hero honoured for his actions by the local council
A man who found himself in the spotlight for breaking up a street fight between two teenagers is once again being acclaimed online. Ibn Ali Miller, a 26-year-old man from Atlantic City in New Jersey, was honoured for his actions by the local council on Wednesday.
“I’m crying because this whole situation deeply saddens me.”
At the ceremony in his honour, Mr Miller tearfully said he grew up in the projects and whenever he got into trouble his mother would make him read as a punishment.
"She would make me read books and I’d get asked about a short story or a poem." He said.
He also said he was upset because people were surprised that he had intervened in the fight.
"I’m crying because this whole situation deeply saddens me. The fact that it’s unbelievable – this should be very believable, this should be a norm, this should be regular." Said Mr. Miller.
Mr. Miller’s speech to the council has been viewed by millions on Facebook
Watch the whole of Mr. Miller’s speech to the Atlantic City Council ceremony in his honour.
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