Gang unit to address Antioch issues Saturday

Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 3:04pm

Metro Councilman Robert Duvall, who represents parts of Antioch, is hosting a meeting on Saturday to address concerns about gang-related issues in his district.

The Metro police department’s Gang Unit will be making a presentation at the program, which begins at 9 a.m. on Oct. 16 at the Spirit of Life Church on Murfeesboro Pike. A meet-and-greet begins at 8:30 a.m.

Duvall said he doesn’t believe gangs are a major problem in the area but cited a recent string of neighborhood vandalism.

“What we have is a lot of punks who like to ride around with spray cans, and they spray sidewalks and spray signs and fences, and so forth,” Duvall said. “We’ve had several subdivisions that have been tagged with graffiti.

“I thought it was time to get a gang unit to come in and talk about the markings and assure the community that they are not gang-related,” he said. “And if they are [gang-related], we want to hear that, too.”

Duvall said it’s been more than two years since he’s been able to secure Metro’s gang unit to speak to the neighborhood. 

2 Comments on this post:

By: Cookie47 on 10/16/10 at 4:42

I have an idea on how to fix Antioch. Flush! Just press the handle and start over.

Cookie47

By: yucchhii on 10/18/10 at 4:35

What NEEDS to be done ALL over the USA with gangs is to let them know that we will NO LONGER TOLERATE their STUPID ASSININE LOOKS AND ACTS!!! What needs to be done is round them "ALL" up, put them in a giant STEEL WALLED room with a STEEL vault door that only opens from the OUTSIDE...give them all OOZIES FULL OF BULLETS AND LET THEM KILL EACH OTHER!! The only time that door is to open is when the LAST ONE IS DEAD!!! Any wanna bees?