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Two in custody in stabbing death of Chicago Heights teen (Chicago Heights, IL): Two suspects are in custody in connection with the weekend stabbing death of a 17-year-old Chicago Heights boy, which is believed to be gang-related, police said Tuesday.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: May 29, 2012
Justice summit tries to tackle drug, gang problems (San Francisco, CA): On Tuesday, in San Francisco there was an attempt to tackle the drug and gang problem head-on. A cross-section of people from cops, to sociologists, to former gang members came together looking for solutions.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: May 29, 2012
Gang member accused in assault of Mesa police officer (Mesa, AZ): A gang member was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest Saturday in Mesa, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 29, 2012
Rev. Mann: Youths in Calf Pasture Beach skirmish were not gang members (Norwalk, CT): Norwalk Police will be stepping up patrols at Calf Pasture Beach following a large skirmish on Memorial Day between two groups of males whom a Norwalk Police officer identified as members of rival gangs Bloods and Crips.
Source: The Hour Date: May 29, 2012
Police make inroads in stemming violence (Surrey, BC): B.C. Gang Task Force head Tom McCluskie gave some encouraging news to people attending an anti-gang forum in Surrey Saturday, saying that GTF has been successful in preventing violent public altercations between gangsters.
Source: Canada.com Date: May 28, 2012
Man stabbed during fight with rival gang members (Petaluma, CA) : A man was injured in an apparent gang-related stabbing in Petaluma on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Source: PetalumaPatch Date: May 28, 2012
Two groups battle to offer programs to curb gangs in Visalia schools (Visalia, CA): Two nonprofit organizations that seek to curb gang violence inside schools are in a tug of war over a contract bid with Visalia's school district.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 28, 2012
Massive fight between gang members breaks out at Calf Pasture Monday evening (Norwalk, CT): Police responded to a large fight at Calf Pasture Beach, allegedly involving gang members, at the end of Memorial Day weekend Monday.
Source: The Hour Date: May 28, 2012
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
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