Shooting

Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mass Shooting in Buffalo

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Sunday, May 15, 2022 - 1:57am

"Once again America's mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others while livestreaming the event. The FBI is investigating it as a hate crime racially motivated by violent extremism. 

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  • WASHINGTON, May 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Below is a statement by Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, on today's mass shooting in Buffalo:
    How many times must this tragedy repeat itself before Congress acts to reduce gun violence in our nation?
  • "Once again America's mayors are shocked and devastated by a mass shooting -- this time at a Buffalo supermarket in which a heavily armed gunman wearing tactical gear killed 10 people and wounded three others while livestreaming the event.The FBI is investigating it as a hate crime racially motivated by violent extremism.
  • About the United States Conference of Mayors-- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more.
  • There are more than 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

Brivo Integrates with ZeroEyes to Address Gun-Related Violence, by Saving Time to Save Lives

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Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 2:00pm

BETHESDA, Md. and PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Brivo, a leading provider in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies that entered into a definitive merger agreement with Crown PropTech Acquisitions (NYSE: CPTK), today announced an integration with ZeroEyes, the leading AI-based gun detection solution. This new integration seamlessly combines Brivo Access with ZeroEyes AI-based gun detection by automatically locking entryways remotely as soon as a firearm is detected onsite. The partnership also serves to inform first-responder decisions by providing them with near-real time information, including where the shooter is located, what the shooter looks like and which entryways have been locked.

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  • This new integration seamlessly combines Brivo Access with ZeroEyes AI-based gun detection by automatically locking entryways remotely as soon as a firearm is detected onsite.
  • "Improving safety has always been our north star at Brivo," said Steve Van Till, founder and CEO of Brivo.
  • The Brivo-ZeroEyes integration empowers clients to activate secure barriers between shooters and their target, adding a crucial layer of security during active shooter situations.
  • From there, administrators can leverage Brivo Access to lock entryways as needed and first responders can make informed decisions about their strategy.

Nyan Heroes Closes a $7.5m Strategic Round To Rapidly Expand Team And Scale Game Development

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Monday, May 9, 2022 - 11:00pm

When asked why Nyan Heroes, Vladimir Velmeshev, a Partner at Kosmos Ventures, said "Sustainable P2E game economy is a buzz word of 2022, but the team at Nyan Heroes pioneered this concept almost a year ago.

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  • When asked why Nyan Heroes, Vladimir Velmeshev, a Partner at Kosmos Ventures, said "Sustainable P2E game economy is a buzz word of 2022, but the team at Nyan Heroes pioneered this concept almost a year ago.
  • As a result of this strategic round, Nyan Heroes will use the capital to expand the team with new artists, designers, engineers, and community managers.
  • Lastly, Nyan Heroes is expected to go live via an alpha launch of the game towards the end of 2022.
  • In addition to Nyan Heroes' game development goals, the studio and team are committed to supporting various charities in line with their ambitious goal of saving 1 billion cats.

IN RESPONSE TO THE BROOKLYN SUBWAY SHOOTING, ARTIST CHARLIE HEWITT SHARES A MESSAGE OF HOPE TO NYC STRAPHANGERS WITH "HOPEFUL" BILLBOARDS

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Monday, April 18, 2022 - 3:16pm

BROOKLYN,N.Y., April 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Artist Charlie Hewitt, originally created an art project, "Hopeful," to inspire optimism for Americans coping with political polarization and pandemic stress.  Giant sculptures and billboards began to appear in the Northeast, first in Maine, and subsequently displayed on buildings, highways, storefronts, and subway stations in the Northeast. Recently, "Hopeful" has taken on new meaning; last month Hewitt added six digital hopeful billboards to Bronx subway stations after receiving an Instagram direct message from a Bronx resident saying that her home borough needed "Hopeful"   with the goal of spreading positivity.

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  • Giant sculptures and billboards began to appear in the Northeast, first in Maine, and subsequently displayedon buildings, highways, storefronts, and subway stations in the Northeast.
  • And now the message is being spread againin Sunset Park, Brooklyn, after the horrific shootings that occurred in a subway station in that neighborhood.
  • "I felt a need to spread a message of true compassion and optimism during these traumatic times."
  • Today, the billboards, with just one word "Hopeful" in radiant red, yellow, green, and purple colors, will be lit.

Questions Emerge From Sacramento Shooting Arrests Surrounding Gun Violence and Gang Violence, Says Georgia 6th Congressional District Candidate Blake Harbin

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Monday, April 11, 2022 - 5:00am

MILTON, Ga., April 11, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Sacramento Police department are continuing to look into the deadly mass shooting that took place this past weekend, resulting in the six deaths and 12 injuries. As suspects are arrested from the shooting, an interesting subject came about—gang violence.

