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Birmingham's violent crime wave continues with five shootings, two homicides, more injured over weekend

Birmingham Police Department officers had to respond to five shootings in the city over the weekend which resulted in 11 injuries and two deaths, continuing the violent crime epidemic that has been plaguing the city since at least the beginning of 2022. 

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Crisis continues: Another teen dies in Birmingham shooting, youth death count up to 17 since January 2022

Another student at a Birmingham high school died from gunshot wounds Saturday, becoming the latest minor to fall victim to the city’s violent crime epidemic. 

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'We're not babysitters for children — That's not our job': Birmingham's Woodfin, BPD chief Thurmond beg parents to know where their kids are amid violent crime wave

Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin and Birmingham Police Department chief Scott Thurmond both warned parents on Thursday to keep an eye on their children in the midst of the city’s violent crime wave, which made 2022 one of the most violent years in Birmingham history and has claimed the lives of 16 children in the last 15 months.

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UAB teaching public how to ‘Stop the Bleed’ by managing blood loss, as Birmingham closes off most violent year in modern history

The year 2022 was one of Birmingham's most violent years in modern history. The city closed off the year with 144 homicides, many of which were a result of shootings. Now, the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) is teaching the public how to help save someone who's been shot.

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Violent Christmas season makes 2022 one of the deadliest years in Birmingham’s modern history

In Birmingham, 2022 was another year stained with blood. With a spree of holiday homicides, the city is set to close off one of the most violent years in recent history. 

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Anti-Christian violence on the rise in the U.S. — Five Alabama churches attacked since 2018

A new report from the Family Research Council (FRC) indicates that acts of hostility toward Christian churches in the United States are on the rise. 

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'Turf War': Local, federal law enforcement challenged by Birmingham's ever-present gang violence threat

Officers say these groups have turf wars - basically, certain groups can’t enter the space occupied by other groups.

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$6 million from DOJ going to Alabama public agencies, private nonprofits to aid victims of violent crime

Almost $6 million from the U.S. Department of Justice will go to several public and private organizations in Alabama to provide services for victims of violent crime.

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Homicides, drug-related deaths on the rise across Alabama prison system; ADOC claims 'working diligently' to improve the safety, security

Homicides and drug deaths are on the rise at one Alabama prison.

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Mobile County Schools stepping up with new awareness campaign in midst of violence crisis

It’s a new awareness campaign targeted at schools, where violence among young people can be a problem.