NYC Mayor Eric Adams called for the censorship of certain Drill artists following the murder of an 18-year-old rapper outside of a Brooklyn recording studio. That decision prompted a "meeting of the minds" between Adams and NYC rappers like Maino and Fivio Foreign to discuss the true issue at hand.

A Chicago man serving 54 years for a gang-related shooting saw his prison sentence come to an end last week after it was discovered that his twin brother committed the murder all along.

To combat the problem of gang violence in Chicago directly, Mayor Lori Lightfoot is looking to hit gang members where it hurts by not only taking them to court but also coming for their assets. 

A star athlete at an Atlanta high school is being held in jail without bond after police arrested him on murder charges. Jalen Morgan, 17, was arrested on the campus of Alexander High School last week because they believe he was part of a conspiracy to commit murder in May of last year. Channel 2 reports, investigators believe […]


MURRAY, Utah (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Salt Lake City mall that sent hundreds of panicked shoppers fleeing started as an argument between rival gang members inside the mall and later erupted in gunfire outside, leaving two people wounded, police said Monday. Two 19-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of attempted aggravated murder, […]

On June 20, a Bronx teenager was dragged from a bodega, brutally beaten and stabbed by a group of men. That teen was 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, affectionately known as Junior. According to the NYPD, surveillance video shows Junior trying to hide behind a deli counter, before he was dragged out of the store. He returns […]

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man who urged an end to violence in Oakland after gunfire killed his son and grandson as they slept three years ago became a victim himself this week as he drove near a street memorial for his slain family. Melvin Johnson, 39, was shot and killed Tuesday on the east […]

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Sixty one people were shot in the Windy City this holiday weekend and of those marked by gun violence, 11 died from their wounds.

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August 2016 was Chicago’s deadliest month in nearly two decades, leaving the city’s streets riddled with shell casings and bloodshed from mostly African-American bodies.  According to the Chicago Police Department’s crime statistics, an astonishing 474 people were victims of homicide in 2016. In August alone, there were 92 deaths, a number slightly lower than July 1993 […]

A team of scholars analyze how social media posts escalate into violence. The scholars are calling it a public health problem.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of suspects were arrested early Wednesday in a wide-ranging investigation of rival street gangs that terrorized a Bronx neighborhood with crimes including murder, robbery and drug trafficking. Hundreds of federal agents and police officers, some using helicopters and armored trucks, were involved in the predawn takedown. Prosecutors said that more […]

More than a hundred people gathered at a vigil in Knoxville to honor 12-year-old Jajuan Latham. He was fatally shot in a suspected gang shooting. Jajuan is a cousin of 15-year-old Zaevion Dobson, who died shielding three girls from gunfire.