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Three stabbed on Seascape Beach in gang-related attack, deputies say (Santa Cruz, CA): Three men were stabbed Saturday night on the beach below Seascape Beach Resort in what appears to be a gang-related attack, the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Office said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 7, 2012
Hospital project redirects gang/at risk kids (Denver, CO): Shantel was handcuffed to a hospital bed and struggling against the gnawing fear that the assault charge she faced would lead to a long jail stay when gang-outreach worker Michelle McDaniel stepped into her life.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 7, 2012
Memphis tries new approach to tackling gangs with intervention squad (Memphis, TN): Convicted felons and former gang members seeking contract work for the city of Memphis recently found that their backgrounds actually helped them bubble to the top of a deep pile of applicants.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: October 7, 2012
Gang member arrested after he was found choking his girlfriend (Walla Walla, WA): A gang member is behind bars tonight after trying to strangle his girlfriend in Walla Walla.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: October 7, 2012
State Senate passes bill on gang activity that could affect Reading (Reading, PA): As concerns of gang violence and gang recruitment grow in Reading, this week's Senate passage of anti-gang legislation [45-3 on Oct. 3] offers a step toward deterring this disturbing activity that plagues neighborhoods and recruits children, state Sen. Judy Schwank said.
Source: BCTV News Date: October 7, 2012
Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force makes strides in first year (Santa Cruz, CA): Twelve months after law enforcement leaders formed the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force, leaders said the group has made some significant strides in suppressing gang violence.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 6, 2012
Restructuring of anti-gang unit aims to improve co-ordination (Vancouver, BC): A major reorganization of the agency that investigates organized crime in B.C. should enable police to better tackle gang violence, the RCMP officer in charge of the task force says.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 6, 2012
Fight led to 'Mother's Day killing,' gang member testifies (Bryan, TX): Seventeen-year-old Christopher Hutchson’s murder was part of a retaliation by Bryan gang members who were upset that one of their own had suffered a broken arm during a fight, according to testimony Thursday in the trial of Jose Castillo.
Source: The Eagle Date: October 5, 2012
Alleged gang leader remains behind bars (Wausau, WI): An alleged gang leader accused in a shooting that damaged two homes and a vehicle will remain behind bars after a judge refused to lower the cash bond in the case.
Source: Wausau Daily Herald Date: October 5, 2012
Guadalupe gang member found guilty of murder (Santa Maria, CA): A Santa Maria jury found a high-ranking Guadalupe gang member guilty of first-degree murder Thursday morning following a nearly monthlong trial.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: October 5, 2012
Deputies arrest two in Oroville drive-by shooting (Oroville, CA): An 18-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested Monday night in connection with a gang-related drive-by shooting south of Oroville, according to the Butte County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: October 5, 2012
Teen stabbed, robbed in Los Banos (Los Banos, CA): A confrontation between rival gang members left a teen stabbed and robbed Sunday, police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: October 5, 2012
Teen pleads in Centennial Park gang shooting (Hanford, CA): A teenager, charged as an adult for shooting at two men near Centennial Park, pleaded guilty this week to second-degree attempted murder.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: October 5, 2012
MS-13 member arrested for alleged child sex trafficking (Alexandria, VA): Police say a Prince George's County man was arrested on Thursday for his alleged role in a child sex trafficking ring run by the street gang, MS-13.
Source: WUSA 9 News Date: October 5, 2012
Macon man charged in Tuesday gang-related shooting (Macon, GA): An 18-year-old Macon man has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault in connection with the gang-related Tuesday shooting of another man in the 1100 block of Lamont Street, according to Macon police.
Source: The Telegraph Date: October 5, 2012
Gang member arrested after chase, hiding in stranger's home (Watsonville, CA): The Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force arrested 30-year-old Javier Zepeda Solis Thursday afternoon after first spotting him outside of the Day's Inn hotel on Beach Street, in Watsonville.
Source: KION 46 News Date: October 5, 2012
Restructuring of B.C.'s anti-gang unit aims for better police coordination to tackle organized crime (Vancouver, BC) : A major reorganization of the agency that investigates organized crime in B.C. should enable police to better tackle gang violence, the RCMP officer in charge of the task force says.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 5, 2012
Living with increased violence in the LBC (Part 2 of 2) (Long Beach, CA) : It can't quite be called "ironic" that there were two gun crimes that we know of (one robbery, one shooting) in the four days since Part 1 of this story was published, because one can hardly call such incidents unexpected in our current milieu.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: October 5, 2012
Schooling kids in gang dangers (Ottawa, ON): Police are planning an awareness campaign aimed at high-risk schools to curtail gang recruitment and talk of the risks of gun violence.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: October 5, 2012
Second suspect arrested in gang hit-and-run (Hanford, CA): The suspect who ran from a traffic stop and evaded capture on Saturday is now behind bars, police said Thursday. Investigators have been looking for Alexander Natividad, 18, in connection with the hit-and-run gang attack that injured a 15-year-old boy late last week.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: October 5, 2012
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