We need to find solutions to our gang problem and it's time to get serious.
We need a publicly accessible gang database similar to Megan's Law, a database that would provide specific information on documented gang members, such as a name, description, age, and crimes he or she has been convicted of.
Cal Gangs is a statewide database currently for law enforcement's use only. We should open part of this database so the general public can search for documented gang members living in their area.
Just as we have the right to know if a sexual predator is living in our neighborhoods, we have the right to know if domestic terrorists live there!
Documented gang members far outnumber sexual predators, and they pose an even greater threat. If you have tried to get a gang member's name, you know how difficult it can be.
With access to a gang database, you can instantly get that information, and it would dramatically reduce the calls to law enforcement without specific suspect information, and I predict with a database, the number of calls with specific suspect information will rise sharply.