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Victim stabbed in gang-related attack (Sparks, NV): Police are investigating the stabbing of a man which could've been gang-related. The victim, who is a 25 year-old Sparks resident told officers that he was walking in the area of the 300 block of D St., when a small red passenger car pulled up near him. The occupants of the car asked the victim if he had any gang affiliation.
Source: FOX Reno Date: January 14, 2013
ECSO speaks to local gang violence (Pensacola, FL): Law enforcement investigators say that round of violence in Montclair was gang related and that across Escambia County, some seventeen gangs are running the streets.
Source: WEAR ABC 3 News Date: January 14, 2013
City to form civilian 'steering committee,' hire gang specialist to combat violence (Omaha, NE): A civilian steering committee will soon be formed to help direct the city's response to street violence. A new, scholarly report on violent crime trends in Omaha is close to completion. The city plans to hire an additional civilian gang specialist for southeast Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 14, 2013
Spokane police make good on promise to fight gang-related crime (Spokane, WA): Major Crimes detectives say a Saturday shooting was gang related, and it’s just one of many incidents detectives are dealing with since just before the new year started.
Source: KREM 2 News Date: January 14, 2013
Anti-gang initiative remembered for results (Reading, PA): An unusual federal tool led to the unraveling of the Santana drug ring, which operated a New York City-to-Reading heroin and crack cocaine pipeline. That tool was the Route 222 Corridor Anti-Gang Initiative.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: January 13, 2013
Oklahoma City police chief cites gangs, drugs for increase in deadly violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City flirted with a dubious record in 2012 — the 99 homicides during the year were the third most in history, just three short of the 102 homicides in 1979.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: January 13, 2013
Gang members attack two men (Walla Walla, WA): Gang members assaulted two men in an incident that included shots being fired near the 600 block of Chase Avenue on Friday.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: January 13, 2013
Three gang members arrested in Nordstrom Rack robbery (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police confirmed Sunday evening the arrests of three suspected gang members in the takeover robbery at the Nordstrom Rack in Westchester last week.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 13, 2013
How LA's beating gangs: Mayor announces victory in gang crime as new doc explores how it happens (Los Angeles, CA): An all-star team of fimmakers are launching production on A Violence Disrupted. The documentary on gang intervention in inner-city LA highlights efforts that have contributed to the drop in gang crime recently announced by Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa.
Source: PRLog Date: January 13, 2013
Deaf man stabbed when sign language mistaken for gang signs, police say (Burlington, NC): A North Carolina deaf man using sign language was stabbed several times after another man mistook the gestures as gang signs, police say.
Source: FOX News Date: January 12, 2013
N.J. gang killer sentenced in 'horrendous, barbaric' murder of young woman (Camden County, NJ): A Maple Shade man who admitted to helping kill a Burlington County couple in gang-related slayings was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 12, 2013
Gang feuds blamed in four Oakland slayings (Oakland, CA): Oakland police scrambled Saturday to beef up enforcement as the city was hit by a wave of tit-for-tat gang violence that claimed four lives in six hours.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 12, 2013
With gang activity on the rise, LCC hosts prevention symposium (Eugene, OR): With reported gang activity on the rise in Lane County about 250 people gathered at Lane Community College on Saturday for a gang prevention symposium.
Source: KVAL News Date: January 12, 2013
Gang-related incidents being investigated (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are investigating reports of gunshots fired early Saturday in the 500 block of East Eighth Place in Kennewick.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 12, 2013
Pasco man convicted for attack on women reported to belong to rival gang (Pasco, WA): A 25-year-old Pasco man was convicted by a Franklin County Superior Court jury for attacking two women who reportedly were part of a rival gang last February.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 11, 2013
Gang member arrested after Manatee deputy chases stolen car (Manatee County, FL): "A known gang member" was arrested after the driver of the stolen car he was riding in fled a deputy trying to make a traffic stop and crashed into a tree, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: January 11, 2013
Juvenile gang member arrested after attacking high school student (San Jose, CA): A young gang member was pepper sprayed and taken into custody while two others got away after they went to Pioneer High School and attacked a student Wednesday, according to police reports.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 11, 2013
Cop-impersonating gang members arrested (Bronx, NY): Drug enforcement agents have busted a ring of thieves who allegedly passed themselves off as cops as they robbed drug dealers. The suspects, believed to be connected to the Latin Kings gang, reportedly had their own police car, with flashing lights and a James Bond-like switch for hiding the license plate.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: January 11, 2013
Arms at schools gang-related? (Des Moines, IA): Gang activity is suspected in five of the six cases involving the discovery of students possessing weapons on Des Moines school grounds this year, but officials say violence is not on the rise.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: January 11, 2013
Seven suspected gang members detained in Oakland raids (Oakland, CA): Sparked by a recent outbreak of violence, Oakland police officers armed with search warrants launched a series of early morning raids Friday, detaining seven people and seizing a number of weapons.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: January 11, 2013
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