Albany Community Advocacy

New York News
6:15 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Gun Violence "Forums" - Effective Tool Or Waste Of Time?

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Various communities across New York have played host to  forums that purport to address gun violence.

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Capital Region News
6:34 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Anti-Violence March & Rally In Albany

Credit Betsy Campisi

Nearly 300 people rallied in Albany's Washington Park Saturday, at the culmination of "A Walk To Cure Violence." The city has seen a spike in shootings this year.

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Capital Region News
2:36 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Albany, Troy Host Public Forums Tonight

Credit WAMC composite image by Dave Lucas

Two public events in the Capital Region addressing quality of life issues are being held tonight - the second in a series of "Community Conversations" about gun violence is scheduled for this evening at the Albany Public Library's John Howe Branch 16 Schuyler St. ( about 3 blocks away from where the city's most-recent gun fatality occurred)  Community activist Marlon Anderson leads the forum which kicks off at 6:30 p.m.  

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Capital Region News
11:59 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Debate : Albany SNUG Program

Albany community advocate Marlon Anderson at the WAMC studios, March 2013.
Credit Dave Lucas

The SNUG program was launched by the New York State Senate in 2009. The program aims to reduce gun and gang violence. SNUG, which is “guns” spelled backwards, came to Albany in 2010, but funding the program has been a struggle. Shootings dropped by 29 percent during SNUG’s first eight months of operation in New York's Capital city. Albany Common Councilor Barbara Smith, representing the 4th ward, hails the program as a success.


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