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Preventative lawsuits a new tool for combating gang activity (Fayetteville, NC): A few days before Fayetteville's Dogwood Festival, a fight involving dozens of young people erupted near Seventy-First High School. When participants threatened to retaliate at the Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville police took a new tactic aimed at quelling gang violence: Sue the people making the threats before they can cause any more trouble.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: May 27, 2012
Crips in Rikers 'cradle' (New York, NY): Crips get their own cribs in the big house. Members of the notorious gang are a minority on Rikers Island but enjoy special privileges, including separate housing areas in each of the jail’s facilities, Correction Department insiders say.
Source: New York Post Date: May 27, 2012
Police: Gang member shot bystander at Seattle Center (Seattle, WA) : Two days after an errant bullet killed a innocent man driving with his family in the Central District, a bystander was shot in the leg at Seattle Center.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 27, 2012
San Jose's latest killing -- a 16-year-old -- was seventh "gang motivated," murder (San Jose, CA): San Jose's seventh gang-related killing of the year happened late Saturday when a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and a man standing with him was wounded, police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: May 27, 2012
Columbia man allegedly tied to Howard County gang indicted (Baltimore, MD): The crimes appear ordinary on Howard County's November police log — two break-ins on U.S. 1, another at a Columbia home where a television and video games were taken, and a man held up at gunpoint in the village of Kings Contrivance.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: May 27, 2012
Over 60 shots fired in four South Seattle drive-by shootings (Seattle, WA): More than 60 rounds were fired early Sunday in four drive-by shootings in South Seattle. No one was injured, according to police, who say gang members live in three of the targeted houses.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 27, 2012
Kissimmee man shot to death in New York City (New York, NY): A 21-year-old Kissimmee man was shot to death in New York City early Saturday after a dispute with a group of men that appears to be gang-related, according to police.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: May 27, 2012
B.C. needs provincewide approach to gang prevention: Dianne Watts (Vancouver, BC): Not enough is being done to prevent children and youth in B.C. from getting involved in gangs, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said. While there have been anti-gang success stories like the Surrey Wrap Program for at-risk students, there needs to be a comprehensive, long-term, provincewide approach to gang prevention for kids, Watts said.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 26, 2012
Report: Juvenile prison no longer in crisis (Columbus, OH): An Ohio juvenile detention center considered in crisis less than a year ago because of gang violence and other problems has become a safe and well-managed facility, according to a court-appointed monitor who tempered praise for the changes with caution that an unregulated population increase could undo the progress.
Source: The Chillicothe Gazette Date: May 26, 2012
Alleged gang member gets 5-year term for weapon, drug offenses (Bisbee, AZ): A man allegedly involved in the Hollywood criminal street gang was sentenced to serve five years in prison on Thursday in Cochise County Superior Court.
Source: The Herald Date: May 26, 2012
Gang member arrested after McDonald's shooting (Fresno, CA): A suspect is in custody after a shooting at a McDonalds that happened earlier this week. They say he's a bulldog gang member.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 26, 2012
Prisoner on verge of release vows to abandon gang ties (Calgary, AB): A Calgary gangster is about to get out of prison, and says he's headed out of the province and away from the city's gang scene.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: May 26, 2012
Gang members from Whittier, Montebello accused of 2007 fatal beating, robbery of elderly Rosemead man (Rosemead, CA): Two admitted gang members gang members from Whittier and Montebello are awaiting trial in connection with the beating and robbery of an 82-year-old Rosemead man who ultimately died from his injuries, officials said Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 26, 2012
Innocent bystander shot during Northwest Folklife, one arrested (Seattle, WA): An innocent bystander was shot in the leg near Seattle Center on Saturday night, police said Sunday, after a man fired at another man who had hit him in the head with a skateboard.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 26, 2012
Pendleton boy, 17, stabbed in Kennewick fight with rival gang members (Kennwick, WA): A 17-year-old Pendleton boy was stabbed in Kennewick during a suspected fight with rival gang members, police said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: May 25, 2012
Prosecutors file charges in roundup of gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal prosecutors on Friday filed racketeering charges against 17 people allegedly tied to a notoriously violent street gang as police agencies continued their crackdown against gangster crimes on Buffalo's West Side.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 25, 2012
Milwaukee police report progress against north-side gang (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police say cooperation put a huge dent in a street gang terrorizing a north-side neighborhood, so they put on a public display of support and force in that same neighborhood.
Source: FOX6 News Date: May 25, 2012
Emanuel anti-gang law passes Illinois Senate (Springfield, IL): State's attorneys may soon have more power to target gang leaders under a crackdown measure the Illinois Senate approved today at the urging of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: May 25, 2012
18th Street Gang member back in Weld County Jail (Greeley, CO): An 18th Street Gang member who has been serving time in federal prison is back in Weld County Jail after the U.S. Attorney’s Office turned the case back over to the Weld District Attorney.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: May 25, 2012
Tri-County Task force thwarts gang activity (Montross, VA): The Tri County Task force has served warrants on two more individuals, Dwayne C. West 27 of Colonial Beach and Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague as a part of Operation Impact.
Source: The Journal Date: May 25, 2012
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