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Man fires several gunshots into crowd outside Zen Lounge in Hermosa Beach (Hermosa Beach, CA): A man yelled a Crips gang name before firing several shots into a crowd outside the Zen Lounge in Hermosa Beach early Sunday morning, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: April 9, 2012
Councilman proposes additional tools to combat gangs (Seattle, WA): Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council, outlined additional tools Monday to combat gang-violence. The proposed legislation calls for establishing anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas and allow judges to prohibit people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering areas of high gang activity. In 2011, officials recorded 802 gang-related incidents countywide.
Source: Issaquah Press Date: April 9, 2012
Police conducting 'gang audits' after violent weekend (Chicago, IL): After a violent weekend during which five people were killed and more than 20 hurt in separate shootings, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday the police department is implementing a new gangs strategy using intelligence on the ground level.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: April 9, 2012
St. Paul man convicted of murder in North End shooting (Ramsey County, MN): A St. Paul man tossed from a Rice Street bar for fighting about a year ago was convicted on Monday of murder for gunning down a fellow patron who tried to break up the fight.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 9, 2012
Five arrested after suspected gang-related shooting that injured one (Yakima, WA) : A suspected gang-related shooting just off one of Yakima's busiest streets Monday afternoon prompted a search of a home and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 9, 2012
Neighbors fear gangs to blame for killings (Coachella, CA): Residents in one of Coachella's oldest neighborhoods worried Monday that their neighborhood is being overrun by gangs after two men were shot and killed.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 9, 2012
Greeley gang members wanted under obscure Colorado fighting law (Greely, CO): It may not be a fight club, but two Greeley rival gang members are now wanted under an obscure Colorado law that is rarely used but could become a regular part of the city’s arsenal against gangs.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: April 9, 2012
Tennessee lawmakers question Chattanooga's anti-gang fight (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says critics of his anti-gang legislation in the General Assembly shouldn’t ignore the second half of his comprehensive approach to addressing youth violence.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 8, 2012
West York Borough considers security equipment to protect parks from vandals (York, PA): Vandalism at Shelly Park has cost West York Borough thousands of dollars in repairs in the last few years, said councilman Brian Wilson.
Source: York Daily Record Date: April 8, 2012
Santa Maria gang dropouts growing in numbers (Santa Maria, CA): Police got a break in 2008 when a witness to the high-profile gang murder of Santa Maria resident Jeremy Grinder four years earlier came forward and implicated several men involved in the killing.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: April 8, 2012
Three shot in Wilmington backyard (Wilmington, CA): Two of three people shot in a gang-related attack in a Wilmington backyard were hospitalized Sunday with critical wounds, police said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: April 8, 2012
Chattanooga takes aim at graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Sign after sign appeared on the walls of The Johnson Group building on Market Street last weekend. Gang graffiti was spray-painted in black on the white walls.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 8, 2012
Community forum aims to curb youth violence (San Diego, CA): Community members came together Saturday hoping to put a stop to the deadly violence that has claimed the lives of several local teenagers in recent weeks.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: April 8, 2012
Man dead, woman injured in possible gang party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed and a woman was wounded Sunday evening when gunfire erupted at what police believe was a gang party, authorities said.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: April 8, 2012
Three teens arrested for gang-related stabbing of 16-year-old boy in Hillsboro (Hillsboro, OR): Three teenage suspects were arrested in connection with a Friday night gang-related stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in a Hillsboro movie theater parking lot.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 7, 2012
Sunbury targeted for gang program (Sunbury, PA): Sunbury doesn’t have a gang problem, Mayor David Persing says, but a congressman, FBI expert and county gang awareness leader say otherwise.
Source: The Daily Item Date: April 7, 2012
Police try new strategy to combat crime (Wilmington, NC): While Chris Cromartie Jr. was growing up in the neighborhoods that checker Wilmington's north side, violence usually meant a few of the boys fighting with their fists. Now, Cromartie says, hands have given way to guns as an all too common mediator of conflict.
Source: StarNews Date: April 7, 2012
Six charged in shooting of 14-year-old in Union City (Union City, CA): Alameda County prosecutors have charged six alleged gang members in the 2007 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in front of a Union City middle school.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 6, 2012
Tulare balks at anti-gang program (Tulare, CA): A lack of money is once again preventing the city from participating in the county’s Summer Night Lights program designed to keep kids away from gangs, officials say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 6, 2012
SW Portland gang shooting suspect arrested (Portland, OR): The suspect in a shooting outside a Portland pub was arrested Thursday, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 6, 2012
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