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    Port Arthur, TX: Hispanic gang activity on the rise

    Port Arthur is south of Beaumont, Texas, in far southeast Texas,
    Population is not over 100K


    http://www.panews.com/local/local_story_071094145.html


    Hispanic gang activity on the rise
    PAPD cracking down on gang activity

    MARY MEAUX
    The Port Arthur News

    PORT ARTHUR —

    Civil war divided the United States almost 150 years ago, pitting the north against the south.

    But nowadays, fighting between the north and south boils down to rival Mexican gangs.

    Earlier this week two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, were arrested for their part in a drive-by shooting that police consider retaliation for a prior drive-by.

    There have been six such arrests in the past two months, Port Arthur Police Sgt. Kirk Boneau said. All of the suspects are charged with aggravated assault and police believe all were involved in a drive-by shooting.

    Inside Port Arthur Police Department’s Street Crimes Unit office, mug shots of wanted gang members line a section of wall.

    The men in the photographs are members of Mexican gangs active in the area. Most have dark, close cropped hair but the similarities stop there.

    They are Surenos, or Sur 13, representing southern Mexico, and Nortenos, or Norte 14, representing northern Mexico.

    PAPD Chief Mark Blanton said there has been a spike in Hispanic gang activity.

    While no one was injured in a March 4 shooting on Rosedale Drive, one person was shot in the arm in what police believe was a retaliation shooting in the 3100 block of Berndardt Drive on March 8.

    The normally quiet Griffing Park area of town was not the targeted area, Officer Nathan Mingo said, just the place where the incident ended.

    “These gangs are rivals,

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    It does not make one damned bit of difference if these so called "gangs" are preying on the average citizen or just out to get one another.

    The point is that gangs representing MEXICO sholuld not be operating anywhere in THIS country. Period.

    And while we're on the subject.....let's quit making them sound like rival social clubs, shall we?

    These "gangs" are criminal organizations, tied in with the cartels, and they are very much fightin g each other over who will control any given city, town, county, state, or whatever and they will rule those locations with violence, fear, and intimidation instilled in the populations of those locations.
    If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. T. Paine

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    If our police departments were only allowed to do their jobs and clean up our towns and cities of these scumbags. Most of them are controlled by politicians that are afraid that cracking down on "Hispanic" gangs might make Hispanic voters mad.
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