Gangster Glamour Is Blamed for Murders; BLACK POLICE CHIEF SAYS MUSIC VIDEOS LURE TEENAGERS TO CRIME

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Gangster Glamour Is Blamed for Murders; BLACK POLICE CHIEF SAYS MUSIC VIDEOS LURE TEENAGERS TO CRIME


Byline: JUSTIN DAVENPORT

ONE of Britain's most senior black police officers has criticised the "gangster glamour" culture that he blames for the increasing number of gang murders in London.

Superintendent Leroy Logan, who becomes London's highest ranking African Caribbean police officer next week, says fresh ideas are needed to prevent more killings such as the recent stabbing of 16-year-old Robert Levy in Hackney.

Mr Logan called for more preventative police measures and said the seduction of music videos by "gangsta rap" bands such as So Solid Crew makes young people want to join street gangs.

On Monday he takes over as head of operations in Hackney, a borough notorious for feuding gangs.

He said: "We are now seeing so many senseless killings such as the death of Robert Levy. We need to be more preventative, we need to reduce the client base, the foot soldiers, of these gangs. The life expectancy is 20 to 25. If you get to 25 you are an elder, and that cannot be right."

Mr Logan, a married father of three and founder member of the Black Police Association, said young people were being lured into crime by the "bling bling" gangster lifestyle. …

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