Serial No. 115-41: Gangs in Our Communities: Drugs, Human Trafficking, and Violence, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, July 20, 2017 [open pdf - 305KB]
This is the July 20, 2017 hearing on "Gangs in Our Communities: Drugs, Human Trafficking, and Violence," held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations of the Committee on the Judiciary. From the testimony of Kenneth Blanco: "Violent crime is on the rise in many parts of America. Gang violence is increasingly in the headlines and news cycles every day in its frequency and its effect in the communities and its effect on innocent people who get caught in the crossfire. There are approximately 1.4 million members of 33,000 gangs operating across the country, all of whom use violence to boost their illegal money-making activities, protect their territories, intimidate their rivals, and enhance their status and fulfill their missions. Too many of our citizens live in fear of these violent criminals. All Americans deserve to be free from violence and safe in their homes, schools, jobs, and neighborhoods. This is why it is a top priority of the Department of Justice, under the leadership of Attorney General Sessions, to reduce violent crime in America, including gang-related violence." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kenneth Blanco, Mark Vanek, Chris Marks, and Gary Slutkin.
Serial No. 115-41
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