This summer’s mass shootings have Congress searching for solutions to gun violence. Organizers in America’s hardest-hit communities say what they need is funding for programs already saving lives.
National newspapers and cable news channels had little interest in last weekend’s mass shooting in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where residents didn't receive many thoughts or prayers from the public.
Here’s a blueprint for cities ready to get started.
The private funders and outreach groups behind the “<399” plan are bringing unprecedented coordination to gun violence prevention in the city. But without more public dollars, they say, the effort may fall short.
Activists have long fought to make urban violence a priority for the movement. Now they are slowly securing more dollars for programs proven capable of saving lives.
Organizations working to reduce shootings in the state have long struggled to secure steady sources of funding. “We’re on the cusp of something really spectacular,” said one prevention worker.
The powerful book tells the stories of people who commit shootings, people struck by bullets, and people who bear witness to violence on a regular basis.
We talked to author Alex Kotlowitz about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, in his city over the past 30 years.
Shootings fell again in 2018. An expert unpacks the possible causes, and explains why the city still has a long way to go.
Tapped out by its battles over lead-tainted water, the Michigan city is grappling with another public health crisis: It’s losing kids to guns at nearly twice the rate of Chicago and Detroit.