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Old 09-23-2012, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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There used to be a gang in the Longmont area called the KKK. I can't recall what the Ks stood for. Some people thought they were great but others didn't. If you were a member of their group you didn't have to worry about them but if you didn't support them watch out. Some people worshiped them and others feared them. Unlike the gangs of today they didn't wear tatoos identifying them as gang members. In fact they took great care to make sure they could not be identifies as KKK members by outsiders. At the time they were the ONLY gang in the area. They even wore White robes and hoods to protect their identities. Some folks think the KKK kept crime rates low. I don't know if they were right.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:23 AM
 
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As of 2013, what is the gang situation in Longmont and Boulder area. I am looking to move there in a year or so.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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I will repeat what I said way back when except I can now say we've lived here over 15 years. My opinion is still the same. Except.... to me Longmont is even better. Main Street is really getting some great spots, Farmer's Market has grown, more community events. The events of last September have brought this town together even more.

Gangs is NOT an issue to worry about when considering Longmont. Let me say that again.

Gangs is NOT an issue to worry about when considering Longmont.

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Seriously, this is issue is getting tiresome.

We've lived here over 10 years and have NEVER had an issue with gangs, feared for our safety, felt uncomfortable. I have only read an occasional blip in the paper. Longmont is no different than other towns it's size. And of course, ANY town this size will have an area or two to maybe avoid.

Longmont is a wonderful town, relatively quiet. Like ANY place, you need to visit, get a feel for the area, talk to people in neighborhoods that interest you, do some research - you can find the crime maps online with the local paper if that's something you want to see.

I prefer the southwest side of town. I know people who live in other areas that love their part of town. Until you come here and take a look around, it will be hard to get an idea. I know that's how it was for us 10 years ago.

Where I am it's peaceful - we are right next to a park and greenbelt. I walk the dog every day along a creek with all kinds of wild life along it, seeing the view of the mountains. Can't get any better.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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Are you worried about the infamous cow-tipping gangs of longmont? Miscreants all.
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