A history of gun violence in Birmingham, Alabama

Fatal shooting in Loveman Village

“The future generation of black males, they’re either in the cemetery or the prisons.” ~ Rev. Michael Jordon

“According to Birmingham Police a whopping 95-98% of homicides last year were black-on-black crimes.” ~ WVTM 13 News

Birmingham PD: 4-year-old dies in Ensley shooting

“Birmingham Police confirm that a 4-year-old was shot at outside of a home on Avenue Q in Ensley, Sunday afternoon. The child’s was transported to Children’s of Alabama Hospital, but died in route. Preliminary investigation reveals the parties involved knew one another. The suspect went to the home of the victim and confronted several adults about a cell phone both parties’s kids were arguing over. According to Birmingham Police, both parties began shooting and the victim was struck during the exchange of gunfire…” Continue reading: Birmingham PD: 4-year-old dies in Ensley shooting http://abc3340.com/news/local/birmingham-police-respond-to-scene-of-4-year-old-shot-in-ensley

4-year-old shot and killed in Birmingham identified https://youtu.be/x5nL0FapdSo

 

Vigil for slain 4-year-old turns to chaos

“A prayer vigil in Ensley Highlands for Rodriquez Ferguson, the 4-year-old killed Sunday in the cross fire between two men arguing over a cell phone, ended in chaos Monday night…” Continue reading: Vigil for slain 4-year-old turns to chaos http://s.al.com/EI7m07M

Vigil for 4-year-old shot and killed in Birmingham https://youtu.be/MbLPGukknS8

 

Birmingham pastor’s public prayer: ‘Lord, please stop blacks from killing blacks’

He doesn’t just whisper it during quiet times. The Birmingham pastor puts it out there on the marquee at New Era Baptist Church for God, and everyone else, to see. His latest message? “Lord, please stop blacks from killing blacks.” The other side reads, “Young black males must respect authority” Continue reading: Birmingham pastor’s public prayer: ‘Lord, please stop blacks from killing blacks’ http://s.al.com/6J6pLfB

Church marquee: “Lord please stop blacks from killing blacks” https://youtu.be/LZd2Km_zHug

 

‘We are afraid in our own homes:’ Birmingham residents talk crime at Woodfin town hall

Sue Wilson of Birmingham’s Belview Heights neighborhood said she hasn’t seen a police officer patrol her street in the three years she has lived there. There’s been gunfire in her neighborhood every day this year, she said…” Continue reading: ‘We are afraid in our own homes:’ Birmingham residents talk crime at Woodfin town hall http://s.al.com/gcUlcGH

Heated town hall meeting on gun violence https://youtu.be/W7EuaCKBR6A

 

Task force takes aim at homicides, violent crime in Birmingham metro area

“A newly-formed task force aimed at reducing homicides and other violent crime in Birmingham held its inaugural meeting Friday. The Public Safety Task Force is an outgrowth of U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin working together to develop a strategic plan for reducing violent crime in the Birmingham metro area, they said…” Continue reading: Task force takes aim at homicides, violent crime in Birmingham metro area http://s.al.com/8KWtDNZ

New task force for violent crime in Birmingham https://youtu.be/oRCrp0x6v4I

 

Birmingham, Alabama on City-Data: http://www.city-data.com/city/Birmingham-Alabama.html

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