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Hopewell police say armed robbery was gang initiation (Hopewell, VA): Police in Hopewell have charged two men and a juvenile in the gang-related armed robbery of a local convenient store. On Monday at around 2:30 a.m., the three males - one armed with a rifle - entered the 7-Eleven store at 2311 Oaklawn Blvd. Police say one robber held the clerks at gunpoint while another demanded the clerk open his cash register.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: October 17, 2012
Five injured — including two teens — in overnight shootings (Chicago, IL): Five people — including two teenagers — were wounded in shootings from Tuesday night into early Wednesday. Police said that two of the shootings that injured a total of four people were gang-related.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 17, 2012
60 weapons seized in operation targeting gang activity (San Diego, CA): Law enforcement officials said Wednesday they had dismantled a drug and gun trafficking ring that involved members of 13 different gangs and resulted in what is believed to be the biggest single-day weapons seizure in San Diego County.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: October 17, 2012
Gang crackdown bill goes to governor (Harrisburg, PA): Legislation to crack down on criminal gang activity is on its way to the governor's desk for signing after winning final approval Tuesday from House lawmakers.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: October 17, 2012
Oakland crime up 20% (Oakland, CA): Crime in Oakland is 20 percent higher than it was a year ago. One hundred people have been slain in the city - including five within an 18-hour period this month. So on Tuesday, when Police Chief Howard Jordan delivered a report to the City Council that read in part, "Oakland does not have a citywide crime reduction plan," several council members were not pleased.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: October 17, 2012
Final two members of Top 6 gang avoid trials, take plea deals on racketeering charges (West Palm Beach, FL): The last two arrested members of the alleged criminal street gang Top 6 accepted plea deals Tuesday to avoid what was going to be the last major trial in the case.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: October 17, 2012
Ogden police say they have new weapon in stopping gang crime (Ogden, UT) : Ogden police say their new weapon is stopping gang crime – but the ACLU says its unconstitutional. Wednesday, Ogden police talked with Utah legislators about an anti-gang injunction that they say has driven crime down.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: October 17, 2012
Hispanic gang violence prompts Peyton Manning jersey ban (Greeley, CO): Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning might have the hottest-selling jersey in the entire National Football League, but you won't see it being worn by students at the public schools of Weld District 6 in Greeley, Colo.
Source: WND.com Date: October 17, 2012
Memphis peacemakers to help quell violence in high-crime neighborhoods (Memphis, TN): Five Memphis men whose lives were marred by violence each found a way to triumph over circumstances. One was shot in the face, three ended up behind bars and one emerged as a gang leader and drug dealer who lost several friends to gunfire or prison.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: October 17, 2012
Four Youngstown LSP gang members sentenced for roles in racketeering conspiracy (Youngstown, OH): A federal judge sentenced four LSP street gang members Wednesday for their roles in a racketeering conspiracy that used violence to control their territory and sell drugs.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: October 17, 2012
Bryan police, prosecutors cracking down on gangs (Bryan, TX): Bryan Police and Brazos County Prosecutors are cracking down on criminal street gangs with the last of five Latin Kings gang members being sentenced to prison last week for their role in a Mother's Day 2010 killing.
Source: KBTX News Date: October 17, 2012
Woodland begins search for gang prevention leader (Woodland, CA): When it comes to affecting youth gang violence, Mayor Skip Davies, former Mayor Art Pimentel and Public Safety Officer Dan Bellini agree that the city of Woodland can't arrest its way out of the problem.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: October 17, 2012
Nancy Worsford on gang violence (Ottawa, ON): Crime Prevention Ottawa will continue to place focus on at-risk youth in an effort to curb gang-related violence in Ottawa.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: October 17, 2012
Fighting Chattanooga's gang problem with words (Chattanooga, TN): Reaching out to the Hispanic population today is key to solving Chattanooga’s gang problem tomorrow, says the head of the city’s Gang Task Force.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 16, 2012
Ex-gang member warns solutions begin at home (Ottawa, ON): As a kid growing up in Nepean, Marc Clairoux was so violent that it surprised few who knew him that he was incarcerated for a brutal assault by the age of 12.
Source: Canada.com Date: October 16, 2012
What makes a "gang member" in the eyes of the law (Ottawa, ON) : Police depend on a two-decade-old set of criteria to determine what makes somebody a gang member or associate in the eyes of the law — although some defence lawyers worry the definition is too broad, and unfairly smears innocent people.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: October 16, 2012
Gang task force seeks help of faith leaders (Chattanooga, TN): Research shows that kids who read well in early grades are more likely to graduate from high school, stay out of trouble and lead successful lives. So it's no wonder Chattanooga leaders are targeting literacy as a first step to curbing the influence of criminal street gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 16, 2012
Gang intervention workers and police build trust (Los Angeles, CA): Gang intervention workers and cops are working together to curb gang violence in Los Angeles. But trust between the two groups hasn’t come easily as some 40 Los Angeles Police Department officers and LA County Sheriff’s deputies made clear during a recent all-day training session on the topic.
Source: HealthyCal Date: October 16, 2012
Freedom around the corner for notorious gang leader (Montreal, QC): Roy (Capone) Haynes is sentenced two years after guilty plea A gang leader known for this brutality on the streets of Montreal and behind bars has finally been sentenced two years after pleading guilty to drug trafficking — and now has only three months left on his sentence, to be served on weekends.
Source: The Gazette Date: October 16, 2012
Vice Lords gang member found guilty in drug case (Nashville, TN): A Vice Lord gang member was found guilty Monday in a federal drug conspiracy case that involved a wired informant in witness protection, phone taps, illegal weapons and angry outbursts from the defendant.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 16, 2012
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