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Cong. Barletta, Sen. Yudichak announce third gang awareness series event (Nanticoke, PA): Congressman Lou Barletta, R-11, and state Sen. John Yudichak, D-14, have announced the third event in a five-part series of community discussions to help combat increasing gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Source: Times News Date: April 24, 2012
Council divided on answer to violence (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig told City Council Monday night that, if it is serious about reducing violent crime, and particularly black-on-black violence, he suggests investment in youth programs and re-entry programs that help ex-offenders get and keep jobs.
Source: The Enquirer Date: April 23, 2012
Gang members arrested in slaying of Marine vet outside Antioch bar (Antioch, CA): Five people have been arrested in the slaying of a Marine veteran and father of four during a March 31 bar brawl in Antioch that didn't involve the victim, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 23, 2012
Two arrested at mall on gang-related charges (Indianapolis, IN): An undercover detective arrested two men for a handshake. It’s not the handshake that got the two in trouble, but the gestures that came with that shake.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: April 23, 2012
Police provide gang information for parents (Plano, IL): If you see a teenager with one side of his eyebrows trimmed a certain way, enough that it stands out, you may not believe him if he says his barber screwed up. Depending on other "patterns" in his dress and appearance, it could be a subtle sign that he’s involved in a gang.
Source: Valley Free Press Date: April 23, 2012
Portage PD: SWAT Team finds weapons at reported gang member's residence (Portage, IN): The Portage Police Department's SWAT Team recovered a cache of weapons from the residence of a reputed member of a Chicago gang on Friday, the PPD said.
Source: Chesterton Tribune Date: April 23, 2012
GREAT students in San Miguel clean up graffiti (San Miguel, CA): Students spend weeks learning the ins-and-outs of how to identify, prevent and ultimately stamp out gang activity in their community, and last week in the San Miguel Joint Unified School District, they put their learning into action.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: April 23, 2012
Two southwest Washington men sentenced to prison in separate illegal firearm and drug possession cases (Tacoma, WA): Two Washington men have been sentenced to prison after being convicted in separate cases involving illegal firearm and drug possession.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 23, 2012
Gang member receives 20 years (Schenectady, NY): A member of the Bloods was arraigned Monday on new charges of conspiring to intimidate and kill witnesses, and he was then sentenced to 20 years for shooting a city man to death outside a bar in 2010.
Source: Times Union Date: April 23, 2012
SUR-13 gang in 'disarray' after 14 members are sentenced (Palm Beach County, FL): The drive-by shootings have subsided, but SUR-13's signature blue bandanas and "SURX3" tattoos have far from disappeared from South Florida streets.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 22, 2012
Gang-related shooting leaves one man dead (Tulsa, OK): Police are looking for the shooter in a gang-related killing in east Tulsa early Saturday.
Source: Tulsa World Date: April 22, 2012
Hudson trial showcases violent Chicago 'hood of Englewood (Chicago, IL): The house is like many others nearby. Blinded by boards over windows after witnessing the worst kind of violence, the white two-story house, its paint chipped and its front steps crumbling, sits vacant behind a rusty iron fence that separates an overgrown yard from the cracked sidewalk.
Source: USA Today Date: April 22, 2012
At least six wounded in city shootings Saturday (Chicago, IL): At least six people have been wounded in shootings in Chicago since 7 this morning, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 22, 2012
At Pasco meeting, community said to be key to shutting down gangs (Pasco, WA) : Education was a recurring theme at a Friday meeting of the state Commission on Hispanic Affairs in Pasco -- the need for more education funding, the need to keep students in schools to keep them out of gangs, and the need for a path to higher education for undocumented students.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: April 21, 2012
DNA links gang suspect to Gustine bar killing (Merced, CA) : A 28-year-old suspect accused of participating the 2009 fatal stabbing at a Gustine bar may be headed to trial, two years after the charges against him were dropped because of a lack of evidence.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: April 21, 2012
Arrest provides Fort Collins man catalyst for leaving gang life (Fort Collins, CO): By age 9, Anthony DiBenedetto was wearing blue and running with Sureño gang members. At age 22, he was harboring a first-degree murder fugitive when the Fort Collins SWAT team arrived at the third-floor apartment he shared with his six-months-pregnant wife on West Elizabeth Street.
Source: The Coloradoan Date: April 21, 2012
Law enforcement deal with gangs in schools (Odessa, TX): With a total population estimated to be in excess of 100,000 people, the more than 2,500 gangs in Texas have long sought teens and young adults to join their ranks. But some say gang activity is now picking up in the Permian Basin and going for even younger members.
Source: Odessa American Date: April 21, 2012
Federal funding for anti-gang efforts drying up (Washington, DC): Concerted efforts to eradicate street gangs in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland have succeeded in reducing gang activity and crime since 2003, but those programs are now threatened by a loss of federal funding.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 21, 2012
Gang fued prompts Yonkers police crackdown (Yonkers, NY): A gang feud over a gambling debt has led to three shootings and a stabbing since Wednesday, prompting enhanced policing in the city's southwest.
Source: The Journal News Date: April 21, 2012
Toppenish police seek information about Friday gang shooting (Toppenish, WA): Police are investigating what they are calling a gang shooting of a 22-year-old man near Olney Park. The man suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg, according to a Toppenish police news release.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 21, 2012
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