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San Jose official works to reduce gun violence, boost mental health measures
Sep 23, 2021 | KRON4
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) – A San Jose city leader proposes boosting mental health measures to prevent mass shootings.

The changes follow the VTA rail yard shooting in May where nine people were killed by a disgruntled worker.

The plan put forth by San Jose City Councilmember Raul Peralez centers around evaluating workplace culture and preventing gun violence. 

The city has suffered through recent trauma following mass shootings at the VTA railyard and the Gilroy Garlic Festival — Peralez is hoping to help the community work through tragic events like these.

Michael Rudometkin was one of nine VTA employees killed in that shooting. He was a close friend of Peralez.

“Mass casualty incidents, active shooter incidents, they do generate a lot of public attention but when you look closer at gun violence you see some other trends emerging,” Peralez said.

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