gun violence

N.Y. Assembly Minority Leader Will Barclay
Office of N.Y. State Assemblyman William Barclay

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying that the upsurge in gun-related violence is a public health emergency equivalent to the COVID-19 pandemic, declared a new state of emergency in New York.

But critics said other approaches would be more effective and questioned the governor’s political motivations in taking actions that give him more power.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the declaration of a state of emergency for gun violence.
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New York formally declared gun violence as a public emergency Tuesday, allowing more flexibility for the state to immediately spend money on gun violence prevention and intervention services.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces the declaration of a state of emergency for gun violence.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared a state of emergency to address an uptick in gun violence across New York and the rest of the country.

Prison Reform
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Officials say a center for formerly incarcerated people in New Haven, Connecticut, could help mitigate gun violence and other crime in the city.

security cameras
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In the wake of a national spike in gun violence, Suffolk County police will partner with local businesses to connect their security cameras to the county's police crime center to use during emergencies and identify active shooters.

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