Gun Violence http://waer.org en Syracuse Agency Gets State Backing for Anti-Violence, Anti-Gang Program http://waer.org/post/syracuse-agency-gets-state-backing-anti-violence-anti-gang-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A Syracuse gang prevention program is getting some significant financial backing from the state – hoping to make a difference where law enforcement can’t.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 23:57:31 +0000 Chris Bolt 14381 at http://waer.org Syracuse Agency Gets State Backing for Anti-Violence, Anti-Gang Program Miner Announces New Partnership to Recycle Seized Weapons http://waer.org/post/miner-announces-new-partnership-recycle-seized-weapons <P>Guns currently in possession of the Syracuse Police will now be headed for new lives – as high-end jewelry.&nbsp; The city announced a partnership today with a company called Liberty United, which melts down the metal from guns and turns the new alloys into bracelets, necklaces and rings.&nbsp; Money from selling the jewelry is directed back to gun-violence prevention programs in participating communities.&nbsp;</P> <P>Peter Thum, the founder of the program, explains that he uses guns that are either no longer evidence in a case or sourced from gun buyback programs (and not part of any inv Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:24:38 +0000 Scott Willis & Hannah Warren 8450 at http://waer.org Miner Announces New Partnership to Recycle Seized Weapons Syracuse's "Justice for Trayvon" Vigil Attracts More Than 100 Activists http://waer.org/post/syracuses-justice-trayvon-vigil-attracts-more-100-activists <p>The&nbsp;George Zimmerman&nbsp;verdict has sparked a local conversation about disproportionate jury representation, racial disparities in school suspensions and gang-related gun violence.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 22 Jul 2013 02:21:01 +0000 Valerie Crowder 5324 at http://waer.org Syracuse's "Justice for Trayvon" Vigil Attracts More Than 100 Activists