Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Tuesday, March 16, 1999

CORNYN TEAM ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR GANG WEBSITE

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced his support for a proposed gang website for law enforcement officials. This site will contain information about gang colors, signs and other information to help local law enforcement recognize and track gang activity. Access to the proposed website will be limited to law enforcement officials only.

Statement from General Cornyn:

"I am honored to be here today with the Lieutenant Governor, members of the House and Senate, and local law enforcement officials to support a proposal to track gang activity through a secure website. I believe that this proposal will help us track and reduce crime in Texas neighborhoods.

"This proposed website will prove especially useful in helping law enforcement who may not have ever seen previous gang activity. By tracking gang signs, hand signs, location and dress patterns, more law enforcement officials will know what to look for if gangs develop in their area. The website will also contain contact numbers of knowledgeable law enforcement officers who have had experience with certain gangs.

"I am hopeful that the members of the Legislature will pass this proposal

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