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Gang Violence on the Rise Among St. Louis Youth

In the past two weeks, an 11-year old boy has been shot and killed in South Saint Louis, and an 11-year old girl and 15-year old were shot and wounded in North Saint Louis in separate incidents.

04/07/2014

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) - (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

Illinois Sen. Kirk Wants Federal Help to Fight Gangs

“The thing I was trying to get through was these criminal empires are far in excess of what Capone would’ve ever dreamed of.”

08/20/2013

New Illinois Law Protects Witnesses from Gang Retaliation

The measure provides financial help to relocate victims and witnesses who testify in gang-related cases.

07/27/2013

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Speaks Out About Rampant Use of Illegal Guns

There’s too many illegal guns in STL. That’s what St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce tweeted Wednesday to her 2,200 plus followers.

04/05/2013

Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal (www.senate.mo.gov)

Missouri Bill Would Punish Parents For Child’s Gun Crimes

Maria Chapelle-Nadal points to four states which charge parents with crimes if their child hurt someone with a gun.

02/19/2013

St. Louis police met with residents of a north St. Louis neighborhood to discuss strategies on fighting violent crime on February 2, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Residents Pledge Support in Fighting Violent Crime

St. Louis police meet with northside residents to discuss recent increase in gang activity and shootings.

02/03/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Big Cities’ People-in-Power Don’t Understand Crime And Murder

For America’s big cities: the people who are supposed to have, need to have, and claim to have all the answers simply don’t have a clue.

07/11/2012

Durbin co-sponsors flood insurance measure

Senator Durbin Slams the East St. Louis Mayor Again

“There’s a mayor there who completely ignores it, and keeps all night, nightclubs open just attracting violence and drugs and thugs.”

06/20/2012

gangs

New Breed of Street Gangs in St. Louis

Gang members are getting younger. Police say major recruiting grounds are at middle schools and high schools.

06/13/2012

Washington Park, Il

Washington Park Gang War Claims Two More Victims

More than 10 shootings, two murders, in eight-month long battle

05/04/2012

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