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Lodi sees recent spike in gang crime (Lodi, CA): In recent weeks, gang violence in Lodi has spiked. Shootings, stabbings and fights have occurred at a growing rate between two rival Lodi gangs — the Norteños and the Sureños — and it’s gotten the police department’s attention.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: December 2, 2013
No arrests yet in Thanksgiving Day shooting in Highlands (Longview, WA): The Thanksgiving Day shooting in the Highlands appears to be an altercation between two rival gangs, though Longview police said they’re still gathering information.
Source: The Daily News Date: December 2, 2013
Off-duty Fresno police officer shot at and fires back, wounding three (Fresno, CA) : Three gang members were wounded Monday night when one of them opened fire on an off-duty officer in southeast Fresno, and the officer fired back, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 2, 2013
Gang-on-gang violence on the rise (Lincoln, NE): A rash of gang violence over the weekend -- an apparent murder-suicide, a shooting and a bloody assault -- led the police chief to declare Monday that Lincoln will not bend to thugs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: December 2, 2013
Bethlehem man told police there was a gang fight on Main Street, court records say (Bethlehem, PA): A Bethlehem man reported to police that rival gang members were fighting on Main Street last month, according to court records.
Source: The Express-Times Date: December 2, 2013
Gang initiative is cutting youth homicides (New York, NY): One year after the NYPD implemented Operation Crew Cut, which targets street gangs and the violence they commit, homicides among young people aged 13 to 21 are down 51 percent, from 87 to 43, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced last week.
Source: The Chief Date: December 2, 2013
Gangs in US capital pushing prostitution (Washington, DC): This city is ringed by America's wealthiest suburbs, where mansions rest on green lawns and glitzy malls line roads crowded with luxury cars. But an ugly form of criminal activity has developed beneath the veneer: Gangs are prostituting underage girls for cash.
Source: Al Jazeera Date: December 2, 2013
Gangs no longer have same allure to youths (Des Moines, IA): It was about 1989 when police started noticing street gangs emerging in large numbers around Iowa, said Clemons Bartollas, a University of Northern Iowa professor of criminology who has authored dozens of books on gangs, juvenile delinquency and prisons.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 2, 2013
Des Moines police unit keeping gang violence in check (Des Moines, IA): A special Des Moines police unit was successful in combating street violence this summer and fall, much of it likely gang-related, and will re-form at the first sign of another spike in violence, officials said.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 1, 2013
Gunman fires on Compton front porch, killing a man, wounding another (Compton, CA) : A gunman armed with an assault rifle fired at three men on a front porch in a suspected gang-related attack Saturday night in Compton, killing one man and wounding another, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 1, 2013
Prosecutors ramp up use of gang charge (Toledo, OH): It's a law that has been on Ohio's books for years, but prosecutors in Lucas County say they are just beginning to pursue a charge aimed at taking gang members involved in criminal activity off the streets.
Source: The Blade Date: December 1, 2013
Sunnyside gang problem improves in last couple of years (Sunnyside, WA): It's a problem Sunnyside has been working hard to clean up. KIMA learned the gang problem has gotten better in the last couple of years. KIMA dug up the numbers to see how many gang incidents there's been in Sunnyside since 2009. It dropped slightly from 2009 to 2010. Then it jumped 130 incidents from 2010 to 2011. It dropped again by nearly 26% in the last two years.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 1, 2013
Police find 20-year-old man fatally shot (Lincoln, NE): A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: December 1, 2013
Homicides down 32 percent in Mississippi's southernmost counties (Gulfport, MS): Criminal homicides in the three Coast counties have decreased a second consecutive year, with seven fewer killings reported this year than last year. A Sun Herald review of homicides since January shows 15 people have died in criminal acts in Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties, compared with 22 in 2012 and 34 in 2011.
Source: Sun Herald Date: November 30, 2013
Cops, gangs to meet in 'call-in' (Walla Walla, WA): Area law officers and gang members will meet Tuesday in the first of what Walla Walla Police Chief Scott Bieber hopes will be many parleys. The gang "call-in," as Bieber refers to the meeting, is the result of long-term planning and organization efforts he has spearheaded to address gang activity in the Walla Walla Valley.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: November 30, 2013
Gang bangers arrested (San Bernardino, CA): Another of those AB 109 (Post Release Community Supervision) gang members was arrested Friday after being identified as the driver of a getaway car during a Highland car burglary.
Source: Highland Community News Date: November 30, 2013
Gang member arrested in 2012 shooting (Mount Vernon, NY): A Mount Vernon man, who is a member of the "Gunnaz" street gang, has been arrested for the 2012 shooting of a city resident.
Source: Empire State News Date: November 29, 2013
Providence police arrest four, seize gun intended for home invasion (Providenec, RI): A pistol intended to be used in a home invasion Wednesday night was seized by police - after the young men allegedly planning the robbery decided instead to get high.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: November 29, 2013
Longview boy, 16, wounded in gang-related shooting (Longview, WA): A 16-year-old Longview boy was wounded in a gang shooting in the Highlands shortly after midnight Thursday, authorities said. Family members said the boy, whom they identified as Corey Huedner, was shot in the stomach.
Source: Date: November 29, 2013
Two shot Thanksgiving morning at Kettleman Lane store (Lodi, CA): A gunman shot two people at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday on the 700 block of South Cherokee Lane in Lodi. According to a Lodi police report, the shooting was a "gang-related dispute."
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: November 29, 2013
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