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Council puts focus on youth and gangs

Original post made on May 31, 2008

After naming gang violence as a top concern, the City Council put its money where its mouth is Tuesday by voting to permanently fund a police gang program called the Youth Services Unit.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 30, 2008, 4:14 PM

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Posted by Laura Collins
a resident of another community
on May 31, 2008 at 4:44 am

GANGS GROW IN SUBURBAN SCHOOLS

The US Department of Justice has released a report that states the growth of criminal gangs is increasing in all socio economic areas of the country, Web Link . SERAPH who provides school safety consulting to over 20,000 schools in the U.S. has observed a dramatic increase in gang recruitment in suburban schools.

Ron Holvey, Gang Interdiction Special Consultant Web Link for SERAPH explains the problem, "School officials have been caught off guard by the rise of gangs in suburban areas. Straight Edge, Juggalos, Crips and Bloods have all been recruiting juveniles in these areas of the country."

NEW STUDY SHOWS CHANGE IN CRIME TRENDS IN THE U.S.

A new study by the PERF [ Web Link ], shows top three crime trends in the U.S. are:

1. Criminal gangs
2. Juvenile crime
3. Impulsive violence


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Posted by DG
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 2, 2008 at 7:15 am

Good.

But i honestly think this is not enough.
Arrest them all.
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They litter, they curse at random people, they are racists, and they are [remainder of post removed by Mountain View Voice staff.]