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Law enforcement deal with gangs in schools (Odessa, TX): With a total population estimated to be in excess of 100,000 people, the more than 2,500 gangs in Texas have long sought teens and young adults to join their ranks. But some say gang activity is now picking up in the Permian Basin and going for even younger members.
Source: Odessa American Date: April 21, 2012
Federal funding for anti-gang efforts drying up (Washington, DC): Concerted efforts to eradicate street gangs in Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland have succeeded in reducing gang activity and crime since 2003, but those programs are now threatened by a loss of federal funding.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 21, 2012
Gang fued prompts Yonkers police crackdown (Yonkers, NY): A gang feud over a gambling debt has led to three shootings and a stabbing since Wednesday, prompting enhanced policing in the city's southwest.
Source: The Journal News Date: April 21, 2012
Toppenish police seek information about Friday gang shooting (Toppenish, WA): Police are investigating what they are calling a gang shooting of a 22-year-old man near Olney Park. The man suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg, according to a Toppenish police news release.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 21, 2012
Man, woman shot in suspected gang attack in Modesto (Modesto, CA) : A man and a woman were shot in what appeared to be a gang- related attack in west Modesto, police said Saturday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: April 21, 2012
Rockford Police doubling size of gang unit (Rockford, IL): The 2012 crime statistics for the city of Rockford come with good and bad news: the murder numbers are half of what they were this time last year. However, police are seeing a disturbing trend in weapons violence and with the recent spree of gang related activity, the department is taking action.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: April 21, 2012
Some lured early into gang life (Odessa, TX): When she was just 8 years old, Maria joined Surenos Trece, a local gang, compelled by a sense of duty and family pride as well as the fantasy of what gangster life was like.
Source: Odessa American Date: April 21, 2012
York community, police talk solutions for gangs (York, PA): Community members discussed how parents can recognize gang activity and what the community can do about it Saturday morning at Lincoln Charter School. The city currently has 725 documented gang members, according to York City Officer Larry Lawrence, not all of whom are active. Some are in prison and some have died.
Source: York Daily Record Date: April 21, 2012
Basalt juveniles planned to kidnap man, let him starve (Basalt, CO): A juvenile male from Basalt confessed to law-enforcement officials Wednesday that he and three accomplices planned to lure another man to a park, beat him, then dump his bound body in the woods so he would starve to death, the Basalt Police Department said Friday.
Source: The Aspen Times Date: April 21, 2012
Teen Court opens the eyes of first-time offenders (Raleigh, NC): False rumors of gang involvement and whispers of a coming fight swirled around Dalvin Jordan as he stepped off a school bus at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh two years ago. Looks were exchanged, smack was talked and Dalvin, now 14, let his fist fly.
Source: The News & Observer Date: April 20, 2012
BU student is city's fourth homicide this week (Boston, MA): A violent week in the city of Boston continued Thursday morning when a Boston University graduate student was fatally shot in a part of the Allston section that is usually safe, police and neighbors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 20, 2012
Gang members to serve years for manslaughter (Grand Prairie, AB): A pair of Grande Prairie gang members pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges Thursday in the Remembrance Day 2010 slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune Date: April 20, 2012
Proposed cut to anti-gang program sparks backlash (Boston, MA): A 64 percent cut to an anti-gang program in a House committee's proposed state budget caught some lawmakers off-guard and has set off a flurry of efforts to restore funding.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: April 20, 2012
Visalia city officals asks for help with gang violence (Visalia, CA): A recent spike in gang-related violence in Visalia has prompted city officials to ask the community for its help.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 20, 2012
City works to offset gang activity following rise in gun violence (Columbia, MO): With gun violence in Columbia rising to nearly record levels, the Columbia Police Department and local organizations are working to offset gang violence and get local youth on the right track.
Source: The Maneater Date: April 20, 2012
Gang member charged in warehouse party killing (Tacoma, WA): A gang member has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man last weekend at a Tacoma warehouse party.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: April 20, 2012
Gang expert speaks at Scranton neighborhood watch meeting (Scranton, PA): If you notice your child becoming withdrawn, coming home with unexplained bruises, wearing only certain colors or buying hats or necklaces with certain symbols, you could be seeing indicators of gang activity, a gang expert said.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: April 20, 2012
Officials probe secret clique in L.A. County sheriff's gang unit (Los Angeles County, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hard-charging clique of aggressive deputies known as the Jump Out Boys.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 20, 2012
Gang retaliations: A bloody tit for tat (Seattle, WA): Will Wednesday night's shooting in South Seattle bring retaliation? Police have said it appears gang-related, and one expert in gang violence prevention said that means, more often than not , more bullets will fly.
Source: KING 5 News Date: April 20, 2012
Sheriff's officials probe secret clique of deputies in anti-gang unit (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have launched a probe into what appears to be a secret deputy clique within the department's elite gang unit, an investigation triggered by the discovery of a document suggesting the group embraces shootings as a badge of honor.
Source: KTLA News Date: April 20, 2012
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