1,432 in Newport News gangs, police say

1,432 in Newport News gangs, police say

There are 10 comments on the WTKR story from Oct 14, 2009, titled 1,432 in Newport News gangs, police say. In it, WTKR reports that:

It was either going to be death or the penitentiary for the woman's son. Those were the two options Newport News Police Chief James Fox told the mother of a known gang member who was in too deep.

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Conert

Portsmouth, VA

#1 Oct 15, 2009
This is the first time I have ever seen or heard of a Police Chief detailing this type of information for the public. I think this is great. Chief Fox sounds like he and his department are on top of things, with a little help from the citizens the Police Department will make progress ridding the City of its predator vermin.
Geno

Portsmouth, VA

#2 Oct 15, 2009
At one point we all were told there are no gangs in Newport News, now the truth is being told ...GO FIGGURE. WHO IS TO BE BELIEVED. HERE.
jeremy

United States

#3 Oct 15, 2009
Why would anyone believe there are no gangs in Newport News? Just look around...
You shouldn't need an article to tell you that...
MartyLutherKingX

United States

#4 Oct 16, 2009
what if obama organizes them all into his private army?
WE THE PEOPLE

United States

#5 Oct 16, 2009
Hey, If these gangs aren't "VIOLENT" Then how is it that every time I read a news story,see it on TV,or even hear it, some Bro has put a bullet in a guys'gut,side,head,leg,and he winds up sprawled out on a lawn,driveway,in a ditch,or in the middle of Warwick Blvd, with blood gushing fron his insides calling for "Momma," while he waits for the ambulance to take him to the "stich shop" to patch him up so a few weeks later he can go back to the "HOOD" and get it all over again AND JAIL IS SUPPOSED TO "HELP" THESE PO' YOUNG MEN??? Pardon me,but the only thing jail teaches these thihs,is how to be meaner AFTER they get out than BEFORE they went in.All you have to do is look,speak,act or do somthing these "HOMIES" don'like,and BANG,BANG, YU DEAD...
Geno

Portsmouth, VA

#6 Oct 17, 2009
Jeremy I have known this for a very long time now...im not that stupid nor old.. thank you tho

“im all out of enemies”

Since: Oct 09

Bat Country

#7 Oct 19, 2009
WE THE PEOPLE wrote:
Hey, If these gangs aren't "VIOLENT" Then how is it that every time I read a news story,see it on TV,or even hear it, some Bro has put a bullet in a guys'gut,side,head,leg,and he winds up sprawled out on a lawn,driveway,in a ditch,or in the middle of Warwick Blvd, with blood gushing fron his insides calling for "Momma," while he waits for the ambulance to take him to the "stich shop" to patch him up so a few weeks later he can go back to the "HOOD" and get it all over again AND JAIL IS SUPPOSED TO "HELP" THESE PO' YOUNG MEN??? Pardon me,but the only thing jail teaches these thihs,is how to be meaner AFTER they get out than BEFORE they went in.All you have to do is look,speak,act or do somthing these "HOMIES" don'like,and BANG,BANG, YU DEAD...
....uhhh... i was gonna say the same thing

“im all out of enemies”

Since: Oct 09

Bat Country

#8 Oct 19, 2009
MartyLutherKingX wrote:
what if obama organizes them all into his private army?
wouldnt be surprised....
CRIME CRIME CRIME

West Point, VA

#9 Nov 4, 2009
All you here is crime crime crime when is someone going to start a inner city program targeted downtown Newport news in these areas functioning right in the hood where these young people are. But instead they rather let them continue to rob and believe that there is no other way. These young people do not want to be the way that they are they just cannot see outside of where they are.

“im all out of enemies”

Since: Oct 09

Bat Country

#10 Nov 9, 2009
CRIME CRIME CRIME wrote:
All you here is crime crime crime when is someone going to start a inner city program targeted downtown Newport news in these areas functioning right in the hood where these young people are. But instead they rather let them continue to rob and believe that there is no other way. These young people do not want to be the way that they are they just cannot see outside of where they are.
whoa whoa......im a white guy and i grew up in the east end of newport news(down bottom)i know first hand the mentality of the thugs and hoodlums that roam the streets.....they dont want to get out...they are happy being the criminals they are....they have plenty of programs to that reach out to them ...(dori miller rec center...achievable dream...moton community ceter...boys club)...its all availible to them.....but its not cool to want to make something of yourself to them...its easy to sell drugs and rob and steal...its hard to wake up to a 9 to 5 ......it sounds like your trying to blame everybody else but the people at fault....i know a few guys that got out and are living decent lives ...i got out...i make lots of money...legally.......everybod y has choices...even the thugs

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