Posts Tagged as "youth"

Video Showing Police Takedown of Black Teen on Bike Goes Viral

June 3, 2016 / By
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A press release from the police department notes that Lloyd was booked and charged with resisting arrest and riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. His companion, 18-year-old Bryce Snell, was arrested while videotaping the incident and charged with obstruction. In the video, Snell is seen being tackled by an unseen officer later identified by his last name, Avery.

Do You Know Your Father?

May 25, 2016 / By
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Without a father figure I felt lost. I resorted to the street. Many young teens are in the same situation I’m in. Some go even deeper by turning to gangs for guidance.

Building a Powerful Youth Council in Merced

May 23, 2016 / By
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The youth of Merced deserve and need opportunities to voice their opinions.

Message to Merced City Council – My Voice Matters

April 27, 2016 / By
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As leaders of Merced, I held these men to higher standards and expected them to be more respectful towards the community they represent, especially because I am a future voter.

Countering the Myth of El Chapo in Merced

January 23, 2016 / By
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Regrettably, too many of our youth are influenced a great deal by people like El Chapo. Leaders of drug cartels have slowly become fixtures on social media, and to some, are perceived as role models. Youth are attracted to the false belief that trafficking drugs is the only way out of poverty or the “hood.”