An Unsettling Uptick in Gang Violence

There have been a rather uncomfortable number of gang violence assaults lately, including a broad daylight shooting in Live Oak, an armed robbery, several stabbings and more.

And the violence isn't being restricted to Watsonville, there are attacks taking place in Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley and other localities.

I usually do not care all that much about the gangbangers because they usually don't care much about me. I'm not within their target demographic but I do know that some wouldn't think twice about robbing me or harming me or my family.

Have I mentioned recently how much I dislike living in a gang warfare zone? Or that I have to think twice before putting on a jacket to leave the house to make sure I'm not wearing enemy colors.