07 March 2019, The Tablet
Knife crime: Complex crisis needs urgent action
In US cities there are gangs and gun crime; In British cities there are gangs and knife crime. In each case drugs are a driving force, both in inducing violent behaviour and in giving the gangs their economic raison d’être through the drugs trade. Many of those gangs are made up mainly of young black men, and many victims are black too.
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