Gang Violence http://wunc.org en Rocky Mount Community Gathers To Brainstorm After Teen Shootings http://wunc.org/post/rocky-mount-community-gathers-brainstorm-after-teen-shootings <p></p><p>Rocky Mount community members and leaders are gathering at Word Tabernacle Church tonight for a public forum. This comes just weeks after four boys were shot on the church basketball court, and another was killed in a drive-by shooting.</p><p></p><p>Word Tabernacle Church Pastor James Gailliard said the tragedies have been a catalyst for social dialogue. He said he sees people crossing the aisle politically and having constructive discussions about how to combat gang violence, poverty and joblessness in the community.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 13:59:24 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 30696 at http://wunc.org Rocky Mount Community Gathers To Brainstorm After Teen Shootings Greensboro Gang Leader Sentenced To Nearly 30 Years http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-gang-leader-sentenced-nearly-30-years <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jorge Cornell was sentenced to 28 years in Federal Prison on Wednesday. The former leader of the Latin Kings gang in Greensboro was convicted last November on federal racketeering charges. Cornell was convicted of engaging in a conspiracy to commit murder, arson and robbery. He and his group feuded with the Greensboro Police. </span></p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:42:10 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 20837 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Gang Leader Sentenced To Nearly 30 Years UNCG Releases Gang Study http://wunc.org/post/uncg-releases-gang-study <p>A coordinated effort among law enforcement, schools, and non-profits would help to combat the impact of gangs in Guilford County. That’s according to a study presented today by UNC Greensboro. Youth Focus, a non-profit for at-risk youth is one of the groups involved in that effort.</p><p>Executive Director Chuck Hodierne says he hopes the study will make the community more aware of the issue of gangs. He says gang activity is a very difficult problem to address directly:</p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:10:00 +0000 Jeremy Loeb 11415 at http://wunc.org