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CDCR releases new gang validation proposal (Oakland, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has released its "Security Threat Group Prevention, Identification and Management Strategy," which proposes new gang validation and Security Housing Unit (SHU) step down procedures. The document comes as a response to the historic prisoner hunger strikes which took place throughout the state of California in July and September of 2011.
Source: San Francisco Bay View Date: March 14, 2012
Public comment sought for criteria for new gang database (Minneapolis, MN): The Violent Crime Coordinating Council (VCCC) is taking public comment on its new proposed Gang Database criteria, which look remarkably like the old Gang Database Criteria. GangNet, the controversial gang database run by Ramsey County’s now defunct Gang Strike Force, was shut down in August, and the Gang Pointer File, run by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions, has dwindled because its main feeder was GangNet.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet Date: March 14, 2012
Fifth grade students graduate from G.R.E.A.T program (Springfield, MA): In a big accomplishment for 65 Springfield fifth graders Wednesday, Homer Street School students graduated from the Gang Resistance Education and Training program run by the Springfield Police Department.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: March 14, 2012
Case against Flores in death of Samuel Reeves Jr. goes to the jury (Santa Paula, CA): The trial that featured secretly recorded comments of the defendant, admitting to the shooting of a Santa Paula teenager during a melee at a party and the gang culture that prosecutors allege led to the murder, is now in the hands of the jury.
Source: Santa Paula Times Date: March 14, 2012
'Take back the streets': OCSO asks residents to work together to help stop gangs (Santee, SC): An intricate world of codes exists in Orangeburg County which goes unnoticed by many residents but is all too well known by local law enforcement. The codes are linked to violence, illegal drugs and a multitude of other crimes perpetrated by gangs across The Times and Democrat Region.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: March 13, 2012
Man injured in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot and injured Monday night in an apparently gang-related shooting, police said. Officers about 11:15 p.m. responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the 800 block of South Shelton Street near Highland Street, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 13, 2012
15-year-old fatally shot in Stanislaus County (Empire, CA): Authorities believe the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in the Stanislaus County city of Empire over the weekend was gang-related.
Source: KUSI News Date: March 13, 2012
Tempe forum draws a crowd after gang-related shooting (Tempe, AZ): A community meeting in Tempe drew a huge crowd Monday night to talk about the gang-related shootings at a music club earlier this month.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: March 13, 2012
Fresno County officials target Sanger gang (Fresno, CA): Fresno County authorities announced Tuesday that they have started enforcing an injunction against a Sanger street gang responsible for carrying out a spate of violent crime and spreading fear through the community.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: March 13, 2012
Teen shot getting off Muni bus (San Francisco, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot multiple times in San Francisco's Visitacion Valley as he stepped off a Muni bus, in what investigators believe was a gang-related attack, police said today.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 13, 2012
Gang assault puts Albany man, 61, in hospital (Albany, NY): An Albany man is in the hospital after being assaulted by a group of people allegedly dealing drugs in front of a Clinton Street apartment.
Source: WNYT 13 News Date: March 13, 2012
Roselle residents pack meeting to discuss recent fatal shootings (Roselle, NJ): Less than a week after two Roselle men were shot to death outside a house in the borough, residents packed the Abraham Clark High School auditorium tonight to find solutions to the rash of violence.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 13, 2012
Trial begins for reputed Paterson gang leader accused of shooting man in love triangle (Paterson, NJ): Reputed high-level Bloods street gang leader Asmar Bease and a co-defendant went on trial Tuesday on charges of attempting to murder a Paterson man who the state says confronted Bease for having sex with his wife.
Source: The Record Date: March 13, 2012
Three accused of threatening teen to make him join gang (Spartanburg, SC): Three Spartanburg County teens were arrested Tuesday after deputies said they threatened a teen with violence if he did not join their gang.
Source: FOX Carolina Date: March 13, 2012
Fighting youth crime a 'complicated' problem (Durham, NC): Durham does not have a major problem with gangs. Durham does have a major problem with violent kids. And authorities have organized to deal with it.
Source: The Durham News Date: March 13, 2012
Five arrested in south Visalia residential burglary (Visalia, CA): Five young Delano residents police identified as active Norteño gang members were arrested in connection with a south Visalia residential burglary Monday afternoon.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 13, 2012
Local authorities respond to gang activity (Muscatine, IA): The Muscatine Police Department responded to reports of gang activity in downtown Muscatine around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Early, unconfirmed reports said about 10 people with baseball bats were fighting in front of the Musser Public Library.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: March 13, 2012
Man fatally stabbed outside Near West Side liquor store (Chicago, IL): A 21-year-old man was fatally stabbed late Sunday in what Chicago police suspect may have been an internal gang dispute, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 12, 2012
Fresno couple arrested on drug charges, children in protective custody (Fresno, CA): A suspected Bulldog gang member and his wife are in jail, accused of selling narcotics. A suspected Bulldog gang member and his wife are in jail, accused of selling narcotics.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: March 12, 2012
Gang leader planning jail break (New York, NY): Federal officials are worried that a vicious Bloods street gang leader up on murder charges might be planning a prison break -- if not the killing or intimidation of a witness -- after a cell phone was found in his solitary-confinement cell in a New York City jail.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News Date: March 12, 2012
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