Gun Violence Archives

Five shot, wounded by gunfire during vigil for Milwaukee teen

September 16, 2021

Milwaukee police say five people were wounded near North Sherman Blvd. and Burleigh St. on Monday September 13, 2021 at the scene of a candlelight vigil for a teenager that was fatally shot earlier in the day. Officials say the gunfire rang out shortly before 8 p.m. The shooting victims include two 15-year-old Milwaukee girls,… [Read More]

More than 85 percent of black homicide victims killed with guns, study finds

May 20, 2021

Guns are by far the most common weapon used to kill Black homicide victims in America, according to a new study by the Violence Policy Center (VPC). The study found that 86 percent of Black homicide victims nationwide were killed with guns. Of these, two-thirds were killed with a handgun. In addition to national data,… [Read More]

Social justice issues in America: Gun violence

January 28, 2021

The Brady United, an organization inspired by Jim and Sarah Brady that led to President Clinton signing the Brady Bill into law, notes that gun violence is a racial justice issue. Brady United notes that Black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to die from gun violence and 14 times more likely than… [Read More]

Voices Against Violence Coalition says ‘Put the Guns Down’ in new video

November 12, 2020

On Saturday, October 31, 2020, Voices Against Violence Coalition, Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate, and Peace for Change Alliance, Inc., met in McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51st Blvd., for a video shoot for an anti-gun hip hop/rap video entitled, “Put’em Down (Put the Guns Down)” The video was created by the Milwaukee Coalition Against Hate to… [Read More]

Who are the guns for?

July 16, 2020

African Americans have been pushed and beaten to the brink of mental collapse in the USA. It’s only natural that African Americans seek some form of protection to ensure their safety in an unsafe environment. Since the George Floyd killing African Americans seem to have found a safety measure. Many African Americans have turned to… [Read More]

Wisconsin ranked #2 for Black homicide victimization

June 6, 2019

91 percent of Black homicide victims in Wisconsin were killed with guns Wisconsin has the second-highest Black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 37.57 per 100,000—nearly twice the national Black homicide victimization rate and more than seven times the overall homicide rate nationwide— according to a new analysis by the Violence… [Read More]

Jarron Moreland and Alize Smith: Five fast facts you need to know

August 16, 2018

Jarron Moreland and Alize Smith, two African American men, were murdered, dismembered, chained, and thrown into a pond in Oklahoma, authorities say, and they’ve accused four members of a local white family of being involved in the slayings and/or their aftermath. The racial dynamic has led some people to call the murders a “modern day… [Read More]

Reps. Gwen Moore and Keith Ellison host forum on gun violence

April 19, 2018

On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) hosted “Misery in Our Midst: A Forum on Gun Violence,” at Sojourner Family Peace Center, 619 West Walnut Street. The forum discussed many different topics related to gun violence and its prevention, including the link between domestic violence and gun violence… [Read More]