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Task force studies gangs in IW (Windsor, VA): The recent rash of gang-related activity in Windsor has prompted Isle of Wight County Sheriff Charlie Phelps to establish a task force to study the emerging problem countywide.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 24, 2009

Youth crime is on the rise in NN, Hampton (Hampton, VA): The number of violent crimes committed by juveniles in Newport News and Hampton has risen steadily over the past five years at a time when overall violence has been falling on the Peninsula, the latest statistics reveal.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 24, 2009

New to elementary lesson plans: Gang prevention (Chesapeake, VA): High schoolers in Chesapeake are referred to guidance counselors. Middle schoolers get the lesson in health class: how to spot gangs, what gangs do, and how to stay away.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 11, 2009

Norfolk police chief: Gangs are targeting students (Norfolk, VA): "How many of you know gang signs?" Police Chief Bruce P. Marquis gazed out Tuesday morning at an auditorium of Ruffner Academy students and watched their hands fly up.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: June 10, 2009

Nine high school students charged in gang initiation (Alexandria, VA): Nine Edison High School students were charged with violently initiating another student into a gang, Fairfax County police said.
Source: The Examiner    Date: June 6, 2009

Windsor police to host public meeting on gangs (Windsor, VA): Gangs connected with the Bloods and Crips — rival street gangs that have spread across the country — have been wiping their feet on the town's welcome mat, according to the town's chief of police.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 5, 2009

McDonnnell and Wolf imagine a gang-free Virginia (Virginia): Republican candidate for governor and former Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell visited Loudoun last weekend to unveil the "Make Virginia a Gang-Free Zone" plan, his weapon of choice in battling Virginia's growing crisis—street gangs.
Source: Loudoun Independent    Date: June 3, 2009

Windsor trying to address issue of gangs (Windsor, VA): Authorities are grappling with an increase in gang activity in the normally quiet town of Windsor.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 2, 2009

Man charged with gang participation, hazing (Suffolk, VA): A Suffolk man described by police as "a self-proclaimed gang member" has been arrested and charged with various offenses related to gang activity.
Source: Daily Press    Date: June 2, 2009

Police see spike in graffiti incidents (Harrisonburg, VA): Over the last month, police have seen an increase in reported graffiti cases, most of which have been determined to be gang-related "taggings."
Source: The Daily News Record    Date: June 1, 2009

Fairfax shows progress in war on gangs (Fairfax, VA): Quietly, the word "machete" has vanished from the headlines. Fairfax County had no gang-related homicides last year, and it has had none this year. Since 2005, total gang-related crime in Virginia's largest county has dropped more than 15 percent, even as overall crime has risen the past two years.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 28, 2009

Wolf and McDonnell promise more action to stop gang violence (Virginia): Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th) joined Republican nominee for Governor Bob McDonnell on Thursday to unveil a comprehensive plan to reduce gain activity in Virginia.
Source: Loudoun Independent    Date: May 28, 2009

Armed and dangerous: The new reality of teen crime (Norfolk, VA): Botched robberies across South Hampton Roads ended in the fatal shootings of a boy responding to his mother's cries, a fleeing pizza delivery man and a father of two who'd just ended a call with his mother.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: May 10, 2009

Newly revamped task force now targets gangs (Gloucester, VA): Having choked a methamphetamine problem threatening the Middle Peninsula earlier this decade, public safety officials have a new target: street gangs.
Source: Daily Press    Date: May 7, 2009

Stimulus boosts valley's anti-gang efforts (Charlottesville, VA): Efforts to fight gangs in the Shenandoah Valley are getting support from federal stimulus funds.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: May 3, 2009

Residents fight gang activity in Va. (Lansdowne, VA): Possible gang trouble in one Northern Virginia community has residents banding together.
Source: WTTG FOX 5 News    Date: May 1, 2009

Local law enforcement receives stimulus money for gang prevention efforts (Waynesboro, VA): The Staunton, Augusta and Waynesboro area will receive more than $170,000 in federal stimulus money to fund gang prevention efforts in the area.
Source: The News Leader    Date: April 29, 2009

Gang graffiti becoming a nuisance for Culpeper (Culpeper, VA): For the second time in less than two weeks, vandals have spray painted gang markings on the town Light and Power facility on East Chandler Street.
Source: The Culpeper Star-Exponent    Date: April 28, 2009

Gangs gain grip because of apathy, police warn (Charlottesville, VA): Only a handful of people showed Monday evening at Monticello High School for a forum on street gang activity. That’s one of the problems with handling gangs, said local law officials who organized the forum — not enough people are aware of what is happening or they don’t want to know.
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: April 28, 2009

Members of street gang suspected in Lansdowne attack (Landsdowne, VA): Prosecutors say it seems gang members are beginning to attack innocent people after the arrests of four people in the brutal beating of a Lansdowne woman and the murder of her husband in March.
Source: WJLA NewsChannel 8    Date: April 27, 2009

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