PIRC Updates http://www.pittsburghpa.gov//publicsafety/pirc/updates.htm Office of the Mayor (c) 2014 | City of Pittsburgh | All rights reserved Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime - Update http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/pirc/article.htm?id=822 <p>Dear PIRC Update subscribers:</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; In response to a homicide by street gangs and/or identifiable street groups in the City of Pittsburgh, PIRC&#39;s law enforcement partners&nbsp;target members of the gang or group involved.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;A PIRC&nbsp;response took place in August&nbsp;2012.&nbsp;&nbsp;A press release describing these actions and their results has been posted on the PIRC website.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp; Please see the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/pirc/#updates">Progress section of the PIRC website</a> for the August 30,&nbsp;2012 press release from the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; If you would like someone from the PIRC team to speak with a community group or youth group&#39; please let me know.&nbsp; We would be very pleased to speak with anyone.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; Thank you&nbsp;for your interest in PIRC.</p> <p><strong>Jay A. Gilmer, Esq.</strong><br /> <strong>Coordinator, Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 10:32:14 -0500 PIRC Call-In Sessions http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/pirc/article.htm?id=799 <p> On March 4, 2011, PIRC held its third round of call-in events for adults at the United States Courthouse in downtown Pittsburgh.&nbsp; Approximately 80 offenders were in attendance, together with approximately 100 community members and 35 members of the PIRC&rsquo;s law enforcement partners.&nbsp; Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director Mike Huss attended the morning session.</p> <p> The PIRC message was emphasized by a variety of speakers from law enforcement to community leaders.</p> <p> Law enforcement speakers were:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Police Chief Nathan Harper</strong></li> <li> <strong>Chris Avetta, Esq. </strong>and <strong>Eric Stadtmiller, Esq. </strong>from the Allegheny County District Attorney&#39;s office</li> <li> <strong>Soo Song, Esq. </strong>and <strong>Tod Eberle, Esq.</strong> from the United States Attorney&rsquo;s Office</li> <li> <strong>Frank Scherer,</strong> Manager Allegheny County Probation</li> </ul> <p> Law enforcement partners in attendance included: Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, United States Marshalls, Allegheny County Police, Pennsylvania State Troopers, Allegheny County Sheriff&rsquo;s Department, Unites States Attorney&rsquo;s office, Allegheny County District Attorney&rsquo;s office, Allegheny County Probation, United States Probation, and others.</p> <p> Service delivery speakers were:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Khalif Ali</strong>, Case Manager with Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc.</li> <li> <strong>Richard Garland</strong>, Executive Director and <strong>Jeff Jenkins</strong>, Community Coordinator for One Vision One Life</li> </ul> <p> Also in attendance were the team of community coordinators from One Vision One Life and many other service providers.</p> <p> Community voice speakers were:</p> <ul> <li> <strong>Fred Ross </strong>and <strong>Albert Dingle</strong>, fathers of young men that were killed on the streets</li> <li> <strong>Rev. Shawn Drummond</strong>, Chaplain at the Allegheny County Jail</li> <li> <strong>Rev. Ricky Burgess, </strong>City Councilman</li> </ul> <p> Also in attendance were many interested citizens that were demonstrating their support for the offender population.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:43:58 -0400 Welcome to PIRC! http://www.pittsburghpa.gov/publicsafety/pirc/article.htm?id=711 <p> <strong>1st Call-In Session (7/13/10)</strong></p> <p> PIRC was launched in the summer of 2010. The first call-in session took place Tuesday, July 13, 2010.</p> <p> <strong>2nd Call-In Session (10/18/10)</strong></p> <p> On October 18, 2010, PIRC held its first call-in event for juvenile offenders at the Allegheny County Courthouse. Approximately 34 offenders were in attendance.</p> <p> The PIRC message was emphasized by a variety of speakers from law enforcement to community leaders including:</p> <ul> <li> Police Chief Nathan Harper</li> <li> Eric Woltshock, Esq. from the Allegheny County District Attorney&#39;s office</li> <li> Ramon Rustin, Allegheny County Jail Warden</li> <li> Fulton Meachem, Housing Authority Director</li> <li> Earl Baldwin, Hallelujah Anyhow Barbershop on the Northside</li> <li> Rev. Cornell Jones, Chaplain at SCI-Pittsburgh</li> </ul> <p> <strong>Saturation Details (11/9/10)</strong></p> <p> In the month following the Call-In, there were shootings in the Northside, Hill District, Larimer, and Oakland, with one homicide occurring in the Upper Hill. On Tues., Nov. 9, the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, along with various multi-agency police units, conducted two saturation details. Both details were initiated as part of the PIRC response to homicides and shootings occurring in the Pittsburgh area.</p> <p> A number of arrests were made that day. The message was made clear: gun and gang violence will not be tolerated. Officers left the PIRC message (a card) with the individuals they encountered on the detail that included contact information for those individuals seeking assistance to better their lives and also provides a message to stop gun violence.</p> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 14:09:58 -0500