|Georgia - Metro agencies work to target gang activity
ATLANTA - Metro Atlanta law enforcement agencies are working together to fight gangs activity and crimes that cross city and county lines. "We work with other organizations not only to identity the gang, but identify the members of the gang, and understand how they operate and we use statistical analysis in order to kind of help us kind of focus our assets and target where we think they will hit next," Register said.
Tennessee: Police, mentors give tips to talk to kids about gangs
Gangs are widespread in Knoxville. An investigator with the city's police department said there's gang activity in every middle school and high school in Knox County. Some clothes or accessories with gang symbols are even sold at kiosks at the West Town Mall, Quick said. It's not illegal to sell this merchandise nor is it illegal to be in a gang, he added.
Maryland - Weakened immigration enforcement caused rise in alien gangs
FREDRICK - Sheriff Charles Jenkins of Frederick County, Md. told a House panel that “(o)pen borders, reckless sanctuary policies, and failure to enforce our immigration laws have greatly impacted public safety and national security throughout every jurisdiction of this country. He linked the surge in unaccompanied alien minors crossing the border to a rise in alien gang crime, including attempted murder, armed robbery and the rape and sexual assault of children. “Every single day, more Americans are becoming victims of senseless crimes, being injured and killed by criminal aliens, many are transnational gang members,” Sheriff Jenkins