Reducing violence in America’s at-risk communities requires more than aggressive policing. Speakers at a John Jay conference Tuesday described the growing successes around the country of multi-pronged, evidence-based efforts involving community outreach, peer support and civilian professionals.
New Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot inherits a city with persistent violence and shootings. Through May 19, Chicago recorded 162 slayings, 23 fewer than the year-earlier period. A big part of her first week in office involved preparing for Memorial Day weekend shootings.
The Minneapolis man arrested for throwing a 5-year-old boy over a Mall of America balcony told police he had gone to the mall the previous day intending to kill an adult, but that it did not “work out.”
Over the last five years, 14 Los Angeles schools saw at least 50 homicides, and in one case more than 100, within a mile of their campuses. A Los Angeles Times series looks at how schools and their students cope with this threat and its attendant trauma.
Global terrorism data show a decades-long drop-off in violence by left-wing groups, while violence by white supremacists and other far-right attackers has surged since President Trump took office. This year has been especially deadly.
Nearly half of doctors responding to a survey said they have been physically assaulted on the job, while 71 percent said they have witnessed an assault, said the Texas-based American College of Emergency Physicians.
If incoming Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants to undo his nation’s culture of violence, he needs to focus his resources on the large numbers of young people without jobs or prospects around the country, according to a leading expert on Latin America.