Friday, January 30, 2009

Gangs behind up to 80% of U.S. crime

"Criminal gangs in the USA have swelled to an estimated 1 million members responsible for up to 80% of crimes in communities across the nation, according to a gang threat assessment compiled by federal officials.

The major findings in a report by the Justice Department's National Gang Intelligence Center, which has not been publicly released, conclude gangs are the "primary retail-level distributors of most illicit drugs" and several are "capable" of competing with major U.S.-based Mexican drug-trafficking organizations.

"A rising number of U.S.-based gangs are seemingly intent on developing working relationships" with U.S. and foreign drug-trafficking organizations and other criminal groups to "gain direct access to foreign sources of illicit drugs," the report concludes.

The gang population estimate is up 200,000 since 2005.

Bruce Ferrell, chairman of the Midwest Gang Investigators Association, whose group monitors gang activity in 10 states, says the number of gang members may be even higher than the report's estimate"

Well is it any wonder?

Anyone old enough to remember the cop on the beat is familiar with the no-nonsense approach to maintaining order that was all the rage for thousands of years, up until police commissioners and crooked politicians realized that turning cops into de facto tax collectors was a really really good way to make money. Problem is, while Flat Foot Franky is hiding behind that billboard, Gang Banger Billy is ruling the streets.

And the first one to recollect ANY time that cops raided Gang headquarters the way they raid grandmothers, please raise your hand and tell the class where you've seen such a wonder.

Bad boys, bad boys, what ya gonna do,

What ya gonna do when they RUN from you

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