But we have to be aware the problem of gang violence
has not beencured.
When you look at any community meeting on gang violence
in the Valley, more than 80 percent of the people there are mothers," says community activist William "Blinky" Rodriguez, who began organizing many of these gang peace rallies after losing his own 16-year-old son in a drive-by shooting in 1990.
harms individuals, saps community life and comprises a disproportionate percentage of the homicides and other violent crimes committed, which have risen in numerous cities since 2004.
Schneider may be understating the extent and public tolerance of gang violence
prior to World War II.
According to the study, a large majority of adults say prevention is more effective than law enforcement at addressing the problem of gang violence
among youth in America today.
Councilman Tony Cardenas, who heads the council's Ad Hoc Committee on Gang Violence
and Youth Development, recommended that his colleagues approve the six $500,000 annual contracts.
The Los Angeles Police Department employed a deceptively simple tactic, traffic barriers, to block automobile access to streets as a way of reducing gang violence
does therefore appear to have been an overwhelmingly masculine concern, and the discussion which follows focuses exclusively upon masculinity and violence.
immediately before a meeting of Senator Hayden's California Legislative Task Force on Preventing Gang Violence
IN case you weren't aware, sound bytes from politicians and well-meaning street-corner activists don't end gang violence
welcomes the nation's top cop, deadly gang violence
is exploding in South Central.
In 1993, Night Light's primary police unit, the highly decorated, 40-member Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF) was established to address youth and gang violence
in the city.
IT took three years, dozens of gang-related killings, the demand from community residents and civil-rights leaders, and prolonged City Hall squabbles for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to finally get the message: The way to deal with gang violence
is not to toss more injunctions, police, FBI task forces and tough talk at the problem, but to talk directly to the kids who are likely to be the gangbangers of tomorrow.
In an article about the increase in area gang violence
, a local California newspaper accurately described graffiti as a "crude but effective way for gang members to communicate among themselves, with the community, and with rival gangs.
VALLEY GLEN -- Reacting to recent gang violence
, about 250 people packed into Grant High School's auditorium Wednesday to discuss ways of preventing and fighting crime in their neighborhood.