As Summer 2008 approaches, no one has forgotten the bloody summer of ’07, when three college students were murdered, execution-style, on the playground of Mt. Vernon Elementary School. Thus far in 2008, Newark is leading the nation in homicide reduction, but the traditionally violent months of July, August and September could erase those gains. So it is with no small sense of urgency that Mayor Cory Booker and Police Director Garry McCarthy are putting new programs and systems in place to keep the streets safe during the hot months to come. Longtime Blood gang member Jayda juggles motherhood with her work as a youth counselor, while her romance with Crip gang member Creep serves as a living example that violence and enmity can be overcome. Jayda and Creep are delighted to learn that she is pregnant, but an ugly episode in Jayda’s past suddenly returns to the fore, threatening all their plans for the future.
"Sundance broke into the TV landscape big this year."Columbus Alive