Is anyone else sick and tired of the increasing amount of gang activity that we are witnessing in our communities? I know I am. Let me just share a few experiences I've had in the past month:
After attending a musical at a local civic center, my family and I found 30 to 40 gang members milling around our cars. Some were drinking, many flashed gang signs and otherwise taunted and threatened many of the theatergoers.
On another evening, my family and I pulled up to a stoplight on our way home from a movie. Next to us a mini-truck full of gang members taunted, flashed hand signs and verbally threatened us in an effort to intimidate us.
On several occasions at local shopping centers, I've seen families and elderly people literally run off the sidewalk by gangs.
It's time for the majority of us who are law-abiding citizens to reclaim the streets of our communities from these hoodlums. It's time to think about our right to walk the streets of our community free of intimidation by these thugs. What can we do?