Teachers across the country are struggling to give students the support they need. In Philadelphia, that includes finding ways to protect them from shootings that are approaching record levels.
Away from the protests, shootings are on the rise. City leaders recently disbanded a police unit meant to prevent them — and what happens next might shape public safety for years.
2020 is on pace to have the most mass shootings since the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive started tracking them. In their wake, anti-violence activists say the lack of public outpouring feels familiar: “Nobody cares about us.”
READI addresses shootings by tackling joblessness, but without public funding, its future is in doubt.
Roberto Aspholm spent years researching the transformation of the city’s gangs. He says law enforcement in Chicago hasn’t caught up.
Activists Push for Community-Led Gun Violence Prevention in a Southern City Scarred by Racist Policing
Birmingham has one of the country’s highest rates of fatal shootings. The defund movement has reinvigorated grassroots efforts to drive down violence.
As shootings rise and the pandemic continues, street outreach workers are juggling multiple roles to preserve community health.
With voters desperate to reduce shootings, three of the campaign’s black front-runners are embracing aggressive law enforcement tactics that could perpetuate racial disparities.
Shootings typically jump during summer months. Gun violence prevention groups hope reinforcements can stem the tide.
On the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, outreach workers are going beyond their mission of preventing shootings by filling gaps in social services.
The city says crime is down in March. But experts warn it’s too early to draw conclusions as to why.