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Gang Attraction, an encore presentation

Posted Friday, August 1, 2008

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Gang Attraction, an encore presentation This time last year, Cleveland was ending a particularly deadly month. There had been 21 homicides, many of them attributable to gang members. Since that time, the city has cracked down. Police have made more than 1,200 arrests and taken 85 guns off the street. Still, gang activity and youth crime have not disappeared, and they remain particularly alluring for some young men in the city. Friday on our program, we reprise a program from last year--from the middle of that deadly July--when we spoke to former and present gang members about their lives and the attraction that gangs continue to hold for so many. Stay tuned at the end of the hour for an update on where these young men are now.Photo: L to R - Kevin Bell, Deonte Godfrey, Regina Brett, "Mario," Bishop Prince Moultry

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Education, Government/Politics, Health, Children's Health, Mental Health, Other, Community/Human Interest, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement

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Mike Walker, Partnership for a Safer Cleveland
Kevin Bell, activist and former gang member
Bishop Prince Moultry

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