Temperatures rise, bullets fly

Gun violence is the leading cause of death for Black males under 35 and the second leading cause of death for Latino male and Black female youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated those numbers with homicides going up 30% across 34 cities in 2020, and gun assaults increasing by 8%.

New York City is no exception as the Big Apple tries to maneuver through the correlation between the rise in temperatures and an increase in gun violence.

Police line/crime scene Pixabay photo Gun violence is the leading cause of death for Black males under 35 and the second leading cause of death for Latino male and Black female youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated those numbers with homicides going up 30% across 34 cities in 2020, […]

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