Posts Tagged “gun violence”

Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic

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Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic

Gov. Pritzker, 11 Governors Urge Federal Action to Address the Gun Violence Epidemic Governor JB Pritzker and 11 governors from across the country are urging President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to enact sensible gun legislation to help protect the American public from the gun violence epidemic. Since the federal assault weapons ban…

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

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Is there a politics to mass shootings?

Is there a politics to mass shootings? The mainstream news media covered the killings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas far differently than the  news media covered the killings the same weekend in Chicago. Though the circumstances were different, with individual suspects involved in Dayton and El Paso and multiple suspects involved in multiple…

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Darwish joins coalition urging passage of HB 4116 — life in prison for illegal gun sellers

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Darwish joins coalition urging passage of HB 4116 — life in prison for illegal gun sellers

Darwish joins coalition urging passage of HB 4116 — life in prison for illegal gun sellers On Wednesday, August 7, 2019, a coalition of Illinois activists and candidates led by 3rd District Congressional candidate Rush Darwish and including Diane Latiker, Founder of Kids Off the Block (KOB); police accountability advocate Eric Russell; Mexican community activist…

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Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons

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Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons

Armed suspect arrested in gun related traffic stop in Village of Lyons A Lyons Police squad car pulled over a vehicle on a routine traffic stop involving excessive speeding at around 5:45 PM on Ogden Avenue between White and Leland Streets in the Village of Lyons on Tuesday. Immediately, the male driver jump out of…

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

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Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police

Hold communities accountable and stop blaming the police Chicago continues to be ravaged by street gang gun-related violence. Mayor Lightfoot has vowed to address the problem. But only focusing on the Chicago Police is not the answer. More emphasis needs to be placed on the residents living in the communities where the violence occurs to…

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Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois

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Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois

Harper proposes measure to institute “Smarter Sentencing” in Illinois As part of her commitment to criminal justice reform, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is proposing a major overhaul of Illinois’ sentencing laws, easing reliance on unfair mandatory minimum sentences and providing judges with discretion to use alternative sentences. “We’ve seen how a so-called ‘tough on…

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