San Francisco officials and Mission community members met yesterday to discuss the recent wave of gang-related violence within the past week. The Mission Peace Collaborative met with Supervisors David Campos and John Avalos, as well as representatives for Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisor Jane Kim, and state Sen. Leland Yee. They discussed possible solutions to the violence and questioned the effectiveness of San Francisco’s gang injunction program.
“Economics is one of the root causes of violence,” said Valerie Tulier, director of Mission Beacon, the group that hosted the meeting.
Here are some other quotes from the story:
“The group also called on the supervisors to restore funding that has been cut to mental health, substance abuse and after-school programs.”
“Avalos said he thought there were some resources that could be transferred from the Police Department to the community-based groups to help deter violence.”
Although this article provides a link to a map of San Francisco’s Homicides in 2011, I thought it would be more effective to design a map focusing on the recent crimes listed in chronological order. This highlights the severity of the problem and hopefully can aid in finding trends in the crimes.