Suffolk discusses plan to crack down on gangs
Suffolk County leaders met yesterday to discuss ways to crack down on gang violence.
The committee, which was organized by Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, includes school and community leaders from Brentwood and Central Islip.
Residents from those communities asked for help after a string of deadly crimes that are believed to be gang-related. The FBI has also sent agents to assist.
Levy says one idea is to have police officers visit store owners to develop a stronger rapport within the Spanish-speaking community.
Other plans would create after-school activities for children and cracking down on overcrowded housing.