Addressing Gang Violence Through the Courts and on the Streets

Friday, November 12, 2010

For decades, cities across the country have tried a variety of approaches to reduce gang violence. Recently, Long Beach, California has implemented court-ordered civil injunctions, allowing law enforcement to arrest known gang members in particular neighborhoods for minor infractions. These infractions include wearing gang colors, carrying a cell phone in a car, or leaving the house after 8 p.m. Is it working? 

Long Beach City Prosecutor Doug Haubert and Renato Ramos, who works with gang members in Phoenix, Ariz., join us to discuss their cities' efforts to reduce gang violence.


Doug Haubert and Renato Ramos

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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