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House approves bill giving stiffer penalties to gang members (Dover, DE): The Delaware House approved legislation Tuesday that would increase the penalty for gang participation by up to two years on a 22-16 vote. House Bill 6 would change the penalty from Class F felony to a Class E felony, increasing the maximum sentence for gang activity from three to five years.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 22, 2011
Officials: Gang activity down (Laurinburg, NC): If there are few tell-tell signs of gang activity in the Scotland schools, officials say programs like last week’s G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Pate-Gardner Elementary is one of the reason why.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange Date: March 22, 2011
Gang ties suspected in Yakima homicide (Yakima, WA): A 27-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night while walking with his brother near Willow Street and North Fifth Avenue in what police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 22, 2011
Wife of Aryan Brotherhood leader arrested by Lubbock Police (Lubbock, TX): Chasity Shea Clark, the 22-year-old wife of suspected Aryan Brotherhood of Texas general John Clark, was arrested Monday on felony charges.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: March 22, 2011
Shooting was over Seattle gang territory fight (Seattle, WA): The teen arrested after a Monday drive-by shooting is a member of the Down Wit' The Crew gang, a violent South Seattle group that police say is battling Crip gang members for territory, investigators say.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 22, 2011
Lakewood passes a resolution to seek federal funds for anti-gang program (Lakewood, NJ): It's no secret that Lakewood Township has gangs. What's important is that Mayor Menashe Miller and Lakewood Township officials are taking steps to institute an anti-gang program by applying for a three-year federal grant of $750,000.00.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 22, 2011
Witness says gangs involved in fight (Chattanooga, TN): A man caught up in Saturday night’s fight among hundreds of juveniles at Coolidge Park said the incident was gang related. East Brainerd resident Carlos Harrison said the fight was started by a group of 25 young men.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 21, 2011
Federal law helps bust gangs (Newburgh, NY): A year ago, the neighborhoods gossiped about the brutality of the Latin Kings. Jerome "Rude Boy" Scarlett had been shot to death on a Lander Street corner, and the killing of John "Tarzan" Maldonado followed the next day in the Heights.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: March 21, 2011
Teaneck man, 24, slain in Somerset (Somerset, NJ): A 24-year-old Teaneck man was killed in what police say was a gang-related shooting near the Bound Brook train station Saturday night.
Source: The Record Date: March 21, 2011
Chicago's schools, police work to stem violence (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, nearly 700 children were hit by gunfire last year — an average of almost two a day — and 66 of them died. That number is up over the previous year, even though the overall number of homicides in Chicago fell last year to a 45-year low.
Source: NPR News Date: March 21, 2011
Lawmakers seek to toughen Idaho's gang laws (Boise, ID): Lawmakers advanced a bill Monday to expand Idaho's list of gang-related crimes and allow judges to issue tougher sentences for convicted gang members.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: March 21, 2011
Three injured in apparent gang-related shooting outside Antioch bowling alley (Antioch, CA): Three men were injured, none seriously, in an apparent gang-related shootout in a bowling alley parking lot over the weekend, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 21, 2011
Teens charged in killings were in DYRS’ hands (Washington, DC): Four teens who were among 13 people charged as members of warring Southeast street gangs that ambushed and killed their rivals were at the time of their crimes in the custody of the city’s juvenile justice agency, The Washington Times has learned.
Source: The Washington Times Date: March 21, 2011
Mother of two killed, may have been victim of gang violence (St. Louis, MO): Numerous sources tell FOX2 that Patrice Thimes, gunned down Thursday night as she drove her SUV through the intersection of Page and Euclid, was an innocent bystander caught in a crossfire between elements of the same street gang.
Source: FOX 2 News Date: March 21, 2011
Family outraged after teen killed in crossfire at party (Columbia City, GA): A shooting at a crowded party has left one person dead and investigators searching for several suspects.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: March 21, 2011
Police continue investigation into NE Portland gang-related shootings (Portland, OR): Portland Police have not yet identified any suspects in the early Sunday morning shootings of four people at a Northeast Portland house.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 21, 2011
South County police seek gang-prevention grant (Morgan Hill, CA): Efforts to halt gang activity in South Santa Clara County soon could have a face. Police in Morgan Hill and Gilroy are after $750,000 in federal grant funds that would allow the departments to share two new positions designed to spearhead efforts to remedy gang-related issues in both communities, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: March 21, 2011
Officer patrols Westerly High School (Westerly, RI): There's a new face in the halls of Westerly High School. A police officer is patrolling the campus and giving some peace of mind to parents. Dozens of parents went to the School Committee worried about their children's safety because of rumors of gang activity.
Source: NBC 10 News Date: March 21, 2011
Two reputed gang members charged with ramming off-duty police officer's car (Chicago, IL): Two reputed gang members are accused of repeatedly ramming an off-duty police officer's car and pointing a gun at him. Police sources said both suspects are members of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 21, 2011
Hayward lawmakers to hear update on gang injunction program (Hayward, CA): The gang injunction is something that has been a city goal since 2009. It would identify individual gang members and issue restraining orders prohibiting them from engaging in otherwise legal activities such as being in a certain area, associating with other gang members or staying out past a curfew.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 20, 2011
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