JOIN: Project Safe Neighborhoods

Project Safe Neighborhoods Gun Violence Remains a Major Problem in the United States According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, 467,321 persons were victims of a crime committed with a firearm in 2011. In the same year, data collected by the FBI show that firearms were used in 68 percent of murders, 41 percent ofContinue reading “JOIN: Project Safe Neighborhoods”

Sandy Hook: Children and a violent world and what we can do.

Friday December 14,2012 THE SEATTLE ACTION NETWORK With this mornings school tragedy, and other recent events involving violence and children, The Seattle Action Network is requesting that all schools, businesses and churches come together and discuss these serious issues with our young children. The links below will offer information to help you educate children andContinue reading “Sandy Hook: Children and a violent world and what we can do.”

Stopping The Violence: “The Interrupters”

“The Interrupters” (download this important PDF click here) Directed by Steve James. Produced by Alex Kotlowitz and Steve James. Every City Needs Its Heroes. An epic tale of courage and hope, The Interrupters is a new film from Chicago-based director/producer Steve James (Oscar-nominated for Hoop Dreams) and award-winning author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No ChildrenContinue reading “Stopping The Violence: “The Interrupters””

RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

After last week’s shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the city of Houston has released a how-to video on surviving a shooter event. The video was created with funds from the Homeland Security Department. “I can’t imagine the horror and grief. If it is at all possible for any good to come outContinue reading “RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event”

City leaders gather for Town Hall meeting on violence

SEATTLE — City leaders came together Monday night for a Town Hall meeting aimed at making Seattle a safer place. With 21 homicides in the past six months, Seattle residents are fed up and demanding answers. Many people in attendance at Monday’s meeting say they’ve heard a lot of talk from city leaders, but notContinue reading “City leaders gather for Town Hall meeting on violence”