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Posted: Friday, November 9, 2007 10:00 pm

When Rosie Pena and her husband bought their west Galt home 15 years ago, she never thought twice about leaving her back sliding glass door open when she left the house during the summer.

"Now, no way," she said Friday.

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62 comments:

  • posted at 4:11 pm on Fri, Nov 16, 2007.

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    I find it funny that the LODI newspaper reports on Galts problem, and have neglected (as far as I have seen) to report on the phone message I got from Lodi Middle School earlier in the week .. that "beginning monday, a dress code will be enforced" .. no gang colors, raider or niner jerseys, etc... because... they are having an increase in gang related violence and incidents....

     
  • posted at 3:02 pm on Fri, Nov 16, 2007.

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    Oh now they want to build a new Home Depot in Lodi? That will be an illegal alien crime magnet. Try going to the corner of 47th and Martin Luther King Blvd in South Sacramento, or the Home Depot in Florin and see what your neighborhood will grow to look like.

     
  • posted at 10:15 am on Fri, Nov 16, 2007.

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    Gang. An affiliation of young men, usually, who believe their overlord is so cool with his bling and ride and gang ho service at the snap of a finger. So they do his bidding, dealing his drugs, collecting his tariffs, enforcing his turf, facing death by the knife or gun to ensure he can live the lifestyle they all think they will live. Then they go to prison for him, or the mortuary.

     
  • posted at 5:23 am on Fri, Nov 16, 2007.

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    Thats GPDs way of saying welcome to Galt! haha

     
  • posted at 2:02 pm on Thu, Nov 15, 2007.

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    New in Galt: Unfortunately, in Lodi, your car would have been towed for such a vicious offense. (sarcasm)

     
  • posted at 9:33 am on Thu, Nov 15, 2007.

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    I just moved into town 2 weeks ago and I thought it was funny that residents in Galt were complaining about fix it tickets. I got home that evening to find out that my wifes car, which was parked in front of our new house, had a "fix-it" ticket. I don't think it's funny anymore and the p.d. here needs to find something more constructive (like curbing gangs) then going to new home developments handing out tickets to brand new residents. We paid the registration and sent in our smog certificate and our waiting for our sticker. FREAKIN COPS!!!!

     
  • posted at 4:36 pm on Wed, Nov 14, 2007.

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    Good luck looking for a house in North Stockton that does not have gangbangers close by! What a joke, Stockton's new neighborhoods are full of total losers. My relatives live in a nice part of the old Morada area and the gangsters are heading that way too..from the "North Morada Estates" area & Fox creek with their Grafitti everywhere... Lodi is at least a better bet for the most part! PS - It is your job to research the neighborhoods anyway.

     
  • posted at 4:30 pm on Wed, Nov 14, 2007.

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    We need to line them up against the wall. We can think of something to do with them. We can start by blasting the dirt of of them with a fire hose. I know most of these punks are sissy cowards. They will start crying and run to mama to get her to protect them. LOL

     
  • posted at 10:45 am on Wed, Nov 14, 2007.

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    Why not put them all on a island and let them battle it out. Face it their are no more towns that are loveable and liveable. It's just another thing we have to deal with. & everyone has a different way to deal with it.

     
  • posted at 2:57 am on Wed, Nov 14, 2007.

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    You belittle/disrespect the military and the brave men and women that serve this country when you say that low life gang members should be a part of this group of people that honor our country. I understand that you want these gang member to be forced into doing what's right and shake them out of their ignorant ways, but the military does not need these types.

     
  • posted at 2:13 am on Wed, Nov 14, 2007.

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    how much of the fine will it be for tagging?

     
  • posted at 1:20 am on Wed, Nov 14, 2007.

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    Hey Guys ... If you could get all of these folks who made comments on the forum, you could start a non-profit organization, like we have in Tulare County called Gang Watchers. It's basically an "Intervention-Group" and it's also a "Christian" Neighborhood Watch Ministry. We've been doing this for a couple of years nows and have become very successful. If one of you guys from Gault contacts me at my web site, I can further advise you on what to do. So go and google Gang Watchers and then contact me - Brother LUCKY. See you in the Streets ...

     
  • posted at 2:12 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    The gangs are taking over... and we are letting them.

     
  • posted at 2:10 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    You must be joking. This human garbage does'nt have the intestinal fortitude, integrity or courage to fight in the military. Confront them face-to-face, one-on-one and they put their tail between their legs and run like a whipped dog. I think teaching them to pick up trash along the highway, would be an easier task.

     
  • posted at 2:10 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    Nice post (6:34pm).

     
  • posted at 2:07 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    Are you stating that you are Major Johnson in your post?

