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  • Daily Bulletin: Police Protests Escalate, Bullets Fly, Trump Threatens

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. At least seven people were shot during a protest in Louisville. As a police precinct burned in Minneapolis during the third night of demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd, hundreds gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to protest the police shooting of Breonna Taylor during a no-knock raid in March. Bullets flew as a group of demonstrators surrounded a police cruiser, leaving two people seriously injured. City officials say no officers...

  • With Abuse Victims Trapped at Home, Detroit Moves Restraining Order System Online

    Before the pandemic spread, getting a domestic violence restraining order was an onerous process in Wayne County, Michigan, which includes Detroit, Dearborn, and several smaller cities. Obtaining one required going in person to the court building to complete several pieces of paperwork, waiting around to see if a petition was granted, and then finding out when a hearing would take place. The whole process could take all day. “It can be incredibly intimidating to file a personal protection order,” said...

  • Daily Bulletin: Blue-ribbon Panel Calls for Federal Spending on Gun Violence

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. Blue-ribbon task force calls for federal grant program to stem urban violence. More than a year ago, the Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan research organization, assembled a bipartisan task force of 14 experts drawn from law enforcement, politics, advocacy, and academia. They included Sally Yates, the former deputy attorney general; Mark Holden, the retired general counsel of Koch Industries; and Eddie Bocanegra, the senior director of READI Chicago,...

  • Daily Bulletin: Accidental Child Shootings Add to Holiday Weekend Toll

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. NEW from THE TRACE: Arkansas moms turn to food pantry boxes to distribute safe gun storage tips. In the first week of April, a 14-year-old girl in Jonesboro, Arkansas, found her father’s rifle during a game of hide-and-seek with a friend. The gun went off, killing the other child. It was the kind of tragic accident Rebekah Evans had worried about since the coronavirus crisis forced schools to close....

  • Arkansas Moms Turn to Food Pantry Boxes to Distribute Tips About Storing Guns Safely

    In the first week of April, a 14-year-old girl in Jonesboro, Arkansas, found her father’s rifle during a game of hide-and-seek. The gun went off, killing her friend.  It was exactly the kind of tragic accident Rebekah Evans had worried about since the coronavirus crisis forced schools to close in her community. Arkansas has one of the highest gun ownership rates in the United States, and the pandemic has driven millions of Americans to purchase weapons, often for the first...

  • Daily Bulletin: America’s Pandemic Summer Began With an Onslaught of Shootings

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. There were more than a dozen multi-casualty shootings over the holiday weekend. As The New York Times became the latest media outlet to report on the decline in many categories of crime during the coronavirus, gun violence remained an exception, with bullets flying near beaches, at house parties, and outside clubs and restaurants.  On Saturday, seven people were shot, two fatally, at a block party in Jonesville, South Carolina;...

  • Daily Bulletin: Amid Bumpy Reopening, America Has Two Active Shootings in 12 Hours

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. Programming note: The Daily Bulletin will be off on Memorial Day. Regular newsletter service will resume Tuesday morning. NEW from THE TRACE: Chicago doubled its street outreach workers. Memorial Day weekend could prove pivotal. This year, a holiday associated with high shooting numbers could preview the intensity of the violence the city may face as warmer weather coincides with the easing of stay-at-home restrictions. To try to quell conflicts before...

  • Chicago Doubled Its Street Outreach Workers. Memorial Day Weekend Could Be a Big Test.

    Gun violence prevention groups in Chicago will face their first major challenge of the season over the Memorial Day weekend. The holiday, which historically experiences a high number of shootings, could preview the intensity of violence in the coming months as Illinois rolls back its stay-at-home restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Ahead of the weekend, anti-violence organizations announced they would dispatch nearly 400 street outreach workers to 72 locations considered “hot spots” for gun violence. The focus is important, officials...

  • Daily Bulletin: America Is Reopening, and Active Shootings Have Resumed

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. An active shooter injured three people at a suburban Phoenix mall. The assailant opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle around 7:30 pm local time at the Westgate Entertainment District, a shopping and dining complex in Glendale. One of the victims was reportedly in critical condition, and two others were treated for lesser injuries. The barrage was over by the time officers arrived and took the shooter into custody, according...

  • Daily Bulletin: More States and Cities Report Spikes in Gun Violence

    Receive this daily news briefing by email every morning. Sign up here. WHAT TO KNOW TODAY NEW from THE TRACE: People keep shooting each other over coronavirus restrictions. The Trace has spotted at least nine shootings related to face mask requirements, business closures, or other infection abatement measures since the first statewide lockdown went into effect on March 19. According to an analysis of local news coverage and Gun Violence Archive data, at least four people have died and seven people have...

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