Guillermo Cespedes

Director of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, City of Los Angeles

Guest

Newly-appointed Director of LA City’s Gang Reduction and Youth Development program; former Director of Mayor Villaraigosa's Summer Night Lights program to reduce gang violence

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Federal Gun Control and Gun Violence Here in LA…

Gun violence is down in Los Angeles—but it still takes a heavy toll. Would today’s proposals by President Obama help to reduce it more?

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Last week, Mayor Villaraigosa’s first so-called Gang Czar was  elevated to Chief of Staff .  Now, Reverend Jeff Carr has been replaced by Guillermo Cespedes, who has been heading up…

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