Mother Advocate Sees No Improvement In Gun Violence: A Call to Action

PORTLAND, Oregon – After a record-breaking two years of violence, the city of Portland saw a slight decline in homicides in 2023. The 77 homicides, including two fatal police shootings, marked a decrease of almost a quarter from the previous year. Despite the nationwide trend of decreasing killings, the numbers in Portland compared to 2013 remain alarmingly high. Kimberely Dixon, an advocate against gun violence, has been deeply impacted by her son’s fatal shooting in …

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2023 Sees Surge in Mass Shootings, Contrary to Decrease in Gun Deaths, Report Shows

Mass shootings in Virginia decreased, but gun deaths went up in 2023. According to the latest data from the state’s Department of Public Safety, there were a total of 15 mass shootings in Virginia in 2023, compared to 10 the previous year. This marks a significant increase in mass shooting incidents, raising concerns about public safety and gun control measures in the state. The data also revealed that while mass shootings increased, overall gun deaths …

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2024 Sees Second-Highest Number of Mass Shootings Since 2013, CNN Reports

CHICAGO, IL – Mass shootings have become a prevalent issue in the United States, with CNN tracking the data from the Gun Violence Archive (GVA), a non-profit organization established in 2013 to monitor gun-related violence. Both CNN and GVA define a “mass shooting” as an incident where four or more people are injured or killed, not including the shooter. As of 2024, last year ranked second for the most mass shootings since 2013, according to …

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CNY SPCA Sees Shocking Surge in Animal Cruelty Seizures in 2023

MATTYDALE, N.Y. – The Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CNYSPCA) has reported an alarming 85% increase in animal seizures due to dog control and cruelty investigations in the past year. Executive director Troy Waffner expressed concern over the growing number of animals being surrendered or abandoned due to changing living situations and economic hardships. Waffner highlighted the impact of evictions and foreclosures on pet owners, noting that many individuals …

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Chicago Sees Decrease in Murders, But Continues to Struggle with High Crime Rate

CHICAGO, IL – The preliminary statistics from the Chicago Police Department show that while the number of murders has decreased, the overall crime rate remains high. Although there were fewer shooting incidents compared to the previous year, the city has experienced a significant rise in the number of robberies. In Greater Grand Crossing, the new year began with a tragic incident, as multiple individuals were shot, with one fatality reported just 45 minutes into 2024. …

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