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  • Is Gun Violence Soaring in America?

    12/10/2012 7:11:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9 December, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    An article published in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday reported that while the number of homicides has decreased over the last decade (2001-2011) due to improvements in medical technology, the number of people treated for gunshot wounds increased by almost half. Here is an excerpt from the WSJ article: After a steady decline through the 1990s, the annual number of homicides zigzagged before resuming a decline in 2007, falling from 16,929 that year to an estimated 14,722 in 2010, according to FBI crime data. At the same time, medical data and other surveys in the U.S. show a rising...
  • Threats from Bloods members, Newark, NJ shootings bring warning to Cops

    08/06/2004 5:37:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 39 replies · 9,622+ views
    State prison officials have sent a warning to a large number of New Jersey urban police forces, saying their officers could become targets of attacks by violent street gangs. Department of Corrections investigators say the Bloods street gang is taking an "aggressive posture toward law enforcement" and has called for an "uprising" in New Jersey's largest cities and in the jails, according to internal documents distributed by prison officials to authorities around the state. In response, the State Police will host a meeting Monday to discuss the threat with local police officials, including those from cities where the threat seems...