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‘Mad or nah?’: Philly residents react to debate over declaring gun violence an emergency

At this time last year, the number of homicide victims was 53. So far in 2021, more than 70 people in Philadelphia have been killed by gun violence. Residents are expressing fear and outrage at the gun violence. One man, Jamal Johnson, staged a hunger strike on Jan. 18, and only recently suspended it after meeting with Mayor Jim Kenney — he has threatened to restart it if the city doesn’t treat violence as a public health issue.

P.O.C., hit the streets of Philadelphia to see how residents feel about the debate on whether to declare gun violence a citywide emergency. #philadelphia#guns#shootings

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