     
  • posted at 11:58 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    Ive noticed that over the last few years that lodi has gotten some more "color" in it and with that you bring in the crap that comes with them, go back to were you came from. I hate the fact that I lve in a German town and its being un over by thebottom of the ethnic pool. I Love my country, and I love my white heritage, and I think its time to take back OUR country the way it used to be.....get to the back of the bus.

     
  • posted at 6:51 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    These gang bangers want to fight? Enlist them in the military, send them overseas and let's see what they can do, or how it may change how they feel about fighting when the wee the horror of real war

     
  • posted at 5:19 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    Crime in Galt? Seems like another job for the elk grove p.d.

     
  • posted at 1:20 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2007.

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    Wouldn't it be interesting to find out what environment these kids come from? How many gang members had parents who were actually married at the time of their birth? How many gang members even know (for sure) who their fathers are? Does the rise in gang numbers have anything to do with the out-of-wedlock birthrate? Bet it does!

     
  • posted at 10:49 am on Mon, Nov 12, 2007.

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    I guess you did a better job than i did at naming off all of GPD's accomplishments...thanx haha

     
  • posted at 10:37 am on Mon, Nov 12, 2007.

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    Provide specific facts that back up Lodi Police is in shambles. If Lodi police are so ineffective why is crime down? specifically violent crime. Don't take my word for it check Dept. of Justice Web site. You seem to cast stones with no facts. It seems your beef is with Hansen so why drag everyone else in it? Plus this was about Galt. Why drag Lodi into this? You are angry about something.

     
  • posted at 10:07 am on Mon, Nov 12, 2007.

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    Not all in gangs are illegal, most of them were born right here in the usa. yes most likely their parents may be illegal.

     
  • posted at 7:02 am on Mon, Nov 12, 2007.

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    Don't worry people-we'll get them-our pd just needs to get all those fix it tickets out of the way-then we have to make sure that none of the gang members are related to to anyone political within the city-lord knows what might happen if galt pd actually did their job. What happened to doing everything you could to keep our streets clean-even if the let's say drunk driver works for the city. Just go by the book and quit letting people off the hook! In my day that was called corruption!

     
  • posted at 3:55 am on Mon, Nov 12, 2007.

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    Gangs in galt wow has anybody informed the chief of police of this,im sure he's completly clueless.Barney should be told to load his one bullit but he's probly clueless to were he put it.But hey you got to give him credit were credit is do he has nearly wiped out all the cracked windshields,the scarey clearence light,the very bad tail light,and the meanist in town the allmighty the broken turn signal which nobody has a clue how to work anyway,

     
  • posted at 1:50 am on Mon, Nov 12, 2007.

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    I look at this artical and yes we have gangs in our little town. but not just the northerners or southerners, we also have white priders, skinheads, and kkk, memebers two. it takes all kinds and well galt has them all. I moved my family here to get away from it but looks like i left one city to another with same problems.

     
  • posted at 3:32 pm on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    you guys are asking for way too much from GPD...they already have their work cut out for them with all the fix it tickets they give out...and they're too busy kickin my g/f and i outta the park while watching the stars to keep track of gangbangers from paintin fences...thanx GPD

     
  • posted at 1:56 pm on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    Why do you think officer Barry quit and went to work at the college? He was tired of being the chiefs lap dog and only able to print what he was told, not what's really happening to the crumbling LPD. They can't hire police officers here because no one wants to work here in this backwards town. It's time for the blairbot and his bully pulpit to go and be exposed for what he really is. See why he's lost so many jobs, then you'll know.

     
  • posted at 12:16 pm on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    Read the article. It is primaily about Galt [one comment mentions Lodi] and you are running off at the mouth again about Lodi. Read before you run.

    Major Ben Johnson

     
  • posted at 11:10 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    The war on terror should start with domestic terrorrists like the little scumbag gangbangers in Galt. If need be, the miltary should move in and "dispose" of the little bastards!

     
  • posted at 10:24 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    More people in Mexico don't like our illegals than people in the USA. Why is that? Maybe the illegals should look in the mirror. On August 7 2007 the richest person in the world was determined to be Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico. Is he racist? He doesn't want these illegals in Mexico either. Do you hear him whining about racism? Not at $27 million a day! I forgot Carlos forgot to join a gang and instead is making money. Ask any immigrant from Mexico, -- They don't even know who he is.

     
  • posted at 10:21 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    You don't see them sneaking over the border. Why? Because these people have More rights in Mexico than in the USA. There is NO political correctness in Mexico. If you see somone who is fat, they are called GORDO. If they are UGLY they are called Fea. The Middle class Mexicans can call them anything they want. But as soon as they cross the border into the USA, everyone up here is called a "racist", but that won't keep them out of the welfare office.

     
  • posted at 10:17 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    Why do Mexican illegals call immigrants from Spain racists? I thought they were all "Hispanics"? Spanish-Americans will tell you more then you want to know about illegal aliens from Mejico. Spaniards are not amigos of out amigos. Middle class Mexicans don't want the illegals either. I have many Mexican friends which includes engineers, physicians, attorneys, technicians.

