Gun Violence

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.  

Railroad Spike jewelry
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. 

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.