New York City restaurant owners and workers gathered at Times Square on Tuesday to protest Governor Andrew Cuomo’s ban on indoor dining. The protest was organized by the New York State Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Association. A video from it was posted to the Fox News Business YouTube Channel. “This city is killing us. You’re hurting a lot of New Yorkers,” said Tony Herbert, a representative from the New York Multicultural Restaurant and Nightlife Chamber of Commerce, at the protest.
The NYPD is struggling to reverse a historic rise in shootings amid the coronavirus pandemic. New York Police Department detectives will target gang leaders in a fresh campaign against gun violence as New York City grapples with a rise in shootings that is more intense than any seen in the previous 20 years, police officials said.
The mother of a traumatized Brooklyn teen wounded by a stray bullet has filed a lawsuit accusing the city of failing to keep the neighborhood park safe where the violence erupted, the Daily News has learned. The unusualfiling says the July 24, 2019 shooting of Lavae Flowers, then 13, happened in part because the NYPD and Parks Department didn’t protect the Bedford-Stuyvesant residents who use St. Andrews Park.
Most of those involved were only teenagers who attended a Sweet 16 birthday party. “This holiday season, please let us have a cease fire,” one person said. As CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports, Brooklyn leaders are pleading for peace after police believe two gunmen opened fire in the lobby of an Albany Avenue apartment building that was left littered with evidence markers.
In Effort To Combat Rash Of Gun Violence, NYPD To Change Officers’ Schedules, Require Many To Work Weekend Day
The NYPD‘s top cop is now putting more officers on the streets during the weekends. That appears to be when we see the biggest increase in shootings. There were 16 shooting incidents on Saturday. Eighteen people were injured and three were killed, police said.
Community activist Tony Herbert is leading the charge to stop the violence and unify New York City.
CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) — The Black Lives Matter movement is getting all the attention, but on the ground – in the neighborhoods plagued with gun violence, there are many who want more police officers on the streets – not less. They say yes to reform, and no to defunding police. After endless bloodshed, that message is now starting to break through – and some say City Hall isn’t listening.
In Wake Of Continued Gun Violence, Prominent Members Of Black Community Call On NYPD To Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit
It was a dramatic moment — Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams holding up a pair of baby shoes Monday after a 1-year-old became the latest victim of gun violence, caught in the crossfire at a family barbecue just hours before. “Babies are not supposed to be wearing these in a coffin,” Adams said.
Tony Herbert is the community relations officer at IHI Power Services Corporation at the Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City. He is also president of the citywide public housing chapter of the National Action Network. He writes about the attack on his cousin, a 15-year-old girl, who was punched and kicked by a group of more than a dozen teenage boys on March 1.