King5’s Linda Brill did a story tonight on the gang violence we’ve recently seen in the neighborhood. Most interestingly, she reports that there’s some new laws that the state legislature will take up this year to try and address the issue of school-age kids getting caught up in the gangs.
The new laws would:
- Forbid gang assembly in high-crime areas
- Create a state-wide gang database
- Increase sentences for adults 18 who recruit gang members