Williams and Cabrera Comment on Shootings
August 24th, 2012
Councilman Jumaane Williams and Fernando Cabrera want to remind New Yorker’s that gun violence is an everyday reality for a number of their constituents. The men co-chair the Council’s Gun Violence Taskforce and issued this statement in reaction to the shooting at the Empire State Building:
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this morning’s shooting and their families and friends. It was a terrible act of gun violence and thankfully many more people were not hurt in midtown Manhattan. But it’s not the only act of gun violence in our city this summer.
“Just last night, a 13-year-old child was heading to the store in Brownsville when he was gunned down and killed. We should be outraged and frightened by each and every one of these incidents, and they should strengthen the resolve of every elected official to do whatever necessary to pass meaningful and common-sense gun control measures. We all need to find ways to end gun violence in our city. Whether it’s on 34th street in Midtown Manhattan, a playground in the Bronx or a school yard in Brooklyn.”By David King on August 24, 2012, 2:47 pm
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