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    Mayor de Blasio has said community leaders would walk “with police officers” through violent hot spots in the city this weekend — but a day later, City Hall was backpedaling on the odd plan. Community leaders would indeed be going on the violence-prevention walks — including one Saturday night in Harlem — but the NYPD would not be patrolling alongside civilians, a mayoral spokesman said. “They are not literally joining patrols. I don’t understand how to make this clearer...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Chicago continues to move forward with reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, violence also continues to plague the community.So far this weekend, 27 people have been shot, four fatally, as of Saturday evening.A 25-year-old man was shot in the area of State and Monroe streets about 8:40 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police said he was involved in a verbal altercation before being shot. He was hit in the leg and transported in good...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Chicago continues to move forward with reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, violence also continues to plague the community.So far this weekend, 25 people have been shot, four fatally, as of Saturday evening.A 25-year-old man was seriously injured after being shot in the area of State and Monroe streets about 8:40 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police did not immediately release any details about the shooting.Those fatal shootings include a 15-year-old boy.A 15-year-old boy...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Chicago continues to move forward with reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, violence also continues to plague the community.So far this weekend, 23 people have been shot, five fatally -- including a 15-year-old boy, according to Chicago police.A 15-year-old boy was fatally shot on the South Side Friday, police said.The shooting occurred in the 9800-block of South Hoxie Avenue at around 4:48 p.m.RELATED: Neighborhood group patrols streets amid recent spike in gun violenceEMBED More News Videos A...
    CHICAGO (AP) — Five people including a 15-year-old boy were killed in separate shootings from Friday afternoon into early Saturday, Chicago Police said. Police said the boy was in the street in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the city’s South Side when a vehicle pulled up Friday afternoon and someone inside fired a gun, striking the teen in the back. The boys identity has not been released, according to the Chicago Tribune. A total of 22 people, including the five...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- More police will be on patrol over the weekend in pockets of New York City that have seen a spike in shootings.Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the citys Violence Prevention Plan on Friday in the wake of several more shootings which he called unacceptable.We have seen some tough weekends, particularly last weekend, and particularly in Harlem, we saw way too much violence and its not something that is acceptable in this city the mayor said....
    Ads like Trumps and other Republican messaging insinuate that the rare looting and violence that marred largely peaceful social justice protests are spreading and foretell a wave of mayhem that they claim Democrats would abet with anti-police policies. Trump emphasized that menacing theme at the White House Thursday, calling proponents of defunding the police crazy. Telling a visiting group of Hispanic Americans that many immigrants had fled dangerous countries, Trump added, They know what happens when the police cannot protect...
    MARTINEZ (CBS SF) — Martinez Police Chief Manjit Sappal made a public appeal for calm as the East Bay city prepared for a large march by Black Lives Matter supporters on Sunday afternoon. In an online blog, Sappal said local residents were concerned that the downtown march may spark acts of violence and vandalism. Several downtown businesses have already boarded up their windows. “Many of our residents and community members ared worried, scared, and feel helpless that different groups are...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- As Chicago continues to move forward with reopening, violence also continues to plague the community.So far this weekend, 19 people have been shot, 4 fatally -- including a 15-year-old boy -- in violence across the city, according to Chicago police.SATURDAYA man was found shot to death Saturday in Park Manor on the South Side.Officers responding to ShotSpotter reports of gunfire at 1:04 a.m. found the 41-year-old man in an alley in the 7000 block of South King...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A violent week in Minneapolis culminated with a plea from the community to put the guns down. Activists, concerned neighbors and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo attended an end-the-violence rally Friday. There were six shootings in the city between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. “This behavior is not normal, and we will not accept it as being normal,” said Farji Shaheer, a rally organizer with the group Guns Down Love Up. Arradondo says his first thought when he...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago neighborhood group is patrolling its own streets Friday night in an attempt to prevent violence.They call themselves The Original Men in Black.Before dusk turned to dark, the small group of dedicated community activists walked through South Shore, making their message known. Their march Friday night followed a gathering of South Shore community groups determined to set the tone of peaceful perseverance.Weve lost so many of our children, so many of our babies, said Pastor Victoria...
    By MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two men have been arrested and two others are wanted in connection with the killing of an 11-year-old boy who was shot during a Fourth of July cookout in Washington, police said Friday. The boy, Davon McNeal, was shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire between five armed suspects, police said. His killing came during a surge of violence in Washington and in other major cities across the U.S. and...
