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Old 06-01-2008, 06:46 PM
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The simple fact is that the gang activity in these areas is 99.999% limited to the black and Hispanic areas of town. I'm sorry this is a fact that few are willing to say publicly, but this is just the reality.

Old 06-01-2008, 11:42 PM
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Default The places gang members reside...

may not be the only place they perform their activities. Last week a citizen of a lovely downtown Raleigh neighborhood was beaten by three gang members in broad daylight as he took an afternoon walk. It was believed to be an intiation. The men had clothes stashed nearby and made a quick change so that police would not be able to recognize them. Do not think ANY town, large or small is immune to this. Be careful out there!
Old 06-01-2008, 11:47 PM
Location: Cary, NC
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Heck yeah! I remember not very long ago, some girl was walking near NC State and it was about 11pm at night. A guy tried to mug her. Thank god he didn't have a weapon, but the pepper spray she used saved her life!

Really, stuff like this can happen anywhere. Just be aware of your surroundings and stay smart.
Old 06-02-2008, 12:37 AM
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I have a friend in the Chicago suburbs whose son was murdered by a gang, shot in the back while he was stopped on the road changing his flat tire. It was an "iniation" for some gang members and two of them were eventually caught.

This whole country is headed in the wrong direction as far as gang activity, crime, and drug proliferation. No area is immune, unfortunately.

Maybe if the borders were protected, there would be less of this type of crime. I think that gangs started springing up on the west coast when I lived in the PNW over ten years ago, and have slowly made their way east.

They started from south of the border of California while I lived in Washington and Oregon and they made their way up the west coast in a few short years. Now it's nationwide.
Sad, but true.
Old 06-02-2008, 05:53 AM
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Unfortuantely, toodie, the original gang members you describe (from LA?) were probably legal US citizens. While closing our borders and/or patroling them more carefully would eliminate a LOT of problems, I don't think gang activity is one of them.

I don't know what the answer is but as a generation, we parents have set our youth up to be "ripe for thie picking" in terms of wanting to belong, etc. It's very sad.
Old 06-02-2008, 06:05 AM
Location: Western Cary, NC
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This is somewhat of an eye opener. The only thing I had seen close to a gang was the Red Hat Society. I will have to keep my eyes open in the future.
Old 06-02-2008, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by cncracer View Post
This is somewhat of an eye opener. The only thing I had seen close to a gang was the Red Hat Society. I will have to keep my eyes open in the future.
Ha! That's such a funny image - my great-aunt, the sweetest little old lady around, is a member of the Red Hat Society in FL...
Old 06-02-2008, 08:27 AM
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Default Moderator Note:

Thanks everyone for sharing. And great news, no gang members in the Red hat Society.

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