gun violence

MPD Starts New Plan to Get Guns Off the Streets

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed along with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials say they are doing everything they can to fight violent crime in the capital city. They announced the recent seizure of more than 100 guns taken off the streets in the last month alone. Interim Police Chief Ramona Harris says all of the guns laid out on…

‘We Need Your Help:’ Birmingham Ask for Help in the Fight Against Gun Violence

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The mayor and police chief of Birmingham are asking the public for help to combat gun violence and solve homicides. Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith made the appeal in a Wednesday news conference. Woodfin said in addition to the coronavirus pandemic, the city also had a crisis of gun violence in 2020….

2019 is Turning Into a Deadly Year for Alabama Officers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Authorities say they’re seeing an alarming rise in gun violence against Alabama law enforcement officers. Al.com reports that three Alabama police officers were killed in the first half of this year. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, two Alabama law officers died in the line of duty in all of 2018. One officer…

Organizers Preparing for CrimeStoppers Gun BuyBack

An event happening this weekend aims to get guns off the streets. Crimestoppers annual Gun BuyBack will be held Saturday at First Baptist Church in Montgomery. “This is just one of the options,” Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham says. “We really need to have options on the table to be able to help reduce the amount of gun violence that…

Tuscaloosa Mayor Takes Steps to Stop Spate of Gun Violence

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Tuscaloosa’s mayor is taking steps to curb a recent wave of gun violence. Among the steps announced recently: An emergency measure that allows the police chief to make staffing changes to address the problem. The Tuscaloosa News reports that it will allow Police Chief Steve Anderson to approve overtime and special details without going through the…

Prayer Walk in Washington Park Saturday, March 2

In the wake of recent violence in Montgomery, a prayer walk will be held tomorrow. All people are encouraged to come out and fellowship, pray, and walk in the spirit of love for one another and unity in Montgomery. The prayer walk starts at 10AM in Washington Park, at the corner of Early and Jordan streets.     Categories: Montgomery,…

Lawmakers Hold Hearing On Proposal To Arm Teachers

Alabama lawmakers will hold public hearings on proposals to allow some teachers to carry concealed handguns into their schools The House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee will hold a Wednesday hearing on the bill by Republican Rep. Will Ainsworth. It would allow public school teachers and administrators, after undergoing police training, to carry a pistol on school property. It…