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Did Project Community Space Work?

Back in October, we discussed Project Community Space, a Toronto Police program meant to help curb gang and gun violence. Record high shootings in the city prompted police to take proactive measures to prevent or reduce criminal activity in high-risk neighbourhoods....

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Does Social Media Use Increase Gang Violence?

Likes, shares, and emoticons may not have a very gangster image - but they’re becoming an essential part of gang culture. Social media is changing the way gang members interact with their peers, rivals, and community, and does it increase gang violence? Cyberbanging...

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Are Women in Gangs At Greater Risk?

Women in gangs are often been perceived as less threatening than their male counterparts and do not much as much scrutiny by the police. Often shootings and violence are usually associated with males and that is where police tend to focus their attention. As a result,...

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What Is Project Community Space | Toronto Guns & Gangs

This summer, Toronto communities were affected by a spike in gang and gun violence. The media has been all over the rise in shootings, and there has been public demand for a solution. Project Community Space is the latest attempt by the Toronto Police Service to curb...

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Toronto Neighbourhoods With Highest Rates of Gun Violence

This summer, Toronto saw a rise in gun violence that hasn’t been matched since before 2014. Although instances of gun violence are only up by about 2% from the same timeframe last year, media awareness is much higher. As a result, it seems as though Toronto gun...

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Toronto Integrated Guns & Gangs Task Force

The Toronto Police Integrated Guns & Gangs Task Force, often referred to as simply Guns & Gangs or G & G, is an initiative to designed to reduce organized crime with a focus on gun violence and disrupting drug trafficking. The Guns & Gangs task force...

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Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal Harassment in Canada

Criminal harassment is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. It is also sometimes referred to as "stalking." Criminal harassment involves engaging in repeated, unwanted behaviour toward someone that causes that person to fear for their safety or for someone they know. Given that...

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Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Can Police Enter House Without a Warrant?

Enter House Without Warrant In most cases police require a warrant to enter your house. However, police are allowed to enter your house without a warrant in certain situations, such as when they have reason to believe that there is an emergency inside. There are also other very limited...

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