Nassau PAL holds gang violence awareness program

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Organizers say they want to build positive relationships between kids and Nassau police. (Credit: News 12)

More than 60 kids learned a lesson about gang violence Wednesday afternoon in Hicksville.

The Nassau Police Athletic League basketball summer camp held the awareness program in an effort to create bonds between the youth and neighborhood law enforcement.

Ed Dempsey, the program director of the camp, says gangs are a continuing problem on Long Island. He hopes the kids can get a sense...

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