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Sacramento shooter gets 102-to-life for killing of girl at teen party (Sacramento, CA) : The sentencing of a 21-year-old Sacramento street gang member turned into a discussion between the prosecutor, the defense attorney and the judge Friday over youth violence, the absence of father figures and the failures of society and the search for role models in high places.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 8, 2012
Two stabbed in early morning gang fight (Wichita, KS) : A large disturbance involving members of rival gangs early Saturday ended in gunfire and two people suffering serious stab wounds, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: September 8, 2012
Three stabbed in apparent gang-related street fight (Fairfield, CA) : Three men were stabbed with knives after a confrontation with a large group of people that police believe was gang-related Friday night in Fairfield.
Source: Suisun City Patch Date: September 8, 2012
Southwest Side shooting leaves boy dead (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy who was shot multiple times in the Gage Park neighborhood during a Friday night gang-related attack died this morning, authorities said.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: September 8, 2012
Gang member arrested in CFD shooting (Cheyenne, WY): A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with a July 23 gang-related shooting near Frontier Park. Elijah Algiene, 20, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: September 8, 2012
Teen gang member gets 21 years for stabbing parolee to death (Oceanside, CA): A teenage gang member with a history of carrying knives was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in prison for stabbing a rival gang member to death at an Oceanside house party in March.
Source: North County Times Date: September 7, 2012
Woodland city leaders work to improve public safety (Woodland, CA): In light of at least nine stabbings and three shootings in the last six months -- most arguably gang-related -- Woodland's Mayor Skip Davies assures residents that public safety is a top priority.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: September 7, 2012
Suspected gang member arrested for carrying loaded gun (Santa Barbara, CA): An 18-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Wednesday afternoon for carrying a loaded pistol on the Eastside. The arrest came as part of a saturation effort by police around Santa Barbara High School and the Milpas Street corridor, focusing on juvenile and gang-related activity during the lunch hour and after-school hours.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: September 7, 2012
July 2011 shooting involved drug debt (Los Banos, CA): A member of the Norteños criminal street gang plead guilty to attempted murder last week in a case prosecutors say involved an unpaid drug debt.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: September 7, 2012
It's all about kinship, anti-gang leader tells educators (Camarillo, CA) : If we see ourselves as benefactors serving others, we're going to burn out, Father Greg Boyle told a gathering of educators Friday morning. Instead, we need to understand that when we set out to serve others, we succeed only when we work together, when the relationship is mutual, he said.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 7, 2012
Three L.A. County gang members accused of crime spree in Loma Linda, Highland (Highland, CA): Three men identified as Los Angeles County gang members were behind bars Friday on suspicion of pulling burglaries in Loma Linda and Highland and prompting a lockdown at a daycare center, sheriff's officials said.
Source: Redlands-LomaLindaPatch Date: September 7, 2012
Aransas Pass police crackdown on gang activity (Aransas Pass, TX): Suspected gang members accused of terrorizing an apartment complex in Aransas Pass are now behind bars. Residents at the Sandy Oaks apartment complex complained to police about the ongoing harrassment.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: September 7, 2012
Operation gains support to combat gang-related activity (Hazleton, PA): Operation Gang Up continues to build momentum. A fourth community forum has been scheduled as a bi-partisan effort to combat gang activity mushrooms. At the same time, a website is being developed as part of the plan to focus attention on the gangs and stymie their activities.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: September 6, 2012
Monterey County Sheriff arrest gang member in San Lucas (San Lucas, CA): Monterey County Sheriff Department made an arrest of a gang member Thursday just after midnight on Highway 198 near 101 in San Lucas.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 6, 2012
Man wounded in Anaheim shooting (Anaheim, CA): A man in his 20s was seriously injured in a shooting early Thursday morning that police believe was gang-related.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 6, 2012
Hire gang specialist and increase amnesty programs (Omaha, NE): A gun violence task force suggests the City of Omaha should expand local gun amnesty and buyback programs, hire an additional police gang specialist and push for new ways to intervene with at-risk youth while imposing stricter punishments on violent offenders.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: September 6, 2012
Ganging up on the gangstas: Cops monitor texts and Facebook messages, ramp up stop-and-frisks (Manhattan, NY) : The case brought against a gang in Morris Heights last week illustrates everything going on in the Bronx, and in neighborhoods across the city, with kids, guns, stop-and-frisk and victims who won't cooperate with police, generating more gunfire on the streets.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 6, 2012
Upcoming handball tournament a chance for rival groups to get along (Lodi, CA): A simple game that was virtually unknown in Lodi a year ago has gained traction as a favored sport among teenagers. The handball craze started with a gang specialist and youth outreach worker, Ruben Y. Guardiola, organizing lunchtime handball games at Lodi High School. Fewer fights broke out while kids were playing.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: September 6, 2012
Texas gang leader pleads guilty in drug case (Houston, TX): The leader of a notorious street gang has pleaded guilty in a South Texas case of protecting drug lords and their loads.
Source: The Baytown Sun Date: September 6, 2012
McKenna praises anti-gang efforts, talks policy (Yakima, WA): Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna said Thursday that Yakima County leaders are an example for the rest of the state in fighting gangs. Speaking at the Downtown Yakima Rotary meeting, the state attorney general referred to his work with local law enforcement and community leaders in drafting anti-gang bills in previous legislative sessions.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 6, 2012
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