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Mayor de Blasio and the state courts this week announced Project Fast Track, a strategy to reduce gun violence in New York City through a targeted, system-wide focus on the limited number of individuals responsible for most gun violence.
According to the NYPD, from Friday, May 22, to Monday, May 25, 16 shootings occurred, with 23 victims. During the same period last year, 17 shootings occurred, with 22 victims
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council, Police Director Eugene Venable, Police Chief Anthony Campos and the Newark Police Department announced that the city of Newark’s gun buyback, held Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2 at the Fourth Precinct located in Newark’s West Ward, was a success.
Bill de Blasio is now counting on “violence interrupters” to help his administration prevent gun violence in some of the city’s most crime-infested neighborhoods.
Homicides in the city are down but shootings are up, causing some to ask if reforming the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk practice was a good idea.
Teen gun violence victim Gama Droiville has become a symbol of survival in recent weeks after being shot in the eye in Brooklyn.
NYPD to host gun buyback in partnership with Harlem Week.