The presence of gangs in Sunset Park remains a serious problem. Police know of about 400 gang members in the neighborhood, and gang-related violence appears to be on the rise again. To provide an opportunity for Sunset Park residents whose life has been affected by gang violence to speak out and share their concerns, Community Board #7, the 72nd Precinct and local community organizations and churches will hold a Gang Awareness Forum on June 17. Police will also give a presentation to help parents protect their children from the influence of gangs. The event will be held at 6:30 pm onThursday, June 17, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 545 60th Street.
Monthly Archives: June 2010