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Old 05-31-2008, 07:41 PM
 
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After sharing our excitement at buying in SW Durham someone couldn't resist giving me the dvd, Welcome to Durham. A disturbing look at the gangs there.
Oh dear. That video has nothing - nothing - to do with SW Durham. Don't let it deter you. People don't realize that Durham is quite large. I wish they'd named that video "Welcome to EAST Durham" or something...

 
Old 05-31-2008, 07:42 PM
 
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The gang activity in Cary is very limited. The town has an ordinance that gangs can only have six members and very strict rules regarding gang attire

tee hee !

(do not flame me, it was a funny joke!)
 
Old 05-31-2008, 07:48 PM
 
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We bought our home in December...someone just wanted to burst our bubble...We love our new home!
 
Old 05-31-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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After sharing our excitement at buying in SW Durham someone couldn't resist giving me the dvd, Welcome to Durham. A disturbing look at the gangs there.
I still haven't seen that film, though I've heard about. Then again, I still haven't encountered any gang violence in Durham, and I've heard about that too.

I'm happy you love your new home. We love ours too. However, gang issues do exist in Durham. But they continue to exist in other communities as well. Some hide it from publicity better than others. However, whatever the degree, we must allow law enforcement more latitude in dealing with such crime related to gang activity; schools latitude to identify and report gang involvement to law enforcement; and encourage more community watch in neighborhoods especially in areas directly affected by gangs. Organized gangs are opportunistic and will oftentimes work away from areas where community activism is strong. They instill fear, but lose their sense of organization when fear is turned against them.

I hope the community within Durham supports law enforcement in treating the gang issues so that all the gang activity is blamed on Durham. However, as I mentioned before, it's gonna take all the cities in the triangle, Cary included, to work together and create a real solution before the problem becomes just as bad as some major metropolitan cities.

Gangs are not welcome here, or anywhere!
 
Old 06-01-2008, 02:59 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Not very long ago, Cary was listed as the 14th safest city in the country. I don't think you need to worry too much.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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This just in, there are literally gangs everywhere!

I lived in Fairfax & Loudoun Counties in VA which both have median incomes of over $100,000 and there where gangs in those counties. Fairfax County schools are considered some of the best in the nation, yet there are at least 1,500 MS-13 gang members living in that county alone if not more by now. Driving around you wouldn't notice it and most people didn't even know gangs existed there, but they did.

I view Cary in the same light, of course you will have gang members in Cary. It's not east L.A., but they do have gang members there. There are no fences in place on the boarder that keep undsirables out. Just be aware that there is gang activity and recongnize it when you see it (tagging, etc) and enjoy your life. You'll most likely never have to deal with any of their actions.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Southeast US
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What is the officially definition of a gang? I know that with me the word tends to conjure images of drive by shootings and corner drug deals. But, that is probably from too much television.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 03:52 PM
 
Location: WA
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There are two gangs in Cary: Whole Foods patrons vs. Trader Joe's patrons.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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There are two gangs in Cary: Whole Foods patrons vs. Trader Joe's patrons.
Oh those are in Chapel Hill too. I think the Trader Joe's gang is winning the rumble.
 
Old 06-01-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Southeast US
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There are two gangs in Cary: Whole Foods patrons vs. Trader Joe's patrons.

Shhhh... don't tell anyone but sometimes I sneak into Cary from Raleigh and pose as a TJ's patron gang member ... THEN I go transform in the car into a WF's patron gang member....Kinda like a double agent
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