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Synonyms for gang

Synonyms for gang

an organized group of criminals, hoodlums, or wrongdoers

a particular social group

a group of people organized for a particular purpose

gang up: to assemble or join in a group

Synonyms for gang

an informal body of friends

tool consisting of a combination of implements arranged to work together

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act as an organized group

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In the past eight years, homicides related to gang violence in Los Angeles have dropped by more than 65 percent, the Huffington Post reported.
Although crime rates remain at historically low levels nationally, some communities and particularly, certain segments of those communities continue to struggle with gun crimes and gang violence, said Assistant Attorney General Karol V.
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.
But we have to be aware the problem of gang violence has not beencured.
When you look at any community meeting on gang violence in the Valley, more than 80 percent of the people there are mothers," says community activist William "Blinky" Rodriguez, who began organizing many of these gang peace rallies after losing his own 16-year-old son in a drive-by shooting in 1990.
Gang violence harms individuals, saps community life and comprises a disproportionate percentage of the homicides and other violent crimes committed, which have risen in numerous cities since 2004.
Schneider may be understating the extent and public tolerance of gang violence prior to World War II.
Councilman Tony Cardenas, who heads the council's Ad Hoc Committee on Gang Violence and Youth Development, recommended that his colleagues approve the six $500,000 annual contracts.
last week to identify and share strategies for reducing gang violence and victimization in their communities.
The Los Angeles Police Department employed a deceptively simple tactic, traffic barriers, to block automobile access to streets as a way of reducing gang violence.
Gang violence does therefore appear to have been an overwhelmingly masculine concern, and the discussion which follows focuses exclusively upon masculinity and violence.
immediately before a meeting of Senator Hayden's California Legislative Task Force on Preventing Gang Violence
IN case you weren't aware, sound bytes from politicians and well-meaning street-corner activists don't end gang violence.
In 1993, Night Light's primary police unit, the highly decorated, 40-member Youth Violence Strike Force (YVSF) was established to address youth and gang violence in the city.
IT took three years, dozens of gang-related killings, the demand from community residents and civil-rights leaders, and prolonged City Hall squabbles for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to finally get the message: The way to deal with gang violence is not to toss more injunctions, police, FBI task forces and tough talk at the problem, but to talk directly to the kids who are likely to be the gangbangers of tomorrow.