Cherie Blair: A call to action on knife crime – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 7th, 2008 in gangs, news, offensive weapons by sally

“Cherie Blair QC, chair of the Street Weapons Commission, on the truth about gang violence and what can be done to bring it under control.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th July 2008

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Police get new powers to wage war on gangs – The Times

Posted May 22nd, 2008 in anonymity, gangs, news, witnesses by sally

“Witnesses who give evidence against gang members will be guaranteed their anonymity as soon as they come forward so they can be free from fear of reprisals, The Times has learnt.”

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The Times, 22nd May 2008

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Six children quizzed over web fights – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2008 in children, gangs, internet, news by sally

“Police arrested six children for allegedly using a social networking website to organise gang fights.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2008

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Officials warn of terrorist links to prison gangs – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2008 in gangs, news, prisons, terrorism by sally

“The growing number of terrorist prisoners are forging connections with the existing gangs inside Britain’s high security jails to the alarm of senior Prison Service managers, according to internal Ministry of Justice documents.”

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2008

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Seeking solitary: prison gang wars force fearful inmates to plead for segregation – The Guardian

Posted February 18th, 2008 in gangs, news, prisons by sally

“The segregation units in Britain’s high security prisons used to be full of prisoners being punished for breaking the rules or being held in solitary because they were too dangerous to mix with others.”

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The Guardian, 18th February 2008

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Gangs “safe houses” plan backed – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2007 in crime, gangs, news by sally

“Ministers are considering providing ‘safe houses’ for black youngsters who want to escape membership of a gang.”

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BBC News, 18th October 2007

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How police set up band of “untouchables” to snare crime gang that held city in fear – The Times

Posted August 3rd, 2007 in corruption, gangs, news, police by sally

“Police set up a squad of ‘untouchables’ to bring down a notorious crime gang that had infiltrated their force and given Nottingham the reputation of the gun capital of Britain.”

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The Times, 3rd August 2007

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Gang culture ‘death and devastation’ must end, says judge – The Guardian

Posted April 28th, 2007 in gangs, news, young offenders by sally

“The ‘death and devastation’ resulting from Britain’s gang and knife culture was condemned by a senior judge yesterday as he jailed a teenager for the murder of a street rival. Judge Gerald Gordon told the Old Bailey that there must be an end to families being torn apart by youth violence, often prompted by trivial disputes.”

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The Guardian, 28th April 2007

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Senior judge hits out at knife culture – Reuters

Posted April 27th, 2007 in gangs, news, young offenders by sally

“A senior judge has criticised the growing knife culture for causing ‘death and devastation’ as he sentenced a teenager for the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy on a south London estate.”

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Reuters, 27th April 2007

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