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Monday, December 6, 2010

In Wake of Bronx Bias Attacks, Councilman Cabrera to Introduce Anti-Gang Resolution

Councilman Fernando Cabrera
Fernando Cabrera, the rookie Councilman from the 14th District in the Bronx, said the recent bias attacks in his district exposed the city's lack of a comprehensive gang violence prevention strategy and he wants Congress to act on a bill that could help remedy the situation.

That's why on Wednesday, Cabrera will introduce a resolution in the Council calling on Congress to act on H.R. 3526, which seeks to "develop a comprehensive gang violence prevention strategy." Cabrera says it will also provide funding for nonprofit groups that already work to prevent gang violence or would like to if they had the money.

“We were all horrified in October of this year when it was reported that several young men were kidnapped and brutally tortured by Latin King “Goonies” because of their perceived sexual orientation,” Cabrera said in a statement released earlier today. “But as many of you know, this incident is neither the beginning nor the end of the gang problem present in our city,” he continued.

“As we have experienced an uptick in violent crime in our city, it is imperative that we attack gang-related issues with a comprehensive, communal effort,” Cabrera said. “This is why I’m calling on Congress to pass legislation that develops a gang prevention strategy.”

1 comment:

  1. This is Mark Rodriguez and as they say; Prevention starts at the home. Rather than spending on "after the fact" programs and JV detention centers maybe fund family crisis or youth centers that will deal with the real issues.And until our elected officials stop getting generous contributions from the lawyer and police organizations for the purpose of destroying families and incarcerating our youth for profit, we as a people will continue to be oppressed and forced to a life of crime.


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