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Anti-gang units target 10-year-olds amid middle-class gang problems : No easy answers in B.C.'s middle-class gang trend

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

SURREY, B.C. - Sgt. Mike Sanchez didn't expect to find himself working in elementary schools as a senior officer with the RCMP's gang enforcement unit in Surrey, B.C.

But when he looks around some classrooms, he said there are already signs of kids glorifying what he describes as a "gang lifestyle." They wear clothes mimicking older kids who sell drugs and show no surprise when his team gives its presentation.

"When you see a young individual in Grade 7 already looking like that, tha...