Sep 09 2003

Graham Announces $372,000 to Fight Gun Violence in North Charleston

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced North Charleston will receive $372,562 in federal aid to support Operation Ceasefire. The funds, part of a federal earmark previously announced by Graham, will be used to fund overtime expenses for Operation Ceasefire response teams. Operation Ceasefire is an initiative to decrease gun violence in North Charleston and surrounding communities through monitoring of technology designed to detect gun fire. “This is an excellent example of using modern technology to fight violent crime and protect South Carolinians,” said Graham. “Law enforcement officers risk their lives to protect others; they deserve the best equipment and technology available.” The funds were awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice. ####