Gun Violence http://wunc.org en Gun Violence In Rocky Mount http://wunc.org/post/gun-violence-rocky-mount <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Hundreds of community members gathered at the Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount to discuss solutions for community violence after four teenagers were shot behind the church last month. Many at the meeting said an increase in gun availability on the streets of Rocky Mount contributes to the problem.&nbsp;</span></font><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 17:11:12 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30809 at http://wunc.org Gun Violence In Rocky Mount Durham Police Put 'Bull's Eye' On High-Crime Neighborhood http://wunc.org/post/durham-police-put-bulls-eye-high-crime-neighborhood <p>Durham police officers are crediting an initiative started six years ago for reducing crime in one of the city&#39;s most violent neighborhoods.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;Operation Bull&#39;s Eye&quot; targeted a two-square-mile area with high rates of crime and &quot;shots fired&quot; calls.&nbsp; Officers used enforcement and community-building programs to bring shooting incidents down by more than half and overall violent crime down by nearly 40 percent.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 09:50:51 +0000 Gurnal Scott 24136 at http://wunc.org Durham Police Put 'Bull's Eye' On High-Crime Neighborhood Mothers Rally To Fight Gun Violence http://wunc.org/post/mothers-rally-fight-gun-violence <p>Mothers across North Carolina are marching and speaking out at events tomorrow to raise awareness of how gun violence affects families. Joslyn Simms, who lost her son Rayburn to gun violence eight years ago this month, will be speaking at tomorrow's rally in Durham.</p> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:11:29 +0000 Catherine Brand 15160 at http://wunc.org Mothers Rally To Fight Gun Violence Son’s Death Spurs Mother To Fight Violence http://wunc.org/post/son-s-death-spurs-mother-fight-violence <p>When Dorothy Johnson-Speight’s son Khaaliq was killed in 2001, she thought her life was over. He wasn’t the first child she lost – her 3-year-old daughter had died almost 15 years to the day before<br>Khaaliq’s murder -- but he was the first child lost to violence, and his death shook her.<br> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:46:23 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12657 at http://wunc.org Son’s Death Spurs Mother To Fight Violence Controlling Gun Violence http://wunc.org/post/controlling-gun-violence <p>Recent high-profile shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Texas are spurring public conversations about gun control, but is tougher regulations on our right to keep and bear arms an effective method for curtailing gun deaths? Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:44:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 4053 at http://wunc.org