Gangs

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How the murder of a Swedish rapper shocked a nation and put police on the back foot
Ultraviolent gangs are threatening to subvert the rule of law in Sweden. We head out with police in a Gothenburg suburb to find out what it could mean for the rest of Europe and the UK

Mark Townsend

04, Dec, 2021 @4:15 PM

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Gangsters use vehicles to ram into Mexico prison and free nine inmates
The armed group broke into the jail in Tula and opened fire, injuring a guard and a police officer

David Agren in Mexico City

01, Dec, 2021 @9:28 PM

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The big picture: incarcerated gang members in El Salvador
Tariq Zaidi’s powerful image of the overcrowded Chalatenango prison, which housed 1,637 inmates from the feared MS-13 criminal organisation

Tim Adams

31, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Dwayne Fields, the first black Briton to reach the north pole: ‘I spotted this polar bear stalking us’
A familiar face on Countryfile and other TV shows, Fields escaped being shot when he was barely out of his teens. Now 37, he’s determined to keep exploring the world – and open it up for young people

Alex Mistlin

28, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Councils face call to prioritise gang victims for rehousing
FoI research finds threats or links to crime put 26,500 people at risk of homelessness in England and Wales

Jessica Elgot

19, Oct, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Chicago mayor seeks to seize assets of gang members ‘wreaking havoc’
Lori Lightfoot’s new ordinance proposal aims to hold members accountable by suing and seizing their assets to destabilize them

Samira Sadeque

16, Sep, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Thousands of pupils ‘easy prey for gangs’ when schools reopen
Former children’s commissioner says the authorities are unprepared for sharp rise in exclusions

Michael Savage

08, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Police review teen killings in search of catalyst for spike in murders
Pilot scheme hopes to discover patterns that will help prevent more deaths

Mark Townsend

01, Aug, 2021 @6:45 AM

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A young Mexican mourns his teenage cousin: Luis Antonio Rojas’s best photograph
‘Children have to deal with the fallout of the drug trade. They are the ones who can’t walk to their school in safety, who have to train to use a gun’

Edward Siddons

28, Jul, 2021 @12:56 PM

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Youth violence likely to explode over summer, UK experts fear
Long-term issues overlain with stress and isolation of Covid have set scene for ‘eruption’, charities say

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

23, Jul, 2021 @12:11 PM

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Last Man Standing review – Biggie and Tupac murder case reinvestigated
Nick Broomfield returns to the deaths of the two titans of 90s gangsta rap, and the disturbing influence of record label boss Suge Knight

Peter Bradshaw

30, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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One death, 11 jailed teenagers: was a Moss Side murder trial racist?
In 2017, 11 Manchester teenagers were jailed for a total of 168 years for their part in a killing. Now three are appealing amid claims that the investigation and trials were riddled with racism

David Conn

05, Jun, 2021 @5:22 PM

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