Friday, January 30, 2009

Gangs Responsible For 80% Of US Crime

FBI: Burgeoning Gangs Behind Up To 80% Of U.S. Crime -- USA Today

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.

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My Comment: Why fight wars abroad when there are wars in our neighborhoods. I live in Montreal, Canada. In the nineties we had a vicious gang war between motorcycle gangs for the drug trade. 160 were murdered (that is known), and bombings had become a weekly occurrence. It was only through draconian laws and the unleashing of law enforcement that stopped this war.

The U.S. will soon need to do the same thing. Mexico is a warning to all of us of what happens when actions are delayed.

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