Every year, since at least since 2003, NC politicians try to push the "Street Gang Prevention Act" and every year it gets shot down because of Constitutional violations. With the murder of Eve Carson, some are already trying to use the tragedy to once again push this lame bill.
Take a look at my post from last July "When Mayberry Goes Gangsta.."
The problem is that the bill is too ambiguous and anyone who fits the description of a "gang member" could be snatched up. And who do you think that is gonna be ?
If we learned anything from 9/11 it is that there are those that would pimp the politics of fear to take away the rights of citizens and if one citizen's rights are violated, we all are violated.
Min. Paul Scott can be reached at (919) 451-8283