Bed-Stuy United, an inclusive prayer rally and vigil, honored the lives lost to gun violence in 2014, including now-Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
It was a bittersweet farewell to Congress for Carolyn McCarthy, a voice for gun violence victims.
Just days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, New Yorkers joined people in all 50 states for a national day against gun violence.
Gunfire continues to claim lives in Newark days after a violent Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
The bill would also allow people to sign up for monthly emails to update them when gun offenders move into your neighborhood, officials said.
New Jersey residents are split on Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to veto legislation that would have reduced the number of bullets gun magazines can hold.
Police in East New York and Brownsville have basically done away with stop and frisks in the first half of 2014.
The new initiative will expand a previous violence prevention project to more neighborhoods that need it.
Desk cops have been moved to patrols as part of ‘”Operation Summer All Out.” Several of the dozen precincts that have gotten extra officers have seen gun violence stabilize or drop.
Victims of gun violence and advocacy groups in New York City want President Obama to add more federal funding for anti-gun violence initiatives.
No reason given for the disparity between neighboring Long Island counties. Police, however, blame Suffolk’s jump in gun violence on the growth of gang and drug activity.
Washington National Cathedral will host the Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence Thursday, two days before the first anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.
The Obama administration has made mental health a focus of efforts to reduce gun violence. Relatives of the victims will be at the White House for the announcement Tuesday.
The Vigil for All Victims of Gun Violence will also honor the more than 30,000 Americans who have died from a gunshot since the Newtown massacre, according to the National Cathedral.
An analysis in the December issue of the journal Pediatrics shows violence in films has more than doubled since 1950, gun violence in PG-13 films has more than tripled since 1985 and since 2009, PG-13-rated films have contained as much violence as R-rated films.