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NYPD explores moving Staten Island Gang Unit to Brooklyn (State Island, NY): The NYPD's plan to beef up its gang unit may leave Staten Island out in the cold. Documents obtained by the Advance show that police brass have been looking to dismantle the borough's gang squad and consolidate it into a Brooklyn division -- even as roughly half of the borough's 30 shootings so far this year stem from what sources call gang-related activity.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: October 2, 2012
Help needed cracking down on Albany gangs (Albany, GA): Police across the world deal with gang violence on a day-to-day basis, and Albany is no different. Captain Wendy Luster of the Albany Police Department spoke Tuesday regarding the gang problems in the good life city.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: October 2, 2012
DA seeks to prove gang connection in shooting (Turlock, CA): The trial of a Modesto man accused of gunning down a Turlock teenager, who was mistakenly taken for a rival gang member, resumed Monday with the prosecution trying to prove their charge that the shooting was done to benefit a subset of the Sureno street gang.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: October 2, 2012
Gang leader charged with trying to kill rival (Long Island, NY): A Crips gang leader from Lakeview already jailed on a murder charge has been indicted on a charge of trying to kill a rival Bloods member, court records show.
Source: Newsday Date: October 2, 2012
L.A. gang members found guilty in federal racketeering case (Los Angeles, CA): Three members of a street gang that used violence and intimidation to control housing projects in South Los Angeles are facing potential life sentences for federal racketeering crimes.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: October 2, 2012
Living with increased violence in the LBC (Part 1 of 2) (Long Beach, CA): The bad news comes from the Long Beach Police Department almost weekly now. Last week, it came three times. "MURDER," reads the headline of an October 1 LBPD news release. A September 27 release said the same.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: October 2, 2012
NYPD gang unit to double in size in response to social media threats (New York, NY): Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, the reinforcements will focus mainly on "looser associations of younger men who identify themselves by the block they live on, or on which side of a housing development they reside," police commissioner Raymond Kelly said in prepared remarks.
Source: The Guardian Date: October 2, 2012
Family: Man killed at hot dog stand was leaving gang life (Chicago, IL): Claims that a convicted gang-member was "turning his life around" when he was killed are nothing new on Chicago's streets.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: October 1, 2012
Allegheny County pursues grants to fight youth gangs (Allegheny County, PA): Allegheny County is hoping to turn $12,480 in local funds into almost a quarter-million dollars for fighting problems caused by youth gangs.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 1, 2012
Alleged gang member accused of violating judge's order (Nashville, TN): A man named as a Kurdish Pride Gang in a public nuisance lawsuit has been accused of violating a judge's direct order.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: October 1, 2012
Gun killings in Toronto: Intervening to stop them (Toronto, ON): The prospect of Toronto facing a second "summer of the gun," after the high-profile, gang-related shootings at the Eaton Centre and on Danzig Street, belie statistics that show a sharp decrease in violent crimes.
Source: The Star Date: October 1, 2012
Va. leader of major street gang sentenced (Lunenburg, VA): An inmate described by authorities as the Virginia leader of a major street gang has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ordering fellow gang members killed.
Source: WVVA.com Date: October 1, 2012
Saginaw anti-violence summit Saturday to kick off campaign against gangs (Saginaw, MI): In a city with one of the highest per-capita violent crime rates in the country, the fact that violence is a serious problem in Saginaw is not under debate. But the solutions have been more elusive.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: October 1, 2012
Trial starts for Brooklyn trio charged in gang-related double homicide in Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn, NY): Three Brooklyn men went on trial Monday on charges they rained a hail of bullets on three young rivals, killing two, in what a prosecutor described as a planned execution.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 1, 2012
Gang members get life-long sentences for 2011 drive-by (Yakima, WA): Barring successful appeals, four gang members will spend the rest of their lives in prison after being sentenced Monday for a drive-by shooting that sent a hail of bullets into a Lower Valley home already rocked by repeated shootings.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 1, 2012
High-ranking gang member convicted for assault on fellow inmate (Santa Cruz, CA): A man who prosecutors say is a high-ranking gang member in the county was convicted Monday of three felonies: participation in a gang, possession of a weapon in jail and committing an assault in jail.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 1, 2012
Five men plead not guilty in fight outside Start-Scott game (Toledo, OH): Five men pleaded not guilty today to charges that they were involved in a gang-related fight outside a high school football game.
Source: The Blade Date: October 1, 2012
Two dead, two under arrest after Anaheim shooting (Anaheim, CA): Two alleged gang members were in custody over the weekend in connection to a shooting that left two Anaheim men dead, said authorities.
Source: The Daily Titan Date: September 30, 2012
Yakima anti-gang program to start soon (Yakima, WA): The city's anti-gang effort will begin seeking out its first at-risk youths for counseling and other services later this year in hopes of steering them away from the streets.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 30, 2012
Gang sweep rumbles through Marysville (Marysville, CA): Assault rifles drawn, gang and drug agents stormed three Marysville homes on Friday afternoon looking for five gang members tied to shootings in Yuba-Sutter.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: September 29, 2012
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