Tuesday, March 10, 2009

More Mentally Handicapped in Youth Gangs

The Ministry of Justice is investigating the number of mentally handicapped youngsters who are active in youth gangs. This investigation will be carried out in the framework of a larger study on the nature of youth gangs in the Netherlands. This was announced by Minister of Justice Ernst Hirsch Ballin after questions by the Christian Democrats referring to statements by the police that the number of mentally challenged in the youth gangs is increasing. There are an estimated 440,000 mentally handicapped young people in the Netherlands.

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