Youth Violence

Mid-South News
6:32 pm
Wed January 11, 2012

Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong: Parenting Key In Combatting Youth Violence

Toney Armstrong, Director of Memphis Police Department in his 12th floor office at 201 Poplar.
Candice Ludlow

Often kids who end up joining gangs are boys being raised by single moms in poor neighborhoods, says Toney Armstrong, the Director of the Memphis Police Department.  And Armstrong says that’s his story, too.

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Gangs in the City
7:50 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Joe Hunter Fights Gangs With Ministry, Respect and Love

National Vital Statistics System, Mortality

It seems that we can’t go a week without a murder in Memphis, and so far this year, more than 140 people have died.  According to the National Center for Health Statistics, homicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers.  And for young black male teens, it is the leading cause. In Memphis, agencies across the city strive to put a halt to the violence.  And in North Frayser, Joe Hunter provides guidance to troubled youth after school and during times of darkness. 

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