The Right Coast

July 19, 2004
Hispanic gang culture
By Tom Smith
This is a disturbing article.  In the City Journal via RCP.
I always suspected that police unions and other stupid turf wars prevent one of the most important steps we need to take in response to these problems.  More police on the streets.  We could use more aggressive anti-gang legislation, as well.  Good luck getting that through Sacramento.  One reason LA has so much more random gang violence than NYC, I think, is that NYC has much higher police to population ratio.