For Immediate Release: August 10, 2012
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State Assemblyman Solorio Launches Facebook Page To Support Anaheim’s Anti-Gang Efforts
City Leaders and Police Officials Need to Maintain Their Resolve
ANAHEIM – State Assemblyman Jose Solorio (D-Anaheim) created a Facebook page to show his support for Anaheim’s anti-gang efforts, and asks residents and businesses in Anaheim to visit the page and join the effort. In less than 24 hours, more than 300 people have already weighed in against gangs on Facebook.
Look for this Anaheim anti-gang icon on Assemblyman Solorio’s new Facebook page to support Anaheim’s policing strategy.
“As a longtime crusader against gangs in Santa Ana and California, I know the terror gangs can inflict on families in low income communities,” Solorio says.
“Many families live in fear every day of what gang members might do to them, and parents can only hope and pray they can prevent their young ones from joining a gang or getting hurt.”
Through a coordinated anti-gang strategy that involves prevention, intervention and suppression, the City of Anaheim has consistently remained one of the safest large cities in the country. The Anaheim Police Department’s Gang Detail, in particular, deserves our support.
“I call upon city and police leaders to maintain their resolve against crime and violence in Anaheim, and also recommend that community-oriented policing be increased in impacted neighborhoods to prevent crime,” says Solorio.
Since his days on the Santa Ana City Council, Assemblyman Solorio has prioritized the need for smart and comprehensive anti-gang initiatives. During a three-year stint as the State’s chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, he successfully worked with Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders to author and co-author laws to reform state prisons, create the state’s first anti-gang strategy, fund the competitive Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Grant Program (CalGRIP), and make it easier for cities to file injunctions against gangs. The cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove and Santa Ana received $1.2 million from CalGRIP for gang prevention efforts.
State Assemblyman Solorio is the Chair of the Assembly Insurance Committee and also serves on the Assembly Appropriations and Transportation committees. He represents the Sixty-Ninth Assembly District, which includes the cities of Anaheim, Garden Grove, and Santa Ana. For more information about Assemblyman Solorio, visit www.assembly.ca.gov/solorio.