Gangs in Rural Areas

Susan Kaplan of member station WFCR reports on the problem of gangs in rural areas. Gangs call these areas "virgin territory," and move in gradually, hoping to control the drug activities there, and recruit new members. Local law enforcement often doesn't distinguish between gang activity and crime...and some parents don't realize that members of these gangs can be their own kids.

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