Levy lays out plan to curb gang violence
Residents in both Brentwood and Central Islip had the chance to speak directly to Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy about the growing violence in their neighborhoods Monday night.
Residents say their communities have seen escalating gang violence and have been frustrated with the lack of response from county politicians.
In a public forum, Levy laid out plans to curb the violence in these areas.
The new strategy includes FBI involvement and increased police check points, as well as gun and gang units deployed in highly affected areas.
Levy says the intense police presence will send the message that bad guys are being hunted.