State Representative George Cushingberry Jr. (D-Detroit) has called for new state laws to combat what he termed "terrorist youth gangs."
Cushingberry has asked House Speaker Bobby Crim (D-Davison) to appoint a special committee to draft legislation which would enable the courts to effectively handle juvenile criminals. He asked that the committee be formed immediately, so that recommendations can be made and acted upon when the legislature reconvenes in mid-September.
Cushingberry said that present law must be changed to give the Wayne County Juvenile Court "more discretion and jurisdiction over teenage lawbreakers. particularly those in terrorist youth gangs."