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  • Details on that are still sketchy, as Sacramento police are continuing to get information from witnesses and social media video footage.
  • With that, Blake Harbin, who not only serves as CEO of Houzzle Financial but is also currently running for the seat for Georgia's 6th Congressional District, announced his full support of Sacramento police in the matterand raised questions about if gun control is the answer.
  • "Criminals can and will continue to be criminals," said Harbin, adding, "Using tragedies such as this to crack down on gun violence is utterly ridiculous.
  • "If more citizens acted in a goodwill manner such as that, we'd be in a much safer place," Harbin concluded.

Skypath Security, Inc, to offer $1 Million in Security and Alyssa's Law Grants to Schools attending the 6th National Student Safety & Security Conference in Orlando

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 11:00am

PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Skypath Security, Inc., the leader in mobile intelligent and interactive threat assessment, threat awareness and personal safety, which is linked, in real time, directly to first responders, is announcing today that it will be awarding $5000 grants to EVERY SCHOOL at the 6th National Student Safety & Security Conference in Orlando totaling $1MIllion. This will allow every school in attendance to protect its students and teachers from active shooters and other hazards by installing its Flagship Mobile Defense Platform for FREE.

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  • Skypath Security's Chief Threat Assessment officer, Derek Borek, will also be the Keynote Speaker of the opening ceremonies at the 6th National Student Safety & Security Conference in Orlando.
  • Skypath Security has also partnered with The SkyToken Foundation ($SKY) which is the first of its kind Ethereum based ERC-20 charity token, created to work with Skypath Security.
  • Skypath Security has developed a state-of-the-art technology aimed towards securing schools, churches, event halls or any public space.
  • The SkyToken Foundation utility/charity function is offering the $5000 grants for free access to Skypath Security's Mobile Defense Platform.

As Anxiety About School Shootings Intensifies Among Students and Staff, National Safety Shelter Pods Help Provide Peace of Mind With Superior Protection

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 2:00pm

National Safety Shelters provides state-of-the-art pods, which serve as highly secure safe rooms that protect students and staff from active shooters.

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  • National Safety Shelters provides state-of-the-art pods, which serve as highly secure safe rooms that protect students and staff from active shooters.
  • National Safety Shelters pods are made using quarter-inch American-made NIJ Ballistic Level III steel.
  • "Since our shelters provide both students and parents with better peace of mind, in addition to safety, they serve two very valuable purposes."
  • The team at National Safety Shelters believes that school should be a place to learn and to enjoy a sense of community.

InVest USA announces an increase in provision of Active Shooter Vests in response to the Tragic Sacramento Shootings, according to Michael Letts, InVest USA CEO

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 3:15am

COLUMBIA, S.C., April 4, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- In response to the tragic shootings in Sacramento over the weekend, resulting in six deaths and 12 injuries, InVest USA CEO, Michael Letts, announced his organization will make available active shooter vests and riot gear to protect police in what has been an increasing violent society.

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  • South Carolina's Michael Letts speaks out on the tragic shootings in Sacramento over the weekend, and voices support for the local police.
  • Letts stated, "We have seen a 39% increase in violent crime since last year, according to FBI statistics."
  • He voiced his sorrow in the loss of lives, and asked for everyone to assist in supporting the Sacramento Police to find justice.
  • "We must take action to support, fund, and equip our law enforcement/first responders America's true heroes!"

National Red Alert Launches Equity Campaign for the Fastest Emergency Response System Ever Devised

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 3:00pm

The team at National Red Alert identified the greatest issues in the field of personal safety and came up with a system that promises to change the statistics in the U.S.

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  • The team at National Red Alert identified the greatest issues in the field of personal safety and came up with a system that promises to change the statistics in the U.S.
  • Together they created Red Alert, a life-saving system that puts the power back in the hands of the victim and away from the criminal.
  • About National Red Alert, Inc : The Red Alert system, with the ComBadge Portal attached, transforms any smart device into the fastest, most comprehensive personal emergency response system ever devised.
  • For more information about National Red Alert: http://nationalredalert.com
    To contact via email, write to Robert Adams at: robert@nationalredalert.com

IJIS Institute and NCPCV Partner on School Safety Offerings

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 2:55pm

These shootings and school safety concerns have put a great deal of stress on our education system and public safety professionals.

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  • These shootings and school safety concerns have put a great deal of stress on our education system and public safety professionals.
  • To help these agencies better prepare in keeping our schools and children safe, the IJIS Institute and NCPCV, two practitioner-led not-for-profit organizations with 32 years of combined experience in delivering proven data-driven solutions are launching a school safety solution.
  • The solution and services will include:
    Training School Safety training for school staff and public safety professionals on behavior modifications and applying earlier interventions.
  • According to Bobby Kipper, Executive Director or NCPCV "" NCPCV is pleased to partner with the IJIS Institute to provide a solutions based approach to school safety and student wellness. "