US is trying to stop mass shootings. How about other gun crimes?

August 10, 2022|HARTFORD, CONN.

For Janet Rice, the Sheldon Oaks Apartments in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, hold a lot of memories. This is where her son Shane took his first steps. It is also where, almost two decades later, he took his last steps.

In October of 2012, Shane Oliver had just started a small business fixing up and reselling used cars. He’d gone back to the Sheldon Oaks with his girlfriend to pick up the remaining balance on a sale. A fight broke out. Mr. Oliver, then 20 years old, was shot and killed.

Click here to read the full article in the Christian Science Monitor.

New Haven nears creation of anti-violence office

NEW HAVEN — Connecticut Against Gun Violence has come to the final stage of the process to create the Office of Violence Prevention for the city, aiming for a blueprint by the end of this month.

The organization’s Executive Director Jeremy Stein said the plan for the new office features long term strategies that may not be able to be accomplished based on the current funding, but hopes federal and state resources will come into play.

Click here to read the full article in the New Haven Register.