July 18th, 2011, The Modesto Bee printerd an article regarding the police cracking down on gangs.claim the mission is to stop gang violence, while placing a map in the city paper showing the world each gangs location. Now rival gang members know where to hit next.
The picture the Police paint of low proverty areas and the gangs residing in them is not exactly as police claim, I have never had a problem with gang members taking over toys at the park or ever seen to many there hanging out unless its a birthday party. I speek from exprinence because I live it everyday. Me and my family live in South Modesto AKA Chicken Shit. The name chicken shit comes from the overwhelming about of residence who enjoy a good chicken fight. A majority of these people are of Latino hertiage. My family is one of the few white families living in this area. Another name used by gang members would be Park lawn boys, this is the name of the neighborhood park.
I have live in my house for about a year. The only problems I have had would be the occasional speeder blowing through stops signs.
AIRPORT, PARKLAWN, DEEP SOUTH SIDE.
These are three of the major high crime areas. These three are also patroled by city police, county police, and highway patrol.
I do not suport gang activity nor do I encourage it, its something I find very scary and heart breaking. However I do feel Police enhance gang violence for their benfit.