    With gun violence rising as quickly as cries in some national quarters to defund police, Paterson is receiving nearly $1.9 million to hire 10 new officers to fight back, Mayor Andre Sayegh formally announced Friday. The $1.88 million U.S. Department of Justice COPS grant is the largest amount received in this round by any law enforcement agency in New Jersey and comes at a pivotal point in time, he said. For one thing, the mayor said, it “will allow the...
    On Thursday, three more members of the Seattle City Council joined four others who want to defund the city’s Police Department by 50%, forming a majority on the council. Lisa Herbold, Dan Strauss and Andrew Lewis joined Chair Teresa Mosqueda, Tammy Morales, Kshama Sawant, and M. Lorena González in supporting a plan propounded by Decriminalize Seattle and King County Equity Now. That means seven of the nine council members favor the huge cuts to the police. Gonzalez said Thursday, “The status quo...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City The city will up NYPD presence at “hot spots” in Harlem beginning tonight and over the weekend in response to a slew of recent shootings, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday.   Last weekend, 64 people were shot across the five boroughs resulting in 10 deaths following a week-long spike in violent crime. Gun violence in the city shot up last...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — After so many weekends filled with gun violence, the Chicago Police Department announced a new initiative. The idea is to create better relationships between officers and the neighborhoods they serve. CBS 2’s Mugo Odigwe reports on what this means for police and communities. You’ve probably heard the term community policing before. That’s what this new initiative is really about. Police teaming up with the community to tackle serious crime and figure out the cause. “The idea here...
    A majority of Seattle’s city council backs a plan put forth by advocates that would defund the police department by 50%. Three council members added their support to the proposal Thursday, meaning that seven of the nine now back the idea, according to the Seattle Times. This comes after Democratic Mayor Jenny Durkan pointed out that Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” caused “a staggering 525 percent spike in crime as a result of the violence that swept through,” the NY...
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbian authorities on Thursday banned gatherings of more than 10 people in the capital, Belgrade, after two nights of violent clashes between police and thousands of demonstrators protesting coronavirus lockdown measures. Thousands of people defied the ban to stage a sit down protest Thursday night in front of Parliament, along with other peaceful gatherings in towns elsewhere in Serbia. Many protesters wore white T-shirts with the inscription, “Sit Down, Don’t Be Set Up” — referring to widespread...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Four people were shot in Brooklyn Thursday night into Friday morning in continuing gun violence in the city, police say. There were a total of eight shootings overnight in the five boroughs, police believe. In the first shooting of the night, police from the 75th Precinct and PSA2 responded at 9:43 p.m. to a report of a person shot in front...
    WASHINGTON (WLS) -- President Donald Trump has called out Chicagos issue with gun violence many times, and at the end of the White House briefing Thursday, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany turned her attention to recent violence against children, especially in Chicago.As we head into the weekend, I just wanted to make a plea for peace in our streets because far too many children have been lost, McEnany said. Its important to know their names; its important to see their faces.Eight...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It was another night of gun violence in Minneapolis, with at least five people shot and one person killed. The fatal shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Friday on the city’s north side, near Farview Park, on the 2900 block of 6th Street North. The Minneapolis Police Department says a man in his 20s died at the scene. A woman with critical injuries was also brought to a hospital. No arrests have been made in the...
    DENVER (CBS4)– Three Colorado cities are seeing a dramatic increase in violent crimes, including homicides and shootings. That includes Aurora, Colorado Springs and Denver. (credit: CBS) In the first week of July, there were eight people killed in Denver. Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen says they are seeing a new level of violence. “We talk about all violence is senseless. This is at different level, a level we haven’t seen in the past,” Pazen said. He says that even...
    (CNN)A teenager has been arrested in the weekend shooting death of 11-year-old Davon McNeal in Washington, DC, police said.Daryle Bond, 18, was charged with first degree murder while armed, DC Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a press conference.Arrest warrants for three other suspects have been issued. Carlo General, 19; Marcel Gordon, 25; and Christian Wingfield, 22, are all wanted on the same charges, the police said in a release.We have made an arrest in the killing of Davon...
    Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the fatal shooting of 11-year-old Davon McNeal at an anti-violence cookout in D.C. on July Fourth. Three suspects are still wanted, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday. McNeal was shot and killed in Southeast D.C. last Saturday night after a community cookout that was organized by his mother, who is a violence interrupter for one of the contractors working with D.C.’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement. The peace cookout had at least...
    Protests took place outside the National Assembly in the Serbian capitol of Belgrade on Tuesday and Wednesday in response to a possible weekend curfew to halt the spread of the coronavirus. The protests largely began peaceful, until some protesters broke into the building and police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds. Far-right nationalists have been blamed for inciting violence. The protests came after Serbia saw its deadliest day of the pandemic, with 13 deaths and 299 cases reported...