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Galt citizens get a lesson in gangs

Police ask parents to watch for gang signs, report troubles

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Posted: Friday, March 26, 2010 12:00 am

A year ago, the city of Galt had 128 validated gang members. Now, that number is at 147.

And in the past three weeks, the city has seen two drive-by shootings and three stabbings, all gang-related.

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  • posted at 4:03 pm on Fri, Mar 26, 2010.


    They obviously don't have the money to pay and if you sue them and garnish their wages (if they happen to hold a job), it will just be a cycle of them using government assistance to make up the lost money. With all the budget cuts, it's best to put them to work doing supervised community service like cleaning up the parks and park restrooms. PAL, I do agree that the parents should be held accountable to an extent. The Sureno gang is more likely to have illegal aliens or kids of illegal aliens. They are known to attack as a group against one person. These acts need to be listed as domesic terrorism, not just street terrorism!

  • posted at 10:20 am on Fri, Mar 26, 2010.


    LodiJoe and PAL, I can't disagree with you both. There must be a way to hold them accountable. They're hiding behind the same laws that they're breaking.

  • posted at 5:12 am on Fri, Mar 26, 2010.


    If the gang member is underage it should be required that their parents pay for any damage, fines, etc that is caused by their child. Another deterrent is if the gang member is underage we need to at least print the name of the parents in the paper. Nothing worse than seeing your name in the paper when something bad happens. "the son of Mr. and Mrs. Banger was arrested last night for stealing a car from their neighbor". Everything starts and ends with the parents. Parents, you need to be aware of what your kids are doing. They may not be telling you everything but there are plenty of signs of gang affiliation.

  • posted at 3:38 am on Fri, Mar 26, 2010.


    WEEZER...If the gangs had to pay for anything, they would merely steal YOUR stuff to raise the money. I still say put them in old fashioned stocks downtown with their head and hands locked in place with a sign outlinging their crime and gang affiliation AND make them wear lacey underwear in their gang colors. Ridicule will go a lot further than jail.

  • posted at 3:25 am on Fri, Mar 26, 2010.


    He estimated that the city and school district now spend a combined total of $150,000 a year repairing damage caused by gang vandalism.Why not make the gangs pay?



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