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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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Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

Bail For Murder Charges in Toronto

In Toronto, bail is only granted in exceptional circumstances for those who have outstanding murder charges. In order to be considered for bail, you and your proposed sureties must meet certain conditions set out by the court. If you are unable to meet these conditions, you may be required to...

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Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Actual Cost of Sexual Assault Charges

Nobody wants to talk about the actual cost of sexual assault charges. Particularly when it comes to discussing the actual costs that serious sexual offences impose on the justice system. This is likely due, in part, to the fact that most people not involved in the criminal justice system don't...

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Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

Drug Impaired Driving – The Best DRE Checklist

What Is a Drug Recognition Expert? A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) is a police officer trained to scientifically identify if a person's ability to operate motor vehicle is drug impaired by or impaired by alcohol. They are scientifically trained to determine if a person is driving under the...

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