The American’T Dream (The Purse Suit of Happyness) Suli Breaks Spoken Word

Surviving Our Streets Ambassador Suli Breaks

Surviving Our Streets Ambassador – Suli Breaks addressing the issues of getting stuck in the “rat race”. “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs…”-Tony Gaskins Definition of The American’T Dream * The American’t … Continue reading

Post on 14th February

Addressing the social roots of violence

Cure Violence

Baltimore has seen results when violence was confronted as a public health issue By Gary Slutkin and Michael Feigelson5:17 p.m. EST, January 16, 2013 Today, President Barack Obama announced his proposals to address gun violence in America. He was flanked by children who … Continue reading

Post on 17th January

Tougher prison sentences for violent crime in force – Two Strikes

Tougher sentencing for violent crime

A raft of new criminal offences have come into force in England and Wales, as well as tougher prison sentences for violent crimes. There is a new offence of aggravated possession of a knife, and mandatory life sentences for anyone … Continue reading

Post on 19th December

Police fear repeat of the Tottenham riots

Police in Tottenham outside the Carpetright building

A new report has revealed police fear there will be a repeat of last summer’s riots, but cuts mean they will not have the resources to deal with it. Reading the Riots, compiled from interviews with 130 officers from eight … Continue reading

Post on 10th July

Violence as a Contagion

Institute of Medicine - Violence as a Contagion conference

On April 30, the first part of a 2-day workshop on the Contagion of Violence was convened in Washington DC by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences (read more). The IOM workshop brought … Continue reading

Post on 11th May

Streatham MP Chuka Umunna’s take on recent South London stabbings


London MP Chuka Umunna, who is Chair of the London Gangs Forum, has spoken out after seven stabbings, one of them fatal, took place in and around his South London constituency between the 25th February and the 2nd March. There … Continue reading

Post on 5th March

Could Violence Interrupters Have Prevented the UK Riots?


Last year, after Britain rioted its way through August, I started looking into the subject of violence interrupters. If you missed my interviews with Dr. Gary Slutkin – who founded CeaseFire, the organisation that birthed the concept of ‘violence interruption’ … Continue reading

Post on 4th March

Boy, 17, dies in south London stabbing spate


A 17-year-old boy has died after being stabbed in south London following a spate of knife attacks. The youngster was found with stab wounds on the Moorlands Estate, Brixton, at about 17:50 GMT on Friday and died on the way … Continue reading

Post on 3rd March

Citizens Report UK Shootings/Stabbings in London


Number of Fatal Teenage Stabbings and Shootings in London per Year – 2005 to 2012. We recently answered an enquiry about the number of fatal stabbings and shootings in London for teenage murders per year. And are making this information … Continue reading

Post on 21st February

Dormant social unrest looming for UK


The dizzying unemployment figures in Britain coupled with a recent analysis of the cause of summer unrest that put the country on a state of emergency show the government should brace for more such actions in the coming months. Youth … Continue reading

Post on 14th February

CeaseFire: Stopping Violence and Measuring Impact


How Does CeaseFire Work? CeaseFire, an innovative violence prevention organization based at the University of Illinois’ School of Public Health, applies public health principles in its approach to stopping violence. The organization’s founder, Gary Slutkin, who for 10 years battled the spread … Continue reading

Post on 14th February

Knife crime in London a worry as police jobs cut


New figures show knife crime is still a cause for concern in London, while the Met is facing cuts reducing the force to its smallest in over a decade. Although London knife crime in 2010/11 was 5.16% less than 3 … Continue reading

Post on 6th February

London Murders Jan 2006 to 31st December 2011


The victim names, ages, borough and date of recorded incident, for all London Murders and Manslaughter cases from 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2011 have been placed on an interactive table that provides the capability to review and search … Continue reading

Post on 25th January

Oxford Street stabbing: Arrests over teenager murder


Eleven people are being held on suspicion of murder after a teenager was stabbed to death on London’s busiest shopping street. The 18-year-old victim, named locally as Seydou Diarrassouba, was killed near the Foot Locker store on Oxford Street at … Continue reading

Post on 27th December

London youth stabbings increase by 30% in three years


The number of young people being stabbed in London has jumped by 30 per cent in the last three years, according to police figures. A total of 2,076 residents aged 13 to 24 were cut or stabbed with knives in … Continue reading

Post on 16th November

Don’t carry, Don’t kill

Hundreds face jail under new Don’t Carry, Don’t Kill sentencing guidelines P to 400 knife-wielding teenagers could be jailed every year under new mandatory sentences announced by the Government last night after our Don’t Carry, Don’t Kill campaign. Late last … Continue reading

Post on 27th October

Don’t carry, Don’t kill

nick at PMQs

        Don’t Carry, Don’t Kill MP elected to Justice Select Committee AN Enfield MP has been elected to a parliamentary body that investigates justice legislation after running an anti-knife crime campaign with the Enfield Independent. Enfield North … Continue reading

Post on 24th October

Meet Chicago’s Interrupters…


They are the shock troops in the city’s battle against endemic street violence – peacemakers who once lived by the gun. As a documentary on their work reaches cinemas, we visit Chicago to see the campaigners in action…. article by … Continue reading

Post on 6th August

Teenager Dies After Stabbings In London


A teenager has died and two others are wounded after they were found with stab wounds in north London. The youths, who were all aged around 14, were discovered by police in West Green Road, Tottenham, shortly after 3.45pm. One … Continue reading

Post on 20th January

Jason Featherstone travels to the USA


Jason Featherstone is a long way from home. As one of the founding members of Chaos Theory, a fledgling London-based violence prevention group, he is part of a five person team that has come to Chicago to learn firsthand how … Continue reading

Post on 28th October