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Crime in focus: Gang activity in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR) : More and more people are becoming involved in gangs. There are more of them out there, and people are joining them at a younger age.
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: August 27, 2012
Former gang members plea to stop the violence (San Jose, CA): Former gang members reached out to the young people of San Jose with an appeal to stop the violence. Few people understand the scope and depth of the gang problem in San Jose than those who have been there.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 27, 2012
Nashville police tout arrests made through program that targets gangs (Nashville, TN): Police said last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 68 arrests involving 66 misdemeanor charges, two felony charges and 17 outstanding warrants.
Source: The Tennessean Date: August 27, 2012
Plea agreement reached in year old shooting (Grand Junction, CO): A man was shot and killed at the Taco Bell last July as part of an alleged gang-related crime spree. Now one of the suspects has filed a plea agreement.
Source: KJCT 8 News Date: August 27, 2012
Gang fight on Collier yields two arrests, Napa police say (Napa, CA): Jose Alberto Sosa and Reynaldo Lucero Aguiniga, both 20-year-old Napa residents, face multiple charges after a Sunday afternoon street fight and the discovery of "numerous knives" in their vehicle, police said.
Source: NapaPatch Date: August 27, 2012
Anti-gang group looks for funding for RAGS overhaul (Regina, SK): The Regina Anti-Gang Services (RAGS) program, which lost its Federal funding in March, now has its sights set on a funding proposal to the Province.
Source: MetroNews Date: August 27, 2012
Neighbors form watch group to battle gang members (Nashville, TN): An Antioch neighborhood is reaping the benefits of forming a neighborhood watch at a time when gang activity and burglaries were plaguing the area.
Source: WKRN 2 News Date: August 27, 2012
Bloods member pleads guilty to drug, gun crimes (Columbia, SC): A member of the Bloods street gang members arrested in Columbia earlier this year has pleaded guilty to gun and drug crimes, U.S. Attorneys say.
Source: The State Date: August 27, 2012
Man challenges 2009 Nebraska anti-gang law (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man who styled himself as a mobster straight out of the television series "The Sopranos" is asking the Nebraska Supreme Court to declare a relatively new Nebraska anti-gang law unconstitutional — the first challenge of the law to make it to the state's high court.
Source: NECN News Date: August 26, 2012
Chicago police arrest 300, nab 100 weapons in three-day drug crackdown (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested more than 300 people and confiscated over 100 guns when they busted street gang drug sales operations in 10 police districts across the city over the weekend, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 26, 2012
Stockton completes second violence suppression mission (Stockton, CA): With the rise in violent crimes, the Stockton Police Department completed another two-day, multi-agency violence suppression mission.
Source: CBS13 News Date: August 26, 2012
Residents on edge after man killed in 'gang-related' shooting in east end (Ottawa, ON): Residents say they feel unsafe after a shooting early Saturday morning left one man killed right in front of their houses in Blackburn Hamlet. No arrests have been made in connection with the homicide. Ottawa Police Staff Sgt. Bruce Pirt said the homicide is gang-related and the victim was known to police.
Source: MetroNews Date: August 26, 2012
McCarthy: Police 'treading water' in anti-violence strategy (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy likened the department's progress with their anti-violence strategy to "basically treading water" during a press conference Saturday.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: August 26, 2012
Four Marina-Seaside gang suppression arrests (Marina, CA): Marina and Seaside police officers arrested four suspects over the weekend during joint gang violence suppression efforts.
Source: The Californian Date: August 26, 2012
Chicago gangs don’t have to go far to buy guns (Chicago, IL): You might think the Deep South is the biggest source of the firearms in the hands of Chicago's criminals. Maybe you heard about the less-restrictive gun laws in the South or the high-profile cases the feds have brought against gun traffickers moving weapons from Mississippi and other states to Chicago — the Dixie pipeline.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 26, 2012
Seven shootings wound 19 over eight hours (Chicago, IL): Just when it seemed that police might be making progress containing the violence that has plagued Chicago this year, seven separate shootings on the South and West sides left 19 people wounded and again drew national attention to the city's internecine gang wars.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 25, 2012
Suspected gang members arrested (Kennewick, WA): Two suspected gang members linked to a Moses Lake armed robbery were arrested in Kennewick late Thursday.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: August 25, 2012
Early morning gang-related shooting in Vancouver wounds one (Vancouver, WA): A 19-year-old man was shot in what Vancouver Police are calling a gang-related shooting early Saturday morning.
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 25, 2012
Feds starting tattoo database to help ID gang members (Oakland County, MI): Tattoos are exotic, edgy and can be a key to getting criminals off the street, law enforcement officers say. Towards that end, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun collecting tattoos gathered from academia, private industry and police agencies across the U.S. for part of a national database for law enforcement officers.
Source: The Detroit News Date: August 25, 2012
Kennewick man promises to leave gang life behind (Kennewick, WA): A 20-year-old Kennewick man who tossed a gun out of an SUV while it was being chased by police told a Benton County judge that he is done with the gang life and plans to stay out of trouble.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 24, 2012
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