In light of the Tucson shooting, many have interpreted the incident as a gaping hole in domestic gun control law. Calls for change and action have rippled across the nation. Yet precisely what change means and how it should be implemented are not entirely clear-cut.
Troubled by the increase of violent crimes in Santa Cruz, the Santa Cruz Police Department (SCPD) is filling eight officer positions and bringing in the help of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
With gang-related crime on the rise in Santa Cruz County, local law enforcement agencies and community members are coming together to take back their streets.