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Comprehensive Gang Model could be coming to Wilmington (Wilmington, NC): Officials from the city, county, school district, state and local non-profits listened Friday as a national expert explained a gang model that leaders are beginning to explore. Buddy Howell, a National Gang Center senior research associate, described the Comprehensive Gang Model to about 75 local representatives at the New Hanover County Board of Education Center.
Source: StarNews Date: May 6, 2016
Attempted homicide dropped to threats charge in gang-related shooting (Allentown, PA): A man facing attempted homicide charges in connection with a gang-related shooting last year instead reached a plea deal with prosecutors on Friday.
Source: The Express-Times Date: May 6, 2016
18 arrested, charged in sex trafficking case (Fresno, CA): An indictment was returned late Thursday against 18 defendants charging them with a variety of charges involving conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering, sex trafficking, firearms offenses, drug trafficking offenses, and fraud offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: May 6, 2016
Knoxville community leaders attend conference to find strategies to stop youth violence (Knoxville, TN): Stopping youth violence is the goal for Knoxville community leaders after a tragic year. Two young lives were lost in Knoxville. Zaevion Dobson and Jajuan Latham were both killed in gang related shootings. Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and nine other local leaders just returned from the Cities United Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, to find new strategies to stop youth violence.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: May 6, 2016
Suspected gang graffiti found in Park City (Park City, UT): Graffiti suspected to be the markings of a gang was found in Prospector in early May, the Park City Police Department said, indicating it has been some time since gang graffiti has been seen in the city.
Source: The Park Record Date: May 6, 2016
Third arrest in gang killing of 9-year-old (Chicago, IL): A third person has been arrested in the murder of Tyshawn Lee, 9, who was gunned down in Chicago last November in a gang retaliation killing. The boy was targeted because his father was a ranking member of a rival gang, authorities say.
Source: CNN Date: May 6, 2016
Ex-DeKalb Co. officer served as hitman for gang, indictment alleges (DeKalb County, GA): A former DeKalb County Police officer admitted to killing people while serving as a hitman for a gang, according to an indictment unsealed on Wednesday.
Source: WXIA 11 News Date: May 5, 2016
FWCS, board review gang, transfer policies (Fort Wayne, IN): Fort Wayne Community Schools officials and school board members Wednesday tackled updating district policies on gang-related activity, transfer students and bullying.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: May 5, 2016
Fitchburg councilors hear of gang-program progress (Fitchburg, MA): In the 10th year of the city's funding to reduce youth gang involvement and violence through the Shannon Community Safety Initiative, city councilors heard some of what the program has done and what it will do this coming year.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: May 5, 2016
City aggressively targeting gangs with new program (San Antonio, TX): City officials have decided to aggressively go after gangs, accepting funding from a state program that will aggressively target gang activity in the Alamo City. The Texas Anti-Gang Initiative, known as TAG, will place dozens of investigators from a dozen agencies at a special center in San Antonio. The state is throwing in $2 million to get the program off the ground. The city will provide a dozen people to help staff the center.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: May 5, 2016
Agencies team up to battle violent crime (San Bernardino, CA): As part of an ongoing partnership, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and its gang unit have been assisting San Bernardino police during their proactive patrols of the city as a result of the increase in gun violence.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: May 5, 2016
Music on cellphone isn’t evidence of gang ties, state Supreme Court says (Yakima County, WA): Washington’s Supreme Court has thrown out the convictions of three men in what police called a gang-related shooting, finding among other things that music on one defendant’s phone was not evidence of gang ties.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 5, 2016
Alleged 'ringleader' in gang war kidnapping nabbed (Toronto, ON): A 17-year-old boy wanted as the suspected “ringleader” in the recent gang war kidnapping of two teen boys has been nabbed. Toronto Police have been hunting the accused teen and a man, 23, since last month when members of the Young Buck Killas allegedly abducted and tortured two boys, 17, after a gun battle with a rival street gang at a condo near the Rogers Centre.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: May 5, 2016
25 charged in drug-trafficking operation with gang ties (San Diego, CA): Twenty-five people have been charged in a drug smuggling operation involving 10 San Diego-area street gangs, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: May 5, 2016
With lower gang activity, intervention becomes prevention (Columbus, OH): Wilma Arp remembers there’d been signs along the way. The Platte County juvenile services assessment specialist was the diversion program’s administrator at the time. “We obviously were seeing the graffiti,” she said. “But the big aha moment was the drive-by shooting (near Carriage House Estates) around 2009.”
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: May 5, 2016
Royal Valley students find a G.R.E.A.T way to stay out of gangs (Topeka, KS): Sixty-four sixth grade students at Royal Valley Middle School graduated from the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T) program on Thursday. "There is a lot of things that I didn't know about drugs and other things that officer Calvert taught us... And it's just really cool," said Kendon Wege, a Royal Valley Middle School Student.
Source: WIBW 13 News Date: May 5, 2016
Rival gangs clash in Harris County courtroom (Harris County, TX): Suspected members of rival gangs put the Harris County criminal courthouse on high alert Thursday, a day after more than a dozen people were ejected from the courthouse for shouting and threatening each other.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 5, 2016
Rise in vandalism points to gangs (Fort Bragg, CA): The Fort Bragg Police Department has seen a major spike in the number of vandalism reports over the past few months. Law enforcement says they’re attributing many of the recent cases to gang activity.
Source: Fort Bragg Advocate-News Date: May 5, 2016
Police using social media to bust members of street gangs (Toledo, OH): As more and more people, criminals included, use social media -- police say it has become one of their biggest tools. The fight against street gangs in particular appears to be aided by the technology.
Source: WNWO 24 News Date: May 5, 2016
How the takedown of Memphis gang leaders could increase crime (Memphis, TN): A federal indictment against the leadership of the Gangster Disciples should send a message to gangs across the city, and the impact on crime in the city should be obvious.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: May 5, 2016
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