Rise in Gangs Tied to Cuts in Youth Programs
- New York 08/06/2012 by Jose Santiago (WBAI)
The 19 people arrested in East Harlem last week are among 132 members of seven gangs police and the DA’s office have arrested in recent months. Many community leaders say the proliferation of gang activity has been aided by years of cutbacks in youth programs and other community services. WBAI’s Jose Santiago discussed the issue with City Council-member Melissa Mark-Viverito.