Keepin It Gangsta – White Girl Style May 17-June 16

When I drove home from the airport Sunday morning via the route I take between work and home each day, I saw my friends from the Phoenix PD Mobile Command unit parked behind the crime scene tape of the last story.

Considering I live right next to two of the neighborhoods marked in red, I was surprised I didn’t get one of the flyers featured in the “Taking Back the Neighborhood” story.  And in response to a comment about people not wanting to get involved?  When this crap first started, I called.  And called. About the gunfire, about the graffiti.  For two months I called about the graffitti.  Y’all finally made it out to clean up my wall after the first woman was killed in the crossfire of a gang shootout. 

Too little, too late… and half the time I don’t bother to call y’all now.

Roosevelt takeover could come up Monday Sat May 17, 2008
The Arizona State Board of Education will look at a new law Monday that allows them to take over school districts with a history of performing poorly on the state’s report card. This could have a m… more…

South Phoenix family calls rising food prices a “crisis”
ABC 15 Phoenix Sun, 18 May 2008 11:43 PM PDT
One south Phoenix family is calling rising food prices a “crisis” for them and their neighbors. In a quiet south Phoenix neighborhood the sound of Ranchero music blends with laughter at a family gathering.

Driver killed after missing turn on south Phoenix street
ABC 15 Phoenix Wed, 28 May 2008 7:28 AM PDT
A driver was killed and his passenger injured when their vehicle missed a curve on a south Phoenix street early Wednesday morning. Police said the driver missed a curve on 32nd Street south of Baseline Road, hitting a curb, crashing and rolling over.

Man hit, killed crossing south Phoenix street; no crosswalk
ABC 15 Phoenix Tue, 03 Jun 2008 5:43 AM PDT
A man was hit and killed while crossing a south central Phoenix street late Monday night. A Phoenix Police lieutenant said the car was heading south on 19th Avenue near Lower Buckeye Road when the driver hit the man.

 

Citizens urged to get involved in fighting crime
KTAR 92.3 Phoenix Wed, 04 Jun 2008 1:15 PM PDT
South Phoenix residents are being urged to ….take back their neighborhoods.” City officials announced the four-week ….Take Back Your Neighborhood” program Wednesday at Hermosa Park Recreation Center in Phoenix.

Taking back the neighborhood
FOX 10 Phoenix Wed, 04 Jun 2008 10:21 PM PDT
A new program called ”Take back your hood” is hoping to cut back on gun violence. It’s aimed at 4 neighborhoods in south Phoenix, all located around I-17. The project involves dozens of people and FOX 10’s Andrew Hasbun explains. 

Fire burns through south Phoenix home, into second structure
ABC 15 Phoenix Thu, 05 Jun 2008 7:28 AM PDT
An early morning fire tore through a south Phoenix home, jumping to another on the property. The fire began at about 6:45 a.m. at the home near 6th Street and Broadway Road. 

Teenager killed in South Phoenix party shooting
ABC 15 Phoenix Sun, 15 Jun 2008 3:48 PM PDT
Phoenix Police are looking for a man who opened fire early Sunday morning at a south Phoenix house party, killing one teen and seriously injuring another.

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