Neighborhoods clash on how to handle youth violence

    Some say there’s an ongoing turf war between the youth of Abbotsford Homes and nearby Allegheny. That’s what police believe led to the Feb. 7 shooting of Abbotsford resident Rashawn “Shawnee” Anderson, 18.

    But community leaders in the two neighborhoods disagree about how to handle the situation.
    As the Daily News reports, a meeting meant to unite the two communities fell short when Allegheny residents downplayed the need for a better relationship and said the tension between the two is exaggerated. And as NewsWorks reported after the meeting, none of the youth in question attended the community meeting.

    No arrests have been made in Anderson’s death. Adults in his neighborhood want to end the stop snitching sentiment and foster a better relationship between the youth and police. But 38th Ward leader and Allegheny resident said highlighting any differences among Allegheny and Abbotsford youths might make the situation worse.

    Feed the Feed: What needs to happen to get both neighborhoods on the same page?

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