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Will gang violence escalate in Minneapolis this summer?

Posted in Gangs May 27th, 2010 @ 10:50 am

According to an article in the Star Tribune, law enforcement is concern about gang violence escalating this summer in Minneapolis. So far, there have been 20 gang killings this year. This is significantly higher than last year at this time.

The latest victim of gang violence was a leader in the Taliban gang that has been around since 2005. This gang is one of the most active and violent gangs in Minneapolis but not the largest. The latest killing was caused by a longtime rivalry with the 19 Block Dipset gang and the Stick up boys. There is no single reason for this type of violence. However, law enforcement believes that when gang members leave jail they restart their old feuds. Of course, drugs have an impact on gang violence as well.

As a result, the city plans to put more resources on the street to help in deterring the violence. No one has been arrested in the latest killing.

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