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Curbing & Preventing Gang Activity in Houston

Last month, a Harris County judge granted an injunction against several dozen known gang members, essentially banning them from what has been dubbed the “East Aldine Safety Zone,” – east of Highway 59 and south of Bush Intercontinental Airport. News 88.7’s Pat Hernandez reported that 47 members of the notorious Crips and Bloods street gangs […]

Last month, a Harris County judge granted an injunction against several dozen known gang members, essentially banning them from what has been dubbed the "East Aldine Safety Zone," – east of Highway 59 and south of Bush Intercontinental Airport.

News 88.7's Pat Hernandez reported that 47 members of the notorious Crips and Bloods street gangs were named in a civil court trial brought by the Harris County Attorney’s office.

The injunction was just one of many programs and efforts in Houston to curb the activities of the some 300 different gangs – and roughly 20,000 gang members – the Houston Police Department has identified.

Joining us to talk about fighting gang activity – and preventing it in the first place – are Lt. Caroleta Johnson of the Houston Police Department and Patricia Harrington, Director of the Mayor's Anti-Gang Office.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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