Witness Intimidation Still a Problem
Hundreds of teenagers have taken part in a new study that says gang activity and witness intimidation is still a significant problem in Massachusetts.
Almost a third of more than 600 teenage participants in the study by The Center for Victims of Crime say they knew about threats made against classmates or neighbors who reported gang related crimes. Many did not feel there is enough law enforcement to safely come forward.
The teenagers were recruited from boys and girls clubs in seven Massachusetts cities.
Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis says there are about 60 organized gangs currently operating in Boston.
This program aired on April 10, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.