In September, 1876 a criminal gang of eight heavily armed men robbed a bank in
In making gang arrests and convictions, officers need to focus on the on-going criminal nature of the gang. They need to show the gang only exists for the personal enrichment and power of the gangsters; not that they are doing any service to the community. The helplessness of the victims and their innocence is important to tell the jury. Agencies need to focus on the whole gang. Constant pressure by the police working in cooperation with elected officials, and prosecutors is needed to bring gangs down. A concerted effort over the long term can break criminal gangs, but it takes time and resources. It’s worth it however when the gang is dead or in prison and the streets are safer; that’s what the SGT Says.