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'They don't know where to go... that's why we're here' (Tri-Cities, WA): A local anti-gang organization has made big waves in keeping our streets safer. There is so much more to life crime. It could be the humility of being arrested, or even the shock of a shooting, but increasingly often local gang members are giving crime the cold shoulder.
Source: KIMA News Date: August 9, 2013
Violence Interrupted: Salinas outreach workers pound pavement to quell gang violence (Salinas, CA): Something was up. Boys sprinting through a Salinas park is one thing, but this group of teens seemed to be running a kid down. The Interrupter knew something was wrong. "They're after him," thought the Interrupter, who'd just pulled up in his car.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: August 9, 2013
Officers work to keep gangs out of your schools (Augusta, GA): As Richmond County students prepare to head back to school on Monday, some parents are worried recent violence could spill into the classrooms.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: August 9, 2013
207 gang members arrested in Central America in HSI-led operation (Washington, DC): More than 200 alleged transnational criminal street gang members and associates were arrested in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras during a 60-day enforcement operation spearheaded by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Central American law enforcement.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: August 9, 2013
Repairing bikes to keep kids off the streets, out of gangs (Greenville, NC): More than a dozen bicycles, formerly used for Greenville Police patrols, are now part of a teen gang prevention program. Officers delivered the surplus bikes to the Building Hope Community Life Center on 9th Street Friday.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: August 9, 2013
Gang member sentenced to life (Orange County, CA): A Fountain Valley man was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for his part in the 1995 death of a fellow Vietnamese street gang member.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: August 9, 2013
Violent crimes prompt gang sweep (Jurupa Valley, CA): A spate of violent crimes by a Jurupa Valley-area gang in the past two months prompted the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department to conduct a parole and probation sweep Thursday, Aug. 8, that resulted in 18 arrests or citations.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: August 9, 2013
Gang rivalry cause of fight at area high school, student speaks out (Spencer, OK): What happened Thursday afternoon at Star Spencer High School wasn’t just any old fight. Police say it all stemmed from a fierce rivalry between the Bloods and Crips. They are two gangs in and around Spencer.
Source: KFOR 4 News Date: August 9, 2013
Bronx gang member gets seven years in prison for gay-bashing attack that involved sodomy, torture (Bronx, NY) : A Bronx gang member was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for his role in a horrific 2010 gay bashing attack. Nelson Falu was among eight members of the "Latin King Goonies" who tortured and beat two teenage boys and a 30-year-old man over the course of several hours in a Bronx home, while using anti-gay slurs.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 9, 2013
Gang member sentenced for 2012 shooting (Vancouver, WA): A Vancouver man who has claimed affiliation with the Norteños gang was sentenced to 108 months in prison Friday for a 2012 shooting.
Source: The Columbian Date: August 9, 2013
North Bay gang suspect accused of attacking man with hedge trimmer (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man was arrested Thursday on allegations he brandished a shotgun in a gang-related fight and attacked a man with a hedge trimmer.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 9, 2013
CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes (Chicago, IL): Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to new schools this year. Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots. Some of them have complained that CPS has been late releasing the maps.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 9, 2013
Gang member convicted of attempted murder (Knoxville, TN): A little "Candid Camera" was enough to convince a Knox County jury a local gang member committed a drive-by shooting. A jury in Knox County Criminal Court this week convicted Cuben Lagrone of attempted murder and related gun charges in a drive-by shooting on North Fourth Avenue last August.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: August 9, 2013
13 arrested in drug-trafficking ring in Pittsburgh, Beaver County (Pittsburgh, PA): Thirteen people have been arrested in connection with a heroin-trafficking operation that ran throughout Pittsburgh and Beaver County and was led, agents said, by a member of a California gang.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: August 8, 2013
Community groups, police, foundations join to fight violence in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY): To halt violence among young people in Buffalo, “community peacemakers” will be going into neighborhoods ripe for gang activity and offering meaningful alternatives, city officials and local foundations funding the collaboration announced Wednesday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 8, 2013
RI institute for nonviolence highlighting street interventions for Chicago, Newark officials (Providence, RI): Providence's Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence is highlighting its street intervention programs for officials from Newark, New Jersey, and Chicago.
Source: The Republic Date: August 8, 2013
Two more men see prison for gang-related shooting (San Antonio, TX): A San Antonio man who accidently shot himself in the process of shooting someone he suspected of being a rival gang member will spend two years in prison, a judge decided Wednesday.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: August 8, 2013
Prison gang boss ID'd (Sacramento, CA): A gang leader who helped organize a massive hunger strike in California state prisons has been named as an unindicted co-conspirator in federal indictments aiming to disrupt the Mexican Mafia prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel.
Source: KMJNOW News Date: August 8, 2013
Police investigating Bloods street-gang graffiti on North Plainfield building (North Plainfield, NJ): Police are investigating what they called evidence of street-gang-related graffiti found on a building in the borough earlier this month, according to a police report released Thursday.
Source: NJ.com Date: August 8, 2013
Customs officials in Phila. deport Mexican gang member (Philadelphia, PA): A Mexican man described by police as a career criminal has been deported after flouting U.S. border laws for more than a decade, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 8, 2013
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