From the Times Ledger:
Gang activity and drug use in Queens have been rising over the last couple of years, according to U.S. Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), and the elected official has some plans in Washington to curb the problem from different angles.
In a conference call Tuesday afternoon, the senator said she was appalled at the statistics her office discovered on the number of gangs operating in the state and wanted the federal government to step in. The problem is expected to get worse since children and teens will be looking for an outlet during the summer months and a rough economy will not give them safer options, according to the senator.
There are as many as 22,000 gang members and 670,000 New Yorkers are suffering from substance abuse that is directly related to gang activity, according to Gillibrand.
Queens has the second-highest number of substance abuse cases with more than 163,000 and is tied with the Bronx for the second-highest number of gang members — between 2,500 and 3,500 members, the senator said. Brooklyn had the highest number of people with substance abuse problems, more than 200,000, and gang members — between 3,500 and 10,000, according to Gillibrand’s data.
Gillibrand said the gangs have been targeting children as young as 13 to be the eyes and ears of the groups for their illegal operations.
She really is a clueless puppet. And democrats rag on Palin.....
I don't know where she gets her information but I was assured by the cops at the 104th pct. that we have no gangs in the 104th district...
Sen. Gillibrand showed up here to combat gang and drug crime in Queeens and the Bronx?
How ironic - I guess she is upstaging that other Sen - Shumer who lives next door in Brooklyn and never noticed gangs or drugs by us in all his years in office. I guess Sen gillibrand is really upstaging Sen Shumer on his own turf? Or is it Sen Gillibrand first visit to Queens realizing more people vote in Queens than any dozen counties put together from upstate NY, right? Where has this POL been - a classic -let's visit Queens before the elections to do good and lock in a few votes, right?
I was assured by the cops at the 104th pct. that we have no gangs in the 104th district...
Yes, the Albanian kids that run Farmers Oval just 3 blocks away from the PCT... guess i was just imagining them!
". . .the elected official has some plans . ."
she was NOT elected
gillibrand was AWOL during the non-debate over "healthcare", lil' Schumer-puppet.
To georgetheatheist~ The NRA has been disappointing these past few days in siding with Schumer to squelch the 1st Amendment of the Constitution.
georgetheatheist is a broken record...
ehi, georgetheatheist, if you want us to join nra to fight criminals, why don't you set a good example? Do fight gangs with your guns!
Just you against an entire gang armed to the teeth!
Such experience will help you to come back the real world!
Maybe you will realize that a gun is not a magical shield that could protects you from the demons (who populate your mind).
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