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A growing problem
Statesboro, Bulloch law enforcement agencies address increasing gang activity
Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem. Whether suspects are involved in “wannabe” gangs or have established links to true gangs, the mentality, behavior and results are often the same, Statesboro police Cpl. Justin Samples said. “‘Wannabe’ gangs can pose just as much of a risk as a legitimized gang, especially if they are attempting to gain official status,” he said. “Also, by publicly minimizing a gang’s status, it can be taken as a challenge to prove themselves.”
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