Garland returned to his hometown of Chicago, where shootings have soared this year, as the Justice Department launched strike forces to confront the rise in gun violence in five U.S. cities - Chicago, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
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Police Superintendent David Brown put much of the blame on a court system's embrace of bond reform that he says puts violent offenders back on the street too quickly.
Organizers are calling for the community to come out and fight against the darkness in our community.
The total is about 40% higher than at this point in 2020, and about 65% higher than at this point in 2019, according to data from the Gun Violence Archive.
Two people were arrested in a fatal suspected road rage shooting in Orange County, California that killed a 6-year-old boy.
The Justice Department proposed to clarify the restrictions on stabilizing braces that transform a pistol into a short-barreled rifle and can "cause great damage and are more likely to be used to commit crimes."
So far this year, more than 7,500 people have died from gun violence across the US, according to the GVA. There's also been a 23% uptick in deaths from gun violence this year, the archive said.
The suspected shooter has been detained, state news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing a law enforcement source.
"We have stared into an abyss of insurrection and autocracy, of pandemic and pain, and ‘We the people’ did not flinch," President Joe Biden said.
(CNN) — Police arrived "to a very chaotic scene, with victims and witnesses running everywhere" at a FedEx Ground facility near Indianapolis' …