Gangs In Our Neighborhoods
POSTED: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 2:59pm
UPDATED: Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 3:51pm
EL PASO - Startling new statistics show there's a strong presence of gangs in many neighborhoods in the borderland, and some local groups fear it may only get worse.
The Boys and Girls Club surveyed the children and parents they serve and found that 70% of the kids personally knew members of gangs, and that the majority of parents felt a moderate to heavy presence of gang activity in their neighborhoods.
But now they fear with budget cuts, after-school and mentoring programs will take a back seat, and only add to an already growing problem. Watch News Channel 9 tonight at 5, 6, and 10 to hear what the Boys and Girls Club - and UTEP - are doing about it.