The rate of firearm deaths among children under 15 years old is 12 times higher in the United States than in 25 other industrialized countries combined, according to statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. With these alarming rates, parents must understand that prevention starts with them. Detroit police investigator Kimree Beckem suggests […]

Five people were fatally shot, and 27 others were wounded this past weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a rash of violence that Police Commissioner Ramsey describes as a “blatant disregard for human life.” There were a total of 9 incidents of gunfire, including one incident where the shooter shot at people inside a bar. “They were […]

The right-wing and gun advocates are up in arms over the statement made by Chicago’s new police chief that gun laws in America are “government sponsored racism.” Garry McCarthy, who was brought in by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said at a Black church in a violent neighborhood in the South Side of Chicago that slavery, Jim […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 43 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. US Attorney Joe Hogsett engaged Afternoons with Amos listeners in his efforts to get more community involvement in the fight against guns and crime in Indianapolis. Hogsett also came face to face with listener and community frustrations over crime. Including crimes committed by law enforcement, […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 10 Minutes. Audio ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Mayor Greg Ballard joined with ministers of the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition to urge that February be a “Violence Free” month in Indianapolis. Both entities, along with Indiana Black Expo and the Indianapolis Urban League calls for a reduction of violence and the end […]