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A Gang Prevention Documentary Worth Watching

May 7, 2013
"Operation Detour 2" tells the story about how easily young people, even good kids, can get seduced into the drug-trafficking world. How doing or receiving a favor from someone can hook you into the game. How drug use can subtly ensnare you and ruin your life.

Operation Detour 2 Trailer

May 6, 2013

Documentarian Rusty Fleming has produced "Operation Detour 2," a film geared toward high school students that shows the perils of drug trafficking and involvement with Mexican drug cartels. POLICE gang expert Richard Valdemar appears in the film. Read the full story here.

Can Education Cure Gang Members?

June 13, 2012
There seems to be an illogical perception in the U.S. that "bad guys," especially those associated with criminal gangs, are dumb—or at least uneducated. But education is not an elixir to cure the diseases of immorality or an upbringing steeped in situational ethics. It can't teach the gift of empathy for another human being.

CDC Report: Gang Prevention Needed In Early Adolescence

January 30, 2012
The report surveyed gang activity in Los Angeles, Calif.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Long Beach, Calif.; Oakland, Calif.; and Newark, N.J. In these cities, a total of 856 gang and 2,077 nongang homicides were identified and included in the analyses.

Gangs and Our Children

May 24, 2011
The number of local gang killings is low, but it's our common belief that one is too many. Whenever one of our children becomes a victim of gangs, it affects all of us. Specifically, when we personalize this problem and perceive the murdered child as a part of our family, it wounds our existence forever.

Gang Prevention: A Pound of Cure

May 10, 2011
We may not save every kid from gang involvement, but every kid deserves an opportunity to succeed. Law enforcement officers are the angels of our society, and when even one kid is saved from gang involvement, there are countless others behind and around that kid that we have also prevented from taking the wrong turn at the fork.

Charity and Cheer

December 1, 2004

In one afternoon a few cops helped 200 children see that the police aren’t the bad guys after all. They hoped the kids learned that there are kind and generous people in their world, and some of them are in blue uniforms.

Kids' Needs and the Attraction of Gangs

June 1, 2000

We have for years debated the growth of gangs. From inter­viewing hard-core gang members in and out of prison, there seems to be a pattern that emerges.

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