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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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clearfield, UT

I wonder if some kind of RICO law could be used. Conspiracy to commit crime is in fact a crime. Most good police work in these areas is achieved with the police getting the evidence from confidential informents. No slap on Ogden police intended, but perhaps some outside advice from law enforcement agencies (FBI maybe) who have dealt with this issue for many years would be helpful. I come from California, and I certainly do not want to see growth in gangs in Ogden that dominate entire communities, to the point that the police just give in and let them have their "territory" to keep the peace. Stop the problem when it is small enough to deal with, and hopefully we can avoid that fate in Ogden and Utah in general.

Moab, UT

I recall a decade ago, the Chicago police where charged with profiling in their attempt to control gang violence. They stopped trying and now that area is the "murder capital" of the Nation. Good luck Ogden.

Bountiful, UT

The Desnews editorial board it seems has lost their way. A few days ago they came out with an editorial saying we should stay in Afghanistan, now they say we should give up the best tool of fighting gang violence yet implemented.

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