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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Gang violence in Seattle on the rise, report says City study urges more spending on prevention

A report on gangs in Seattle bolsters what some in law enforcement and community groups already were saying -- gang violence is up, and more prevention programs are needed."It validated what I'd been hearing and experiencing the last few months," said Terry Hayes, a supervisor with the city's Human Services Department who works with youth programs.The 87-page report, completed in four weeks, cost $15,000. Work on it began Feb. 1, less than a month after two young Seattle men were slain in what were believed to have been gang-related shootings. Allen Joplin, 17, was shot dead Jan. 3 and, in a separate shooting, De'Che Morrison, 14, was killed Jan. 11. Neither case has been solved.

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June 29, 2008 in Gang Violence | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

SCOTUS Issues Landmark Opinion

upholding death penalty as "totally badass."  Hilarious video from the Onion here.

June 29, 2008 in Capital Punishment | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)