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Gang member sentenced for Santa Ana restaurant murder (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was convicted Thursday of fatally shooting an unarmed man in front of restaurant in 2011. Ivan Sanchez, 23, was found guilty of one felony count of murder with a sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: September 29, 2012
Local organization working to eradicate gang violence (Denver, CO): Too many people lost their lives due to gang violence this summer in Colorado. But in some of those neighborhoods there is still hope for change.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: September 29, 2012
'The Gang Wise Project' teaches parents how to prevent children from joining a gang (Somerville, NJ): Parents who wish to help their children avoid gangs are invited to a free workshop, titled "The Gang Wise Project," which will be held in English in Somerville, and in Spanish in Franklin. The workshop is partially funded by the New Jersey Office of Faith Based Initiatives Grant Program.
Source: The Messenger-Gazette Date: September 29, 2012
Cities fight back against growing graffiti problem (Coachella, CA): Andrew Abasta dropped his girlfriend off at work and was headed back home in Coachella when he saw the perfect canvas for his art — a white agriculture pipe.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: September 29, 2012
Man shot to death in suspected gang shooting (Anaheim, CA): A man has been shot to death and another has been wounded in what Anaheim investigators believe are gang-related shootings.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: September 28, 2012
After a horrific summer of murder, Chicago trying a bold new approach (Chicago, IL): On June 27, a 7-year-old girl named Heaven Sutton was selling candy on her front lawn in Chicago’s North Austin neighborhood when she was shot in the back—caught in the crossfire between rival gang members.
Source: The Daily Beast Date: September 28, 2012
Brazen gang shooting at park prompts calls for more policing (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks issued a passionate plea to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, asking for a "highly-visible police presence" in a South L.A. park where a teenager was fatally shot earlier this week.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 28, 2012
Police lay charge in beating death (Winnipeg, MB): The suspected leader of the Indian Posse gang has been charged with manslaughter in connection with the beating death of a 16-year-old rival gang member earlier this month.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: September 28, 2012
Yakima's anti-gang initiative set to begin youth outreach this fall (Yakima, WA): Yakima's anti-gang effort later this year will begin seeking out its first at-risk youths for counseling and other services in hopes of steering them away from the streets.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 28, 2012
DOJ grant of $600,000 will fund Eleven:45 and a street crime prosecutor (Multnomah County, OR): Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has landed a $600,000 grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the Department of Justice. The three-year grant will give $45,000 a year to Eleven:45, the church-led youth violence prevention initiative.
Source: The Skanner News Date: September 28, 2012
East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks issues 'anti-gang' dress code: bans royal blue or bright red colors for men, teens (East St. Louis, IL): In an effort to deter violence, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks announced a slew of severe rules — such as a ban on red or blue clothing for males — that critics argue may infringe on constitutional rights.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 28, 2012
West Island street gang leader Jonathan Klor gets 14-year sentence (Montreal, QC): A street gang leader who admitted to trying to murder three of his rivals says he plans to use the years ahead of him behind bars to better himself.
Source: The Gazette Date: September 28, 2012
Providence gang associate, two others charged in drug-dealing scheme (Providence, RI): An associate of the Providence Street Boys gang and two other young men were charged with drug-dealing and gun possession after a police raid Thursday evening.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: September 28, 2012
Member of 'Obama Boyz' gang charged in St. Louis shootings (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: September 28, 2012
Man wounded in gang-related Harbor Gateway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man wounded in what police suspect was a gang-related drive-by shooting in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles was hospitalized in critical condition Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: September 28, 2012
Motorist shot dead in gang-related attack in Sun Valley, police say (Los Angeles, CA) : Authorities Friday identified a motorist who was fatally shot in Sun Valley during a possibly gang-related confrontation with another driver, who remained at large.
Source: NorthHollywood-TolucaLakePatch Date: September 28, 2012
Dozens of known gang members arrested, 29 face indictments (Chattanooga, TN): Several known gang members and other violent offenders are now locked up, some facing major time in prison. It is all a part of the crackdown on Chattanooga gang activity by federal, state and local law enforcement.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 28, 2012
Graffiti report leads to four gang arrests (Duluth, GA): A report of graffiti at a Shell gas station in Duluth this week ended in the arrest of four known members of a street gang with deep roots in metro Atlanta, police said.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: September 28, 2012
Teen charged in gang drive by shooting (San Juan, TX): San Juan police said the teen arrested following a drive by shooting between rival gangs on Thursday morning is not cooperating with police.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: September 28, 2012
Two men arrested in shootings that killed pair in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): Two Anaheim men have been arrested in connection with what is believed to have been a gang-related shooting that left two men dead, police said Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 28, 2012
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