Two homicides occurred in Baltimore on Saturday despite the city’s 72-hour “ceasefire” initiative, a campaign promoted by local activists to stop violence and call for a murder-free weekend in the city.
Local Maryland group Baltimore Ceasefire is calling for a murder-free weekend in Baltimore using the slogan “Nobody kill anybody for 72 hours.”
Over 100 people were shot in Chicago over the long Independence Day weekend and 14 of them were killed, according to statistics compiled by the Chicago Tribune.
President Donald Trump on Friday promised to send in “federal help” to gun-crime-ridden Chicago after a new Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives force was assembled to help address the city’s spiking murder rate.
An Alabama military complex was put on lockdown Tuesday following reports of an active shooter, but authorities lifted the lockdown in all but one building and said they do not believe there is an ongoing threat.
A total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s (R., La.) condition was upgraded on Wednesday from “serious” to “fair” after he and four others were shot at a Republican congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. last week.
Immigration authorities arrested 39 members of the international crime gang MS-13 in New York in the past month.