Putting in work

Paul Mazzola was walking home from The Rocket Club last August when a car pulled up and a man leaned out the window, showed a chrome-plated gun and demanded his wallet. Community is key: Education and opportunity are crucial to preventing gang violence, says at-risk youth educator DeWayne Barton. Photo by Michael Mauney Mazzola gave […]

APD, Buncombe and Henderson sheriffs create joint gang task force

The Asheville Police Department and the Henderson and Buncombe County sheriff’s offices will create a joint task force to “combat the rise of gang-related activity” in the area, according to an agreement signed Feb. 18. “This agreement is something we’ve been working on now for four to six months,” APD Capt. Tim Splain explained at […]