Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Young Victims of Gang Violence

Five-year-old killed in Alberta drive-by shooting

This shooting on the Samson Cree First Nation Indian Reserve is quite likely gang-related.  The main business driving this gang activity, and gang activity across the nation, is the illicit drug trade and its associated ventures.

People in the know anticipated a spike in gang violence following the massive crack down on the Hells Angels in Eastern Canaada as rival gangs fought to fill the void left in the drug trade by those bikers sitting in prison awaiting their trials and sentencing.

The gangs have not failed to dissappoint.  In Manitoba, gang warfare in recent weeks has been regularly making the headlines.

It is often the young who pay the dearest when drug wars rage.  At-risk children, seeking a place to belong, are flattered by the attention of older gangsters--and those unscrupulous adults are eager to take advantage of that weakness.  Youngsters are often the foot soldiers for the gang elite, doing the dirty work at street level in exchange for vague promises of  belonging and respect.  However, gang life is far from the glittery, glamorous, and powerful lifestyle these youngsters imagine.

Bikers/drugs/blood.  A girl/a man/ and the law.  THE TRAZ, written for teens and the adults in their lives reveals the dark, stark, and painful reality of life with a gang.  It come complete with a Teaching/Discussion Guide to help both adults and children avoid a life of terror.

"What are some major differences between a gang and a family?"  Do you know?  It is time to find out.

Let's keep our children safe.  It's going to get much worse before it gets better.

Firebombings linked to biker turf war: Cop   http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2011/07/11/18405691.html

THE TRAZ soon to be released as a paperback.  Available in eFormat at:

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Anonymous said...

This book sounds like a real eye opener. I'm adding it to my TBR list.

Eileen Schuh: said...

Thank you, Phyllis. I trust you'll enjoy it.