February 11, 2011
An estimated one million gang members are infiltrating the nation’s communities. We call them urban terrorists.
Mollie Halpern: An estimated one million gang members are infiltrating the nation’s communities. We call them urban terrorists. You’re listening to “FBI, This Week.” Supervisory Special Agent Michael Stansbury says gangs pose serious threats.
Stansbury: Town to town, the drive by shootings, the violence, the number of homicides and assault victims that are direct result of gangs is astounding.
Halpern: Their crimes include white-collar frauds that drain billions from the nation’s economy. The 20,000 gangs in the U.S. are recruiting younger members from all walks of life.
Stansbury: We’re seeing more and more often that people from middle class suburban families, their kids they turn to these gangs and this lifestyle because they think it’s cool.
Halpern: The FBI is working with its partners to dismantle gangs.
Stansbury: You deserve to be able to walk outside without having to worry about whether you’re going to become a victim of gang violence.
Halpern: Stansbury says gang prevention efforts begin at home. Visit www.FBI.gov for more information. I’m Mollie Halpern and thanks for listening to “FBI, This Week.”
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