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Gang

An organized group (often rather small) of persons with a common identity. The term is usually used to describe organized crime groups, especially those run by racial and ethnic minorities. As with most organized crime groups, gangs have symbols, rituals and are generally involved in drug trafficking and other illegal activities. Gangs and other organized crime groups pose a significant and persistent problem for law enforcement. See also: RICO.
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Despite these troubling statistics, YEP teens - many of whom have been personally affected by gang violence - are determined to be part of the solution.
He said police personnel have been deployed and there is a strategy in place to combat gang violence.
Equalities scrutiny chairman Coun Keith Barton (Cons, Longbridge), who led a council inquiry into gang violence, said: "They are good people, they don't want paying for their work, but night patrols need flourescent vests, mediators need meeting rooms and everyone needs a computer and some office support.
The 10-city pilot of Valuing Differences is a positive, first-step in the prevention of gang violence through The Allstate Foundation's long-term partnership with BGCA," states Ron McNeil, Midwest Region board member, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and senior vice president, Allstate Insurance Company.
Commissioned by Birmingham Reducing Gang Violence the film has been scripted by, and also stars, Birmingham young people Offender manager Pc Alan Nevin said: "Our work with the 200-plus young people who contributed to the project revealed that they believe peers can have a significant influence in solving those problems, as well as parents.
No, mothers have been out on the front lines for a long time, doing everything they can to quell gang violence in the San Fernando Valley.
Preventing gang violence will be the focus of a free, hour-long audioconference for municipal officials.
As a result, gang violence has also become more calculated and businesslike.
The book continually reinforces factors leading to gang violence and denotes how incidents of disrespect lead to repercussions of violence even when gang members are wrong.
The lead character, Katlin LaMar, is a probation officer serving on a gang violence suppression unit who has a really big heart for kids.
adults (67%) say that gang violence among youth is on the rise due to the current economic crisis, says a new World Vision survey.