A bullet wound in Queens is more likely to be fatal than anywhere else in the city. A single trauma center serves the borough’s southern reaches, and it’s struggling to keep up.
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Some activists remain skeptical the money will actually come through.
The city is investing millions in beautifying the public spaces where shootings are most likely to occur.
In a city where safety is not equally felt, GoodKids MadCity is creating a space for young people “to feel free,” and refusing to wait for grownups to act.
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.