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Memorial Day Weekend Marked by 20 Mass Shootings, 16 Lives Lost in Latest Wave of Us Gun Violence

During Memorial Day Weekend, the United States was plagued by a distressing wave of gun violence, marked by a staggering count of at least 20 mass shootings. Tragically, these incidents resulted in the loss of 16 lives and left over 80 individuals wounded. This wave of bloodshed commenced in Arizona, as a 20-year-old man was accused of perpetrating five separate shootings [...]

2023-06-02T12:17:11-04:00June 2nd, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Preventing Gun Violence: the Inspiring Story of Live Free and Pastor Mike Mcbride

Meet a pastor working within a broad ecosystem of peacemakers committed to curbing Oakland's homicides through anti-gun #violence work Pastor Mike McBride and his colleagues took proactive action to address the issue of gun violence via LIVE FREE. This movement aims to tackle the root causes of gun violence through building community organizing campaigns and direct service programs that intervene with [...]

Columbus’ new Office of Violence Prevention to be offered help from other cities

Columbus' new Office of Violence Prevention to be offered help from other cities ABC 6 - Steve Levine March 28, 2023   A national anti- violence network made up of cities across the country, is now preparing to help Columbus’ new Office of Violence Prevention. “They’ll have access to us in terms of thinking through the shape of the office,” David [...]

2023-04-08T10:09:27-04:00April 8th, 2023|Gun Violence, News|0 Comments

Community Violence Intervention: Can Community Programs Help Slow the Rise in Violence?

Community Violence Intervention: Can Community Programs Help Slow the Rise in Violence? Publication: ProPublica Author: Alec MacGillis Date: January 30, 2023 Summary/Takeaway: In 2020, everything changed. Violence spiked across the country, with homicides rising by 30%, wiping out two decades of progress. In 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA, which included funding that many cities are spending [...]

2023-02-17T11:00:15-05:00February 17th, 2023|News, Police Brutality|0 Comments

Black Faith Leaders: Elected Officials Are Alienating Black Voters With “Tough on Crime” Narrative

For Immediate Release Feb. 25, 2022   Contact: press@spotlightpr.org   Black Faith Leaders: Elected Officials Are Alienating Black Voters With “Tough on Crime” Narrative OAKLAND, Calif. – Weeks ahead of the first primary of the 2022 midterms, faith leaders with LIVE FREE today warned that elected officials risk losing the support of Black voters given their “tough on crime” rhetoric. The [...]

2022-03-29T14:29:43-04:00February 25th, 2022|News|0 Comments
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