Tulsa 'Teens Against Crime

Tuesday, April 16th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

The Citizens Crime Commission has added a new program to its plate, it's called 'Teens Against Crime.'

'Teens Against Crime' is a way for 13 to 19 year olds to learn how to keep crime from ruining their lives and their neighborhoods. The group meets every month.

This month, they heard about the harsh realities of life on the streets from a former gang member. Roscoe Dabney, former gang member: "I didn't have a problem with beating, shooting or killing people. Because my thinking was, I wanted to hurt people, because people had hurt me."

Dabney served eight years in prison after shooting at innocent people outside a Tulsa convenience store in 1991. By the time he was 30, he'd spent half his life behind bars, before changing his life.

He now talks to kids about saying 'no' to gangs and crime.