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When two young men started shooting during a late-night Fresno house party on Saturday, November 28, 2009 over rival tagging crew disputes, twelve people became wounded. In an article by The Fresno Bee, Police Chief Jerry Dyer noted this has been “the most wounded in a single shooting incident in Fresno in recent memory.” Here, youth from The kNOw express their concerns about the incident, and the need for more positive things for teens to do.
The school day finally ended. I was anxious to get home to eat all the delicious Chinese food my sister-in-law had just prepared for me. I went to the front of the school, as usual, to wait and play cards with my buddies.
The gang rape of a 15-year-old student at Richmond High School in the Bay Area has made national headlines, but how are young people processing the incident? Youth writers from the Bay Area and Fresno say they would have tried to stop the assault, while others admit that they may not have had the courage to [...]
On August 26, 2009, we held a first “Safe Zone Forum” on the topic of youth homelessness. The forum was held at The kNOw’s office in order to ensure safety and create a respectful environment, and no outside adults or media were allowed.
We all remember those “fights” or arguments that we will never forget. We remember the words that were tossed around, the anger from the other person, and the way we felt after. Here, two writers share their own stories. Walking Away I can remember it very clearly, I was so eager to go to the [...]