Getting Answers: Toledo surpasses 2020 homicide record. So what’s next?

Toledo Police cruisers at the Byrneport Apartments in Toledo. (Jaden Jefferson)

TOLEDO, Ohio — Last week, the city of Toledo surpassed its homicide record set in 2020, so what’s next? The man leading the charge to reduce gun violence, JoJuan Armour, commissioner of the Mayor’s Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence, views his efforts as successful, but acknowledges there’s still work to be done.

“We are still in those infancy stages of developing our process to address the overall picture of gun violence. We have a number of things that we can hang our hats on and a number of things that I’m extremely proud of, but at the end of the day, the goal is to reduce homicides. I think once we identify some consistency and sustainability in some of our programs, it’ll be able to have more of a long-lasting effect,” said Armour.

Armour says that there isn’t just one solution to address gun violence and if that was the case, the city wouldn’t be dealing with a homicide every other week. He adds that it’ll take time before we feel the effects of the city’s multi-faceted approach to gun violence.

--

--

--

🎥 MMJ / Reporter, Anchor🎤 🗞 | Dog lover! 🐾 | Taco. Fanatic. 🌮 | #Vaccinated | IG: @jaden_reports | Story idea? jadenjeffersonreports@gmail.com / DMs

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Now Conservatives See Who’s in Their Political Bed

Impeachment, Impunity, Impertinence, Immunity, and Impatience

IS THE UNITED STATES READY FOR A TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION?

Update on Dasher & Courier Safety

On Empathy and a Pandemic

The hate, the hate

The Space to Have a Voice

CNN and the Clinton Foundation — partners in fake news

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jaden Jefferson

Jaden Jefferson

🎥 MMJ / Reporter, Anchor🎤 🗞 | Dog lover! 🐾 | Taco. Fanatic. 🌮 | #Vaccinated | IG: @jaden_reports | Story idea? jadenjeffersonreports@gmail.com / DMs

More from Medium

What We Can Learn From Barn Raising

A Second Chance at Lockdown

Should gender neutrality take over the Awards season?

The Luzhin Defense