gun violence

"Goals Not Guns" Forum Focuses on Youth Gun Violence

May 23, 2017
Holly Pretsky / WLRN

Miami city commissioner Frank Carollo hosted the second annual "Goals Not Guns" forum at the Tower Theater in Little Havana Tuesday.

Law enforcement officials shared their experiences responding to youth gun violence calls. They emphasized the trauma involved, reminding their audience that those experiences follow them home.   

Read more: Young Survivors, The Unspoken Trauma of Gun Violence

GEO-DEMOGRAPHICS OF GUNSHOT WOUND INJURIES IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, 2002–2012

This week on The Florida Roundup...

Geo-demographics of gunshot wound injuries in Miami-Dade county, 2002–2012

TAMPA BAY TIMES

There are no national or state statistics that track police shootings. But a Tampa Bay Times investigation has collected records from Florida's four hundred law enforcement agencies... counting every time someone was shot or killed by an officer between 2009 and 2014.

One of their main findings: 40 percent of people shot in Florida are black, while African-Americans make up around 15 percent of the state's population.

House Ready To Back ‘Stand Your Ground’ Change

Apr 5, 2017

A change in how "stand your ground" self-defense cases would be handled in the courts moved closer Tuesday to advancing out of the House, despite suggestions by critics that it could allow criminals to get away with murder.

Rowan Moore Gerety / WLRN

 

Representatives from law enforcement agencies across Miami-Dade County pledged Monday night to test out a model for reducing gun violence by focusing on providing services to a small number of perpetrators. 

Amy Green / WMFE

Pulse victims and family members are taking legal action against the security firm that employed the gunman in the worst mass shooting in modern American history.

Dozens of victims and family members plan on filing a complaint Wednesday in federal court against G4S Security Solutions.

They allege the security firm failed to report changes in Omar Mateen’s mental health and seize his weapon before the nightclub shooting that left 49 dead last June.

YOUTUBE / WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Court documents show a Hillsborough County woman is set to plead guilty to threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, because she thought it was a hoax.

 

Loosening regulations on who can own guns - and where they can be carried - is a hot topic in the run-up to this spring's legislative session in Tallahassee. The Florida Speaker of the House claims that most mass shootings happen in places where guns aren't allowed. WUSF's Steve Newborn checks out the claim with Amy Hollyfield of PolitiFact Florida.

Gun injuries are a growing problem for Florida’s children, rising along with the increasing availability of firearms across the state, according to a special report in the Tampa Bay Times.

Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald

Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, emerged as activists after their son’s death--saying that justice was not served.

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