Remember last year when the Mayor of Charlotte, Pat McCrory, led a caravan of local officials, police chiefs and citizens to Raleigh to bring attention to escalating crime problems in North Carolina’s metro areas including gangs? I guess he knew what he was talking about.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system released a report on Tuesday detailing the gang problem in the Queen City’s schools. They found 70 different gangs in Charlotte’s schools. The good news is that the report tells us that most of them aren’t the hard corps killing type of gangs, yet.
Recent efforts by the legislature have been criticized as being too little, too late. Without enough law enforcement attention, gangs aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.