It is no secret major changes in New York's criminal laws are starting to take effect. More take effect Jan. 1. Judges at an anti-violence forum Wednesday evening said they are reviewing their cases for those who will be released from prison.
Crime remains a big issue in Buffalo's mayoral campaign, with violence not going away. Wednesday night at the Merriweather Library, Mayoral Candidate and Erie County Legislator Betty Jean Grant held one of her town hall meetings - this time on body and dash cameras, red light cameras and police checkpoints.
Right after his graduation from Buffalo's Math, Science, Technology Preparatory School at Seneca, Jequan Wilson posted the image of his high school diploma on Facebook. Hours later, he became another victim of Buffalo's street violence.
Common Councilmembers were backing the Masten District's Ulysees Wingo Tuesday, as he again refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and extended his arm with a clenched fist. He then read the names of seven Black men killed by police in the last year.
Buffalo Police officers are still waiting for city lawmakers to make a decision on their request for AR-15-Rifles. WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley recently sat down with the first vice president of the Buffalo Police Union about the recent wave of national violence.
WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with John Evans, First Vice President, Buffalo Police Benevolent Association.
The combative relationship between police and the minority community has never been more prevalent than today, but black Americans know it’s been around for longer than history books record. That’s why they prepare their children as best as they can.
A group of local ministers held a vigil Sunday afternoon at Mount Olive Baptist Church on East Delavan. The event focused on last week's violence in which two black men were shot by police officers and five police officers in Dallas were shot and killed.
Should the public's access to assault weapons be limited? Or are mass shootings a mental health issue? Questions continue to be raised following the latest incident of mass violence in San Bernardino, California.
This Labor Day will be more than just a time to celebrate social and economic achievements in Buffalo. After a week when the public has been captivated by violent events, advocates from pro-peace groups across Western New York are hoping to make it a time to celebrate peace.
Community organizations gathered Friday to call on residents in Buffalo’s University District to work together to reduce violence in the city. The call comes after two teens were gunned down in the neighborhood Tuesday.