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Cleveland: Gun Companies Must Play Greater Role

Here’s an idea.

Let’s revamp this notion of gun control. Let’s make America a safer place by making it much more difficult for criminals to get guns – not the law abiding.

Not a new idea?

Supply and Demand: Gun Safety in Our Lifetime

On the one-year anniversary of Newtown, and approaching the fifteenth year after my father was murdered with a handgun in Chicago, I felt something I hadn’t felt for a long time regarding gun violence in America: optimism.

German Deutsche Welle Interviews Rabbi Joel Mosbacher on Metro-IAF's Gun Violence Reduction Campaign

One year after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, US gun violence continues unabated. European manufacturers compound the problem.

The father of Joel Mosbacher, a rabbi from New Jersey, was shot dead in a petty robbery in 1999. The anger stayed with his son, but he decided to use it wisely and got involved in the citizens' organizing network Metro IAF.

GBIO Hosts Boston Mayoral Candidates Action

 

Over 325 GBIO leaders gathered on October 28th to gain commitments from Boston City Councilor John Connolly and State Representative Marty Walsh in support of Dearborn Middle School, women and minority-owned businesses, and limiting handgun purchases in the City of Boston.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONECT: Two East Haven cops guilty of civil rights abuses

Two East Haven Connecticut police officers were found guilty on October 21st in Hartford after a 20 day trial in US District Court.  They were charged with 9 counts of racial profiling, civil rights abuses, abuse of police powers, and obstruction of justice and now face up to 20 years in prison.

At Dorchester church, faith leaders, political candidates call for peace, unity in wake of marathon bombings

 

Area spiritual leaders from several religions and local political candidates gathered at Saint Mark Parish in Dorchester on Sunday evening to show support and unity after a sequence of brutal violence over the past week.

More than 500 people – a blend of Christians, Jews and Muslims – packed the basement of the century-old Catholic church to pray, reflect, sing and rally together.

Opinion: On stop-and-frisk, both sides are wrong

 

New York City’s unprecedented crime reduction has been remarkable for its scale and persistence. But our city has the bad habit of either taking its successes for granted or losing sight of why and how progress was made. Both supporters and critics of recent police practices — stop-and-frisk in particular — have repeated these mistakes. Supporters incorrectly hold the tactic responsible for building a safer city; critics would have us sacrifice the effective response of the NYPD at the altar of reform.

Mayoral hopefuls' plans for public safety should scare New Yorkers witless

Seven candidates appeared at the third of the mayoral forums sponsored by the Daily News and the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation citizens group. The topic was public safety. All were advised to come prepared to explain how he or she would hold the line on crime or drive it still lower — the central duty of any mayor.

East Brooklyn senior citizens are calling on city officials to make intersections safer to cross

When Evelyn Patterson, 76, crossed Rockaway Blvd. in Ocean Hill on her way to church last month, she had the light — but still found herself dodging speeding cars.  Patterson was too slow for impatient drivers who were turning onto the three-lane street from Eastern Parkway before she was done crossing.

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