Gangs

UK NEWS: YOUTUBE REMOVE GANG VIDEOS AFTER NEWHAM COUNCIL REQUEST

BBC News reports that YouTube has removed removed dozens of videos promoting gang violence after a request from an east London council. Newham Council has created a special unit within its enforcement team to trace videos it believes could be used to recruit new gang members. The scheme, which has been running since January, has indentified about 500 videos and 76 of them have so far been removed. Other London councils are looking at the scheme with a view to adopting it. []

VIDEO: BBC LONDON NEWS – FORMER GANG MEMBER’S BAFTA HONOUR

Former gang member turned actor and film director Fredi Nwaka showcased his short film on gang life (If Only) in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) earlier this month. [Thanks Russ] In December of last year I posted a piece about the film and Fredi’s new organisation C.R.I.M.E (Creating Role Models In Media Enterprise), which works with ex offenders, gang members and troubled teens, and turns their stories into short films. CLICK HERE to read if you missed it.

UK NEWS: VIDEO – GANGS GIVEN FIRST AID TIPS TO KEEP STAB VICTIMS ALIVE

Via The Metro Teen gang members are being given medical training so they can step in to save the victims of street stabbings. They will learn first aid from volunteer doctors and medical students who say teaching them to stem blood loss could save lives. Gang members who witness violence are often prepared to help casualties but end up panicking and running off as they don’t know what to do, the StreetDoctors group claims. As they are ‘all too often’ present during []

EUROPEAN TEENS JOIN FORCES TO TACKLE GANG VIOLENCE

Via The Evening Standard London teenagers who have been caught up in youth violence are to work with gang members from elsewhere in Europe under a new scheme that aims to stop more young people suffering. The youths from Westminster will produce posters and a website with counterparts in Cordoba in Spain and the Italian city of Pescara. They will draw on their experiences to promote an anti-street violence message. The scheme, funded by a £330,000 EU grant, will also lead to []

UK FILM TRAILER: THE MAN INSIDE ( STARRING ASHLEY ‘BASHY’ THOMAS)

Clayton Murdoch carries a terrible darkness inside him. As a boy he was exposed by his father, to murder and gang culture. With his father now in prison, Clayton struggles to overcome what he was groomed to become, in a city where every day there is a constant threat of violence and death. Clayton channels his aggression into boxing: controlled, powerful, contained. However, when the violence starts to destroy his own family, Clayton loses control, and the darkness within him is unleashed. []

UK FILM: ATTACK THE BLOCK (TRAILER)

Up and coming film Attack The Block (from the producers of Shaun Of The Dead) is about a teen gang in South London who attempt to defend their block (council estate) from an alien invasion.  Stars Nick Frost, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Treadaway, Flaminia Cinque, Joey Ansah, Lee Nicholas Harris, Chris Wilson, Terry Notary [Thanks Lala] “URBAN”, teenagers, council estates, street slang, road man antics, now ALIENS – Hahahaha! I blame Noel Clarke for this mess.

UK NEWS: GOLDIE’S SON JAILED FOR ‘LIFE’ FOR MURDER OF RIVAL GANG MEMBER

Jamie Price (23), the son of music star Goldie, was jailed for life yesterday for the murder of  rival gang member Marlon Morris. Price chased and stabbed to death an unarmed and disabled Morris, after leaving a nightclub in Wolverhampton in 2008.  He must serve at least 21 years in prison. Click HERE to read more… …………………………………………………. Look where playing the ‘gangster’ gets you.  Grown men running around like blasted wild animals leaving nothing but death and destruction in their wake.   When will these fools learn? Rest In peace Marlon Morris.