Councilwoman Blackwell like many others are hopeful that The Mayors Roadmap to Safer Communities is a comprehensive plan that will combat and rid the city of gun violence. She believes that with the leadership of Councilman Jones, Councilman Johnson, our State Senators, and Reps the mission can be achieved.

Violence in The City of Philadelphia is not new, but the 351 homicides and 1,403 shootings in 2018 are the most in the last decade. Reminding The Councilwoman of the times when The Late Honorable Lucien E Blackwell and Council fought this enemy with the Crisis prevention endeavors. We are all in support of the effort to rid our city of this health crisis which at the end of the day is killing our young black men ages 16 to 34. We must all work together to achieve the goal.