Are there Bloods & Crips in South Philadelphia?

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Posted on Wed, Apr. 21, 2010 By Alex Alonso STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER SOUTH PHILADLEPHIA — Reporting from the inner city community of South Philadelphia on 18th Street and Dickinson I met up with rappers Kevlar and Lido Gambino back in 2004. They talk about life in South Philly and Lido Gambino spits a wicked rap […]

Pittsburgh Council transfers $7,000 for gang program

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Joe Smydo (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) April 13, 2010 Pittsburgh City Council this morning voted to transfer $7,000 from a member’s district account to help fund a contract for an anti-gang initiative. Council voted to take the money from a district account of Councilman Ricky Burgess. Mr. Burgess, a backer of the Pittsburgh Initiative to Reduce Crime, […]

One Vision One Life strives to save youths from gang life

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by Jill King Greenwood (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) November 7, 2009 Six years ago, a former gang member brought together two dozen people like himself to intervene in street disputes and reach out to troubled kids in Allegheny County’s worst neighborhoods. A nonprofit arm of the county, One Vision One Life has a $1.2 million annual operating […]