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News - March 20, 2009

Officials: 25 pinched in Rengstorff Park cleanup

by Daniel DeBolt

Police arrested 25 people in Rengstorff Park for gambling and drinking last year, city officials say, in efforts to rid the park of gang members and others who have been causing trouble for regular park users.

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Posted by Jon Souza
a resident of Castro City
on Mar 20, 2009 at 1:40 pm

Quoted from the article:

"Part of Rengstorff Park's problem is that it's hard for some people to tell who is a gang member and who isn't, she said, and social events could help remedy that.

"It's hard for some folks to distinguish who is who," Delgado said. "Once we start having events and people get to know each other it will break down some barriers."

Mr. Delgado, what the heck are you talking about? People know gang members when they see em. The old analogy still stands: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck--it's a duck!

If you still can't tell who's a gang member at Rengstorff Park, here's a clue, they're the ones wearing dark clothing, usually containing blue (Sureno gang color) and congregating in numbers. Be careful if you see them because they're very brave in numbers, or with weapons. They usually like to congregate near the handball and tennis courts.

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Posted by that one guy
a resident of The Crossings
on Mar 26, 2009 at 9:59 pm

Yeah, but if you can't tell the difference between a duck, and a goose then you're in bit of trouble aren't you? Just because someone looks threatening, and appears to be something, doesn't mean they're that way. I'm not saying they're not out there, I just think its unfair to those who dress a certain way to be profiled in such a manner. Its like saying "Hey, that girl has a buzzcut, she must be a lesbian."