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Sheila Tyson to Galleria Mall protesters: organize; remain peaceful

Times Staff Report Jefferson County Commissioner Sheila Tyson said comments about her calling for a boycott at the Riverchase Galleria in Hoover were incorrect. Tyson said...

Birmingham Police join housing officials to combat violence in Marks Village

By Joseph D. Bryant Housing Authority of the Birmingham District More than two dozen Birmingham police officers converged at the Marks Village community last week, knocking...

Neighborhood presidents speak on violence and fear in their communities

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times (Second of Two Parts) Like everyone else in Birmingham, the men and women who serve as presidents of the city’s 99...

Community leaders offer solutions to curb youth violence

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Birmingham neighborhood leaders aren’t just talking about problems in their communities. They’re working to provide solutions. Neighborhood association presidents like Kevin...

Is the Birmingham Police Department doing enough to reduce violence?

By Monique Jones The Birmingham Times Neighborhood leaders are split over whether the Birmingham Police Department (BPD) is doing enough to help reduce crime in the...

Local lawyers give first-hand accounts why they see violence escalating in...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. The Birmingham Times Lawyers view the violence that permeates a community from a unique vantage point as they defend the accused, prosecute...

Violence is a public health concern

By Glenn Ellis Violence among youths is a critical public health problem. Some of the documented reasons are the early onset of aggressive behavior in...

Understanding, mentors needed to curb violence in the city

  By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times More than 200 Birmingham residents got a chance this week to ask city, state, county and community leaders about issues...

Murder in the Magic City: How city leaders plan to deal...

By Barnett Wright The Birmingham Times Roderick Dwayne Wesley was shot in the face 22 years ago and lived. That was followed by a life in...

Mayor’s plan to reduce violence unveiled

By Ebone’ Parks The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor William Bell last week hosted a luncheon in Sixth Avenue Baptist Church to introduce his six-point strategic plan...

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