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Ann Givens

26 May 2020

Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

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After a 14-year-old girl in Jonesboro, Ark., accidentally shot and killed a friend, local activists distributed hundreds of fliers promoting safe gun storage strategies that have been proven to save lives. They gained...

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Ann Givens

24 February 2020

Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States

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Despite a strong gun-rights culture in the state, Louisiana law enforcement agencies use aggressive gun-confiscation laws and procedures to disarm domestic abusers as part of a wider array of protections for victims. ...

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Ann Givens

11 October 2019

Loughborough, England

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A collaboration between England’s Loughborough University, the UK’s Ministry of Defence, and a company called Foster + Freeman has led to a new technology that can pull fingerprints from shell casings. What was once a...

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Ann Givens

30 September 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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Following the Las Vegas mass shooting in October 2017, employees at the Clark County coroner’s office found themselves grappling with the psychological effects. The head of the department recognized this struggle and ...

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Ann Givens

12 April 2019

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver has formed a law enforcement collaborative, called the Regional Anti Violence Enforcement Network (RAVEN), to bring together eleven agencies to solve gun crimes in the surrounding cities and counties. RAVEN was...

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Ann Givens

14 August 2018

California, United States

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The Contra Costa Police Department crime lab has accelerated processing ballistics evidence through a national database that works like fingerprints for guns. The result has been connecting gun violence incidents more...

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Ann Givens

9 February 2017

New York, New York, United States

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In its four years of community outreach, Cure Violence’s New York City chapter has been accepted and welcomed by both neighborhoods and police. The program now works in 17 police precincts, providing direct violence i...

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Ann Givens

6 February 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Chicago’s Cure Violence program, which has been around for close to 20 years, has closed all but one of its sites. The program employs Violence Interrupters, who work in neighborhoods to help stop violent conflict. As...

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