     
  • posted at 8:23 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    I lived through these things, first don't panic you don't do anything to anybody and they won't do nothing back.That doesn't always work but just keep your prejudice remarks to yourself. KKK was a nation-wide group terrorizing blacks with violence, race against race. Then some streetgangs show in your town and all of you start overreacting, those gangs aren't there to get everyone,just there rivals and those who get in the mix like you folks.

     
  • posted at 6:06 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    Unfortunately we can't round these people up and discard them. They are human trash and contribute nothing to the betterment of society. Less crime, nicer neighborhoods, safer parks and a clean way of thinning out the leaches of the world.

     
  • posted at 3:36 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    I noticed that the lady brought up the FACT language barriers cause segregation. In the past, before the one world government, multiculturalists took over, that America, especially businesses encouraged learning English. Companies would offer English Classes and promote American culture. Then these Raza groups started telling Americans they are all racists. It is time to tell the Raza to lose their allegiances or get the heck out. This is the U.S.!

     
  • posted at 3:24 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    And I'm not placing blame on the brave officers that work in the field, but the overly amount of desk and supervisory personnel and the lack of much hands on criminal knowledge of the chief himself. The CC is too afraid to make any directives for fear the Union will slap their hands. Olease, LPD, make Lodi the town it once was before the crooked mayors took over in the early 90"s.

     
  • posted at 3:21 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    With that $131 million in redevelopment money, we Lodians should insist that not a penny be spent on any home that houses an illegal alien of any kind. Spend some of that cowcash ridding that neighborhood of illegals and gangbangers and do what you're paid for. No more grocery cart and child seat stings. Spend that overtime with FOOT and BICYCLE patrols in that neighborhood. I've come to the conclusion you're plain afraid.

     
  • posted at 3:17 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    LPD is a shambles, thanks for the watchful eye of ex-chief Hansen all those years, who did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about the gang problem nor the east side all those years. The present chief hasn't ever had a word to say and still remains mum on crime and gangs here in Lodi. Why? If you're afraid of the Union, Mayberry is looking for a new sheriff like you. Wake up chief and at least be seen or heard from.

     
  • posted at 3:10 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    We pay these police officers to do just that - clean up our towns, get rid of the gangs and deport the illegals. Why don't they do their job? Is that asking too much. The good old boys would lose all of their tenants and the bakery and plastics plant would lose all their employees. Do your job LPD, and if it's too much for you, they're looking for a deputy in Mayberry. Just call sheriff Andy. Oh, and bring your own bullet.

     
  • posted at 2:40 am on Sun, Nov 11, 2007.

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    Our Lodi gangs are more diverse than the Galt gangs. We have gangs of ALL cultures in Lodi. We have them from Michoacan (speed capital) South Central Ave, Jalisco, Hidalgo, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Saltillo, Guanajuato, Tepotzotlan. Who is claiming Puebla? I forgot the East side Paks from Lahore and the OPG (Original Paki Gangsgters). Thanks for your diversity training LUSD.

     
  • posted at 4:11 pm on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Gangs? what gangs? My children do not belong to gangs. What kind of children belong to gangs ? Dont their parents know what their kids are doing? My children say they are escarred of other children at Galt High. Why are there these gangs ? Shouldnt they be punished ? We dont believe in gangs. Such things are crazy. Who are these people ???

     
  • posted at 4:02 pm on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Gang problem is getting worse in Galt not as bad as Lodi though. Lodi Police do a great job trying to control the gang problem, gpd need to learn a few things from them.

     
  • posted at 1:12 pm on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Maybe our new police chief will vow to take strong action against gangs with the same conviction he vowed to take action against those who park illegally on their own streets, have tinted windows on their cars, or don't have front license plates. You'd better step up big guy, or you'll be run out as fast as you got here! You'd better get your priorities in order starting YESTERDAY!

     
  • posted at 12:54 pm on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    The only way to deal with gang members is to absolutely crush them like the cockroaches they are. Probation, warnings, hahahaha. All these slime understand is long term jail sentences and that is all that will protect you, the decent people. Stop playing with them with your "they are just misguided youth". They are professional criminals and need to be smashed. Wake up you simple people.

     
  • posted at 12:38 pm on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    gangs are a fact of life. outside of prison, gangs are mexican and black. in galt they are 99% mexican. in prison the whities join gangs to get protection but outside they cant keep up or stay in, thats when the mexicans and blacks take over. in my home west of compton you see mexicans and black gangs in equal number. i am sorry for galt. see you in about 10 years.

