In recent weeks, gang violence in Lodi has spiked. Shootings, stabbings and fights have occurred at a growing rate between two rival Lodi gangs — the Norteños and the Sureños — and it’s gotten the police department’s attention.
Accompanied by several other law enforcement agencies, Lodi police have conducted impromptu enforcement efforts to curb the violence. However, despite the sweeps, violence has still risen in a city that’s experienced a sharp decrease in gang activity in recent years.
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