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2013-07-30 20:21:24

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Given its population (a little more than 8 million), Honduras has the highest murder rate in the world. The nation's coast provides a key cocaine smuggling route linking drug cartels to the United States. This week the CCTV America television magazine program AMERICAS NOW provides a rare, in depth, look at violence in Honduras and the gangs behind it. Correspondent John Holman starts in the hospital emergency room of San Pedro Sula where a...

2013-03-20 12:25:03

The new series LA MAFIA POR DENTRO follows an ex-mobster as he sheds new light on the community of gangs that operate within prison walls MIAMI, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In LA MAFIA POR DENTRO (Inside the Gangster's Code), Discovery en Espanol's new series, ex-mafia street boss Lou Ferrante enters some of the most dangerous prisons of the world and penetrates the violent crime organizations that thrive within them. The ex-convict reveals in an exclusive manner the culture and...

2012-09-25 06:24:32

Plan includes increasing manpower, new gang units, and hard prison time for offenders CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission is strongly urging two practical responses to address the daily deadly gang violence that continues to plague the city of Chicago. The Chicago Crime Commission proposes that the city move immediately to increase the number of sworn police officers by 1,400 and work to prosecute armed gang members to the fullest extent of...

2012-01-24 06:50:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the summer of 1895, terror gripped the Indian Territories (today's Oklahoma). The youthful, multi-racial Rufus Buck gang was on the rampage. Their goal: to reclaim Indian lands from US encroachment. A new novel by Leonce Gaiter entitled "I Dreamt I Was in Heaven - The Rampage of the Rufus Buck Gang" (http://www.buckrampage.com) explores the true story of the Buck gang rampage amidst the surprising rainbow of ethnicities on both sides of the...

2011-06-28 00:00:33

2011 Annual American Business Awards Crown Winners of America's "Best in Business" Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 The 2011 American Business Awards crowned this year's winners, Monday, June 20th, in New York City. Allen Interactions, an internationally acclaimed custom design, development and strategic consulting firm of learning solutions, was named winner of the Interactive Multimedia "“ Training category for its creative work with the California Commission on Peace Officer...

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2010-10-17 09:15:00

Ciudad Juarez, the notorious Mexican border city at the heart of a wave of brutal drug violence, is home to thousands of drug addicts, and the number continues to climb.Abandoned by authorities, these drug addicts live in fear of gangs who threaten and often kill them for no reason. There has even been brutal killings at drug treatment centers.A drug user who called herself Carla, said these drug gangs will now even "enter houses and kill us. We keep this window open so we can at least try to...

2010-10-05 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Aquil Basheer, a renowned gang intervention practitioner, uses his street experience to educate youth and professionals that regularly deal with gang violence in Los Angeles. Perla Flores develops partnerships that provide local services to sexual assault victims from underserved communities in Morgan Hill and surrounding areas. Sammy Nunez is a former gang member who now works to turn around the lives of at-risk youth, particularly young fathers, in...

2010-06-22 05:00:00

CHESAPEAKE, Va., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a provocative, informative, and sometimes shocking discussion, Cox 11's award-winning show, Plugged-In, gives viewers a closer look at the impact and effects of gang activity in Hampton Roads. This episode of Plugged-In will premiere on Cox 11 Sunday, June 27 at 8 p.m. There will be additional airings of this show throughout the month of July. Leigh Woisard, Cox Vice President of Public Affairs said, "It is very startling to think that our...

2010-06-10 07:00:00

Gang Membership Up More than 42,000 Nationwide Since 2002 Will Struggling Economy Threaten Nation's Youth this Summer? Teens Converge on Nation's Capitol Next Month to Voice Concerns SEATTLE, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As gang numbers rise and more young people die in gang-related shootings, most Americans agree that youth violence is increasing because of the recession. Almost seven out of ten U.S. adults (67%) say that gang violence among youth is on the rise due to the...

2009-07-20 07:00:00

- New Study Says Seven out of Ten U.S. Adults Believe Bad Economy is Contributing to Gang Violence Among Youth - World Vision Youth Empowerment Project Sends Teens to Nation's Capitol to Voice Concerns SEATTLE, July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- About seven out of ten U.S. adults (71%) say that gang violence among youth is on the rise due to the current economic crisis, reveals a recent World Vision survey. The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive*, also shows that 41% of adults believe...