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Gang member to be sentenced in December (Costa Mesa, CA): A Costa Mesa gang member is expected to be sentenced Dec. 7 after a jury convicted him of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun in 2008, court records show.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: October 5, 2012
Sixth arrest made in Starr Street homicide, police say the crime stems from gang activity (Peoria, IL): Peoria police have now made a sixth arrest in the Starr Street homicide investigation. "Why they did it? I can't answer that question. Why would anybody kill another human being?," said Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally when asked a motive for Peoria's most recent murder.
Source: WEEK TV News Date: October 5, 2012
Trenton council calls for overhaul of anti-gang program (Trenton, NJ): As the city council discussed another headache in the YouthStat anti-gang program — why a coordinator went unpaid for six months — city business administrator Sam Hutchinson said he wants the program overhauled.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: October 4, 2012
Surge in street violence unrelated to gangs, Malden says (Malden, MA): The recent rash of gun violence in Malden is linked to a group of "impact players," many of whom are known to police but who are not believed to be part of an organized street gang, city and police officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 4, 2012
Man found guilty in 2005 fatal Garland gang beating (Garland, TX): The prosecution rested this morning in the case against a man accused in the 2005 Garland gang beating death of a 16-year-old boy.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: October 4, 2012
22-year-old gets 12 years in Yakima gang fistfight, shooting (Yakima, WA): A 22-year-old man accused of shooting a gang rival and pistol-whipping another during a fistfight outside a Yakima store was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 4, 2012
Boys & Girls Club gets $35,000 Measure S grant (Sanger, CA): The Boys & Girls Club asked for $21,000 and wound up with $35,000 to fund a "Street SMART" gang prevention and resiliency program in Sanger.
Source: The Sanger Herald Date: October 4, 2012
B.C.'s anti-gang unit restructured for better police coordination to tackle organized crime (Vancouver, BC): A major reorganization of the agency that investigates organized crime in B.C. should enable police to better tackle gang violence, according to the RCMP officer in charge of the task force.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 4, 2012
In Chicago, proof positive that mentoring decreases youth violence (Chicago, IL): Violence kills more young people in Chicago than in any other city in America. Hope, though, may be on the horizon, thanks to an unusual violent crime study published recently.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: October 4, 2012
Two men shot in gang-related conflict, Corpus Christi police say (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men were shot in a gang-connected conflict early Thursday in a restaurant parking lot, police said. A 32-year-old and 21-year-old man arrived about 2:30 a.m. at the restaurant in the 5200 block of South Padre Island Drive, according to a news release.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: October 4, 2012
Sheriff tells gang members 'You are not welcome in Harford County' (Harford County, MD): After a major crackdown recently on street gangs and illegal drugs, Sheriff Jesse Bane made his message to drug dealers and gang members clear during a press conference Thursday afternoon: "You are not welcome in Harford County."
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: October 4, 2012
Max sentence for youth in $1M gang-motivated arson (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg street gang member will serve the maximum youth sentence for his role in a gang-motivated arson at a West End apartment block that left 40 people homeless and caused an estimated $1-million damage.
Source: Sun News Date: October 4, 2012
Another alleged E.C. gang member pleads guilty (Hammond, IN): Another alleged member of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters street gang intends to plead guilty in federal court to his role in a racketeering and drug distribution case focused on the south side of East Chicago, according to court papers.
Source: The Times Date: October 4, 2012
G.R.E.A.T. program strengthening Tyler families (Tyler, TX): The G.R.E.A.T. program is offered to families at Douglas Elementary School in Tyler. It stands for Gang-Related Education And Training. "We're here trying to get families together and to help them to work in bettering their relationships with their kids, and the kids bettering their relationships with their parents."
Source: KYTX 19 News Date: October 4, 2012
How crime's changed in San Diego (San Diego, CA): A lot of local news and community discussions of crime focus on statistics. Is crime going up or down? Which crimes are becoming more common? And what are police doing about it?
Source: Voice of San Diego Date: October 4, 2012
Gang factions lead to spike in city violence (Chicago, IL): As Chicago struggles with its highest homicide rate in years, the role of a single street gang stands out: more than a quarter of the city's nearly 400 slaying victims through Sept. 25 were affiliated with the Gangster Disciples, according to Chicago police statistics obtained by the Tribune.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 3, 2012
Evanston seeks solutions after teen's slaying (Evanston, IL): In the aftermath of the shooting death of an Evanston teenager late last month, several hundred concerned community members gathered Tuesday night to revisit a difficult issue: youth violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 3, 2012
For the first time in 20 years, New York's crime rate is on the rise (New York, NY): In April 2011, a 16-year-old Bronx gang member named Dontae Murray was shot to death in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx. His associates blamed two rival gangs and went looking for revenge.
Source: Village Voice Date: October 3, 2012
Man charged with breaking anti-gang order (College Station, TX): A 22-year-old College Station man was jailed in lieu of a half-million-dollar bail after a state trooper stopped his vehicle and found the man was in violation of a court order prohibiting him from engaging in gang activity.
Source: The Eagle Date: October 3, 2012
Bronx community leaders praise new NYPD anti-gang initiative, argue more youth programs are also needed (Bronx, NY): Bronx community leaders applauded the NYPD Tuesday for vowing to combat the violent crews that have been shooting up the city’s streets.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 3, 2012
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