     
  • posted at 12:34 pm on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    I am very impressed that Layla Bohn could write this entire story without using any words like: Mexican, Central American, South American, Latino,or Hispanic. The Gangs she writes about are exclusively of such origin. These kids are not crazy swedes, norwegians, germans, fins, or danish. nor croatians and such. Why cant the truth be published? I 95% guarantee the webmaster will not print this.

     
  • posted at 7:05 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Realtors claim EVERY house is an "estate" :including an ANDY GUMP on a trailer. I found a NEW USEFUL RESOURCE for people who want to learn about the bums in their neighborhood BEFORE THEY HAVE TO SELL. I understand that Police agencies are using this free resource to focus on crime at the HOUSE level.

    Visit www.rottenneighbor.com and you will see the map. Lodi has "burns rotten vegetation", "topless dancers", "loud mouth", "nice person", "middle aged doper" and "loudmouth". "Taco Grande" lives in Thornton, and NO gangbangers are posted on the map for Galt.

     
  • posted at 7:01 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Thanks "Im outta here". We have been looking for a house North of Stockton., I am tired of the gangbanger losers who are celebrated because of "diversity" politics. I was looking in Lodi, but I read about your gangbangers. Now I read about Galts gang amigos. I wish the REALTORS would be honest and INFORM us about the crimes and gangs!

     
  • posted at 3:48 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Ive lived in galt for 44 years seen it go from good little town to pure nothing.All about revenue got to make the money and it all started with low income housing and catering to the farm worker.dosn't take a brain surgion to figure out that gangs were going to come with it. They dont respect anybody,not even each other.And we got stuck with barney fife big shot cop from bay erea to worried about the motorcycle club ridding in town that do no crimes and have done nothing but bust there butts to help with causes.

     
  • posted at 3:23 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    These gangs can count to 14? Wow, that's sophisticated. More positive influences here from the culture del sur. Can't wait for more!

     
  • posted at 3:21 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    They will no longer be able to get the "babies" to do the dirty work. The older bangers know they will get the death penalty for murder and the juveniles will get a "kiss on the cheek" from their gang banger mom. Now who is Mr. "macho man" gangbanger? Adult bangers need to take their medicine (in the death chamber).

     
  • posted at 3:20 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    We need the same here. Also, Galt has a curfew that is ENFORCED. We should not allow punks and gangbangers to walk the streets of LODI at night. These children should be studying, doing homework, learning English or sleeping. If our CC had the guts to do this our crime problems would rapidly diminish. The older bangers will be forced to do their own dirty work and crimes.

     
  • posted at 3:17 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    We need to do what they do in other cities. In Los Angeles, the city council and Police commission, define areas of high gang activity. According to state law, when more than two gang members congregate (*including family members) in public. That is the Probable cause needed to arrest them. Once the police gets the authority they need they make sweeps of popular hang hangouts. .

     
  • posted at 2:53 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Just a note that the city council is looking into a 1/2 percent tax sales tax increase. This would have to be voted on by the people of Galt, This money would be used to fund the police dept and I belive some also will go to the fire dept.

    This is greatly needed with a reactive city manager and council (Clair or Raboy both are reactive), Gang will rule the city.

    1/2 percent sales tax is only what 50 cent to a $100.00 we still have a problem where can you spend $100.00 in Galt

     
  • posted at 2:53 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    cont:Most of these kids have no one to turn too, broken homes, parents who don't speak english ext. it is time for our police to enforce order, get them off the street, put them behind bars now because that is where they are headed anyway.

     
  • posted at 2:52 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    cont:Most of these kids have no one to turn too, broken homes, parents who don't speak english ext. it is time for our police to enforce order, get them off the street, put them behind bars now because that is where they are headed anyway. Parents also need to not be afraid of their kids.

     
  • posted at 2:51 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    I had the discomfort for two years living in the middle and around the corner of RIVAL gang members. One night on my street I was outside talking to my neighbor (son is gang affiliated) and rival gang members were trying to sneek up on her house to jump her son. he wasn't home but his little sister and neice was. we told them to back off and they did.

     
  • posted at 2:47 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    You're a poor, pathetic excuse for a small town newspaper. Galt's gang problems are nothing compared to Lodi's. You "big dogs" are nothing but scraps, afraid to face our own problems.

     
  • posted at 2:44 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    T & C Nothing to compare to the same problems here in Lodi, but you'd rather look at Galt's gang problems than face our own gangsta's. Remember, the one's that burnt the police car up and gun one another down on livable, lovable Lodi's soon to be redeveloped east side? C'mon, Sentinel, quit running from the big dogs here in Lodi and tell us the honest truth about our own gang problem.

     
  • posted at 2:39 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Sureno? Norteno? These must be KKK and skinhead gnags rights? wake up or lose your country

     
  • posted at 1:12 am on Sat, Nov 10, 2007.

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    Its a war against gangs,,we need to DO EVERYTHING we can to drive them out of here

     
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