Saturday, February 24, 2007

It's a generational thing

When Anchorage police and federal law authorities searched Drew's home on Tartan Circle the next day, they found cocaine, ecstasy, drug paraphernalia, cash and nine guns in the house. Drew's 5-year-old son had a playroom in the home where they found a wooden toy machine gun, prosecutors said.

Investigators also found photos of Drew and his band posing gangsta-style, double-fisted with shiny chrome handguns. One photo has Steve Lapitre, who was recently convicted in state court of second-degree murder for shooting a man after a dance squabble at Chilkoot Charlie's.

Several of the pictures -- submitted to the judge by the prosecution for his consideration in the sentencing -- showed Drew's curly-haired 5-year-old looking up at his father's friends and mimicking how they held the guns with his toy gun.

The gang problem in Anchorage has become entrenched to where it is a generational attitude. Go to the Dimond mall and you can see the women in the gangs with the status by the clothes and cars they drive. And then look at their children.

Anchorage will never be the same.

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