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Chattanoogans gather at Harris-Johnson Park to lead young people away from gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Food vendors, live music and the resources to get young people out of gangs — Stop the Violence brought all three together Saturday afternoon at the group's first Labor Day weekend festival in Harris-Johnson Park.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 2, 2012
Gang-leader's funeral draws hundreds (Albany, GA): Friends and family turned out by the hundreds to mourn the death of reputed Southside Bloods gang leader 24-year-old Dontavious Santez Luke at church in East Albany.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: September 2, 2012
Man critically hurt in gang-related shooting on NW Side (Chicago, IL): A gunman opened fire at a group early Sunday in the Northwest Side Belmont Craigin neighborhood, critically wounding one man in the apparently gang-related shooting.
Source: WLS 890AM Date: September 2, 2012
Toledo police looking to social media for gang clues (Toledo, OH): In a video uploaded to YouTube, a man boasts in a rap that "I don't talk about the murder" and claims to invoke fear in people around the city.
Source: The Marion Star Date: September 2, 2012
San Jose gang-related crash follows spate of violence (San Jose, CA): The city's gang tensions, which were part of a recent violence spike, again flared Saturday night when a man slammed his car into two people during what police termed a gang-related dispute.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 2, 2012
San Jose seeks answers amid violence (San Jose, CA): Punctuating a yearlong increase in overall crime, normally quiet San Jose, often touted by residents as one of America's safest big cities, witnessed eight homicides in 11 days last month.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: September 2, 2012
Intoxicated Bloods member arrested for refusing to show ID (Middletown, CT) : A 25-year-old street gang member is facing an interfering charge after Middletown Police say he refused to comply with their request for identification.
Source: MiddletownPatch Date: September 2, 2012
Martin killing allegedly gang-related (Pittsfield, MA): Nearly four months after the book was closed in the Jahda Martin slaying, a killing the reasons for which have never been explained, court documents allege that the incident was gang-related and that the attackers mistakenly believed Martin was a police informant.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: September 1, 2012
Street gang unit investigates assault (Saskatoon, SK): Two people were hospitalized and one man is in custody after what may have been a gang-related assault on Saskatoon's west side Thursday night.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: September 1, 2012
Wentwood Lane shooting related to gang activity (Prince William County, VA): The two men accused in the Wentwood Lane shooting that left one victim with a shattered spine and the other victim with a shattered leg bone have now been charged with gang participation, said Jonathan Perok, a spokesman for Prince William County police.
Source: LakeRidge-OccoquanPatch Date: September 1, 2012
Suspected Wentwood shooters charged with gang participation (Woodbridge, VA): Police have placed additional charges of gang participation against two men charged in connection with a double shooting in Woodbridge this week.
Source: Inside NoVa Date: September 1, 2012
Gangs no longer a 'big city' problem (Alice, TX): A recent eruption of gang violence forced two sisters to reconsider where they live. "I've been here 20 years, and this is the worst I've ever seen it," said Margaret Baker, 68. Baker even quit her job working nights at a nursing home because she didn't feel safe driving after dark.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 1, 2012
New project aims to protect youth from violence and gangs (Denver, CO): It's been a breeding ground for violence and gangs over the last few years. The Park Hill Community in northeast Denver has been struggling to bring back culture, history and a sense of community for nearly four years.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: September 1, 2012
Corpus Christi gang unit works to keep streets safe, assists other agencies (Corpus Christi, TX): A black Cadillac Escalade passes a patrol car on Morgan Avenue. Corpus Christi Police Officer Armando Cruz recognizes the driver. Cruz makes a U-turn and alerts nearby officers from the Police Department's gang unit. They devote their attention to the black SUV.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 1, 2012
Police target West Side drug market (Chicago, IL): Chicago police today announced arrests targeting a West Side drug market where heroin was sold by gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 1, 2012
Bronx gangsters indicted on assault, drugs and weapons charges; used social media to plan attacks (Bronx, NY): Authorities have squashed a violent feud between rival drug dealing Bronx gangs who used Facebook, YouTube and text messaging to plan their attacks.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 31, 2012
Five charged in home invasions (Tacoma, WA): Pierce County prosecutors on Thursday charged five alleged gang members and associates in a string of home-invasion robberies that targeted Asian families in Tacoma over the past seven months.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 31, 2012
Social media rumor spreads fear of violence in Exeter (Exeter, CA): The Facebook messages poured in Wednesday evening, circulating rumors of potential violence in the small town of Exeter. Exeter Union High School, a school of 1,168 students near the base of Rocky Hill in a tight-knit community, was briefly put on alert. Posts on social media sites, school district officials said, warned of a gang-related shooting on the campus.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 31, 2012
21-year-old man gets prison in Wilmington gang war case (Wilmington, DE): The last prosecution related to a 2010 gang war in Wilmington that left three dead and involved a half-dozen shootings concluded this week with a defendant admitting to criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangering.
Source: The News Journal Date: August 31, 2012
Authorities hold news conference to address gang fears (Albany, GA): Leaders from Albany and Dougherty Co. law enforcement and the D. A.'s office held a news conference today at the Law Enforcement Center to address fears of gang violence after a gang leader was shot and killed last week.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 31, 2012
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