Viewpoint: Gangsters, give us a break

Weekend gang activity spilled over into Dougherty County high schools this week as rumors of gang violence led to heightened security.

Some parents even took their students out of school for the day.

The threat came one day after a gang member was killed and six others injured in two East Albany shootings.

The fatal shooting happened during a hail of gunfire in a store parking lot Sunday morning.

Anyone passing by could have been caught in the line of fire.

These gang members are a threat to the public.

Albany Police have a Gang Task Force unit, but clearly more needs to be done to get these gangsters off the streets.

We call on Albany city leaders to recognize this public safety threat and take steps to make our community safer.