NASCAR DAD Metro Gang Strike Force : Strikes Out
Force is suspended. 13 Twin Cities police agencies lose funding and all activities suspended. 14 vehicles and $18,000 missing in seized cases. 6 officers found in Hawaii at conference. Retired FBI&nbs... Posted on 5/21/09 at 6:30 AM
CAIRO (AP) — Menacing gangs backing President Hosni Mubarak attacked journalists and human rights activists Thursday in an ugly turn in Egypt's crisis as government opponents pushed supporters out of Cairo's main square in a second day of street battles. Organizers called for protesters trying to topple the regime to fill every square in the huge capital on Friday.
Gang activity and teen suicide on American Indian reservations need to be addressed together, according to a national gang expert who says there’s a strong connection between the two problems.
Christopher Cuestas with the National Violence Prevention Resource Center spoke Thursday to a gathering of tribal members and legal and law enforcement officers during a “tribal listening conference” hosted by U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson.
By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press
, February 05, 2010
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal effort designed to dismantle gangs at their core will roll out soon in the Twin Cities, months after the Metro Gang Strike Force was shut down amid allegations of misconduct and evidence mishandling.
American Indian communities are being overwhelmed by gang violence and drug trafficking, tribal leaders told lawmakers Thursday, appealing for help with problems more commonly found in big cities.
Tribal law enforcement officials, testifying before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, described severely undermanned police departments that must patrol reservations the size of small states, allowing gangs to thrive and turning reservations into hubs for drug distribution.
By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press
, July 31, 2009
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