Since beginning last spring, Edward Rhoads of Philadelphia has been compiling a list of those killed with guns in our city, based on information he finds by following media reports, including the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.
Rhoads, a retired professor of Chinese history at the University of Texas at Austin, took on the project at the request of the rector of his wife’s church, the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Chestnut Hill. Each week, Kerbel lights a candle for each gun death in Philly.
This playlist includes 16 past videos with a total running time of 45 minutes, and includes several produced by the Gun Crisis Reporting Project, others in which we collaborated with national and international news organizations, and one lightning talk explaining our mission and strategy.
Over the past few weeks, we have been editing the #GunCrisis Knowledge Base, a compendium containing nearly every #GunCrisis post we have published since launching in March 2012, sorted by category with the exception of incident reports, which now number greater than 1,500. (Use the search window in the left column to search for individual incidents reports.)
A few posts have been omitted to reduce redundancy, and sometimes for linking to external content which is no longer available, but please let us know if you have links which you think we need to repair.
A prayer vigil to end gun violence is scheduled for tonight in the Rhawnhurst section of Northeast Philadelphia. The event will also open the latest installation of the Memorial to the Lost, a public display which includes one tee shirt remembering each of the 201 citizens of Philadelphia killed by gun violence during 2013. Click the headline to get more information.
Even with three four and five people shot in recent Philadelphia incidents, including a three-year-old girl who was fatally wounded in Grays Ferry, and the deaths of three more children after a gunpoint carjacking in North Philadelphia, we can’t find much local media reporting in advance of tonight’s National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime.”
But the community isn’t waiting to take action. Click the headline to see how you can get involved.
Friends and family members gathered Sunday on Hicks Street near West Bristol Street in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia for a vigil to remember Terrance ‘T-Bird’ Cox. Cox was shot to death last week during an incident which left two more men wounded men as well. Photograph for the Gun Crisis Reporting Project by Joseph Kaczmarek.