Day: February 8, 2013

VIDEO: BBC LONDON NEWS – FORMER GANG MEMBER’S BAFTA HONOUR

Former gang member turned actor and film director Fredi Nwaka showcased his short film on gang life (If Only) in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) earlier this month. [Thanks Russ] In December of last year I posted a piece about the film and Fredi’s new organisation C.R.I.M.E (Creating Role Models In Media Enterprise), which works with ex offenders, gang members and troubled teens, and turns their stories into short films. CLICK HERE to read if you missed it.

UK NEWS: VIDEO – GANGS GIVEN FIRST AID TIPS TO KEEP STAB VICTIMS ALIVE

Via The Metro Teen gang members are being given medical training so they can step in to save the victims of street stabbings. They will learn first aid from volunteer doctors and medical students who say teaching them to stem blood loss could save lives. Gang members who witness violence are often prepared to help casualties but end up panicking and running off as they don’t know what to do, the StreetDoctors group claims. As they are ‘all too often’ present during []