Home Safety Understanding Gangs



Although gang activity within the TBW area has gone down considerably, the unfortunately reality is that every community is now plagued with one type of gang or another. 

Many don't think to look at the nicely kept $150,000.00 - 250,000.00 house across the street as a drug or gang house, but the suburbs and their schools have become an excellent breeding ground for gangs and their activities.  Gangs are no longer classified as an inner city problem, but are now an issue that is wide spread throughout every community in the United States.

Age, income and athletic ability become obsolete as gangs are now reaching kids of all ages and races. We are seeign many members of sports teams becoming involved in gangs either through direct invovlement or through association.

So what can be done to address this issue?  The first thing we as a community need to do is learn more about gangs.  In order to identify individuals as gang members you have to know their history, what their colors are, where they hang out, their language and their objective.  Once you have a better understanding of who they are and what they are involved in, you have the ability to safely observe their activity and report it to law enforcement.


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