Police: More than 1,000 days pass without homicide in East NY

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Community members are celebrating the milestone of more than 1,000 days since the last homicide in East New York, according to police data.

Locals came together Saturday for a day of music, dancing, games and food as part of a tribute to the safety in the community.

They say that the milestone is thanks to law enforcement and community groups like “Man Up,” a nonprofit founded to offer support and guidance to young people.

Man Up Founder Andre T. Mitchell says his organization is working hard to move the service beyond East New York and to the rest of the borough, city and even the country.

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