East Flatbush shootings update– Council Member Jumaane Williams and Pastor Gilford T. Monrose plan for the future

In response to the shooting involving eight people in East Flatbush on early Sunday morning, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams co-chair of the Council’s Task Force to Combat Gun Violence, and Pastor Gilford T. Monrose, president of the 67th Precinct Clergy Council, joined together to discuss the catastrophe.

“Guns have no place in our community, let alone at a party. We will not stand idly by while irresponsible individuals attempt to take innocent lives,” they said.

The pair brainstormed ways to prevent more incidents of this type, fearing that they may be more common than ever this summer, due to the fact that house parties are “increasingly out of control.”

In order to combat such potential threats, Williams is investigating legislation that would call for any person holding a gathering of 40 people or more at a residence to notify the local community board and police precinct three days in advance of the event. Such precautions would allow homeowners greater peace of mind and advance community transparency. Williams is also considering instituting penalties for those who fail to notify the proper authorities, as well as for promoters who advertise on social media seeking cover charges.

Williams also requested that the NYPD increase its enforcement of noise complaints, trespassing, and other violations, especially in the upcoming summer months. He is also figuring out how to effectively track promotions on flyers and the Internet.

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