Gang Violence

Beyond Narco-Trafficking: The Lessons of Medellín

Daniel Hooton | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK
Daniel Hooton

Medellín's transformation isn't the standard story of better policing and security, working to isolate dangerous individuals. At its core, it represents a fundamental partnership between local authorities and the communities they serve and represent.

School Apologises For Holding Black Students-Only Assembly On Dangers Of Being In A Gang

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A school in the US has apologised after it singled out black students to attend an assembly on the dangers of joining a gang. Maumelle High School ...

Narco State: Inside Mexico's Drug Cartels

Stuart Ramsay | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK
Stuart Ramsay

The Mexican authorities and the United States drug enforcement agencies are struggling to even remotely control the trafficking of drugs across Mexico's borders. Like a multinational company it is driven by the market. For now the demand is high. So the supply keeps coming...

Bloods and Crips-Themed Edinburgh Club Night Smacks of White Privilege

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Gang violence disproportionately affects underprivileged young black men and is not a suitable subject for spoof.

Homerton and Hebdo: Thoughts on Violence in and From the Margins

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK
Dan Smith OBE

It is one thing for some of the world's leaders to march for freedom of expression. Well done that they did so, even if some of them were being more than a little hypocritical. But freedom of expression should be used to help build a more just and fair world. Let millions march for that too.

'Feltham Should Frighten Us All'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK

A young offenders' institution has been branded an "unacceptably violent place" - and the chief inspector of prisons says he would be "terrified" if ...

Bermuda: Why See the World, When You've Got the Beach?

Olivia Rose | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Rose

This year for the first time, I came to Bermuda not as a tourist visiting her family, but as an artist, seeking to document a place that has felt like a second home for as long as I can remember.

Teenager Who Performed At Barack Obama's Inauguration Fatally Shot In Chicago

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK

A 15-year-old girl who performed in the recent festivities for President Barack Obama's inauguration has been shot dead. Hadiya Pendleton was shot...

'You Never Expect To Bury Your Child'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK

The mothers of two teenage girls who were shot dead outside a new year party used the 10th anniversary of their daughters' deaths today to urge young ...

'Gang Warfare' Behind Merseyside Shooting That Put Four Teenagers In Hospital

PA | Posted 05.08.2012 | UK

Four teenagers injured in a shooting may be the victims of gang warfare, police said tonight. Three 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old were injured in ...

Police Name 'Gang Murder' Victim

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK

A man shot dead in a suspected gang-related murder has been named by police. Reece James Menzies, 21, was killed in a "pre-planned" attack in Bourn...

Police Are 'Doing Pretty Well' At Gang Crime Crackdown, Says US Supercop

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

An American "supercop" who advised the government after last summer's London riots said he is impressed with the way UK police deal with gang crime. ...

Sofyen Killers Sentenced To Life In Prison

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

Three youths were jailed for 18 years each on Friday for murdering a 15-year-old schoolboy stabbed to death at a Tube station. Promising footballer...

Dealer in Thusha Gang Jailed

PA | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK

Drug dealers from the same notorious gang which gunned down five-year-old Thusha Kamaleswaran have been jailed. Albert Polack, 47, was described as...

Are You Willing to Kill?

Emeka Egbuonu | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK
Emeka Egbuonu

If we strive to change mindsets, promote ambition and invest in young people then we would not need to tell them to put the knives and guns down, they would be in a position to make the right choices. This is not the time to give up or to remain silent.

Drug Gangs Are 'Taking Control' Of British Cities

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.02.2012 | UK

Drugs gangs are taking control of sections of British cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, a United Nations drugs chief has said. C...

The Law and Da Kidz: First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

Luke Samuel | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK Politics
Luke Samuel

Picture a courtroom in South London. A young man is in the witness box. He is casually dressed, expressing trendy disregard for courtroom niceties. All of a sudden, he valiantly demolishes the fourth wall by leaving the box in the middle of his testimony.

Killers Who 'Mercilessly Chased' Schoolboy And Knifed Him Outside School Gates Jailed

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

Five teenagers were given long sentences of detention today for killing a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he arrived at school. Four of...

Lucy Sherriff

Gang Culture: Cameron's 'Tough Love' Is Helping No-One | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Whether it's parents, politicians or videogames, there is no shortage of scapegoats taking the blame for this summer's riots. Inevitably, schools h...