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NYPD gang unit to double in size in response to social media threats (New York, NY): Rather than target established street gangs involved in the drug trade, the reinforcements will focus mainly on "looser associations of younger men who identify themselves by the block they live on, or on which side of a housing development they reside," police commissioner Raymond Kelly said in prepared remarks.
Source: The Guardian Date: October 2, 2012
Family: Man killed at hot dog stand was leaving gang life (Chicago, IL): Claims that a convicted gang-member was "turning his life around" when he was killed are nothing new on Chicago's streets.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: October 1, 2012
Allegheny County pursues grants to fight youth gangs (Allegheny County, PA): Allegheny County is hoping to turn $12,480 in local funds into almost a quarter-million dollars for fighting problems caused by youth gangs.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: October 1, 2012
Alleged gang member accused of violating judge's order (Nashville, TN): A man named as a Kurdish Pride Gang in a public nuisance lawsuit has been accused of violating a judge's direct order.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: October 1, 2012
Gun killings in Toronto: Intervening to stop them (Toronto, ON): The prospect of Toronto facing a second "summer of the gun," after the high-profile, gang-related shootings at the Eaton Centre and on Danzig Street, belie statistics that show a sharp decrease in violent crimes.
Source: The Star Date: October 1, 2012
Va. leader of major street gang sentenced (Lunenburg, VA): An inmate described by authorities as the Virginia leader of a major street gang has been sentenced to nine years in prison for ordering fellow gang members killed.
Source: WVVA.com Date: October 1, 2012
Saginaw anti-violence summit Saturday to kick off campaign against gangs (Saginaw, MI): In a city with one of the highest per-capita violent crime rates in the country, the fact that violence is a serious problem in Saginaw is not under debate. But the solutions have been more elusive.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: October 1, 2012
Trial starts for Brooklyn trio charged in gang-related double homicide in Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn, NY): Three Brooklyn men went on trial Monday on charges they rained a hail of bullets on three young rivals, killing two, in what a prosecutor described as a planned execution.
Source: New York Daily News Date: October 1, 2012
Gang members get life-long sentences for 2011 drive-by (Yakima, WA): Barring successful appeals, four gang members will spend the rest of their lives in prison after being sentenced Monday for a drive-by shooting that sent a hail of bullets into a Lower Valley home already rocked by repeated shootings.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 1, 2012
High-ranking gang member convicted for assault on fellow inmate (Santa Cruz, CA): A man who prosecutors say is a high-ranking gang member in the county was convicted Monday of three felonies: participation in a gang, possession of a weapon in jail and committing an assault in jail.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 1, 2012
Five men plead not guilty in fight outside Start-Scott game (Toledo, OH): Five men pleaded not guilty today to charges that they were involved in a gang-related fight outside a high school football game.
Source: The Blade Date: October 1, 2012
Two dead, two under arrest after Anaheim shooting (Anaheim, CA): Two alleged gang members were in custody over the weekend in connection to a shooting that left two Anaheim men dead, said authorities.
Source: The Daily Titan Date: September 30, 2012
Yakima anti-gang program to start soon (Yakima, WA): The city's anti-gang effort will begin seeking out its first at-risk youths for counseling and other services later this year in hopes of steering them away from the streets.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: September 30, 2012
Gang sweep rumbles through Marysville (Marysville, CA): Assault rifles drawn, gang and drug agents stormed three Marysville homes on Friday afternoon looking for five gang members tied to shootings in Yuba-Sutter.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: September 29, 2012
Two more Lorain gang members sentenced in Lorain County Common Pleas court (Elyria, OH): Two more gang members were sentenced yesterday in Lorain County Common Pleas court, bringing the count to three awaiting for a sentencing dates and eight more cases pending.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: September 29, 2012
Kearns man sentenced in fatal stabbing of ex-gang rival at Kohl's store in West Valley City (West Valley City, UT): A 22-year-old Utah man has been sentenced to at least 21 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a former associate of a rival gang in the bathroom of a Kohl's department store in West Valley City.
Source: The Republic Date: September 29, 2012
Ontario's action on gang violence long overdue: Curling (Toronto, ON): Alvin Curling, former provincial cabinet minister and co-author of a 2008 report on youth violence, says he's disappointed it's taken a summer of gang murders to put the problem back in the spotlight. Provincial action on the issue should have come long before now, he said.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: September 29, 2012
Developing a plan to stop Toronto's gang violence (Toronto, ON): The minute the door opens there needs to be some assurance this is not a trick. When he sees all of those expectant faces, he must understand he is there to hear a message. Hear it, heed it and spread it — or prepare for the consequences.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: September 29, 2012
Chicago turns to twitter for gun violence help (Chicago, IL): In an unusual attempt at addressing one of its most vexing problems, the city of Chicago is asking residents with ideas on how to get illegal guns off the streets to share their thoughts in 140 characters or fewer on Twitter.
Source: CBS St. Louis Date: September 29, 2012
Four arrested for Camarillo gang-related robberies (Camarillo, CA): Police arrested four suspects in a string of gang-related robberies, the Camarillo Police Department announced Friday.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: September 29, 2012
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