Parents and police take stance against gang violence - CBS46 News

Parents and police take stance against gang violence

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Concerned parents and community members are taking action against growing gang violence in Atlanta.

They participated in a gang violence and crime youth summit Saturday at Victory Outreach Church in southwest Atlanta. Sen. Vincent Fort hosted the event.

Parents who lost children to gang violence and Atlanta police officers also attended. Officers say the summit is about educating young people and their parents.

"Parents should understand that it's not just the police department's problem, it's our problem, the community's problem" said APD Investigator Kimberly Underwood. Underwood continued by saying, "It takes a village to raise a child."

According to the Atlanta Police Department's Gang Task Force, parents can be more vigilant in stopping gang violence by paying attention to the clothes, colors and jewelry their children wear.

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