BLOOD IN THE STREETS, TENSION IN THE AIR

BLOOD IN THE STREETS, TENSION IN THE AIR

Shootings are up across the United States, while some communities try to rebuild trust with police by Emily Belz in Brooklyn, N.Y.photos by AG

Pastor Gil Monrose heard a ruckus as he knocked on a door around the corner from where a 41-year-old man had been murdered in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, the day before. A fight had broken out at the murder site, someone had broken a car window, and tensions were escalating. Monrose headed to the fight, noting that the building had a reputation for killings: “It’s always on the front page.” This particular precinct has seen 11 murders this year, compared with four at the same time last year. This neighborhood also experienced a high number of COVID-19 deaths: 243 in this ZIP code.

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