BREAKING NEWS

If you take the subway or bus on your commute you may be affected by the worldwide outage.

Bronx group takes stand against gun violence

A Bronx group is taking a stand against gun violence in an attempt to better the lives of young people in the borough. The group Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence, or B.R.A.G., has been working with the

News 12 Staff

Jun 10, 2015, 12:59 AM

Updated 3,327 days ago

Share:

A Bronx group is taking a stand against gun violence in an attempt to better the lives of young people in the borough.
The group Bronx Rises Against Gun Violence, or B.R.A.G., has been working with the community since last December. Its goal is stop gun violence before it even starts.
B.R.A.G. recruits people who have had issues with gun violence and helps talk them out of retaliation. They say their efforts have so far been positive.
Recent statistics show that males between the ages of 16 and 25 need the most help.
B.R.A.G. has been working with people within that age group, in addition to community members, clergy and other businesses to help promote safer streets.
Officials say they plan to host one event per month with the public. They say the idea is not to push kids out, but to bring them in.


More from News 12
2:10
NYC airplanes grounded following global outage

NYC airplanes grounded following global outage

2:02
Subways and buses across NYC still running amid worldwide outage

Subways and buses across NYC still running amid worldwide outage

3:31
Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

Widespread technology outage disrupts flights, banks, media outlets and companies around the world

1:35
Sunny, warm and humid conditions heading into the weekend for the Bronx

Sunny, warm and humid conditions heading into the weekend for the Bronx

5:00
Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

Tech expert weighs in on Microsoft outage impacts across the globe

1:41
Exclusive: Celebrity nail artist of Muñeca Beauty Salón & Nails shares her story

Exclusive: Celebrity nail artist of Muñeca Beauty Salón & Nails shares her story

NYPD: 4 men wanted for shooting woman in Throgs Neck

NYPD: 4 men wanted for shooting woman in Throgs Neck

2:00
Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

Funeral service held for fallen NYPD recruit Edgar Ordonez

13:51
'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

'I’m not supposed to be here tonight.' Donald Trump recounts assassination attempt

1:52
'Safety hazard.' Business owner demands action from community leaders following massive fire

'Safety hazard.' Business owner demands action from community leaders following massive fire

1:39
'A living hell.' Disabled tenants say they feel stuck inside building due to broken elevator

'A living hell.' Disabled tenants say they feel stuck inside building due to broken elevator

1:14
NYPD officer shoots man with machete in luxury Mott Haven apartment

NYPD officer shoots man with machete in luxury Mott Haven apartment

1:00
Despite citywide drop in transit crime, it remains on the rise in the Bronx

Despite citywide drop in transit crime, it remains on the rise in the Bronx

2:09
Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

Councilmember Zhuang speaks out following accusations of biting a police officer

1:38
Extras wanted for a film hosted by the Cinema on the Sound

Extras wanted for a film hosted by the Cinema on the Sound

0:23
Little joey makes its grand debut at the Bronx Zoo

Little joey makes its grand debut at the Bronx Zoo

0:29
Police: Man wanted for shooting another man in the face, shoulder in Kingsbridge Heights

Police: Man wanted for shooting another man in the face, shoulder in Kingsbridge Heights

1:39
NYPD: Suspects wanted for multiple robberies across Bronx, Queens

NYPD: Suspects wanted for multiple robberies across Bronx, Queens

1:45
Belmont residents claim landlord has neglected to make hazardous building repairs

Belmont residents claim landlord has neglected to make hazardous building repairs

1:25
Wake held for NYPD recruit who died days before hitting the streets

Wake held for NYPD recruit who died days before hitting the streets