Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Police Say the Gang Problem In Charlottesville and Albemarle is Growing. Again.

Gangs are a part of being a "World Class City"--the motto for the City of Charlottesville.  In the City, the poverty rate (27%) exceeds that of Washington, DC.   The Charlottesville area has vast swathes of institutionalized poverty--the housing projects clustered around downtown (Friendship Court, Westhaven) etc.--and with rising local and state unemployment--and private sector jobs vanishing--and 1 in 5 families unable to pay their bills--and the future not looking so bright---well, there it is: Gangs.  

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