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The Drew Street House Destroyed: Praised and Criticized

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Last week Wednesday, the city demolished a single family home in the Northeast neighborhood of Glassell Park. 3304 Drew Street, known as the "Satellite House," was the center of gang activity and drug trade in the neighborhood for the Avenues gang.

It was "the very symbol of the Avenues Gang here on Drew Street," City Attorney Rock Delgadillo said. “Make no mistake, we are committed to returning the Drew-Estara neighborhood to its law abiding residents and reclaiming this neighborhood for the hard-working people who live here. And we are going to use every tool at our disposal to get the job done.”

And then the excavator raised its arm and began to tear down the home.