New Haven Independent— At a 14-year-old’s funeral, the mayor preached from the pulpit, calling on the community to help cops solve shootings. In the crowd, a 15-year-old kept a Smith & Wesson hidden. Also in the crowd, plainclothes detectives kept watch on the 15-year-old, to make sure no one else’s funeral would follow.
baltimoresun.com—‘I am here so the tears of this mother are not forgotten’: Highlandtown vigil honors 15-year-old lost to gun violence. Jhosy Portillo, a 15-year-old boy killed Aug. 17 in Highlandtown, was remembered at a vigil Tuesday night as an attentive son and affectionate sibling who always had a smile on his face.
New Haven Independent—Abdussabur: Declare Violence Emergency. Hours after New Haven already matched its 2020 homicide rate for 2021, alder candidate and retired police Sgt. Shafiq Abdussabur called on the governor to declare a state of emergency related to gun violence in the city.
BBC News—Afghanistan's singers flee Taliban violence. The BBC spoke with six singers who crossed to Pakistan illegally and are now living in hiding.