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Gangs news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2017
The Problem With How Jeff Sessions Talks About Crime
He’s making unfounded claims about the relationship between crime rates and scrutiny of law enforcement.
October 27, 2016
The United States of Anxiety, Episode 6: Drugs, Gang Violence, and Other Suburban Problems
What does all of that have to do with Trump’s appeal?
October 24, 2016
America’s Refusal to Control Firearms Is Killing Teens at an Absurd Rate
And no, most gun deaths aren’t “gang related.”
September 1, 2016
Footage of the Largest Gang Raid in NYPD History Reveals the Agency’s Military-Style Tactics
Incoming police commissioner James O’Neill oversaw the arrests.
August 8, 2015
How El Salvador’s Supreme Court Is Undermining Democracy—With Washington’s Help
WikiLeaks has exposed US government collusion with the chamber’s destabilization strategy.
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July 9, 2015
Rudy Giuliani Stands to Make a Lot of Money Off El Salvador’s Crime
His twisted plan for combatting crime in Central America will lead to increased police repression and increased private investment payouts.
March 23, 2015
The US’s ‘War on Drugs’ Has Spiraled Dangerously Out of Control
It didn’t work in Afghanistan, so let’s do it in Mexico.
February 27, 2015
Why Is the US Still Spending Billions to Fund Mexico’s Corrupt Drug War?
Washington is providing equipment and training to compromised agencies—at the same time that it’s tracking their close ties to organized crime.
January 29, 2015
Mexico’s Recurring Nightmare
As demonstrators protest the government’s involvement in the disappearance of forty-three students in September, a case with many of the same grim hallmarks is getting renewed attention.