gun violence

Queens community comes together to stop the violence
Queens community comes together to stop the violence
South Queens Courier Staff 5/17/2013 at 11:59AM

As politicians at all levels try to combat gun violence through legislation, local groups seeing issues within their communities have taken a grassroots approach to keeping neighborhoods safe. “Upon my release from prison, I wanted to make sure today’s youth didn’t fall into the same traps that I fell into,” said Lance Feurtado. He and [...]

Long Island City murder leads to calls against gun violence
Long Island City murder leads to calls against gun violence
Police Alexa Altman 2/12/2013 at 12:46PM

The shooting of a 27-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist near the Queensbridge Houses is raising clamor among politicians and community activists fighting against gun violence. The victim, Francisco Leal, 27, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest around 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue. While the [...]

School shooting in California, one injured
News Alexa Altman 1/10/2013 at 1:48PM

According to the Associated Press, a student was shot at a high school in Taft, California. The shooting suspect is reportedly in custody. No other injuries have been reported thus far.

Enough
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 12/19/2012 at 4:32PM

It is time to put aside partisan politics, reach across the aisle . . . and tackle gun control. Last Friday’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, inside Sandy Hook Elementary, took the lives of 20 children and six adults. It should serve to galvanize pundits, politicians and the nation to embrace tougher legislation on guns. Maybe [...]

Obama taps Biden to head task force on gun violence
News Billy Rennison 12/19/2012 at 2:25PM

In an effort to prevent another tragedy like last week’s massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, President Barack Obama appointed Vice President Joe Biden to head a task force to develop a concrete plan no later than January to curb gun violence in the country. “The fact that we can’t prevent every act of violence, doesn’t mean [...]

Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Bloomberg demands a plan to end gun violence
Top Stories Billy Rennison 12/17/2012 at 2:25PM

Dozens of Americans affected by gun violence joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for the release of 34 videos renewing the call for the federal government to reduce gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The 34 videos each tell the personal story of survivors and family members of [...]

Enough is enough
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/09/2012 at 12:26PM

When will the politicians listen? When will something finally be done to end the senseless violence? Now it seems we are not even safe in our houses of worship. The recents massacre of six inside the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin — the second such mass slaying in as many months — has hit home. Queens, [...]

One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 5:35PM

One teenager and two 20-year-olds were shot on Jamaica Avenue in what was according to witnesses, likely gang-related activity. The shootings took place outside a Jamaica Avenue Wendy’s this afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. Two victims were shot in the leg, with one taking a bullet to the arm. The victims were a 17-year-old black [...]