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Hispanic React to Gang Ordinance that Yakima is Considering

Yakima, wa -  Yakima is looking to follow Sunnyside and adopt an ordinance to ban gangs, but there's concern among the hispanic community that they could be unfairly targeted.

The city council will discuss the ordinance at tonight's meeting.

If passed, it would make it a misdemeanor to be in a gang.

"If I'm wearing baggy pants and someone is pointing a finger at me, I wouldn't feel very nice about it," says Ilial Cruz.

Despite reservation about this ordinance, many hispanics we spoke with say they are fed up with gangs and want police to crackdown on the problem.

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