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Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin Declares Stop to Violence in Birmingham

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Contact: Brittany Sharp

Phone: 205-721-5369

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Birmingham City Council President Johnathan Austin is issuing a call to end violence in Birmingham. With the latest news of another fatal shooting in Birmingham involving a teenage male, President Austin has declared that he along with his colleagues on the Birmingham City Council and local ministers are going to work together to stop this rash of violence that is occurring in the city of Birmingham. A press conference detailing those efforts to put a stop to this continuous crime in our city will be held TODAY at 5 p.m. in front of City Hall on 19th Street.

“This deadly saga that has be ongoing for some time now must be stopped and as elected officials we are adamant about joining with our community leaders to come up with a solution to end violence in our city,” President Austin said. “This is an issue that must involve input from not only city leaders, but also the community as we collectively work together to show our commitment to provide safe environments for the citizens of Birmingham.”

What: Press Conference Detailing Efforts to Stop Violence in Birmingham

Who: Birmingham City Council and Local Ministers

When: TODAY at 5 p.m.

Where: In front of City Hall on 19th Street

For more information, please contact Birmingham City Council Director of Public Information Brittany Sharp at (205) 721-5369 or