National Action Network
A prayer vigil was held Sunday asking for the safe return of Avonte Oquendo, the 14-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for more than three weeks.
The family of Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen who has been missing for more than two weeks, appealed to the public to help find the boy at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Saturday.
The Reverend Al Sharpton and a group of community leaders called on Police Commissioner Kelly to suspend NYPD Deputy Inspector Christopher McCormack on Saturday.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that gun violence must stop, and illegal guns must come off the streets once and for all.
The unlikely duo said they are dedicating this holiday and the New Year to achieving a national assault weapons ban.
“My brother was out with his friends and the guy just came up to him and just shot him. Just picked a fight with him and shot him,” protester Cardida Wilkerson said.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. Andrew Cuomo were among those scheduled to participate in Sharpton’s annual event at held at his National Action Network headquarters in Harlem.
The working title is “Mountain Highs and Valley Lows” and additional details are scheduled to be announced later this month.
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.
Sharpton and police Commissioner Ray Kelly on Friday announced they would host a summit on gun violence in December.