AOC & Bowman Town Hall

Town Hall with Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman on Gun Violence Awareness Month

By Robert Press

Congressional Members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman held a joint Visual Town Hall meeting on public health approaches to Community Safety. 

With increasing gun violence, and rising crime rates, what are the answers on how to lower and stop these shootings and crimes of violence. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez was very frank about what she thought about the solutions to the problem. She said some people want to bring back ‘Stop & Frisk’, but that is not the answer. She said that young people of color get traumatized from an encounter like that. Congressman Bowman said that he worries about being stopped by the police in certain areas where the police think he does not belong, even now that he is a member of congress. 

Both agreed that more intervention is needed, with more youth programs for teens, while more mental health programs are needed for the adults. It is not the mayor’s job alone, Congressman Bowman said, but it is on all of us and everyone in the community who must do it. They have given $400,000.00 to the Jacobi Hospital for the Stop Violence Unit at the hospital, 

You can contact either Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez or Congressman Bowman at the phone numbers or email addresses above if you have any questions.
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