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Police arrest 19 in Westwood drug raids (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati police and federal agents raided homes and made 19 arrests Thursday as part of a campaign to break up what authorities say was a major drug trafficking operation in Westwood.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer Date: August 30, 2012
Colusa murder suspect arraigned as adult (Colusa County, CA) : A 16-year-old Colusa boy, charged with the murder of a 14-year-old rival gang member, was arraigned today in Colusa County Superior Court.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: August 30, 2012
Police and school leaders on heightened alert for gang activity (Albany, GA): Police, the sheriff and school leaders will hold a news conference Friday morning to talk about gang violence and the threat of dangerous retaliation in the weekend murder of a gang leader.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 30, 2012
Springfield anti-violence task force urged to expand youth mentoring efforts (Springfield, MA): The rising toll of gang violence in Springfield and other cities reinforces the need for adult role models to steer youths toward education and away from crime, an anti-violence advocate said Monday.
Source: The Republican Date: August 30, 2012
San Jose plans to step up focus on gang activities (San Jose, CA): San Jose officials showed their concern about the city's mid-August spike in homicides by allotting an additional $800,000 for overtime law enforcement and by getting as many officers as possible on the streets.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 30, 2012
Four Darlington men arrested after gang-related fight (Darlington, SC): Four Darlington men were arrested and charged with assault and battery and trespassing following what the victim described as a gang-related fight involving the "Neighborhood 20s."
Source: SCNow Date: August 30, 2012
Brooklyn gangs: They may be dangerous, but they're also just making the rap-pop scene (Brooklyn, NY) : Brooklyn's street gangs are getting into pop culture. Violent youth crews are posting pictures on Instagram; using trendy bracelets instead of old-fashioned bandanas to sport colors; and mixing other trends with their thuggeries.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 30, 2012
Easton police arrest seven in drug raids (Easton, PA) : Easton police arrested seven people Thursday in a pair of early-morning drug raids, one of which targeted members of a New Jersey street gang.
Source: EastonPatch Date: August 30, 2012
Parents upset police photograph students without permission (Horizon City, TX): Parents of Horizon High School students said Horizon City police made their children line up and strip down while officers photographed the students' tattoos.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: August 30, 2012
Fort Pierce guns violence goes quiet for first time in 30 years (Fort Pierce, FL): Police had good news on the heels of a task force to reduce violence in the city ... for the first time in 30 years, the city had a six month silence in gun violence. The bad news? The gang mentality is starting younger, and getting more violent.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: August 30, 2012
Deputies investigate gang activity (St. Joseph, MO): An investigation into alleged gang activity has led to arrests for assault and theft, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: August 30, 2012
Reedley PD targets local gang members (Reedley, CA): Reedley Police targeted gang members plus former inmates on parole and probation in a multi-agency sweep across the city on Aug. 17. The sweep occurred after a Norteno gang member from Reedley cut another member's throat with a razor blade in a Fresno courtroom earlier this month.
Source: The Reedley Exponent Date: August 30, 2012
Young man shot several times in NE Portland; possibly gang-related (Portland, OR): A 21-year-old man is recovering from gunshot wounds. The suspected gunman is in custody after an early morning shooting in Portland's Hazelwood neighborhood.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 29, 2012
Girl's killing gang-related, three arrested (Fontana, CA): Homicide investigators say the shooting of a teenage girl was gang-related. The 16-year-old girl was standing with a group of friends when she was hit by gunfire from the vehicle.
Source: Inland News Today Date: August 29, 2012
Gang leaders convicted of drug trafficking (New Haven, CT): A federal judge set Nov. 26 as the sentencing date for two men federal prosecutors claim were the leaders of the Marina Village Bloods, a gang that dealt crack and heroin out of a home on Johnson Street adjacent to the Bridgeport housing project.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 29, 2012
Gang member faces murder charges — again (Barstow, CA): A Barstow gang member will, again, face murder charges after a judge threw out his plea for giving false testimony in a murder trial against two partners-in-crime.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: August 29, 2012
First look at results of comprehensive gang study (Chattanooga, TN): City leaders have given us a sneak peek to a comprehensive study on gang activity that will be released in a few weeks. The comprehensive gang study found three areas of high gang activity in the city. Avondale, Alton Park, and East Chattanooga.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: August 29, 2012
Warrant issued for suspect in gang-related shooting (Vancouver, WA): Prosecutors have issued an attempted murder warrant for a Vancouver gang member accused of shooting a man early Saturday. It was the second gang-related shooting in Vancouver in slightly more than two weeks.
Source: The Columbian Date: August 29, 2012
Testimony spotlights violence of MS-13 gang in Richmond (Richmond, VA): Courtroom testimony on Monday shed new light on a Richmond-area group of MS-13 gang members that's described by authorities as so violent that new members must kill to get into the club.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 28, 2012
Oceano shooting suspect chose targets randomly, investigator says (San Luis Obispo, CA): Angered by an encounter he’d had with Nipomo gang members, an alleged former Los Angeles gang member randomly targeted a group of Oceano teens standing near a street corner and began shooting, a detective with the District Attorney’s Office testified Monday.
Source: The Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
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