As WKNO continues its series “Gangs in the City,” recruitment into gangs – from the highly organized and established gangs to the more disorganized neighborhood sets – continues on the streets, in schools and through the media. Eva Miller taught at Sheffield High, where many students live in abject poverty. The former English teacher quietly continues her calling – that started 25 years ago. It’s called Knight Life, a ministry that offers young people other options.
WKNO continues its series “Gangs in the City.” The Mathis twins have survived gang life on the mean streets of North Memphis, but just barely. Now, the twins are 28, but when they were younger they used to terrorize their neighborhood. Now they spend their days inside high schools and community centers showing young people that gang life is a one-way street to nowhere.
This week on the Behind the Headlines Radio Roundtable: allegations that some Memphis Animal shelter employees may have been involved in dog fighting rings, the NBA Lock-Out, and Shelby County Redistricting.