Tag Archives: Gang Violence

Dina Carrilo, the mother of Jose Escobar, a 19-year-old man who was gunned down in October, speaks to the Mission Peace Collaborative.

Organizers Want Jobs for Youth to Curb Gang Violence

*+-Hundreds of community organizers met for the second time late last week to put together a plan to end violence in the Mission District. Elements of the plan include determining what services are available, which...
Police close off the corner of 24th and Harrison streets after a masked gunman opened fire last year. File photo by Francisco Barrada.

Mission Leaders Unite to Stop Gun Violence

*+-Roberto Hernandez stood before facing an auditorium packed with city authorities and hundreds of his community organizer colleagues one recent Thursday. “I am tired of raising money for coffins,” he proclaimed. “The norm is to hit...