Taking Action Against Toronto Gangs

May 30, 2014

Officer Injured 20110118 TOPIXOn May 28, 2014, Toronto Police arrested 50 members of two rival gangs that have been involved in a “series of shootings” that have spanned across the city. Acting Chief, Mark Saunders stated that the Sic Thugs and the Asian Assassins have been “incredibly ruthless”. Both gangs have made headlines in recent months for exchanging gun fire inside both the Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Mall. Police seized 10 guns, quantities of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and cash. Saunders also revealed that cocaine presses, which are used for the manufacturing and processing of the drug, were seized.

The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice recently published an article, “Listening In…to Gang Culture”, which introduces a unique method for attempting to understand the environments within which street gangs operate and offers methods to prevent the recruitment of new members. To read the full article, please visit The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice journal page.

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