Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Getting after the gangs

If you're as much of an avid reader of the Police Log as we at the Press are, you've probably noticed a change over the past week or so. Namely, cops are stopping a lot of folks with suspected gang ties.

It's no coincidence that these entries started being reported by dispatchers in the daily blotter just as gang violence became Issue No. 1 among Tracy residents.

Just as promised by Police Chief Janet Theissen, police are starting to hassle gang members in the hopes that they'll figure out Tracy isn't a hospitible place for them to do their thing.

Will it actaully pay off? Who knows. But the Police Log is at least proof that police policy is changing with public involvement.

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