Los Angeles, CA. According to a December 23, 2008 report written by Daniel Heimpel, Investigative Journalist in the LA Weekly publication L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa’s new gang prevention and intervention program is going to protect the identity of fifty individuals who will be deciding which non-profit gang organizations will get generous city grants for prevention and intervention activities, only in the high violence areas of the City.
The Full Disclosure Network® presents an eleven-minute exclusive video news blog revealing that approximately $24 million taxpayer dollars will be doled out to groups that have both gang members and former gang members on their staffs. The area targeted is the high violence areas of the city, according to the City’s new Gang Czar. Appearing in the video are:
- Rev. Jeff Carr, Gang Czar, and Los Angeles Deputy Mayor
- Daniel Heimpel, L A Weekly Investigative Journalist
- Leslie Dutton, Host, Full Disclosure Network
In the video, Heimpel describes his interview with Rev. Jeff Carr and his response to the questions raised about the unusual procedures being used the Mayor’s office to select the grant recipients, which any effort toward providing transparency.
Rev. Carr describes the Mayor’s gang program and the prevention and intervention strategies and reassures Full Disclosure that the young adults working in the program would include persons who have been incarcerated but have been redeemed.