Friday, May 14, 2010

Gang Awareness

April 2010

La Vozes co-sponsored an evening of local gang information for parents. Wahluke SRO (School Resource Officer) Grant County Sheriff Deputy L. Sanchez led a 2 ½ hour presentation to 100 community members on the growing local gang problem. Various presenters (including former gang members) were on hand to discuss how they entered gang life ad what local parents can do to keep their children form entering gangs. Youth were not allowed to attend the meeting, as pictures of local gang members (those who place their pics on facebook, twitter, and other multimedia sites) were shown to the community to enforce that idea that gang members are in the area, and many local youth claim affiliation to these gangs.

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