Voices of America

Private Citizen Responds to Street Crime as Guardian Angeli
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Jeffrey Young
November 19, 2012
In New York, Washington D.C., and other major U.S. cities, private citizens have responded to street crime and other problems by forming a group called the Guardian Angels. Since 1979, members have proactively assisted the police by stopping disturbances and even detaining those who break the law. In this Voices of America profile by Jeffrey Young, we go on patrol in Washington’s Gallery Place neighborhood with 22-year-old LaWanda White, who plans to make law enforcement her career.

Private Citizen Responds to Street Crime as Guardian Angel

Jeffrey Young

Published November 19, 2012

In New York, Washington D.C., and other major U.S. cities, private citizens have responded to street crime and other problems by forming a group called the Guardian Angels. Since 1979, members have proactively assisted the police by stopping disturbances and even detaining those who break the law. In this Voices of America profile by Jeffrey Young, we go on patrol in Washington’s Gallery Place neighborhood with 22-year-old LaWanda White, who plans to make law enforcement her career.