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Security to increase at Coshocton County Fair after gang threats (Coshocton, OH) : Social media discussions about potential gang violence at the Coshocton County Fair prompted the Coshocton County Sheriff's Office to heighten security this year, Lt. Dean Hettinger said.
Source: Coshocton Tribune Date: October 3, 2012
Senate approves bill to curb gang recruitment (Harrisburg, PA): Legislation designed to crack down on those who recruit members into violent street gangs, particularly children, was overwhelmingly approved today by the state Senate.
Source: WHP 21 News Date: October 3, 2012
Day two of testimony underway in trial of man charged in 2005 Garland gang beating death (Garland, TX): Testimony continues this morning in the trial of a man accused in a May 2005 Garland gang beating death of a 16-year-old boy. Sergio Valencia, 25, faces a felony charge of engaging in organized crime. He is accused of being one of seven gang members who beat Jacob Orta and a friend with bats.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: October 3, 2012
Macon shooting was gang-related (Macon, GA): More details were released Wednesday in the Tuesday shooting of an 18-year-old Macon man on Lamont Street.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 3, 2012
SF gang evicted from troubled Tenderloin apartment building (San Francisco, CA): A local street gang is losing its headquarters in a Tenderloin apartment building where they have terrorized residents, as part of the legal settlement between the with the landlord and the city, according to officials on Tuesday.
Source: KCBS News Date: October 3, 2012
Anderson County authorities facing increasing rise in gang violence (Anderson, SC) : An upstate county is fighting to get gang violence off the streets. Anderson County Sheriff's deputies say shootings, arson and car break-ins can all be linked to local gangs. And it's putting everyone at risk.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: October 3, 2012
Residents get better understanding of street gangs (Hammond, IN): Criminal street gangs have spread far beyond inner-city urban areas in recent years, according to federal law enforcement officials.
Source: The Times Date: October 3, 2012
As more gangs move to rural N.J., expert says parents need to be informed (Somerville, NJ): There has been a steady increase in the number of school-aged children joining gangs in rural New Jersey, according to Lt. Edwin Torres, a special agent for the state Commission of Investigation's Organized Crime and Street Gang Unit.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 3, 2012
'Gang graffiti' found in Reidsville (Reidsville, NC): Police are reporting about a dozen instances of apparent gang-related vandalism on four streets in the city.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: October 3, 2012
Head of alleged mother-son drug gang pleads guilty (Baltimore, MD): The drug ring was taking in $14,000 a week selling cocaine and heroin in East Baltimore Street's strip club district, but court documents say Monica McCants, who ran the gang with her son, had grown concerned about one of the dancers in her network of dealers on The Block.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: October 3, 2012
Man accused of Bloods gang-related robbery denies involvement (Allentown, PA): Garry Mason said he knew Nelson Perez and Daniel Negron, but can't understand why they would accuse him of orchestrating a home-invasion robbery in Hanover Township, Northampton County.
Source: The Morning Call Date: October 3, 2012
Almighty Imperial gangster admits to affiliation to gang, murder (Hammond, IN): A local man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court admitting he participated in street gang activities throughout East Chicago in 2010 as part of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters.
Source: The Times Date: October 3, 2012
St. Paul man, 19, admits raping girl, 14, in gang attack (St. Paul, MN): A 19-year-old man admitted he raped a 14-year-old girl as a part of a gang activity in which five other males waited their turn to attack, he said.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: October 3, 2012
Gangs going high tech to recruit members (Augusta, GA): On most days, you can find Winferd Swain sitting alone in Big Oak Park at the corner of Wheeler Road and Boy Scout Road, in Augusta.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: October 3, 2012
Reputed gang member who killed woman and three teens in Irvington sentenced to 300 years (Irvington, NJ): A 41-year-old reputed Bloods gang member was sentenced this morning to 300 years in prison for killing a woman and three teenage girls — including her daughter — in an Irvington house.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 3, 2012
Gridley teen dies in apparent gang-related shooting (Gridley, CA): A Gridley teenager died Tuesday, a victim of an apparent gang-related shooting earlier this week, police said.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: October 3, 2012
Cracking down on crime: Law enforcement responds to gang violence by breaking up off-campus parties (Syracuse, NY): Police presence increased this past weekend due to more inner-city gang members, high school students and other Syracuse residents not affiliated with Syracuse University causing trouble in the area.
Source: The Daily Orange Date: October 3, 2012
Homicide rate leveling off, police records show (Chicago, IL): After a stunning rise in murder drew national attention to Chicago early this year, the city has seen a leveling off in killings, according to police statistics.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 2, 2012
NYPD to boost gang unit over social media violence (New York, NY): The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and insults traded on social media.
Source: Associated Press Date: October 2, 2012
Fresno officer shoots suspected drug dealer (Fresno, CA): An officer shot and wounded a suspected drug dealer as he fled from police in southeast Fresno Monday night, Fresno police said. Capt. Dennis Bridges said two officers driving north on Chestnut Avenue near Mono Avenue spotted a Bulldog gang member who was reported to be dealing drugs at a nearby motel.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: October 2, 2012
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