Los Angeles, CA Update on LA Mayor’s Multi Million Dollar Gang Redemption program is now focusing on the Coronavirus pandemic. This new effort to get the word out to the Gang Communities directs the resources to promote the “Safe at Home” policies of the Mayor.
Watch this 10 minute preview from Full Disclosure Network’s comprehensive series covering the successes and failures of gang programs within the City and County of Los Angeles. Full Disclosure® host Leslie Dutton interviewed major players involved in the L.A. Gang Wars including the innovative ideas implemented by Deputy Mayor Reverend Jeff Carr. This video includes the first three parts in the series. Outlining the original intent of what started as a $25 million dollar strategy dubbed the “Gang Reduction and Youth Development program.”
Featured in this video are the following experts:
- David R. Hernandez, Los Angeles civic activist who worries this program is doomed to failure because the officials are ignoring or concealing an all-out race war between local gangs.
- L.A. Deputy Mayor Reverend Jeff Carr, the Mayor’s new “Gang Czar” is planning to augment the current suppression effort by law enforcement with Mayor’s two prong strategy, prevention and intervention using gang members who he feels can be “redeemed”.
- Sgt. Richard Valdemar, a 32 year veteran of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department who is an International Gang specialist predicts that the use of gang members to intervene during gang violence is absurd.