What do you mean you don't understand why people think they are synonymous?? Did you read the stats on crime in the areas... I live fairly close to Alton Park so it does make me a little nervous to think they may move those people anywhere near here. I won't even drive near those areas after dark or during the day actually if avoidable. I mean, ride by there and look at the people and see if you would want to be living in an area with that type of crowd lurking around. Gang members are not too discreet about showing exactly what they stand for. But I don't understand why people get offended when people associate poverty with crime, because the stats are there to prove it... I feel sorry for the people trying to better their circumstance, but when you look at the facts, most are not trying and the cycle of poverty continues, along with the crime. I give props to the PD for doing these saturation things busting all these people but until they crack down, the problem will not dissipate any time soon.