By Brooklyn Reader

April 18, 2014, 11:11 am

 

(l) Captain Julio E. Delgado of Police Service Area 3 speaks at a meeting of community stakeholders surrounding ways to curb gun violence, 4/17/14

(l) Captain Julio E. Delgado of Police Service Area 3 speaks at a meeting of community stakeholders surrounding ways to curb gun violence, 4/17/14

On Thursday, April 17, at the Job Corps Center on Dekalb Avenue, City Councilmember Robert Cornegy convened a meeting of community stakeholders to develop a strategy to address the core issues of gun violence. Bedford-Stuyveseant and Crown Heights.

The meeting focused on implementing a strategy before the onset of hot weather, which often correlates with an escalation of violence.

Captain Julio E. Delgado of Police Service Area 3 attended, as well as members of Save Our Streets, a charter school community liaison, Community Board 3 members, an EMT volunteer, the civic engagement chair of 500 Men Making a Difference, and concerned residents.

On the agenda for discussion was a survey of recent shootings and their locations, the gaps in coverage, and community mobilization, including recruiting violence interrupters locally.

To learn about future statekholders meetings or to get involved, contact Stefani Zimmerman at [email protected].


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