Wednesday Open Line

On the table this week in our state governors office, a bill H270 that would allow the court to as a condition of probation to require the person to not associate with members of a gang, nor wear any clothing, jewelry, or display any signs associated with gangs during their probationary period.  This has not been an option to the courts before.  As previously reported on our website, 60% of Vance County school students recognize gangs in their local schools and 32% of students recognize gangs in their neighborhoods.