Leaders, activists rally outside Bronx Borough Hall to call for bail reform adjustments, end of gun violence

Mothers who have lost their sons to gun violence embraced each other.

News 12 Staff

Jul 19, 2021, 11:30 PM

Updated 1,059 days ago

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Community leaders and activists gathered outside Bronx Borough Hall Monday to call for more support to put an end to gun violence.
Residents say they are fed up with the amount of death due to gun violence. 
They are calling for adjustments to bail reform bills. 
Mothers who have lost their sons to gun violence embraced each other.
Among them was the mother of Halimata Bah. The Bah family says they have been consistent victims of gun violence. Back on July 4, 22-year-old Mamadou Bah was fatally shot on Boston Avenue in the Bronx. 
Later that same afternoon, gunshots were fired in the family's home while they were inside. 
Tragedy continued when the family’s second son, 20-year-old Aloussenou Bah was shot twice outside a home on Crotona Avenue. 
The family tells News 12 they are struggling to come to terms with what has happened. 
The 20-year-old is still recovering in the hospital, where he is expected to recover. To keep children off of the streets, community leaders are urging residents to spread the word through social media and by word of mouth regarding the various youth programs across the city.


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