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Grant aims to reduce gang activity (Lompoc, CA): As early as February, the Lompoc Youth Corp.'s existence was threatened because county grant funding was about to expire. These days though, the future of the Youth Corp. in Lompoc is looking brighter, especially after receiving a $250,000 grant aimed at getting Lompoc youth out of gangs and moving them toward school completion and employment.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: September 18, 2012
Gang-related stabbing in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A fight between gang members resulted in one man being stabbed. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday night outside an apartment complex near Clinton and Weber in Fresno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: September 18, 2012
'Peace Tournament' basketball games to bring rival gangs together (Chicago, IL): A Chicago priest is hosting a basketball tournament aimed at stopping the violence on Chicago streets. Father Michael Pfleger has invited rival gang members and others to play basketball -- rather than use violence against one another.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: September 18, 2012
Anti-gang initiative brings training to western Virginia (Roanoke, VA): No corner of Virginia is immune to gang violence, and the age at which young people are recruited as gang members is dropping. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli delivered that troubling message at a training session Tuesday morning in Roanoke.
Source: WDBJ 7 News Date: September 18, 2012
10th Street Gang member pleads guilty (Buffalo, NY): A third member of the 10th Street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to taking part in the 2006 killings of Brandon McDonald and Darinell Young.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: September 18, 2012
Appeals court rejects long gang sentence in Yakima shooting (Yakima, WA): An appeals court has overturned a Yakima gang member’s 36½-year prison sentence that was one of the first handed down in Yakima County under a new state law known as a gang enhancement.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 18, 2012
Drop in crime and gang activity in Boone County (Boone County, IL): In Boone County, there’s been a dramatic shift in gang activity as a relatively new gang task force is working to clean up the streets and make a difference in the community.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: September 18, 2012
Richland PD keeps a close eye on gangs (Richland, WA): The Tri-Cities has been named one of the best places to raise kids in the US. But it still has its fair share of crime. "As we grow into a much more metropolitan area, we face a lot of the same challenges," said Connie Nesary. A huge one is gangs. From the outside looking in, most don't associate Richland with gang crime.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: September 18, 2012
Curbing gang violence in local schools (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa's gang problem spilled over into a public park this weekend bringing new attention to a growing problem. It happened Sunday near 36th street North and Lewis after police got a tip about a gang fight that could be happening at Mohawk Park.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: September 17, 2012
How they did it: Crips lured high school girls into prostitution (Fairfax, VA): The story of how a violent street gang lured vulnerable Fairfax-area girls into prostitution is a chilling one for any parent, and is another reason why parents need to keep a close eye on their kids' involvement with social networking websites.
Source: FairfaxNews Date: September 17, 2012
Maxton police say seven charged in gang-related shooting (Maxton, NC): Police have arrested seven of the 10 people wanted in a gang-related shooting earlier this month in Maxton, police Lt. Jamie Oxendine said Monday.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: September 17, 2012
Suspect arrested in 2008 Halloween slaying of teen (Seattle, WA): Police arrested a man they believe fatally shot teenager Quincy Coleman outside of Garfield High School on Halloween night 2008.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: September 17, 2012
Teen charged in Satsuma homicide claims gang connection in Facebook videos (Satsuma, AL): The teen who police say shot and killed a Satsuma man early this morning showed off several guns while proclaiming himself a gang member in photos and videos on his Facebook page.
Source: Press-Register Date: September 17, 2012
More gangs, more gun violence (Fort Wayne, IN): If there is a tagline for 2012 in Fort Wayne, it might be the year of the bullet. Shootings, homicides and assaults – many involving guns – are more frequent occurrences.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: September 16, 2012
Police gang lists can have life-long impacts and are questioned by legal experts (Largo, FL): Justin Wiley didn't understand why Pinellas County sheriff's Deputy John Syers was so interested in him. Unlike many of his friends, Wiley had never been arrested. He'd never even gotten a speeding ticket. But in the summer of 2011, it seemed the 21-year-old black man couldn't cross the street without the white deputy pulling over and asking him what he was doing.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: September 16, 2012
Seven areas in Tulsa have the most gun crimes, analysis shows (Tulsa, OK): The bullet in Ernesto Mondragón's right arm is near the surface of his skin, a constant reminder of the robber who shot him through his bedroom door in 2007.
Source: Tulsa World Date: September 16, 2012
Gang violence in Reading an issue (Reading, PA): Reading Police say a 19-year-old is on the loose, wanted for the attempted killing of another teen. It's the latest incident in a string of violence in and around city schools.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: September 16, 2012
Man injured in apparent gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man riding in a car was hospitalized early this morning with a shoulder wound he suffered after being shot by the driver of a passing car in a gang-related attack in South Los Angeles, a police sergeant said.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network Date: September 16, 2012
Five alleged gang members accused of raping, pimping four teen girls (Atlanta, GA): Five alleged gang members are accused of raping and forcing teen girls into prostitution in Atlanta, and on Friday they appeared in federal court after recently being indicted.
Source: Examiner Date: September 16, 2012
Gang report pushes teamwork to cut shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Now that a 173-page study on local gangs is available, the hope is that a committee of government and nonprofit agencies will move forward to create intervention teams to reach gang members.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 15, 2012
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