Press Releases

Rev. Al Sharpton & National Action Network Re-Iterate The Call For National Gun Control As Sharpton & Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes Prepare To Occupy the Corner Where A 13-Year-Old Was Shot Last Night In Brooklyn

Aug 23

REV. AL SHARPTON & NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK RE-ITERATE THE CALL FOR NATIONAL GUN CONTROL AS SHARPTON & BROOKLYN D.A. CHARLES HYNES PREPARE TO OCCUPY THE CORNER WHERE A 13-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT LAST NIGHT IN BROOKLYN

 

WHO:
Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network and MSNBC host
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes
Tamika D. Mallory, National Executive Director, NAN
Kirsten John Foy, NAN Brooklyn Chapter President
Anti-violence activists and community leaders

WHERE/WHEN:
Friday, August 24, 2012
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Rev. Sharpton and Brooklyn D.A. Charles Hynes will be at the following locations:

A 13-year-old died early today after he was shot in the back on a Brooklyn street. Ronald Wallace was standing with others at Tapscott and Blake avenues in Brownsville when a gunman opened fire about 12:45 a.m. (New York Daily News)

 

ALL OTHER LOCATIONS:
11:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Manhattan

Brooklyn

Bronx

Queens

Staten Island

 

PLEASE NOTE THE OTC EFFORT WILL TAKE PLACE ALL WEEKEND
Friday-Sunday 11p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Contact: Rachel Noerdlinger rachel@noerdlingermedia.com

 

BACKGROUND:

National Action Network (NAN) and Rev. Al Sharpton, responding to the recent rash of shootings that have plagued the country are entering into week two of “Occupy the Corners” this Friday, August 17th for four consecutive weekends from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Each weekend, NAN and community activists, politicians, church leaders, and the like, will stand on corners in “hotspot” areas throughout the city, watching for any signs of violence, talking to residents, and take back the streets. OTC is not a patrol, says Sharpton, but an opportunity to show strong real-life neighborly support in our communities most plagued by gun violence.

For more information and to see who is leading each site please visit: www.nationalactionnetwork.net