01/20/2008

Wichita police hear call to arms on gangs

By Roy Wenzl
The Wichita Eagle, Kan.

WICHITA, Kan. — The killing of Robert Ridge has prompted sad, sometimes bitter, discussions about murder, gangs, race and young black men.

At Northwest High School, mentor Buddy Shannon pleaded with at-risk boys to reject the gangs that so badly damage black families.

Mayor Carl Brewer nearly choked up as he denou...
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