Chester Borrows says the gangs have resigned themselves to abiding by the law, because it is going to be too inconvenient to skirt around it.
At first glance this is an absurd assertion. Like gangs abide by other laws because it is just too inconvenient not to. Sure.
But at second glance, there may be a grain of truth lurking. In the interests of breaking weightier laws some gang members might just comply. A senior cop told me in the 1990s that gangs were becoming less visible because the kind of serious money they were involved in meant they wanted to attract less attention.
It remains to be seen how the lower echelons react.