Posts Tagged as "Gangs"

Getting Off A Gang Injunction Not As Simple As “Opting-Out”

Apr. 20, 2015 / By
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Heralded by police as the answer to ending crime and vilified by community activists as the new Jim Crow law, gang injunctions have been a controversial issue, no matter how you look at it. Here are four steps to getting off a gang injunction list in Long Beach.

Why Do Teens Join Gangs? Community Leaders Weigh In

May. 29, 2014 / By
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On May 12 & 13, community stakeholders from across California came together at the LA Gang Violence Prevention & Intervention Conference to focus on addressing the root causes of gang violence, and highlighting solutions that address those root causes...

Deported Breakdancer Finds Purpose Serving Youth in Cambodia

Oct. 4, 2013 / By
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Growing up in Long Beach, Tuy Sobil became enamored with breakdancing, eventually joining a dance crew and adopting the nickname “KK.”

But in what he describes now as one of the biggest regrets of his life, Sobil became a member of a Crips gang in Long Beach at the age of 13...

Voices from the LA Gang Conference

May. 17, 2013 / By
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Last week, community members, law enforcement and health and city officials from all over Southern California came together to discuss gang violence prevention and intervention strategies...

Teens and Young Adults Look to Forge Peace Among Richmond’s Neighborhoods

Feb. 27, 2012 / By
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News Report, Robert Rogers | Richmond Confidential

George Mitchell stood in front of the mic, glanced at his notes, and let fly...