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Teen fatally gunned down in front of Brooklyn Applebee’s (Brooklyn, NY): Two teenagers were shot — one fatally — in a gang-related incident on a busy Downtown Brooklyn street Monday night, police sources said.
Source: New York Post Date: October 26, 2015
Gang member charged with drug and gun violations in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Raymond Polk Jr., whom Rockford Police Department said is a 23-year-old gang member, was charged Sunday with drug and gun violations.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 26, 2015
Double homicide was gang-related, police say (Riverside, CA): Two immigrants from Guatemala were the latest victims of gang violence between Latinos and African-Americans in Riverside’s Eastside neighborhood, a police investigator said.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 26, 2015
Teen killed in Pacoima gang shooting (Pacoima, CA): Authorities Monday were searching for two suspects in the gang-related slaying of a teen in Pacoima, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: October 26, 2015
Muscogee County high school restricts wearing camouflage because of area gang (Columbus, GA): Concerned about an increase in discipline problems possibly related to gang activity, a Columbus high school has banned large book bags and restricted the wearing of camouflage.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: October 26, 2015
School officials say threats, gang fight at Meadowdale was isolated (Dayton, OH): Officials with Dayton Public Schools said it has made a change in policy after an incident at Meadowdale High School involving a bomb threat. Four students were arrested last week after the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said a gang-related fight began during a bomb threat evacuation.
Source: WDTN 2 News Date: October 26, 2015
One dead in gang shooting outside of bar (Walla Walla, WA): A gang-related shooting in Walla Walla ended with one man dead and another wounded Saturday night. The deceased man has been identified as 23-year old Juan P. Martinez. The injured man is identified as 23-year old Andres Solis.
Source: My Eastern Oregon Date: October 26, 2015
Walla Walla gang activity soaring (Walla Walla, WA): One man is dead and another injured after a shooting in Walla Walla this past weekend. Four people have been arrested, all with ties to gangs. The killing is part of an uptick in Gang Crime, rocking the Walla Walla Community, where no neighborhood is immune.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: October 26, 2015
Police: Gang shooting related to trial (Bridgeport, CT): An East End restaurant was peppered with gunfire early Sunday, caught in the crossfire of rival gangs. Police said at least one person was wounded and a young woman arrested after police said she was left holding the bag -or gun in this case.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: October 26, 2015
Officer-involved shooting suspect was armed, had past gang activity conviction (Indianapolis, IN): A police officer shot a suspect on the west side of Indianapolis Monday night. Just after 11 p.m., an officer with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department stopped a vehicle near a Speedway gas station at the intersection of 30th Street and Guion Road.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: October 26, 2015
Ogden gang injunction supported by most other departments (Ogden, UT): No northern Utah agency holds its breath, waiting for a one-size-fits all solution to combating the region’s gang crime. Officials from the Weber County Attorney’s Office and Ogden Police Department say they’d like to try Ogden’s controversial injunction a second time – the first iteration, which ran from 2010 to 2013, was thrown out after the state’s Supreme Court decided the summons to enjoin members of the Ogden Trece gang were improperly issued.
Source: Standard Examiner Date: October 25, 2015
Mexican immigrant — who’s married to American — can’t return to U.S. because of 'gang-related' tattoos (New York, NY): A Mexican immigrant married to an American citizen hasn’t seen his wife in a year — all because his tattoos made him look like a criminal, his family says. Instead, his request to return from Mexico was denied, because officials at the American Consulate said he has gang tattoos — and, therefore, was part of a criminal enterprise.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 25, 2015
20 suspected gang members arrested in Merced (Merced, CA): Nearly two dozen suspected gang members were arrested over the weekend at a house party in Merced, the Police Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: October 25, 2015
In age of cyberbanging, street gangs still call shots (Los Angeles, CA): In places like South Los Angeles, gang activity often revolves around physical intimidation and displays of loyalty in the streets, with rival groups flashing their crew’s signs, sporting tattoos and donning color-coded clothes.
Source: Al Jazeera Date: October 24, 2015
New Haven’s Project Longevity goes face-to-face in work to end violence (New Haven, CT): Sean Reeves has been around the block. He’s hustled on the streets of New Haven. He’s spent time behind bars. He also encountered tragedy years after he left that life behind: losing a 16-year-old son to gun violence. “It’s been 20 years since I’ve been … different,” Reeves said.
Source: New Haven Register Date: October 24, 2015
Police postpone filling gang unit vacancies until review is completed (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher told officers Saturday morning that he has suspended filling 11 vacant positions on the city's gang unit. The unit tasked with the enforcement arm of the Violence Reduction Initiative is now being evaluated.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: October 24, 2015
Gang graffiti no match for Kingsbury Middle students (Memphis, TN): With paint brushes in hand, the students at Kingsbury Middle School quickly made the gang graffiti scrawled on a wooden fence disappear with the maroon and white colors of their school.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: October 23, 2015
Feds: Gang Member Killed Man in 2000 Over Mistaken Identity (Hartford, CT): Fifteen years after a man was gunned down on a state highway on his way to work, federal prosecutors say they've solved the case and a gang member has been indicted on murder, assault and gun crimes.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: October 23, 2015
100 police officers, FBI conduct major gang sweep in Oakland (Oakland, CA): There was a major gang sweep in Oakland Friday morning. A hundred officers, including Oakland police and the FBI, moved in on a number of locations around the city. They arrested suspected gang members and confiscated guns, drugs and cash.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: October 23, 2015
Two Denver area gang members receive prison sentences (Denver, CO): Two self-proclaimed gang members have been sentenced to prison for firearm and drug crimes, officials said Friday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 23, 2015
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