A man riding a bike in Buffalo was shot on Walden Avenue. The 63-year-old man was riding near the intersection of Genesee when the shooting took place around 1 am on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. According to WIVB, he was taken to Erie County Medical Center. He is listed in stable condition.

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New York State Responds To Supreme Court Ruling With New Gun Laws

New York responded to the recent Supreme Court ruling on the state's concealed carry laws with new gun legislation. Governor Kathy Hochul signed the bills into law. The ten-bill package closes gun law loopholes.

The Supreme Court recently struck down New York's concealed carry law on Thursday, June 23, 2022, potentially making it easier for dangerous people to carry guns in public. The 6-3 ruling was divided among ideology lines, with the 6 conservative judges voting to strike down the law and the 3 liberals voting to uphold the law. I spoke with New York's Lt. Gov. Antonio Delagado about it, and he said,

The decision is reckless.

 

New York's Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado Responds To Supreme Court Gun Law Ruiling, Details State's Efforts To Control Gun Violence

You can get more details on New York's new gun laws here.
 

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Here are some anti-gun violence organizations you can get involved in:

- Most Valuable Parents of Buffalo
- Buffalo Peacemakers
- Buffalo SNUG
- Stop the Violence Foundation

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These 7 Prisons Are The Most Violent In New York State

New York released a report with the most recent number of violent assaults on inmates in state prisons. There were 134 inmate deaths noted in the report, although it doesn't break down the prisons where each death occurred or who caused them. Here's a look at some of the general violent incidents reported for 2020, which is the most recent data reported by the state. Compared to 10 years ago, inmate assaults have almost doubled. In 2011 there were 666 and in 2020 there were 1,205 reported. These numbers do not include inmate assaults on staff members. Overall, the number of unusual incidents includes things like assaults, deaths, accidents, sexual misconduct, and disruptive behavior.  According to the state,
"The number of unusual incidents has increased 132% from 5,980 in 2011 to 13,870 in 2020. These higher incident numbers were largely due to increases in assaults on incarcerated individuals (+81%), assaults on staff (+86%), contraband (+130%), disruptive behavior (+372%), and staff use of weapons (+1,035%)."
  In 2020, 1,836 weapons used to cut or stab, including ice picks, razor blades, can lids and shanks were discovered in state prisons around New York.

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