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South L.A. Community Patrol Works to Keep Parks and Rec Safe
July 16, 2020
Areas of misconception that created a snag in concise protection from the city’s police force, stems from the reasons they are called. “Over-policing” is tethered to overwhelming agendas that do not match the skill sets of law enforcement. Most escalations do not require the restraints or interrogation from the police, in most cases people who are from the neighborhood, who are familiar with those around them, can have a gentle approach to resolving minor confrontation or mental health related incidents. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson 1st Term in Review
February 6, 2020
We exist during a critical time in the history of this city and country. I was voted into office in 2015 behind our beliefs and strategies to improve the quality of life for residents in the Eighth District. For decades, our people, neighborhoods, streets and businesses have seen systemic disinvestment and neglect. District Eight is home to hundreds of thousands of residents with diverse needs, however we are connected by shared opportunities and challenges. During my first term in office, I prioritized equitable and transparent service delivery, quality jobs, safe streets and sustainable solutions to homelessness. As we stand at the intersection of past and future, I am confident in the positive direction our communities are headed. ... read more »
Community Based Public Safety Solutions Are Working in South Los Angeles
October 17, 2019
The Community Safety Initiative was created to expand on proven crime and violence prevention strategies. ... read more »
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Councilmember Marqueece Harris Dawson Brings Healing Circles to South L.A.
October 10, 2019
The Community Safety Initiative delivers mental health services in the form of Healing Circles to residents across South L.A., in conjunction with existing summer programs like Summer Night Lights. ... read more »
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