East New York community celebrates 1 year without gun violence

A small community within East New York is marking an entire year of peace without gun violence. A 10-man group called Cure Violence has been

Residents bought 365 balloons to celebrate the milestone, each one representing a day without a taken life.

Residents bought 365 balloons to celebrate the milestone, each one representing a day without a taken life. (7/22/13)

BROOKLYN - A small community within East New York is marking an entire year of peace without gun violence.

A 10-man group called Cure Violence has been patrolling the neighborhood in response to a spike in shootings. It breaks up confrontations and enlightens troubled youth about not resorting to gun play.

Residents bought 365 balloons to celebrate the milestone Sunday, each one representing a day without a taken life.

A prayer was also said for those who have been killed before all of the balloons were released.
 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college 1 VIDEO: March to help seniors apply to college
Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11 2 Brooklyn Weekend Travel Advisory, Dec. 10-11
3 VIDEO: Interview with friend of East NY throat slashing victim
Check out these animals up for adoption. 4 Furry Friends for 12/9 - Animals for Adoption
Starting this weekend, a favorite holiday toy is 5 Lego World comes to Downtown Brooklyn

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News Furry Friends

Furry Friends is a weekly segment on News 12 Brooklyn nightside.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE