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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
Cross-border deal targeting area gangs approved (Chattanooga, TN): A select number of deputies will be able to cross state lines to arrest gang members under an agreement between the Hamilton County and Walker County sheriff's offices signed Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 24, 2012
17 arrested in crackdown on California-Mexico methamphetamine ring (Los Angeles, CA): Local and federal authorities moved Thursday to break up an alleged drug trafficking ring connecting a major Mexican cartel to San Gabriel Valley street gangs and arrested 17 people in a pre-dawn sweep.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 24, 2012
True Crime author John Hawkins provides solution to gang violence (San Diego, CA) : True crime author John Barrett Hawkins speaks before a group of school teachers and concerned parents, and reels off statistics from the Justice Department's National Youth Gang Survey: "There are more than a million youth gang members active in 30,500 youth gangs in the United States. Youth gang members were estimated to be involved in more than 3,300 homicides annually, 28% of all larceny and motor vehicle theft and 13% of all robberies."
Source: PRWeb Date: August 24, 2012
Police search for gunmen who shot eight people on South Side (Chicago, IL): Police are searching for two gunman who opened fire from a car and wounded eight people standing on a South Side street, including two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, authorities say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 24, 2012
Anti-gang youth programs didn't work, federal review claims (Winnipeg, MB): The federal government has determined that the money it spent on gang-prevention youth programs in Winnipeg were not effective, but those who work with youth say that's not true.
Source: CBC News Date: August 24, 2012
Gang-related shooting in Surrey leaves one dead (Surrey, BC): A 46-year-old man is dead following an apparent gang-related shooting in Surrey overnight. Police have identified the victim as Christopher Pammenter.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 24, 2012
SDPD put together anti-gang violence plan (San Diego, CA): San Diego police are putting together a new plan of action in an attempt to clamp down on the increase in gang violence.
Source: 10 News Date: August 24, 2012
San Jose steps up policing efforts in wake of violence (San Jose, CA): San Jose officials Friday announced they are stepping up anti-gang efforts, shifting more officers to patrol and boosting the police overtime budget in response to a recent wave of violence that has left eight people dead and six others injured by gunfire in the past two weeks.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 24, 2012
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