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Remembering Keshawn: Youth reflect on preventing violence

A Long Beach community was shaken when fifteen year-old Keshawn Brooks was killed last month in a robbery two blocks from his home. Remembering Keshawn, friends and family talked about his good nature and his goals of self-improvement. His friends tried to answer the question, “How can we stop violence from happening in Long Beach?” “I think it starts at a young age. We need to put efforts toward the little ones … They need someone to look up to… I think kids don’t have someone to look up to and they have to learn for themselves.” More about Deshawn and thoughts on safer streets, on Voicewaves.


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This entry was posted on April 16, 2015 by in Print, Voicewaves and tagged , .

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