One of the issues that has long plagued our community is that of gang violence. While the terrific men and women of the Santa Ana Police Department have done all they can to combat the issue the real answers lie not in law enforcement but rather in economic development and opportunity. That is why I am suggesting that we reach out to Father Greg Boyle and bring Homeboy Industries to Santa Ana.
The motto used by Homeboy Industries is, “Nothing stops a bullet like a job”. I could not agree more. With Santa Ana being the youngest city in the nation we really need to do all we can to bring some sort of economic opportunity and hope to the young people in the community. Father Boyle has proven that he can get this done in some of the most depressed neighborhoods in East Los Angeles and I think with his support and guidance we can get it done here in Santa Ana. Continue reading