Guns currently in possession of the Syracuse Police will now be headed for new lives – as high-end jewelry. The city announced a partnership today with a company called Liberty United, which melts down the metal from guns and turns the new alloys into bracelets, necklaces and rings. Money from selling the jewelry is directed back to gun-violence prevention programs in participating communities.
Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler announced during a press conference earlier today that 18 year old Romeo Williams is now in custody in connection with the attack that took place over the weekend in a 7-11 parking lot on Valley Drive. He said James Gifford, 70, was attacked from the front without evident provocation,
“Williams lunged at him, striking him in the face so violently that it knocked him to the ground rendering him unconscious.”
Mayor Stephanie Miner and Democratic Mayoral candidate Pat Hogan gathered with their respective campaign advisors and supporters as the primary results came in.
Hogan's fell behind in the race against incumbent Mayor Miner. In his speech after his defeat, he pointed out that only half the Democrats who voted in the primary support Miner, and acknowledged Alfonso Davis's efforts leading up to the primary election.
As Tuesday's Democratic Primary looms, the campaigns of three candidates for the Syracuse Mayoral Race were busy trying to get their word out today. In addition to fulfilling his duties as City Councilor, Pat Hogan planned on attending a rally today on a key campaign topic.
“Syracuse Firefighters have a rally at station house seven which was closed by the mayor and then there will be a kick-off rally basically to try and take back the city and put the city in a new direction starting tomorrow.”