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San Diego Police Chief: Gangs growing due to prison realignment
correctionsone.com ^ | January 03, 2013

Posted on 01/04/2013 11:08:29 PM PST by RC one

San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said gangs are growing as a result of the state's prison realignment

SAN DIEGO — The murder rate in San Diego was up almost 20 percent in 2012 from the year before, and in San Diego County, the numbers increased by almost 23 percent.

San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne said gangs are growing as a result of the state's prison realignment with California wardens shifting tens of thousands of inmates to county jail cells or providing early release.

"We're seeing about a thousand additional people out of prison and they don't have quite the level of oversight they would normally have and it's pretty clear that it's having some effect on the gangs and they're being more aggressive than before," Lansdowne said.

Gang violence is up 34 percent, he said.

In related news: Murder rate for region jumps in 2012: City of San Diego, county impacted by spike in crime


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; gangs; prisongangs

Why we need high cap magazines and assault rifles-a clear and present danger.

1 posted on 01/04/2013 11:08:37 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

a product of the increasing US gang presence, you were nearly twice as likely to be attacked and killed by multiple perpetrators in 2005 as you were in 1975. the Bureau of Justice has not made available the same data for 2005-2012 but it doesn't take a genius to guess how this trend has moved in the past five years. Again, this is a clear and present danger and demonstrates a very legitimate need for high capacity magazines for the legal purpose of self defense.

2 posted on 01/04/2013 11:18:21 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

This is rather odd, you post a story about San Diego, CA and then put in a photo of gangs from Tennessee.

Here is the source of that image you posted.

http://www.tennessean.com/includes/publicus/projects/projects04/paper/photos.html


3 posted on 01/04/2013 11:27:12 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

I find it odd that that you would choose to quibble about something stupid like that instead of readily agreeing with me that gang violence and multiple perpetrator attacks are a growing threat and justification for law abiding citizens to remain WELL armed with high cap magazines. Why don’t you tell us how much you hate Barack Obama and the democratic blight he presides over.


4 posted on 01/04/2013 11:49:11 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one

There was no quibbling, as you say.

I just made the observation and thought it a bit odd you posted a thread about CA gangs and then chose to post a picture of gangs from Tennessee, which is totally unrelated to the article.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 12:58:24 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: RC one

Fortunately, these Democrats are mainly killing each other.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 1:02:34 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

for now. They aren’t robbing each other btw.


7 posted on 01/05/2013 1:09:04 AM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: RC one
Check out Jackass with his finger on the trigger.

And Ese with the Hi-Point to his right.

8 posted on 01/05/2013 1:12:10 AM PST by SIDENET (I've drawn my line in the sand.)
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To: RC one

Never get caught wearing the wrong colored clothes in those neighborhoods.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 1:20:38 AM PST by rfp1234 (Arguing with a liberal is like playing chess with a pigeon.)
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To: RC one

The pic is obviously of Mexican gang members. It’s a safe bet that’s what comprises most of the gangs in San Diego; so, IMO, it’s an appropriate photo.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 1:31:54 AM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: dragnet2

Totally unrelated? really? the underlying point has nothing to do with California really. The underlying point is that gangs are growing and spreading and that, because of this, we are seeing a rise in homicides which involve multiple perpetrators and this is is why firearms with high capacity magazines are legitimately needed by law abiding citizens who wish to legally defend themselves as the SCOTUS has declared we are within our legal rights to do. Because of this new reality, banning high capacity magazines for civilian use effectively denies citizens the right to self defense which, because of previous rulings, is unconstitutional. Given that these criminal thugs are also in possession of long guns, as evidenced by the picture, it can similarly be argued that denying law abiding citizens the right to possess semi automatic rifles with detachable bog magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds is equally unconstitutional especially when we consider that the FBI estimates the US gang population to be approximately 1 million members nationwide. that’s almost 10x larger than the Venezuelan army. It’s well over 10x the size of Cuba’s Army. It’s 4x the size of the British Army. It’s about 8x the size of the French army. Clear and present danger. that’s the relevant point that you should take away from this post.


11 posted on 01/05/2013 1:38:33 AM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: luvbach1
I didn't see it as relevant to the underlying issue at all. The picture conveys the appropriate message given the obvious underlying message of the post. This isn't about California, it's about the explosive growth of gangs in America and how this affects trends in violence and, consequently, the changing self defense aspects for Americans, primarily the need for high capacity semi-automatic handguns to defend oneself from multiple perpetrators.
12 posted on 01/05/2013 1:52:21 AM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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California has more important things to spend money on than prisons - - like “green” energy, driver licenses for illegal aliens, $300,000/year lifeguards...

It’s about priorities.


13 posted on 01/05/2013 2:13:53 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: RC one

A thousand additional people out of prison.The liberal mind is a deadly thing.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 6:23:41 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: RC one

The two pistol guys have good trigger discipline unlike homey in the middle.


15 posted on 01/05/2013 7:40:17 AM PST by dljordan (Voltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: Lancey Howard
It’s about priorities.

Exactly. Don't blame the wardens. The politicians spend the money on things other than protecting the people.
The judges require 200 sq. ft. (or whatever the number is) of living space per prisoner.
The parole boards turn felons loose that have no business on the streets.

16 posted on 01/05/2013 7:55:32 AM PST by Vinnie (A)
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To: dragnet2
post a picture of gangs from Tennessee, which is totally unrelated to the article.

The only difference between your Tennessee gang and the SD gang is the southern drawl.........and the moonshine they sell.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 8:04:30 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: RC one

Wow, correctionsone.com is quite a website. The whole corrections industry has become very expensive.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 8:11:56 AM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: RC one
Totally unrelated? really?

You seem a bit distraught over the fact someone pointed out ya posted an article about gangs, specifically in CA, yet posted a picture of gangs in Tennessee.

That would be like me posting about corrupt state government in Ohio, then posting a picture of governor Brown in CA.

What's also inquisitive is the article ya posted was accompanied by it's own photo, yet you chose a picture from a completely different story, from a completely different state.

No need to get excited over this, I just felt it was odd ya went out of your way to do this.

19 posted on 01/05/2013 11:14:24 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Gangs in Tennessee...

But the big difference is the weather in Tennessee sucks amigo!

20 posted on 01/05/2013 11:28:26 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2

Just perplexed when a fellow freeper would try to undermine a legitimate conservative point by with a straw man argument. I expect that crap from the shiite bags over at DU, not here. If I seem distraught, I assure you, that is why. As I have already said, the underlying point is about gangs and the increased incidence of multiple perpetrator homicides in America, not California. The chosen picture illustrates that point well.


21 posted on 01/05/2013 11:45:18 AM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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How is it undermining you when it's pointed out you're posting articles and not using the using the photos from the specific article?

Why not post the photo which accompanied the article?

Would it be OK to post an article about Obama's corruption and then insert pics of Bush?

22 posted on 01/05/2013 11:56:43 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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