Sharpton, Kelly Team Up To Combat Gun Violence

NEW YORK (CBS 2) – The Rev. Al Sharpton and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have had their differences in the past, but now they’re teaming up.

The two men announced a gun buy-back program on Friday that will take place in Harlem on Dec. 18.

The effort to stop gun violence comes after NYPD figures revealed a 4-percent increase in gun-related crimes this year.

“We must be active in stopping the gun flow and the gun shooting and the killing in our community and get beyond our differences and politics to preserve our lives,” Sharpton said.

Sharpton’s National Action Network will also promote the department’s Gun Stop Program, which offers a $1,000 reward to anyone who provides information on the whereabouts of illegal guns.

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  1. Off Duty says:

    I cannot belive that Kelly would make such a wrong-headed decision to hook-up with hustler Sharpton FOR ANY REASON. Kelly must be getting pressure from Bloomberg to make nice-nice with the degenerate liberal nyc media in some convoluted aim at appealing to all the bad guys out there who are just bursting at the seams to release all their pent up frustrations. This economy is gonna have the last word…..and it ain’t looking pretty.

  2. pat says:

    This is another example of how “Out of Touch” Ray Kelly has become. Its embarrassing to see a Commissioner of the NYPD coddle this RACIST EXTORTIONIST. How fast we forget the numerous crimes of Al Sharpton like the Korean Deli Boycott and the famous ‘Jewish Interloper” episode in Harlem that resulted in a white owned business being burned out.
    It’s time for Kelly to retire. The police are here to protect NYC and fight crime not to be trotted out with the likes of Sharpton or to used as revenue generators for the Bloomberg Administration.
    Hey ray when you beat the check at the Harvard Club do you leave a couple of bucks on the table for the wait staff, or do you rip them off also?
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  3. brolin1911a1 says:

    Since whites statistically own more guns than blacks and both “Rev.” Sharpton and Chief Kelly acknowledge that the shootings are of blacks by blacks, guns are probably NOT the problem. Once Rev. Sharpton, Chief Kelly, and the entertainment media acknowledge that the problem is cultural, specifically the modern black culture of violence and lack of personal responsibility, the shootings will stop. Guns are a red herring that let Sharpton get attention while, at most, making life safer for criminals and disarming the innocent.

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