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Cops targeted by gangs. What do you think of this?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/26/illegals-targeted-sheriff-as-part-of-gang-initiati/

3 Illegal immigrants tried to kill sheriff and his dog for initiation into SUR-13. This is dreadful. What do you think? Follow link

 
pagan_mama

Asked by pagan_mama at 9:54 AM on Feb. 28, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • it's also a shame that guns are so easily accessible.

    True. We are very fortunate that we all have the right to buy our own legally to counteract the astronomical numbers of illegal arms these gangs provide.

    Also - things have gotten uglier and the illegals are a factor in why. Gang war used to be about territory and it slowly evolved into race. There were neighborhoods back home where you had to be careful if you wore the wrong color. Now, those same neighborhoods, they'll chase you out or beat you down because you ARE the wrong color. One of the girls I went to school with is on the gang task force there. She said compared to what it is now, the way it was when we were in school and they had little fights and drug deals gone wrong was like a bad afterschool special. It used to be kids arrested for burglary or dealing, 1 yr juvie and out, now it's assault and murder and never come back.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:38 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • OBviously it is terrible. Gangs are terrible and everything they do is terrible and there is nothing good anyone could possibly say about it. It is not that shocking that they would target law enforcement....that is the enemy. The rest of us are just pawns, but the cops are the enemy....
    BJoan

    Answer by BJoan at 9:58 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Its not at all shocking to me. Sad but not shocking. This is what a gang does.
    MamaChamp

    Answer by MamaChamp at 10:00 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Gangs are bad thing. But it's not always illegals who belong to different gangs. Gangs are big problem in Alaska and they don't have anything to do with illegals.

    Tristana

    Answer by Tristana at 10:43 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • I know not all gangs are illegals, these just happened to be. I think what is more shocking is they got a 15 year old to do the shooting, both to initiate him and so if they were caught, he ismore likely to be prosecuted as a juvenile--which is what did happen.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 11:01 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Not all illgeals no but if we actually deported the illegals like we should do...it could cut back on the mess.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:06 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • This is sad but, unfortunately, nothing new.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 11:30 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • There are gangs over here in california that were crashing into someones car and when the person pulled over and got out they shot them for initation. Whatever happened to just jumping the kid into the gang? Why bring other people into it? I knew a girl who was dating a guy in Sur. and he was quiet and didnt seem bad but then he went to mexico for new years and got high and wanted revenge for a friend so they did a drive by and killed a whole family. She still loves him. Ahh i started just going off on another topic. sorry.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • Yeah anon ugh sad.I guess the reason why it's no longer just beating the potential member to be initiated but going further taking more innocent lives is for the thrill (sick).
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:03 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

  • It's horrible but when you choose to become a cop you know the dangers.
    trippyhippy

    Answer by trippyhippy at 12:36 PM on Feb. 28, 2009

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