Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Life of Crime

Tonight on News 3 at 5 and at 11, check out our story on "A Life of Crime." It's a program put on by the North Las Vegas Municipal Court and Police Department, with the help of other law enforcement agencies.
The program starts with a presentation by the NLVPD's Special Operations Unit, which includes the K9 team and the SWAT Teams. It shows just how dangerous police work is for officers, and especially for suspects. Part two brings in inmates from the NLV Detention Center, who tell their stories. That's the part we focused on. Their stories are gritty and harsh. They were scary for me to hear; I'm sure they were even more scary for some of the young children in the audience.
Some of the kids are sent to the program by a judge as one last chance to avoid a juvenile conviction and time at a state facility. Other kids came with their parents, who are hoping to keep their kids out of trouble.

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