- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - An Ogden police official says gang members in the northern Utah city have “the same mindset as ISIS” and are inherently violent.

The Standard-Examiner reports (https://bit.ly/2bGfODZ ) that Ogden-Weber Metro Gang Unit commander Lt. Troy Burnett says officers won’t sit around waiting for the court to approve new anti-gang measures. He says his group will do everything legally at their disposal to target gang members.

The Utah Supreme Court struck down a Weber County anti-gang tactic in 2013. That injunction forbade gang members from congregating in public and violating a curfew. The county says it plans to rework the document and file a new one at some point.

Burnett says investigating gang-related crimes is difficult because victims and witnesses often do not want to talk to the police.


Information from: Standard-Examiner, https://www.standard.net

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