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Updating citizens on efforts to combat gang violence

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  • Ted Lauchland posted at 1:06 pm on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 261

    So I vote for an energetic person such as yourself to go ahead and put a proposal together and present it and perhaps even lead it to fruition to accomplish the goal Mr. Chaney. That is really all it takes. If money is an issue then that is only part of it's challenges. I am glad you want to make things better. Hope more people have the time to care for the future of Lodi and it's people - really.

  • Joe Baxter posted at 9:08 am on Tue, Oct 23, 2012.

    Joe Baxter Posts: 1913

    What? There is gang violence in Lodi? I thought the venerable Mr. Chaney imparted his "no fail" solution to Lodi gang violence to the LPD a long time ago and gangs and gang violence was eradicated.

  • Doug Chaney posted at 1:25 pm on Fri, Oct 19, 2012.

    advocate Posts: 502

    Lodi city council sees it more fit to spend $1 million plus to widen Hutchins Street on the money sucking hole Hutchins Street Square to create only a few meager parking spaces for the few actual profitable events held there. I supposed two lanes each way and am puzzled that it took $1 million plus to complete that small project. That funding could have been well spent doing something, or even anything, on the eastside. Perhaps council could start by appropriating funding to demolish that dreaded "Berlin wall" that invisibly divides the city of Lodi. But don't hold your breath. As for the gang violence problem, targeting grades 7, 8 and 9 isn't soon enough to outreach to those vulnerable to gang life. Many law enforcement agencies start their hard core programs as early as grade 4. In my opinion the GREAT program needs to be replaced with an intervention conducted by apprroved gang intervention specialists, not uniformed police officers, who frighten them more than anything else, while the hard core interventionist has proven to capture the students attention without showing any authority and making these young students aware that gang signs and colors are displayed at their age level and even sometimes sooner.

  • trista aquino posted at 12:11 pm on Thu, Oct 18, 2012.

    trista aquino Posts: 119

    Ok I know I've said this a million times but just to make it 1,000,001 - Light us up! That would deter another half of the people who are up to know good- most of the crime in £odi takes place on the eastside where the only sources of light comes from the barely glowing sometimes flickering orange balls where actual street lights could be. Most people intending to do something they know is wrong would prefer Not getting caught and punished for it so a lot of them would be deterred knowing thy would be under the spotlight while doing so.
    Also I recently started taking my daughter to some karate classes an i don't know if this is true about all karate schools but this 1 here on Miracle Mile teaches so much more than kicks and flips... They show kids how to be disciplined and confident, which gives them a better outlook right from jump street and there not prone to attention seeking (and fear provoking) behavior, they aren't so quick to join a gang for backup to ward off bullies and attackers, they teach how to set and keep good habits and goals, how to control Thor anger and emotional decision making to avoid potentially dangerous or violent confrontations and behaviors, I feel so fortunate that my daughter has this opportunity to learn this philosophy.

    **anyone who wants to come check it out, it's called discovery karate off of pacific and Bradford, the teachers are so passionate, it's obvious how much they believe in what their teaching,start your 1st month free on any day, for kids and adults from the potty trained to the bucket kicking anyone can go. I hope you guys will come see for yourselves.


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