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New city priority: gang prevention

Original post made on Apr 26, 2008

On Monday night the City Council set about picking new goals for the year, with gang prevention making the top of the list and a plan to increase city revenues coming in second.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, April 25, 2008, 11:15 AM

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Posted by Bernie Brightman
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 26, 2008 at 11:16 am

Sounds like the real problem is that these gang members have parents who are gang members and the reason they are is that they don't have enough prosperity. If this is really the case, it's not going to be an easy one to solve and may be beyond the municipal level.

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Posted by Jose Hernandez
a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 26, 2008 at 9:26 pm

The Police need to establish a rapport with the young people here in Mountain View. The only time I see officers is in a reactive state and are very quick to arrest and place these young people in the system. What happened to walking the beat? Park your patrol car and walk through the neighborhoods you police, you might find that most of us here are good people and many of the kids are too. I've got kids that have been in trouble with gangs and it's not easy. Having the Police as a partner and not as an organization to be treated with distrust and suspicion is the first step.

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Posted by JB
a resident of another community
on May 4, 2008 at 4:25 am

But how to prevent the organized gangs among the law enforcement and the authorities? They use the informants and agents to kill the voices of innoncents by acting like gangs around him or her.
El Camino Hospital work with them as I was kidnapped from on my way to my class at SJSU. Check out this film if you do not believe what I write. And nice support on the hospital by the community.
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And now I have been living in the community with these gangs.
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