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Recent shootings tied to growing gang problem (Bridgeport, CT): The 3-year-old girl, shot last Monday while walking with her mother on a West Side street, is the latest victim in a war between youth gangs for control of parts of the city.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 7, 2012
Ban on saggy pants proposed (Porterville, CA): Is it a fashion crime or an actual crime? A Porterville man who's running for city council wants to ban saggy pants. It's one of three anti-gang ordinances he'd like to propose. Most people don’t enjoy looking at a person in public whose underwear is in full view.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 7, 2012
Plan for gang reduction in Macon (Macon, GA): Macon's Public Safety Committee is looking into new initiatives to help steer youth away from violence and onto a new course toward a successful future.
Source: WMGT 41 NBC News Date: May 7, 2012
Barwatch claims safety as gang violence ramps up (Vancouver, BC): Maybe a bar is the safest place for you to be during this recent run of gang violence. It sounds counter-intuitive, but Barwatch is adamant that it is keeping people out of harm's way.
Source: News1130 Date: May 7, 2012
A night inside South Florida's gang wars (Miami, FL): Spend a night with the Miami-Dade Police Department's Gang Unit, and its commander, Lt. Luis Almaguer, and you will be forever on the move.
Source: CBS Miami Date: May 7, 2012
Taggers causing problems in upstate counties (Spartanburg, SC): From stop signs to speeding signs, someone is defacing property along the streets of Spartanburg County. And it is costing tax payers like Faye Westbrook.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: May 7, 2012
Gang member's sentence is five to six years (Yakima, WA): A 15-year-old Yakima gang member who wounded three people in separate unprovoked shootings last year was actually sentenced as a juvenile Friday to up to six years in custody, not three as originally reported.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 7, 2012
Police investigate Sunday night shooting in Northeast El Paso (El Paso, TX): El Paso police continue to investigate a Sunday night gang-related shooting that left a 21-year-old man wounded in Northeast El Paso.
Source: El Paso Times Date: May 7, 2012
Two plead not guilty to shooting at Clearfield party (Farmington, UT): Two defendants police said may be members of the Nortenos gang entered not guilty pleas to charges relating to a shooting that left five people wounded at a party in Clearfield in March.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: May 7, 2012
22 Flint-area alleged gang members charged with racketeering, other crimes (Flint, MI): Almost two dozen Flint-area men alleged to be members of the Howard Boys street gang were charged this week with racketeering and other violent acts, according to an announcement by federal agents.
Source: The News-Herald Date: May 6, 2012
Pontiac organizations aim to keep children away from gangs (Oakland County, CA): Xavier Bond who grew up skating at Rolladium 20 years ago listened as reports filtered out of the gang shootings that took place there last year. Six people were injured during the gunfire between two gangs.
Source: The Oakland Press Date: May 6, 2012
Visalia teen fatally shot at Dinuba cemetery (Dinuba, CA): A Visalia teenager died following a gang-related shooting at a Dinuba cemetery on Sunday morning, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 6, 2012
Cincinnati offers Toledo a model in crime fight (Cincinnati, OH): Shawnie Williams has a 6-year-old son he wants to do better for. The 26-year-old hates that his son, Tre'Shawn, saw him under arrest. "I didn't want him to follow," Mr. Williams said on a recent morning, waiting outside a suburban apartment complex for the rest of his work crew.
Source: The Blade Date: May 6, 2012
Mother and son shot in apparent gang-related attack in Washington Park (Washington Park, IL): A mother and her son were shot and a car and three homes were sprayed with bullets about 10:15 p.m. Thursday in what appears to be a feud between two local gangs, police said.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: May 5, 2012
Sacramento sheriff outlines work of new gang division (Sacramento County, CA): In a news conference Friday, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones announced that his new anti-gang "Impact Division" has arrested nearly 125 suspects for gang-related crimes and seized more than 100 guns.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 5, 2012
Erasing signs of gang life (Toronto, ON): On Tuesday, Conservative MP Parm Gill of Brampton-Springdale introduced Bill C-394, legislation that would make targeting someone for recruitment into a street gang a crime. The bill, first proposed back in February, would have netted several arrests for Tausif Rahman, a 15-year-old from Malton, Ont., who was first inducted into a gang at 12.
Source: National Post Date: May 5, 2012
Lorain police sweep 13 violent gang members off streets - suspects tied to nine murders over four years (Lorain, OH): Thirteen of the city’s most violent gang members were rounded up by police and jailed yesterday, Lt. Mark Carpentiere said. Police said not only have they made the streets safer for residents and themselves, they are looking at many of the suspects for involvement in nine murders in the city.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: May 5, 2012
25 people arrested in Tri-Cities gang sweep (Kennewick, WA) : Twenty-five people were arrested this week in a Tri-Cities gang sweep. "This was the seventh gang sweep since the first in July 2009 and one of the most successful. I have to commend all our partners. We pulled together," said Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg at a news conference Friday morning.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: May 5, 2012
Outing gang members mulled 22 (Calgary, AB): The public's right to know should trump privacy concerns, says a B.C. politician pushing for outing gangsters in public notifications. Calgary police currently do not deliver notifications on gang members.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: May 5, 2012
Shootings were escalation of gang feud (Lincoln, NE): Lincoln police believe a couple of recent shootings, one of which ended with two men wounded, are the latest escalation of a long-festering feud between rival gangs.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: May 5, 2012
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