Ecuadorian President Declares 22 Gangs as Terrorist Organizations Amid Escalating Violence and TV Station Takeover

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador – Gunmen carrying explosives raided a live television studio in Ecuador on Tuesday, adding to a surge of violence across the country. President Daniel Noboa responded by designating 22 gangs as terrorist organizations to be pursued by the military. The attackers stormed the TC studio during a broadcast, resulting in the arrests of the 13 individuals involved. Meanwhile, multiple police officers were kidnapped and several incidents of explosions occurred in different locations. President …

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Gangs Waging Open Warfare with Shotguns on Streets of West Midlands, Igniting Widespread Fear

Birmingham, United Kingdom – The streets of the West Midlands have become a battleground for gang members who are resorting to extreme measures, such as firing shotguns in open warfare. Senior officers at West Midlands Police have expressed serious concerns about the increase in the use of shotguns by criminal gangs, citing that almost half of the shootings in the region in the past 12 months were carried out using these deadly weapons. Notably, the …

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Shocking Teesside Tale: Neglected Teen Exploited into Gangs, Drugs and Crime

Teesside, UK – A teenager, identified only as Joe, fell into the criminal underworld of drugs and gangs, leading to a violent robbery that resulted in severe injury to another male. A safeguarding report revealed that indicators of exploitation first appeared when Joe was as young as 12, but no action was taken to recognize or address the issue. The report also highlighted a lack of recognition and response by authorities to the neglect, exploitation, …

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