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Prisoners argue right to document gang violence (Anne Arundel County, MD): Four prisoners being held for life or long terms at a Jessup prison argued in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court for their right to be photographed and interviewed by the media about a program they created to reduce gang violence.
Source: Capital Gazette Date: August 20, 2012
Gang member sentenced to more than 18 years for robbery, pedestrian hit-and-run in Richmond (Martinez, CA): A West Contra Costa County gang member was sentenced Friday to more than 18 years in state prison for hitting a homeless man with a car while fleeing a Richmond street robbery.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 20, 2012
Gang-related homicides in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR): People are killing people and we're seeing an increase in those numbers. Little Rock police officers worked more than 30 homicides so far this year and we're only eight months in. So what's the cause and what can be done?
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: August 20, 2012
Montgomery brothers stabbed in fight charged with starting it (Montgomery, IL): Two brothers from Montgomery who were stabbed Saturday in Villa Park were charged with inciting the allegedly gang-related fight.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 20, 2012
Non-gang victim targeted in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Can being in a certain age range in parts of Monterey County, put a target on your head? Central Coast News found out just how dangerous it is to simply be a young man living in the county. We took a look at how you don't have to be in a gang to become a victim of gang violence.
Source: KION 46 News Date: August 20, 2012
Local gang leader Alfredo Castro sentenced for 14 years (Boise, ID): The leader and founding member of a street gang in Idaho and Oregon was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison for racketeering, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: August 20, 2012
Studying gangs in small cities (Lewiston, NY): A new member of the Niagara University faculty spent 18 months studying gangs on the streets of Indianapolis and is now bringing his expertise to the streets of Niagara Falls.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 19, 2012
Father of shooting victim pleads for end to youth violence (Green Bay, WI): The father of a 15-year-old boy who was fatally shot last month is urging the area’s young people to stop the violence and stay away from street gangs.
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette Date: August 19, 2012
Police meet residents of area troubled by gang violence (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police left their cruisers behind and met face-to-face with residents of the troubled neighbourhood of Overbrook Saturday, an area with a recent history of gang violence.
Source: CBC News Date: August 19, 2012
Gangs not going away (Ottawa, ON): I ask Staff Sgt. Mark Patterson if it's an aberration, the 28 shootings we have had in Ottawa so far this year. That total is five more than we had in all of 2011. The city is about to set the sort of record no one wants, the sort of record politicians and police normally try to downplay.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: August 19, 2012
Man stabbed several times by group on California Street, Watsonville police say (Watsonville, CA): A 20-year-old man was stabbed several times about 9 p.m. Saturday in what police are calling a gang-motivated attempted murder.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 19, 2012
Shots fired during funeral of alleged Houston gang member (Houston, TX): Gunfire was exchanged at a church on Saturday afternoon during a reputed gang leader's funeral service, leaving the hundreds in attendance panicked.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 19, 2012
37 people arrested in North Camden sting (Camden, NJ): Authorities on Friday reported progress was made to quash gun, drug and gang activity in North Camden this week, netting more than three dozen arrests.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: August 18, 2012
Half of reported N.J. gang members under 15 years old (Trenton, NJ): Police say nearly 35,000 gang members operate in the Garden State and nearly half are children under the age of 15.
Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com Date: August 18, 2012
Gang portion of task force disbanded (St. George, UT): The gang unit of the Washington County Area Drug and Gang Task Force has been disbanded. Capt. James Van Fleet, public information officer for the St. George Police Department, said the decision to reorganize the task force, which is comprised of officers from law enforcement agencies throughout the county, was made after an assessment that determined the majority of gang-related crime is centralized in St. George.
Source: The Spectrum Date: August 18, 2012
One killed, two injured in Pico-Union area shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death and two others were wounded today in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting in the Pico-Union area.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 18, 2012
Montreal police lead raid against street gangs (Montreal, QC): A police raid in Montreal and neighbouring cities Wednesday night led to the arrest of two alleged street gang members as police step up surveillance in the wake of targeted hits against high-profile underworld leaders.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 17, 2012
Feds agree to help Chicago Police with new anti-violence strategy (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with the feds this week to get their help in carrying out his new "hot people" tactic to drive down murders, sources said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 17, 2012
Girl, 12, wounded on her front porch on Southwest Side (Chicago, IL): A 12-year-old girl was shot in the leg as she did her homework outside her Southwest Side home Wednesday evening, Chicago police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 17, 2012
DA warns: 160 gangs looking for trouble (Boston, MA): Seeds of violence are planted across the Hub by what authorities say are 160 gangs — some just small crews of kids from the same block, armed to the teeth and itching to fight — that can grow into sophisticated drug operations with international ties.
Source: Boston Herald Date: August 17, 2012
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