Press release from Rep. Tommie Brown, D-Chattanooga; March 28, 2012:
Event will include T.B.I. Director Mark Gwyn in a discussion to prevent neighborhood violence
(Nashville) – State Rep. Tommie Brown will convene a 28th Legislative District Extraordinary Session to host a Gang Intervention Summit this Saturday, March 31, at noon.
The event will be held in Chattanooga at Howard High School—2500 South Market St., 37408.
“Our purpose is to leave the session with an action plan for a long term attack on the negative impact of unfettered criminal actions in our neighborhoods,” said Dr. Brown (D-Chattanooga). “We hope to train a group of informed citizens to become advocates and citizens who will commit to an active role in finding solutions to the youthful gang problems that we face.”
Neighborhood association members, parents, community organization leaders and residents of the district are invited to attend.
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn will address the enforcement and prosecution of state or federal laws including the RICO laws that are traveling through this legislative session and identify community based interventions that can help make Chattanooga neighborhoods safer.
In addition Mayor Ron Littlefield’s Gang Task Force will be on hand to give an update on efforts to identify meaningful alternatives to criminal behavior for local youth.
The 28th legislative district assembly is structured like the Tennessee General Assembly to give citizens a chance to propose laws for the common good and to convince elected officials to enact them. For additional information contact Rep. Brown at 423 741-4374 or Information Coordinator Quenston Coleman at 423 622-5911.