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Fr. Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship [remix]

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

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On Being

[Unedited] Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

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WNYC News

32 Indicted in Brooklyn Gang Bust

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Officials said members of the Gates Avenue Mafia face charges including attempted murder, and conspiracy to sell narcotics and guns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Manhattan DA on the Harlem Raids

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance talks about the issues raised by the two raids in Harlem public housing last week and how his office will address the cases. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

"We Asked the City for Help and We Got a Raid"

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

More than 40 suspects in rival groups were arrested in a huge raid at two Harlem housing projects last week, but some residents say this may actually make things worse.

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WNYC News

One Mother, an Anti-Violence Expert and a Recipe to Lower the Body Count

Monday, May 12, 2014

WNYC

Brunilda Rivera has been on a mission to keep her 17-year-old son safe, ever since he was assaulted in a nearby park in February.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Photographs Children in a World of Gangs

Friday, January 24, 2014

Central American nations had the highest per capita homicide rates in the world, mostly due to gang violence. But why has gang activity become endemic in the region? Photojournalist Donna De Cesare has been trying to answer that question since she began covering Central America during the civil wars of the 1980s, focusing especially on children and youths. She continued her photography project in Central American refugee communities in the United States in the 1990s and postwar Central America in the 2000s. In her book Unsettled/Desasosiego: Children in a World of Gangs, she documents a history of repression, violence, and trauma, in which gangs are as much a symptom as a cause of trauma.

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Soundcheck

NYPD Decoding Hip-Hop Videos On YouTube To Track Gang Crime

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The New York Times crime reporter talks about how YouTube videos are helping investigators track and prosecute gang-related crime. 

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On The Media

Policing Gangs Through Rap Videos

Friday, January 17, 2014

In New York City, 30 percent of all shootings are tied to youth gang rivalries. There are over 300 street crews in the city, loosely affiliated gangs that battle mainly over turf. The rivalries often play out in rap videos made by the gangs and posted on YouTube. Those videos - and threats of violence in their lyrics - are being used as evidence by New York City police to make arrests. Brooke talks with WNYC reporter Kathleen Horan about this policing technique. 

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WNYC News

Crew Members Share Why They're Drawn to Street Gangs

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WNYC

Deandre Kelly grew up with Xavier Granville in the Beach 41st Street Houses in Far Rockaway - a cluster of public housing apartments along a desolate stretch of Queens near the shoreline. They began hanging out in elementary school, bonding over X-Box video games and basketball.

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On Being

Fr. Greg Boyle — The Calling of Delight: Gangs, Service, and Kinship

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

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On Being

[Unedited] Fr. Greg Boyle with Krista Tippett

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Fr. Greg Boyle on his work with gangs in L.A., connections between kinship and delight, and of finding delight in one another.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Luis Rodríguez on It Calls You Back

Monday, December 31, 2012

Luis Rodríguez tells of his journey from drug-abusing gang member to writer and activist. His memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing tells the story of Rodríguez’s attempt to start over, at 18, after his final stint in jail and nearly a decade of gang life. He describes his challenges as a father, and his difficulty leaving violence, crime, and addiction behind.

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WNYC News

Escaping Gang Violence, Growing Number of Teens Cross Border

Friday, December 28, 2012

The number of children who came to the United States from Central America has significantly increased this year. Among them were two siblings who left El Salvador and found their way to Long Island.

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WNYC News

MS-13’s Influence on Long Island

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Treasury Department’s decision to declare the street gang MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, a transnational criminal organization could have a large impact on Long Island, where the gang has had a strong presence.

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WNYC News

US Targets Violent Street Gang MS-13

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Central American street gang known for using machetes to hack and stab rivals to death became the first street gang to be labeled a transnational criminal organization Thursday.

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WNYC News

NYPD to Boost Gang Unit Over Social Media Violence

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Little Birds

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Elgin James talks about writing and directing “Little Birds.” He’s also discus his journey from the foster care system to homeless teen to gang member to filmmaking. “Little Birds” is semi-autobiographical, and is about two 15-year-old girls who live on the shores of the Salton Sea and test the limits of their friendship when one follows the other in an escape to Los Angeles. The film is playing at the Angelika.

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WNYC News

Gang Members In Alleged Drug Ring Near Public Housing Indicted

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Nineteen members of two East Harlem gangs have been indicted for selling crack cocaine in the vicinity of public housing.

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WNYC News

NYPD Nabs Crown Heights Gang Linked to String of Burglaries, Assaults

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brooklyn prosecutors have indicted 14 members of the so-called Brower Boys, a Crown Heights street gang accused of a series of burglaries, assaults and robberies near Brower Park in Brooklyn. 

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