Gun Violence

"Cure Violence Program"
6:57 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Syracuse Agency Gets State Backing for Anti-Violence, Anti-Gang Program

Outreach workers intervene in violent situations as part of Cure Violence program.
Credit cureviolence.org

  A Syracuse gang prevention program is getting some significant financial backing from the state – hoping to make a difference where law enforcement can’t.  

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Liberty United Launches in Syracuse
6:24 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Miner Announces New Partnership to Recycle Seized Weapons

A few pieces from the Railroad Spike jewelry collection
Credit Liberty United

Guns currently in possession of the Syracuse Police will now be headed for new lives – as high-end jewelry.  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.  Money from selling the jewelry is directed back to gun-violence prevention programs in participating communities. 

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Social Justice
10:21 pm
Sun July 21, 2013

Syracuse's "Justice for Trayvon" Vigil Attracts More Than 100 Activists

Activists against gun violence listen to speakers outside the James M. Hanley Federal Building in Syracuse, NY on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
Valerie Crowder, WAER News

The George Zimmerman verdict has sparked a local conversation about disproportionate jury representation, racial disparities in school suspensions and gang-related gun violence.  

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