Tag - gun violence

Mayor Adams, faith leaders launches citywide clergy collective


New York: New York City Mayor Eric Adams and a coalition of multi-faith leaders from across the city on January 31 launched the Citywide Clergy Collective, a group of 272 faith leaders committed to preventing gun violence in New York City, at the administration’s annual interfaith breakfast. Using a $1.5 million grant from the New...

Mayor Adams, Gun Violence Prevention Task Force release “A blueprint for community safety”


New York City Mayor Eric Adams, First Deputy Mayor Sheena Wright, and the New York City Gun Violence Prevention Task Force on July 31, 2023, released “A Blueprint for Community Safety,” outlining a forward-thinking roadmap with upstream solutions to address gun violence throughout the five boroughs. The report builds upon all the work the Adams administration...

The wave of mass shootings over the Fourth of July challenges police


Washington: Thirty shot, two fatally, at a block party in Baltimore. At least three killed and 10 wounded at an annual July Fourth bash in Louisiana. A 7-year-old shot dead in Tampa after two groups gathered along a causeway for Independence Day started to fight. Nine others were injured when bullets were sprayed from a car in...

Family of slain Indian-American woman raise money to fight gun violence


The family members of a 33 year-old Indian-American woman, who was allegedly shot at and killed by her husband last month, are raising money to help prevent gun violence.  Nabaruna Karmakar, an engineer by profession, was found with two gunshot wounds after officers arrived at her home in Morrisville, North Carolina, responding to a 911...

American Telugu Association condemns gun violence at Texas mall


American Telugu Association, ATA, has strongly condemned the senseless act of gun violence at a mall in Allen, Texas on Saturday, May 6, 2023, where eight innocent lives were lost. “It is very unfortunate that time and time again innocent people are becoming victims of gun violence. It is a devastating fact that in...

Teen fatally shoots nine people in Belgrade classroom


NewYork: A 14-year-old boy shot his teacher in a Belgrade classroom on May 3 before opening fire on other students and security guards, killing eight pupils and a security guard, Serbia’s interior ministry said. Milan Milosevic, the father of one of the pupils at the Vladislav Ribnikar elementary school, said his daughter was in the class...

New York City is getting safer: Mayor Eric Adams


When I came to office, I inherited a city with many crises, including increasing crime. And my top priority has always been public safety. From day one, I got to work with the Police Commissioner, our Deputy Mayor and our team to make our streets and subways safer. And our public safety strategy is working. New York City is getting safer. 2022 ended with crime trending downward in New York City. In December, we...

We will appeal this decision: AG James on US court temporarily blocking NY’s CCIA provisions


New York Attorney General Letitia James released the following statement after a federal judge in the U.S. Northern District Court of New York granted a temporary restraining order in the case Antonyuk v. Hochul, temporarily blocking or modifying some provisions of New York’s Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA):  “Today's decision comes in the wake of mass shootings and rampant gun violence...

Jain Acharya Dr. Lokeshji meets President Biden, invites him to inaugurate World Peace Center


Los Angeles: Eminent Jain Acharya Dr. Lokeshji, founder of Ahimsa Vishwa Bharti met with US President Joe Biden on June 11th in Los Angeles and invited him for the inauguration ceremony of the World Peace Center being established in India next year. Acharyashri said that the programs of non-violence training and peace education in this...