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How to combat gang violence in 2013 (Santa Barbara, CA) : The South Coast Task Force on Youth Gangs unveiled their annual report Thursday. Various sectors of the community attended the quarterly meeting to discuss plans for the coming year to decrease youth violence. Their main focus is tackling gang violence by keeping our young out of jails.
Source: KEYT 3 News Date: January 17, 2013
Threat of gang-related shooting at Manatee County Fair (Palmetto, FL): The Manatee County Sheriff's Office is investigating a threat at the Manatee County Fair. Authorities received a tip that there would be a gang shooting Thursday night at the fair.
Source: WWSB ABC 7 News Date: January 17, 2013
Two more arrests in Saturday gang-related shooting (Spokane, WA): Two men injured in a gang-related shooting Saturday have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 17, 2013
Man killed in Long Beach Ggng-related Shooting (Long Beach, CA): A man was shot to death in a gang-related attack at a Long Beach bus stop south of Pacific Coast Highway, police said Thursday.
Source: LongBeachPatch Date: January 17, 2013
Innocent bystanders could be caught in violence across Metro Vancouver, police say (Vancouver, BC): The latest shooting in Metro Vancouver has police concerned about the potential for innocent bystanders getting hurt in the crossfire of what could be a return to gang-related violence in the region.
Source: National Post Date: January 17, 2013
Texas Syndicate members guilty in racketeering (San Antonio, TX): Five members of the Texas Syndicate pleaded guilty Thursday for their roles in the gang's racketeering activities in San Antonio, which included fatal and nonfatal shootings in a war with another criminal group.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 17, 2013
Spike in gun violence quelled, says Lowell chief (Lowell, MA): The city has quelled the uptick in gun violence tied to gang activity that surged late last summer in city neighborhoods, Lowell Police Superintendent Kenneth Lavallee told city councilors Tuesday night.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: January 16, 2013
Case dismissed against LA anti-gang leader (Los Angeles, CA): A California judge has dismissed a racketeering and conspiracy case against a prominent anti-gang activist in Los Angeles because of flaws in a grand jury indictment.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 16, 2013
Probe: Prostitute fed gang info on home (Oakland, CA): Investigators believe the home invasion robbery that ended in the death of a South Bay millionaire in November happened after a prostitute gave information about his mansion to one of two East Oakland gangs that police have tied to an eruption of violence, The Chronicle has learned.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 16, 2013
Safety committee considers violence reduction initiatives (New Haven, CT): The Board of Aldermen's Public Safety Committee met with Dean Esserman, New Haven chief of police Tuesday evening to discuss two recent violence reduction initiatives. The first, Project Longevity, a Department of Justice program to reduce gang violence in Connecticut cities, was launched with federal, state and local sponsorship in late November.
Source: Yale Daily News Date: January 16, 2013
Injunction issued against Anaheim gang (Anaheim, CA): A gang injunction was issued against a violent Anaheim street gang, the Orange County District Attorney's Office announced Wednesday. The injunction is a cooperative effort between the OCDA and the Anaheim Police Dept.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 16, 2013
West Oakland gang member must stand trial for killings at a former Jack London Square bar (Oakland, CA): A West Oakland gang member involved in the killing of two revelers and the shooting of five others at the now-defunct Sweet Jimmie's bar and restaurant almost two years ago will have to stand trial on special circumstances murder, a judge declared Wednesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: January 16, 2013
Reputed gang member charged in fatal shooting of suspected rival (Oakland, CA): A reputed gang member who was free on bail in a pending gun case has been charged in a West Oakland shooting Jan. 11 that left a suspected rival dead and two other men uninjured, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: January 16, 2013
Preliminary hearing for four gang members accused of robbing Moreno Valley jewelry store (Riverside, CA): A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for four reputed gang members accused of holding up a Moreno Valley jewelry store and shooting a clerk before fleeing onto a freeway and leading police on a multi- county chase.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: January 16, 2013
Graffiti expert: Gang tags were an invitation for gang activity in Newark schoolyard (Newark, NJ): Multiple gang sets had previously tagged the Newark schoolyard where four friends were shot — three of them fatally — in August 2007, establishing the area as a harbor for gang activity, an expert in gang culture said today in court.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 16, 2013
Police: Fresh from prison, Seattle gangster recruiting girls for prostitution outside school (Seattle, WA): A 25-year-old purported leader of a Seattle street gang is back behind bars on allegations that he fought a police officer inside Garfield High School.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 16, 2013
Police investigate Saturday gang violence (Spokane, WA): Spokane police continue to investigate a rush of gang violence Saturday that left two people shot and two others badly beaten.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 15, 2013
Azusa 13 street gang leader, son sentenced to prison (Azusa, CA): A leader of the Azusa 13 street gang and his son were sentenced in federal court Monday to lengthy prison terms after pleading guilty to conspiring to attack blacks and force them to leave the city.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 15, 2013
Eight slain on B.C.'s bloody Sunday (Surrey, BC): Sunday was the most violent day in recent memory in B.C., with police in four communities investigating the deaths of eight people.
Source: The Province Date: January 15, 2013
Under heavy security, 11 face gang and other charges (Petersburg, VA): Residents may have noticed a heavy law enforcement presence near the General District Court on Friday as prosecutors held a preliminary hearing for several suspects in a gang-related murder.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: January 15, 2013
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