Posts Tagged “gun violence”

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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Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence

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Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence

Harper to host Community Health Fair to on trauma and gun violence Community residents will have the chance to learn how to respond to incidents of gun violence and assist trauma victims during a Community Health Fair that state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, will host on Saturday, March 23. “For our community, we have to…

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Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests

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Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests

Hardiman breaks ties with organizers of anti-violence protests Organizers of the Successful Lake Shore Drive Demonstration Sever Ties. Activist Tio Hardiman No Longer Sees Eye to Eye with Pastor Greg Livingston About Getting All of Chicago To Feel the Pain of Chicago’s Surging Violence Tio Hardiman, the executive director of the Violence Interrupters and one of…

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

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Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence

Pfleger publicity stunts do nothing to stop violence Father Plfeger organized a protest of community residents and activists to block traffic on the Dan Ryan Expressway recently to protest increasing gang violence. But are the protests good for the community or his own personal interests. What he should be doing is helping residents to stand…

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Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month

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Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month

Victim’s Mother Releases Memoir for Gun Violence Awareness Month A Better Place Finding Peace in the Face of Tragedy Last June, thousands of people across the country observed Gun Violence Awareness Monthby rallying together and wearing orange. As the epidemic of violence continues, the demand for gun safety and awareness is even higher this year. Since…

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Colleges raise concerns about High school student protests against gun violence

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Colleges raise concerns about High school student protests against gun violence

Colleges raise concerns about High school student protests against gun violence Kaplan Test Prep Survey: Nearly Half of Teens Who Say They Will Participate in National School Walkout to Protest Gun Violence Are Doing So Despite Concerns of Potential Penalty from Colleges A majority (55 percent) of high school students say they intend on walking…

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