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Solving gang violence requires moral engagement

By Gavin Knight  

Solutions: gang crime is rarely solved through tougher policing

The Met’s decision last week to routinely deploy police patrols armed with Heckler & Koch semi-automatic sub-machine guns on London’s streets is not the way to crack warring gangs.

A far more effective tactic, which I’ve written about in this month’s Prospect (“How to really hug a hoodie”), is to learn from the most successful attempt to deal with gang violence to date, currently being implemented in Glasgow—Europe’s most violent city.…

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