Thursday, July 12, 2012

It ain't just Chicago

The gang menace is spreading into small cities and rural areas. 

Ir's actually been going on for a while. Is the spread picking up speed?

Or has the problem just reached the threshold where more people are noticing, and local officials can no longer appear credible if they try to deny it's happening?

Update: I'll tack these on to show what I mean by a while:

A 2003 abstract focused on Hall County, Georgia.
Hillbangers, a 2004 story in the New York Times.
A 2007 article about gangs in Omega, Georgia.

And here's the FBI's 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment. Scroll down to the appendix section (or do a find search) to get a list of gangs believed to be operating in your state.

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