violence

Important steps
Editorial Queens Courier Editorial 8/22/2012 at 5:54PM

There are now 509 fewer guns on the streets. That means 509 fewer opportunities for violence, bloodshed and death. We applaud the DA and all the elected officials who organized this past weekend’s gun buyback program – the first since 2009 – that netted, among others, an AK 47, tec-9, 245 revolvers, 168 semi-automatic pistols [...]

Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
Russell Simmons joins march to reclaim Queens streets for peace
News Billy Rennison 8/21/2012 at 1:12PM

Residents and leaders in southeast Queens — joined by a famous native son — marched recently to return peace to their increasingly violence-filled streets. The Sunday, August 19 rally, organized by The Peacekeepers Global Initiative, drew hundreds of locals bothered by the outbreak of shootings the area has witnessed — as well as parents who [...]

The blame game
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 12:15PM

The NYPD says politicians need to do more, the politicians say it’s out of their hands. Bottom line — gun violence is escalating, leaving in its wake a trail of blood, tears and shattered lives. Councilmember James Sanders has taken District Attorney Richard A. Brown to task, citing the lack of gun buyback programs in [...]

When will the violence end?
Letters Letters 8/02/2012 at 12:23PM

The recent tragic, yet unrelated, shootings of a four-year-old boy and several adults and a two-year-old girl in our city are real reminders that violence is increasing, and must be stopped. Community leaders, along with the mayor, the district attorneys and the police commissioner, need to convene to attempt to come up with a solution [...]

No respect for life
Letters Letters 7/28/2012 at 12:25PM

It seems that in today’s society, the act of committing very serious crimes just continues to worsen. Perhaps we should eliminate all of these vicious criminals who have committed murder, rape and child molestation by placing all of them in a huge arena, with hippos and Nile crocodiles imported from Africa. Within 15 minutes, those [...]

Politicians should be proactive
Letters Letters 7/19/2012 at 12:27PM

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke out the other day about how local politicians are not doing all they can concerning the violence in their local communities. Kelly says they are not actively engaging community leaders to be proactive to stem the violence. I say Kudos to Kelly for saying what had to be said. The [...]

Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal
Pols, police push for less violence; Say gun buybacks are pivotal
News Terence M. Cullen 7/17/2012 at 10:18AM

The shells are gone, but the discussion over whose responsibility it is to keep the streets safe has broken out into a different sort of fire fight. After a wave of citywide violence that included several deaths in Queens, elected officials and the NYPD have each said the other side has to do more to [...]

This Morning’s Headlines
Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl
Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl
News Jay Lane 3/09/2012 at 2:24PM

Elmont substitute teacher accused of having sex with 15-year-old girl A substitute school teacher is facing charges she had an illegal sexual relationship with a 15-year-old female student at a Long Island high school. Kaitlin Grant of Elmont was arrested Friday. The 23-year-old woman is charged with criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of [...]