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Aurora combats gang with lawsuit (Aurora, IL): Aurora officials have filed a lawsuit against about three dozen reputed Latin Kings street gang members, joining several Chicago-area municipalities that have expanded the fight against gangs from the criminal courts to the civil branch.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 29, 2012
Shooting victim dies; police arrest one, search for more in Sunday's gang-related incident (Wichita, KS): A 23-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday morning during a gang-related shooting died Tuesday, a spokeswoman at Wesley Medical Center confirmed.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 29, 2012
Guns more than gangs are fueling city's violence, police say (Seattle, WA): Seattle police officials Tuesday told the City Council that the outbreak of violence through Memorial Day weekend and since the beginning of the year has more to do with guns than with gangs.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 29, 2012
KPD investigating gang-related shooting (Kennewick, WA): The Kennewick Police Department is investigating a gang related shooting incident which took place in the Keewaydin Park area of Kennewick early Tuesday evening.
Source: KVEW News Date: May 29, 2012
Bricktown shooting could be gang-related (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police say last week's shooting that left eight people injured following a Thunder game could have been related to gang activity.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: May 29, 2012
Springfield gang activity surges (Springfield, TN): While investigations continue into Springfield’s recent rash of crimes, authorities are connecting the surge to gang activity, and are forming a coalition to identify and combat the gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 29, 2012
Despite weekend violence, top cop says anti-gang strategy working (Chicago, IL): Despite coming off a bloody holiday weekend in Chicago that saw 10 people shot and killed and close to 40 others wounded, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the department's strategy to curb gang violence throughout the city is working.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 29, 2012
Colorado senator, ex-gang members discuss recent violence in Denver (Denver, CO) : Colorado State Sen. Mike Johnston met with former gang members and community leaders today to try to stop another summer of violence in Denver, following a spate of recent shootings suspected of being gang-related.
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 29, 2012
Two in custody in stabbing death of Chicago Heights teen (Chicago Heights, IL): Two suspects are in custody in connection with the weekend stabbing death of a 17-year-old Chicago Heights boy, which is believed to be gang-related, police said Tuesday.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: May 29, 2012
Justice summit tries to tackle drug, gang problems (San Francisco, CA): On Tuesday, in San Francisco there was an attempt to tackle the drug and gang problem head-on. A cross-section of people from cops, to sociologists, to former gang members came together looking for solutions.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: May 29, 2012
Gang member accused in assault of Mesa police officer (Mesa, AZ): A gang member was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest Saturday in Mesa, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 29, 2012
Rev. Mann: Youths in Calf Pasture Beach skirmish were not gang members (Norwalk, CT): Norwalk Police will be stepping up patrols at Calf Pasture Beach following a large skirmish on Memorial Day between two groups of males whom a Norwalk Police officer identified as members of rival gangs Bloods and Crips.
Source: The Hour Date: May 29, 2012
Police make inroads in stemming violence (Surrey, BC): B.C. Gang Task Force head Tom McCluskie gave some encouraging news to people attending an anti-gang forum in Surrey Saturday, saying that GTF has been successful in preventing violent public altercations between gangsters.
Source: Canada.com Date: May 28, 2012
Man stabbed during fight with rival gang members (Petaluma, CA) : A man was injured in an apparent gang-related stabbing in Petaluma on Sunday afternoon, police said.
Source: PetalumaPatch Date: May 28, 2012
Two groups battle to offer programs to curb gangs in Visalia schools (Visalia, CA): Two nonprofit organizations that seek to curb gang violence inside schools are in a tug of war over a contract bid with Visalia's school district.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 28, 2012
Massive fight between gang members breaks out at Calf Pasture Monday evening (Norwalk, CT): Police responded to a large fight at Calf Pasture Beach, allegedly involving gang members, at the end of Memorial Day weekend Monday.
Source: The Hour Date: May 28, 2012
Preventative lawsuits a new tool for combating gang activity (Fayetteville, NC): A few days before Fayetteville's Dogwood Festival, a fight involving dozens of young people erupted near Seventy-First High School. When participants threatened to retaliate at the Dogwood Festival, Fayetteville police took a new tactic aimed at quelling gang violence: Sue the people making the threats before they can cause any more trouble.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: May 27, 2012
Crips in Rikers 'cradle' (New York, NY): Crips get their own cribs in the big house. Members of the notorious gang are a minority on Rikers Island but enjoy special privileges, including separate housing areas in each of the jail’s facilities, Correction Department insiders say.
Source: New York Post Date: May 27, 2012
Police: Gang member shot bystander at Seattle Center (Seattle, WA) : Two days after an errant bullet killed a innocent man driving with his family in the Central District, a bystander was shot in the leg at Seattle Center.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: May 27, 2012
San Jose's latest killing -- a 16-year-old -- was seventh "gang motivated," murder (San Jose, CA): San Jose's seventh gang-related killing of the year happened late Saturday when a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot and a man standing with him was wounded, police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: May 27, 2012
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