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Posted at 7:29 AM ET, 06/14/2010

Gaithersburg to add cameras in gang fight

By Mike McPhate

Officials plan to add security cameras in the Olde Towne section of Gaithersburg in an effort to stem crime linked to street gangs in the area, according to a Washington Examiner report.

Activity in the commercial hub has been strangled by about 10 street gangs blamed for fueling crime, including street robberies and “nuisance crimes.”

The cameras – it’s not yet clear how many -- will be added between East Diamond and North Summit, the report said.

Read to Examiner report.

By Mike McPhate  | June 14, 2010; 7:29 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  | Tags:  crime, maryland, montgomery county  
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I grew up in Gburg and live in Rockville now but it has gotten out of control. With Gburg and Wheaton/Silver Spring being a safe haven for these gangs... Rockville is sandwiched in the middle and it is slowly getting out of control. Blame the liberal people that are afraid of taking a stand and making laws tougher on this. I am all about live and let live but we need to crack the whip on these laws that are in place. gburg is now being called ole mexico, not olde town. Almost everything is in spanish minus the bars/restaurants. They jsut opened a Western Union check cashing spot downtown.... big red flag for illegal aliens (Since they dont have a SSN and cannot open a bank account.. no paper trail that they are here illegally).

Posted by: rvanags | June 14, 2010 9:00 AM | Report abuse

The mexican illegal aliens are going to be OUTRAGED by this new law!

They will not vote (they actually vote early and often) for the dumocrats in charge if they let this happen.

GBurg politicians prepare to be called evil RACISTS!

Posted by: knight1977 | June 14, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

no es bueno

Posted by: thenoggin | June 14, 2010 9:43 AM | Report abuse

But won't this be considered "racial profiling"? Anyone familiar with Olde Town Gaithersburg is well aware that the majority of people who do congragate are (shall we say) certain indiviudals with uncertain immigration status and that this act would only be viewed as such. How about adopting aspects of the Arizona law to be used for gangs. It's sad since Gaithersburg was actually a nice place once....

Posted by: CubsFan | June 14, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

makes you miss the good old days, huh?

Posted by: OldSalt8 | June 14, 2010 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I live in GBurg for more than 20 years. It was a nice place to live until Montgomery Count started to welcome illegals. I can't blame AZ passing immigration laws that the Fed too chicken to enforce. Spineless Congress and WH. May be these gangsters are starting to slaughter enough cops, FBI, and civilians then our government will start to realize uncontrolled immigration is a bad idea.

Posted by: drkly | June 14, 2010 12:09 PM | Report abuse

I cant believe this an issue of race. I have been robbed at gun point by a black male. i've also seen white, hispanic, asian americans commiting crimes. The cameras will not hurt anyone that dosen't break the law. If you think this is a race issue you are probably hispanic, and you have been arrested before.

Posted by: Kurt_A_Zimmerman | June 14, 2010 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I cant believe this an issue of race. I have been robbed at gun point by a black male. i've also seen white, hispanic, asian americans commiting crimes. The cameras will not hurt anyone that dosen't break the law. If you think this is a race issue you are probably hispanic, and you have been arrested before.

Posted by: Kurt_A_Zimmerman | June 14, 2010 1:29 PM | Report abuse

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