Raising the Bar: Gun Violence
The United States is left grieving again over not one, but two mass shootings in less than 24 hours. On Saturday, a packed Walmart store in El Paso, Texas became a crime scene after a 21 year old man opened fire, not far after posting an anti-Hispanic manifesto onto his social media. A little over 13 hours later, another armed man walked into a bar in Dayton, Ohio, shooting and murdering nine more people–one being his younger sister. In one day, over 30 innocent lives were lost to a topic that goes unresolved. The nation remains divided on the cause of mass shootings: mental health vs. gun control. But, how many more lives should be lost until an agreement is made?
Raising the Bar hosts Jason Clark, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association and Attorney Adeola Adejobi are joined by Veronica N. Dunlap, Director of Strategic Initiatives at National Network for Safe Communities, and Kyle Ishamel, Executive Director of NYS Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus (BPHA Caucus) to discuss Gun Violence.
Aired August 11th, 2019.
Co-hosts Jason Clark, President of the Metropolitan Black Bar Association (MBBA), Attorney Adeola Adejobi, and their guests discuss legal issues facing the African American community.
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An adult in the Black community is 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems. The question now is, why?