Friday, March 23, 2012

SOS Crown Heights Shooting Response TODAY: 6pm at the corner of Prospect and Schenectady

As papers across the city noted, the first day of Spring was a very sad one for residents of Brooklyn and the Bronx, with five shootings in just a few hours late Tuesday evening. Here in Crown Heights, one teen was killed and another seriously wounded. SOS Crown Heights, who are working daily to put an end to gun violence in Crown Heights, use "shooting responses" to ensure a) that these incidents of senseless violence do not go unreported or unnoticed and b) to bring community members together to re-commit to safer communities. If you can, I urge you to join them tonight at 6pm.

More info from their website:

Dear Community,

We are saddened to inform you that on Wednesday evening, two teenagers from our neighborhood were shot outside of St. John's park. An 18-year-old boy was fatally wounded, and a 15-year-old boy was injured. Please come together with us to respond to this tragedy and to ask our community to put down the guns. 

We will gather to respond 6 PM on Friday, March 23rd at the corner of Schenectady Avenue and Prospect Place. Please be prompt. 

We respond to every shooting that occurs in the S.O.S. target area to ensure that these tragedies do not pass unremarked as though they are normal and acceptable. We create a safe space on our streets, at the site of the shooting, where neighborhood residents can raise their voices in protest. 
Stop Shooting. Start Living.  

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