We take a bold “peeing on the Alamo is bad” stance over here, but given the way the State Jail felony system works, it’s hard to argue that the punishment fits the crime.
The young, tattooed men who are members of the Southwest Cholos, La Primera, La Tercera Crips, Somos Pocos Pero Locos, Mara Salvatrucha, and other Houston gangs are vicious career criminals who regularly rob innocent people in some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. They steal cars and break into businesses. They deal drugs on street corners. And they constantly wage war with one another.
December 1, 2006 | by Skip Hollandsworth | Feature