Friday, October 21, 2011

A Little More Bad News

Noted at Barry's place.

The gang problem in the United States is growing and there are an estimated 1.4 million members in some 33,000 gangs, the federal government said Friday.

Gangs are collaborating with transnational drug trafficking organizations to make more money and are expanding the range of their illicit activities, engaging in mortgage fraud and counterfeiting as well as trafficking in guns and drugs, according to the national gang threat assessment for 2011.

When one hears of narco-traffickers becoming a problem in Watertown, WI (!!!!??!) and serious gang-banging problems in Middleton/SW Madison, you know this ain't just FBI looking for more budget.

And that 'mortgage-fraud' thing sounds kinda familiar to Milwaukeeans.

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