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Shintsu

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#1 12 years ago

I was watching the local news and they took a poll on how bad people think gangs are here (Louisville, KY) and it came back 87% Yes and 13% No/Unsure. Thats a pretty large margin. However, I've never seen a single gang member anywhere luckily. I was curious to see, does anyone else have gang problems in their areas or that they've even encountered?




Blank Stare

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#2 12 years ago

Get more gangs every year. The mexicans and blacks migrate from Nassua and end up here. Nothing much to it really.

They can off eachother all they want, why should I care?




czech speacial forces

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#3 12 years ago

no not in my area. i live in a "higher class" neiborhood in orange county, california. i think in top ten cities with lowest crime(including smaller cities like mine). not many mexicans here to make gangs. and most people are upper-class so their is no urge to commit crime. and not many blacks or mexicans, sry for steriotype but for the most part gangs are black or mexicans, now. and plus cops around here (OC) dount think twice about shooting a gang member. makes life quite nice really.




Commissar MercZ

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#4 12 years ago

My area (Plano) is pretty clean in terms gang activity. In fact rarely anything happens here. The cops are so bored that they are actually sticklers on traffic and speeding tickets since that's the most action they get.

Now go a couple miles south into Dallas to South Dallas, specifically Oak Cliff. That's gang central there.




Artie Bucco

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#5 12 years ago

GDICommandoMy area (Plano) is pretty clean in terms gang activity. In fact rarely anything happens here. The cops are so bored that they are actually sticklers on traffic and speeding tickets since that's the most action they get.

Now go a couple miles south into Dallas to South Dallas, specifically Oak Cliff. That's gang central there.

"Oak Cliff thats my hood put it yo' face" as from there say, a friends uncle was shot and killed on the outskirts of Oak Cliff about two weeks ago after getting into an arguement. Not all Oak Cliff is bad there are some decent communities. i happen to live in Pleasant Grove there is some gangs here but it is a nieghborhood thing more than anything. A while back we had three guys pulling off armed muggings in my nieghborhood either they stopped or the police got the best of them. While i generally consider my nieghborhood safe there is no overt gang activity.

To those that live in Dallas or it's suburbs never speed in the suburbs. Suburban cops are usually board and have really nasty tendency of stopping people. If you enter Garland, Mesquite or the Metroplex's hodge podge of suburbs don't speed.




Scientist Dr. Professor

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#6 12 years ago
czech speacial forcesno not in my area. i live in a "higher class" neiborhood in orange county, california. i think in top ten cities with lowest crime(including smaller cities like mine). not many mexicans here to make gangs. and most people are upper-class so their is no urge to commit crime. and not many blacks or mexicans, sry for steriotype but for the most part gangs are black or mexicans, now. and plus cops around here (OC) dount think twice about shooting a gang member. makes life quite nice really.

Have to disagree with you here. I live in a fairly large city, almost 1 million residents, and Mexicans, Blacks, and other minorities are very common. Yet San Jose is the safest "big city" in America: http://www.exclusivesaratogahomes.com/bay-area/san-jose/safest-city.htm

In my opinion, gangs have little to do with race, but more to do with economic status (I.E. they are poor). There are very few slums in San Jose, and as such, we have very little gang activity.




czech speacial forces

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#7 12 years ago
SeinfeldRulesHave to disagree with you here. I live in a fairly large city, almost 1 million residents, and Mexicans, Blacks, and other minorities are very common. Yet San Jose is the safest "big city" in America: http://www.exclusivesaratogahomes.com/bay-area/san-jose/safest-city.htm In my opinion, gangs have little to do with race, but more to do with economic status (I.E. they are poor). There are very few slums in San Jose, and as such, we have very little gang activity.

most white people who think they are "gangsta" are ridiculed and hated, thus leading me to believe that you cant be white and a gangster. the mafia is different... and yes i agree its economic status, its a proven fact that the average black and mexican make less money than whites. average san josean makes 74,000, almost double nation average, so gangs prob arnt common.




El Hombre del Fuego

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#8 12 years ago

I know of many people that are, or have been in gangs. Not a mistake I plan to make. The military's the best gang on the street anywho, and I'll try my luck with that.




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#9 12 years ago

I live in Port Elizabeth, South Africa and gangs are verry common here especialy amongst the coulered comunities, it's like a big network there are 3 gangs the 28's , 27's and the 26's these are prison gangs but they are the diving force behind the whole gang culture. Right now i live in a good area(24 years) and my life expectency is about 65 years but if i moved to Cape Town's Cape Flats it will go down to 30 that's how bad things are over there.




GOD111

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#10 12 years ago

Well I live in a big city (Copenhagen), and as all big cities, there are of course gangs. However, I'm not taking any notice of them, and I don't consider them a problem to me personally. But they are probably causing problem for someone:)