KXOL Tackles Gangs, Race This Morning
March 17, 2008 at 5:31 AM (PT)
SBS KXOL (LATINO 96.3 FM)/LOS ANGELES "Morning Invasion" turned quite brought in LOS ANGELES Mayor ANTONIO VILLARAGOSA and the parents of JAMIEL SHAW, JR., a star African-American high school football player who was shot and killed by two Latino gang members the evening of SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd. The discussion centered on how area communities can work together to prevent gang violence in LOS ANGELES -- especially between African-Americans and Latinos.
SHAW, JR. was a star football player at LOS ANGELES HIGH, who was so talented that STANFORD UNIVERSITY and RUTGERS UNIVERSITY were considering offering him a football scholarship. His mother, ANITA SHAW, is a Sergeant in the U.S. ARMY and was serving her second tour in IRAQ when she learned about her son’s murder.