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Fed crackdown shows MS-13 gang is real threat, experts said (Los Angeles, CA): The decision last week by federal authorities to classify the Mara Salvatrucha MS-13 gang as a "transnational criminal organization" has some experts hoping the move will put the gang on the run.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 15, 2012
Saginaw city council declares October Anti-Gang, Anti-Violence month (Saginaw, MI): Saginaw has seen 19 murders and nearly 100 shootings so far this year, and that leaves many at their breaking point.
Source: WJRT ABC 12 News Date: October 15, 2012
Fewer AISD students joining gangs (Austin, TX): The teenage gang problem is getting better in Austin, according to new numbers released by the Austin ISD Police Department. AISD Police Chief Eric Mendez says there are currently 759 students out of about 87,000 who are documented gang members.
Source: KXAN News Date: October 15, 2012
Avenal man killed in gang violence (Avenal, CA): Flowers and candles stand where Alberto Alcala fell. Avenal police say gang members ended his life, and stabbed two of his friends at the intersection of Stanislaus and A Streets.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: October 15, 2012
Unaccompanied migrant youth in U.S. detention centers rises 50% (Washington, DC): Gang violence in Central America has led to a startling increase in the number of children who make the dangerous journey across the Mexican border alone in search of asylum in the United States, according to a report by the Women's Refugee Commission, a nonprofit that advocates for displaced women and children.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: October 15, 2012
Bricktown gang member pleads guilty (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man admitted today that he was a member of the Bricktown street gang that used violence to control its drug trade in the city over at least the past 12 years.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: October 15, 2012
Couple indicted in gang-related murder (Syracuse, NY): A former couple in their 20s has been indicted in a 2008 gang-related murder of a Newport News teen and one of them could face the death penalty.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: October 15, 2012
Alleged gang member indicted in 2008 murder (Newport News, VA): A boyfriend and girlfriend from Newport News are facing charges related to gang activity that includes the murder of an 18-year-old man in 2008.
Source: Daily Press Date: October 15, 2012
17-year-old among five fatally shot in weekend violence (Chicago, IL): Miles Turner was always "looking after the underdog" and "there to protect guys," his high school football coach said. On Saturday, the Leo High School senior’s actions were no different.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 14, 2012
Brentwood violent crime falls by a third (Brentwood, NY): Violent crime has been cut by more than a third in Brentwood in the past three years because of increased police patrols, community renewal efforts, and an expansion of neighborhood watch groups.
Source: Newsday Date: October 14, 2012
Woodland City Council to vote on gang initiative (Woodland, CA) : City Council members will decide Tuesday whether they will agree to finance a Youth Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Initiative coordinator, in conjunction with partner agencies. The YGRIP initiative is one way city officials are attempting to address the gang activity in Woodland and the surrounding communities.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: October 14, 2012
Fourth arrest in gang homicide of Paris Bruce, 16 (Winnipeg, MB): Police have accused another man in the suspected gang-related homicide of 16-year-old Paris Bruce in early September.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: October 14, 2012
Teenage girl shot in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl was shot in her upper body about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in Thornton Park and was in critical condition as of 7:20 a.m., Santa Ana police reported.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 14, 2012
Emergence of gang violence in Texarkana prompts police to start unit to combat drugs, gunfire (Texarkana, AR): The recent shooting at a County Avenue apartment complex has prompted Texarkana, Ark., Police Department to start a gang unit aimed at combating similar violence.
Source: The Republic Date: October 14, 2012
Tri-City gang sweep leads to 27 arrests (Kennewick, WA) : A single-day roundup of "gang involved" fugitives in the Tri-Cities netted 27 arrests, including two teen offenders, officials said. Between all those arrested during the latest gang sweep in the area, there were 14 felony charges and 23 misdemeanor offenses, said Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: October 13, 2012
Four arrested in gang shooting (Moreno Valley, CA): Three men and a juvenile were arrested in Moreno Valley on Friday night, Oct. 12, following a shooting between rival gangs Friday night in which a man was wounded.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 13, 2012
Gang task force nets 13 arrests in first bust (Mountain View, CA): Sixty-two officers representing the newly formed North Santa Clara County Gang Task Force conducted their inaugural operation to curtail gang violence in northern Santa Clara County on Friday, making 13 arrests in Sunnyvale and Mountain View, according to Mountain View police.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: October 13, 2012
Gang sweep nets seven, task force officers say (Santa Cruz, CA): In a gang sweep this week, officers from nine Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies teamed up and arrested seven people on various charges, the county Gang Task Force announced late Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 13, 2012
Public forum gets tough on gangs (Ottawa, ON): Officials want to hear from the public as they aim to take "concrete action" to address gang issues in Ottawa. Previous events on gangs have focused more on education than direct steps to curtail gang activity.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: October 13, 2012
Los Angeles exports anti-gang solutions to Central America (Los Angeles, CA): The City of Los Angeles signed a partnership Thursday with a federal international development agency to help curtail gang crime in Central America through gang prevention strategies successfully created in the nation's gang capital.
Source: ABC News Date: October 12, 2012
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