Latest Gang Stories

2014-08-26 23:11:02

Florida could see new legislation, called Danielle's Law, that cracks down on gangs soon Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 As gangs and gang membership continue to expand throughout communities, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist, now running as a Democrat to get his old job back, vowed last week to implement gang violence legislation to better protect Floridians from violent criminals. Crist was reminded of the increasing threat that gangs pose when he met Danielle Sampson...

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...

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...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.