‘We Need a Crisis-level Response’: Myrie, Richardson Call on State to Cough Up More Anti-Gun Violence Funding

August 09, 2019

Originally published in Bklyner on August 09, 2019.

PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS — Brooklyn-based anti-gun violence groups need more money from the state, local elected officials said Friday.

“By any definition of the word, we are living in a crisis in central Brooklyn, and instead of getting a crisis-like response, we only get thoughts prayers and vigils,” Myrie— who represents Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, and Brownsville— said at a press conference outside his Prospect Lefferts Gardens district office, where he was joined by clergy and representatives of groups set to receive thousands in funding. “We need a crisis-level response to the crisis of gun violence in our community.”

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