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.
 

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