Recent gun violence sparks renewed call to pass Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act

In the wake of deadly shootings in Brooklyn, Assembly Member Brian Cunningham and local anti-violence advocates gathered on Sunday to call for passage of the “Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act.”

Natalie Hernandez and Shniece Archer

Mar 10, 2024, 10:49 PM

Updated 39 days ago

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In the wake of deadly shootings in Brooklyn, Assembly Member Brian Cunningham and local anti-violence advocates gathered on Sunday to call for passage of the “Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act.”
Troy Gill, 13, was fatally shot last month while walking home from a Brooklyn Nets game – an incident that has sparked outrage in the Crown Heights community and beyond.
Cunningham tells News 12 that families on either side of the gun need resources after a tragedy happens. He says the proposed bill aims to create a stable funding source for hospitals and community-based violence interruption and intervention programs.
"Those bullets extend and create a ripple effect that tears apart our communities," said Cunningham.


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