Two 19 year old youths have been stabbed in Anaheim in the past few days. One was innocent and the other was supposedly a gang member. Both appear to have been attacked by gang members.
Anaheim’s Latino population blew up this summer when police shot a young man who was fleeing from them. They said he had a weapon but none was found. He appeared to reach into his waistband but perhaps he was pulling up his trousers?
Now that gang violence is exploding in Anaheim what are the police to do? They don’t want more riots. But you can’t let these gang bangers run wild either. It is a conundrum.
Note that the victims are themselves Latinos. Should Anaheim’s Latino residents advocate to stop the gangs instead of rallying in their support?
Is there some happy medium to be found? Can cops do their job without coming off as racists? And will the working people of Anaheim rally against the gangs? Shouldn’t they?
And what about the schools in Anaheim? Are they failing to do their jobs? Or is this all on the parents?