Gangs On MySpace

Who would have thought that gangs would eventually be recruiting new members on social networking sites such as MySpace?

San Mateo Police Chief Susan Manheimer, who speaks for the San Mateo County gang task force, said gang leaders are aware that kids like to socialize on sites such as MySpace and YouTube.

"We're seeing our gangs and the resurgence of some of the gang members coming back from prison looking more and more to those middle schoolers and the younger kids to recruit them," said Manheimer.

We have to wonder just how tough these new recruits might be versus those that came from backgrounds so impoverished that they might not have things like the internet or a computer at home.