Richmond police investigate weekend’s violence

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First homicide in Highland Park in 3 years occurred this past weekend, and the neighborhood is shaken up… From the Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/crime/richmond-police-investigate-weekend-s-violence/article_af137edd-8168-5e61-80d6-f54e7579dab2.html Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 9:22 am, Tue Aug 20, 2013. BY TED STRONG Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond … Continue reading

Melissa Scott Sinclair, “North Side Blues,” Style Weekly, September 22, 2010

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“Vacant. Vacant. Vacant.” Reginald Epps, one-time real estate magnate of Brookland Park Boulevard, surveys the ruins of his empire. “Vandalism,” Epps says, pointing at the busted windows of two empty commercial buildings. The salon that used to be across the … Continue reading

Some Final Thoughts

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 27, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog/ After completing my second experience in a community based learning class, I am starting to feel a bit nostalgic. This year has been a real rollercoaster studying gang life and crime in Richmond, so I … Continue reading

Crime in Richmond Going Down

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Posted by: dancolosimo | April 13, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/community-learning-blog In the process of researching for my final paper, I have stumbled upon some interesting statistics provided by the Richmond Police Department concerning the effectiveness of GRIP (Gang Reduction and Intervention Program). GRIP was started … Continue reading

drug deal outside chandler

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Posted by: rachelwildfeuer1 | March 23, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/drug-deal-outside-chandler/ Today, I was completely zoned out while riding the CCE shuttle to Boaz and Ruth when all of the sudden the shuttle driver asked if we had just seen that drug deal happening. We were … Continue reading

The importance of Down to Earth Research

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/the-importance-of-down-to-earth-research/ Over break I read Sudhir Venkatesh’s new book “Gang Leader for a Day.” It was a great book which showed (however reckless) the importance of sociological research. I truly believe that the best way to research … Continue reading

Gang Initiation vs. Fraternal Hazing

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Posted by: dancolosimo | March 18, 2009, http://urplsc379s2009.wordpress.com/2009/03/18/gang-initiation-vs-fraternal-hazing/ Ok, so there is a lot of literature out there about subconscious racism and racism built into our thought processes, i.e. “white lies” and “the black market”- most recently this was argued by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva … Continue reading