Viewpoint: Stay alert for gang activity

A deadly gang battle in East Albany ten days ago had far- reaching implications.

Gangs threatened retaliation, and rumors of violence swept through our schools.

Some parents even pulled their children out of class.

Thankfully, police and school leaders got together in a show of solidarity to protect the schools and the community from any hint of gang violence.

We commend them for that, and so far, there's been no violent retaliation.

But don't let your guard down.

If these small-minded gang members turn to violence, Police should stop them cold.

Police officers: Stay vigilante in protecting this community.