Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, introduced legislation that would direct $1 billion in federal funds to the gang problem. It also mandates stiffer penalties and creates a range of new criminal offenses aimed at prohibiting gang recruiting. California is home to an estimated 150,000 gang members, with about 40,000 in the L.A. area. “As a former federal prosecutor, I have seen first hand the damage gangs cause in our community,” Schiff said. A member of the House Appropriations Committee, Schiff also vowed that funding for gang prevention is a top priority for him. WASHINGTON – Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo barnstormed Capitol Hill on Tuesday in the first hours of a three-day lobbying trip aimed at shoring up support for federal gang legislation. In meetings this week with House members and California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Delgadillo said he hopes to build more federal support for addressing L.A.’s gang violence. “It’s important to forge relationships with Washington,” Delgadillo said. “We will be in need of resources.” Delgadillo’s trip comes on the heels of a new slate of anti-gang legislation he unveiled in Sacramento last week. California members of Congress also are pushing to move gang measures to the top of the national agenda. His bill, the Gang Abatement and Prevention Act, mirrors a measure Feinstein has been pushing in the Senate. On Tuesday it won an endorsement from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. “Gang violence is a problem in communities all over California,” Schwarzenegger wrote in a letter to Feinstein. “We need to have a coordinated approach among federal, state and local governments to work together and eliminate this problem.” Feinstein called the governor’s backing “a major vote of confidence.” Last year, the Feinstein/Schiff bill stalled in the House, where GOP leaders eliminated most of the prevention funding and attempted to insert mandatory minimum sentences opposed by many Democrats. “I think we have a good chance of getting the bill passed this session,” Schiff said Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee also is likely to approve Feinstein’s bill. A gang bill by Boxer named after an 11-year-old San Bernardino girl killed by gang members in 2005 also is pending in the Senate. Delgadillo said he hopes to persuade lawmakers that the gang problem is not limited to cities like Los Angeles and needs to be addressed on a national scale. “A gang is coming to a neighborhood near you,” he said. The federal government, he said, “needs to prioritize the gang problem, and treat it as the national crisis it is.” [email protected] (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Liga MX Tigres vs Atlas: Live stream, starting lineup, kickoff time & match preview Jon Arnold Click here to see more stories from this author @ArnoldcommaJon Last updated 1 year ago 01:25 2/17/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Julio Cesar Aguilar Liga MX Tigres UANL v Atlas Atlas Tigres UANL Two teams coming off disappointing midweek draws meet at El Volcan hoping to snap out of slumps The reigning champion of Liga MX meets the current last-place team, with each coming off midweek struggles. Atlas has won just once this season and now heads north to face Tigres in El Volcan after earning a point at home against Necaxa.AdChoices广告Tigres also are coming off a draw, slumping to a scoreless draw against Lobos BUAP — the team sitting just a point above Atlas in second-to-last place. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player They have just three wins so far this tournament between them, with both expecting more from the Clausura. Will one be able to nab all three points and gather momentum ahead of the stretch run? Game Tigres vs. Atlas Date Saturday, February 17 Time 8 p.m. ET Stream (U.S. only) fuboTV (7-day free trial) LIVE STREAM Watch Tigres vs. Atlas live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial) New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial of the live sports streaming service, which can be accessed via iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple TV as well as on a web browser.SQUADS & TEAM NEWS Position Tigres players Goalkeepers Guzman, Fernandez, Ortega Defenders Kolodziejczak, Ayala, Juninho, Meza, Torres Nilo, Acosta, Jimenez, Estrada, Rodriguez Midfielders Carioca, Duenas, J. Torres, Vasquez, R. Torres, Zelarayan, Aquino, Alvarez, Sosa, Damm Forwards Valencia, Gignac, Vargas With Javier Aquino still out with an injury and Rafael Carioca suspended after being sent off in Tuesday’s match with Lobos BUAP, manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti has several choices to make. The past two matches, he’s deployed a three-man back line with Timothee Kolodziejczak joining Hugo Ayala and Juninho. Without those two key players and with Jorge Torres ready to return from injury, Ferretti may return to a four-man back line.Potential starting XI: Guzman; Rodriguez, Ayala, Juninho, Torres Nilo; Sosa, Duenas, Torres; Valencia, Gignac, Vargas Position Atlas players Goalkeepers Ustari, Fraga, Toselli, Hernandez Defenders Jimenez, Marquez, Barreiro, Aguirre, Reyes, Arreola, Calderon, Gonzalez, Monroy Midfielders Zaldivar, Robles, Vigon, Aboagye, Morrison, Avila, Ramirez, Gomez, Garnica, Nava, Soko Forwards Henriquez, Caraglio Rafa Marquez returned from a knock to play at center back against Necaxa during the week. If he’s fatigued Daniel Arreola could come in at center back or as left back, with Luis Reyes pushing farther up the field to play on the wing.Potential starting XI: Toselli; Barreiro, Marquez, Jimenez, Reyes; Aboagye, Robles; Garnica, Henriquez, Gomez; CaraglioGAME PREVIEW A drab draw during the week against Lobos BUAP made it three winless matches in a row for Tigres, putting far more of a spotlight on Saturday’s visit from Atlas than had been expected.Tigres did play most of the match without midfielder Rafael Carioca, who was sent off in the 21st minute. Yet, last week’s home draw to America, which saw Tigres put in a worse game than America but still get out with a point, has fans in Monterrey feeling worried.Missing Javier Aquino, who suffered a hamstring injury, won’t do much to help. Since Aquino left Tigres’ match against Pumas, they’ve picked up just two of nine possible points.Atlas currently sits in last place in the league but also was able to secure a point during the week thanks to a 1-1 draw at home with Necaxa.Rafa Marquez returned to the starting lineup, playing center back behind defensive midfielders Clifford Aboagye and Luis Robles. The Mexico legend turned 39 this week and told ESPN Deportes he’d rather win a championship with Atlas instead of going to a fifth World Cup. Neither seems very likely at the moment.Tigres last lost a league match at home on April 1. For a team like Atlas that has struggled hard this season, getting a point out of their trip to El Volcan will be a struggle as well.