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Old 11-22-2013, 03:23 AM
 
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Many, many years ago I was a auxiliary police officer in Fairbanks. I spent a lot of time on foot patrol in downtown Fairbanks. It was so much different then kinda like the wild west.

I started with the PD in January.

I asked one of the senior officers if there were any bike gangs in Fairbanks. He said there were.

Next weekend I saw some of the bikers wearing their colors in the French Quarter Bar. I was thinking to myself; "Bet they don't ride their bikes in the winter." Well when we went through a near-by parking lot......... I'll be darned...........there were their bikes!.........in January.........at minus 30 degrees..........mostly choppers...........about a dozen of 'em...........in the back of pick-up trucks!

"In 1976, a three-block stroll along Second Avenue, then known as "2 Street," would turn up as many as 25 drinking and whoring establishments, including the Chena Bar, Tommy's Elbow Room, Mecca, Top of the Pole, the Flame, Stampede, the French Quarter, and Ken's Pipeline Bar. This was when Lacey Street was called Racy Lacey, home to cocaine pushers and pimps, migrants from the Lower 48 who arrived in fur-lined Superfly hats and tooled around in snow tire-equipped Eldorados. Violence was commonplace in the bars, especially when disputes broke out between backers of competing prostitutes."

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Old 11-22-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Gangsters don't do very well at 30 BELOW or when the public is armed better than they are!

We have both in Fairbanks!
Actually, those very gangsters can get those same guns. And consider the summer, when it's basically light out the majority of the time.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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Gangland, Alaska Crips:

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Old 11-22-2013, 03:41 PM
 
Location: NP AK/SF NM
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I don't think that there are too many of us sitting around here in Fairbanks quaking in fear because of a gang problem. Yeah, maybe the gang bangers can get those same guns, but I'd bet they would be a bit outnumbered by the rest of the populace with guns.
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Old 11-22-2013, 11:45 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Any time you get more than a handful of people together you're going to get some like-minded people individuals banding together and engaging in criminal conspiracies. That's human society in a nutshell and that's pretty much what a gang is, and of course Fairbanks has that. What Fairbanks doesn't have much of is organized, entrenched, pervasive gangs of the sort many major lower 48 cities do.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles County, CA
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As far as gangs go, they are not real prevalent. There are a lot of kids that think they are "gansta" but that's not the same thing. If you don't associate with that portion of our society and stay away from a certain part of town, then you are pretty safe.
Where in Fairbanks would that area be?
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Coastal Mid-Atlantic
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Gangs are just about everywhere and always will be.

Low employment, lazy azz kids dont want to work, mother raising kids alone, guns easy to get = Gangs.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:19 PM
 
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Greenmariner, I sincerely hope that you get to actually SEE Alaska some day rather than depend on the Internet for your experience of it.

Sure, gangs exist in FBs to a small extent, but they don't have the anonymity necessary to truly flourish.
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Where in Fairbanks would that area be?
South Cushman, Turner St. That area.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:12 PM
 
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