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Legislators set second summit on violent crime

Two Erie County lawmakers will hold a second summit on violent crime and homicides in Buffalo.

The summit, called by Legislature Chairwoman Betty Jean Grant and Legislator Timothy R. Hogues, both Buffalo Democrats, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Frank E. Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave. An earlier session was held on July 17.

“Our youth are dying and I will continue to speak up against policies and practices that help destroy our youth, regardless of the fear tactics that are and will be directed against my family and myself,” Grant said in a news release today.

Scheduled panelists at Wednesday’s summit include local religious leaders, Cheektowaga Police Chief David Zack, Erie County Medical Center Police Chief Chris Cummings and local youth. Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown and officials of the Buffalo Police Department have been invited to attend as well. Summit organizers said they also were invited to the last meeting but declined to attend.

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