New legislation is anticipated this week that would require police officers to wear body cameras while working in the community.
Local citizens and organizations are calling for justice in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo. A demonstration is planned for Friday at Red Arrow Park, where an African American man was shot to death by a police officer in April.
“No drugs + No alcohol = No violence!” Students and teachers from Westside Academy II and others carried that message into the street during a recent march for peace.
More than 50 city residents listened as one after another described their personal connection to gun violence and shared thoughts on how to stop it.
Borchert Field resident Andre Lee Ellis has taken anti-violence efforts into his own hands, paying young black men to clean up their neighborhood for several hours each weekend.
The founder of the fourth annual Community Connections community event offers a model for turning a tragic accident into something positive.
At a town meeting on gun violence, leaders and citizens agreed that community members have to take back their own neighborhoods.
In some city neighborhoods, kids play indoors because parents fear for their safety. But places such as the Urban Ecology Centers are providing safe havens for outdoor play and creating safer neighborhoods in the process.
The premiere of a documentary focusing on how violence affects local teens drew an audience of about 1,000 people to the Oriental Theatre.
Our Next Generation and Serve2Unite hosted a teen-led summit to discuss how to decrease gun-related violence.