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Report: High cost of youth gun violence

Original post made on Sep 30, 2011

Gun violence in San Mateo County costs taxpayers an estimated $50 million each year, according to a report on youth and guns released Thursday by county officials and the Association of Bay Area Governments.

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Comments

Posted by Bill, a resident of Atherton: other
on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Our neighborhood has first hand experince with this. The county states over crowding is not an priority...so too many people living on one crowded lot...spill out into the street, tag walls, claim turf, deal drugs, etc. Crisis management is not the answer. Enforce the laws and health/safety codes already on the books. Once the housing is cleaned up, the gang members, like cockroaches...scatter. More street lights...less street thugs.


Posted by Michael G. Stogner, a resident of another community
on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Bill,

I agree on this part. San Mateo County, and Cities

"Enforce the laws and health/safety codes already on the books."