gang violence

6:54pm

Wed September 17, 2014
Arts & Culture

How Rudy Corpuz is trying to save the ‘Hood

Rudy Corpuz, Jr. (center) leads a Silence to Violence march down Market Street on September 4, 2014.
Anna Kolhede

In the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, at 1038 Howard Street, sits the United Playaz headquarters. United Playaz is an homegrown organization that’s trying to make the SoMa neighborhood a safer place. It was founded by Rudy Corpuz Jr., but he wasn’t always an anti-violence activist.

“I got tired of going in and out of jail. I got tired of waking up at people’s houses that were dope houses. I got tired of being on the streets where I didn’t know where I was going to be at, you know what I mean, the next day because I was living foul.”

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8:54am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Interrupters

Today on Your Call: How do we stop the cycle of violence on urban streets?




  On today's Your Call, we'll speak with Alex Kotlowitz, producer of The Interrupters, a documentary about three violence interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities. We’ll also speak with the film’s protagonist, Ameena Matthews.  How much can be accomplished through direct violence interruption?  Join us at 10am Pacific Time or post a comment here.  Have you been part of violence intervention?  What are the solutions to stopping the homicide epidemic in urban inner cities? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you. 

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12:00am

Wed March 6, 2013