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Old 02-24-2009, 12:42 PM
 
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Not many but there are some. Mostly east of 35 and in small areas of SE, E, and NE Austin.

Anyway, most schools have little kids that run around tagging things or acting like wangsters. It is for the most part just kid stuff.

Why do you ask?
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Old 02-26-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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Basically, no. There are many "posers" trying to act gangster, but not a major problem. By the way, I'm from Los Angeles and moved to Austin four years ago. I've seen gangs in L.A. and Austin doesn't even come close to that!
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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Today's paper contains an article about a person arrested for making terrorist threats against the police department after an officer shot an African-American man who died instantly. The article says that the suspect is a member of the Bloods, a criminal gang with chapters throughout the USA. The man who died was also a Blood. The article said that there are currently 544 members in Austin.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:45 PM
 
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"The man who died was also a Blood. The article said that there are currently 544 members in Austin."

Good Grief. There are not 544 members of the Bloods total, nationwide.
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Old 05-15-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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"The man who died was also a Blood. The article said that there are currently 544 members in Austin."

Good Grief. There are not 544 members of the Bloods total, nationwide.
Did you check the latest roster?

Maybe new recruits from the past 6 months haven't been all documented yet.

Ask the member in charge of the roster to submit the latest head counts. What's his name?
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:33 PM
 
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There's Bloods, Crips, MS 13 for gangs that I know of. Not a big presence in Austin but I don't think any city is completely free of gangs.
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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Statesman has an article that says currently there are 544 members of Bloods in Austin.

statesman.com | The Blotter
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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After looking at a place in Turtle Creek, Round Rock (and in the Stoneypoint HS area), 2 seperate family friends (a teen and an unrelated parent) told me that there was some hispanic gang activity and that the school was also known as "stonERpoint". Could this be true in Round Rock??? I have kids and so schools are important to me...
Police called to Stony Point High School - [domain blocked due to spam]
My older sister went to stonersjoint.LOL
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Old 05-15-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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There are no bad gangs to worry about. I only knew of one guy who was shot and killed, he was crip and he was shot by a blood. And that was in South Austin. Austin averages about 30 homicides a year, pretty safe for a city that size(pop.741,000).
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:11 PM
 
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Austin seeing surge in crime by gang members, police say (Austin, TX): The number of crimes linked to gang members in Austin jumped 65 percent from 2007 to 2008 - a period that also saw an increase in the overall number of documented gang members on city streets, according to new police statistics. Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 27, 2009
http://www.statesman.com/... (http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/03/27/0327gangs.html - broken link)


yeah, i wonder how they know the exact number..544. that strikes me funny too.
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