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When someone thinks of a gang, he or she may think of urban youth participating in drug crimes and homicides. While this is often true, gangs may also consist of motorcycle gangs, prison gangs, hate groups, crime groups organized by … Continue reading

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For millions of Americans, social media is a part of daily life. Websites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram help make our large world smaller, bringing people together and allowing them to create and share content. Most people use social … Continue reading

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The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, (or RICO), part of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970, changed the way federal officials prosecute criminal organizations. ┬áIn 2012, Illinois passed the state Street Gang RICO Act designed to empower local … Continue reading

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The city of Chicago set the record for homicides in 2012 with over 500, and 2013 ended at 415-the lowest total in almost 50 years. However, Chicago homicide rates are still much higher than those of any other city in … Continue reading

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