New Zealand Concerned Over Gang Violence

New Zealand authorities are concerned over outbreaks of gang violence in many parts of the nation. The latest incident was the arrest of five members of the Mongrel gang after they had a stand off in the streets with members of other gangs. As is so usual in these cases, the issue was over which gang will control the local drug trade. Some New Zealand mayors are comparing gang violence in their cities as akin to the situation in Zimbabwe, which is undoubtedly a rather extreme exaggeration. Greg O’Connor, president of the Police Association, says there is need for a coordination national program to smash the gangs, but some mayors want to create local police chiefs who would focus on crime in their cities.

Mr. O’Connor says it is not enough to get rid of street thugs, but there must be an effort to “knock off the top of the pyramid.” The New Zealand concerns are those shared by many countries in which drugs are illegal. Perhaps, it is time to reconsider the entire issue of making drugs illegal and explore alternatives of legal drugs that are under the control of the national government. As long as drugs are illegal, there will be illegal gangs vying for power over the monies connected with selling illegal drugs.

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  • Mr. Jordan Giffore

    i am cool how old are you??

  • Mr. Jordan Gifford

    i eat alot of food and can i join a gang? i wanna be hip and funky fresh

  • Fred Stopsky

    I am a 78 year old fart as my daughter describes me.

  • Wangaz boi

    i grew up in wanganui, hybrary in palmy and south auckland and grew up around gang members. the issue isnt the goverment controling the drug trade, the anser is knock out the mongral mob, the black power, the nomads, to patrol the streets like they did in wanagnui in 2006, with guns like they do in austalia and the US. to prove they have force and stop kid selling drugs. scare the shit out of these kids annd dealers.

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