Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Best way to fight gangs? Keep kids off the streets to begin with!

Street gangs are a problem in Washington. Children as young as 10 or 11 are recruited to join gangs and engage in criminal activity to prove they “belong,” and the deeper they go, the harder it is to help them get out.  Are there effective ways to break the cycle of crime before it breaks our kids?

Read this guest column in the Everett Herald by Reps. Connie Ladenburg and Luis Moscoso on the strategies they’re proposing to fight criminal gangs in our state.

To read this story in Spanish, click here.