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Rise in gun violence in Madison has police, officials alarmed (Madison, WI): While violent crime has continued to drop in Madison, local officials are alarmed at a spate of increasingly brazen shooting incidents that have police and community workers battling with gangs for the hearts and minds of young people.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 17, 2012
Three Vancouver gang members convicted on weapons charges (Vancouver, BC): A B.C. Supreme Court judge has convicted three of five men facing dozens of weapons charges in connection to a violent gang war in Vancouver.
Source: CBC News Date: May 17, 2012
Gang signs: Police seeing spike in young recruits (Charlottesville, VA) : Writings on the walls of tunnels and overpasses announce what street gangs are in town. The "tagging" has caught the eye of youngsters and police alike.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: May 17, 2012
Notorious 1980s drug dealer arrested in NYC in gang takedown; dozens of others arrested (Queens, NY): A notorious drug dealer who got his start during the crack epidemic of the 1980s and was so good at hiding his whereabouts that he was known as "the ghost" has been arrested along with dozens of others on new charges, police and prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 17, 2012
Gangs in Southern Colorado (Colorado Springs, CO): When thinking about gangs, cities like Los Angeles and Compton may come to mind. But what about Colorado Springs and Pueblo? In Colorado Springs alone police officers have documented 97 different gangs and around 1,300 gang members.
Source: KXRM FOX 21 News Date: May 17, 2012
Man, 18, dies after gang-related shooting in San Jose (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man who was shot late Wednesday near Story Road and Lucretia Avenue died from his injuries, and investigators believe the attack was gang-related, according to San Jose police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 17, 2012
Stabbing at Newark Square is gang-related, police say (Newark, CA) : Tuesday night's stabbing at the Newark Square Shopping Center that critically injured an 18-year-old Newark man is gang-related, Cmdr. Mike Carroll of the Newark Police said Thursday.
Source: NewarkPatch Date: May 17, 2012
Belvidere Police looking for suspect in gang-related shooting (Belvidere, IL): Belvidere Police are asking for the public's help in located a suspect wanted in connection for a gang-related shooting.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: May 17, 2012
Man, 18, killed in San Jose gang attack (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man was shot and killed and a second victim was injured in a gang-related attack in San Jose, police said Thursday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 17, 2012
Tippecanoe County gang activity a primary concern (Tippecanoe County, IN): The Director of the Tippecanoe County Project Safe Neighborhoods Anti-Gang Initiative says gang violence is the number one threat to the community.
Source: WBAA News Date: May 17, 2012
Gang trial opens Monday (Moultrie, GA): The trial of six men accused of gang activities, including two slayings, three non-fatal shootings and armed robberies is scheduled to get under way on Monday.
Source: The Moultrie Observer Date: May 17, 2012
Downtown Yakima shooting likely gang-related (Yakima, WA): A man in his 20s was shot once in the lower back or buttocks as he was walking about 1 1/2 blocks from the Yakima police station Thursday afternoon.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 17, 2012
Police officer stabbed, suspect shot in altercation (New Bedford, MA): A New Bedford gang detective was stabbed in the chest during a fight with a gang member on Cedar Street, police say.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: May 17, 2012
Chattanooga City Council examines $500,000 request for gang task force (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga City Council members questioned the gang task force, police and fire pension board, and social service agency budgets on Tuesday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 16, 2012
Easton gang specialist warns Bangor residents of local gang presence (Bangor, PA): In just a short drive around the Bangor area, Terrence Miller said he saw plenty of signs of gang activity in the borough. "I think you do have some national gangs here," said the founder of the Easton Gang Prevention Community Task Force. "You certainly have homegrown gangs."
Source: The Express-Times Date: May 16, 2012
Woman arrested after standoff may have gang ties, police say (Marysville, WA): Police noticed something unusual when they interviewed a woman after a two-hour standoff over the weekend. She had the words "South" and "Side" tattooed where they would expect to find eyebrows.
Source: The Herald Date: May 16, 2012
Mayor Menino acts now for safer summer (Boston, MA): Mayor Thomas M. Menino is expected to outline a preemptive push to stanch summertime violence Wednesday, seeking to stop crime now with the hope of preventing retaliation in July and August.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: May 16, 2012
Suspected gang member on trial (Pasco, WA): A trial is underway for a man accused of assaulting members of a rival gang. Pasco police arrested Stephen Morfin in February. Prosecutors say Morfin,21, and two other suspected gang members assaulted a woman and her teenager daughter in their apartment.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 16, 2012
Mexican gang members guilty of kidnappings, murders (San Diego, CA): A member of a violent Mexican street gang that targeted drug dealers was convicted Wednesday of the 2007 kidnap-murders of three men in San Diego County, while a second defendant was found guilty in two of the slayings in which the victims' bodies were dissolved in acid.
Source: FOX 5 San Diego Date: May 16, 2012
Trial of suspected gang member starts today (Franklin County, WA): The trial of a suspected gang member accused of being involved in an attack on a rival gang member at a Pasco apartment starts today after a judge refused to allow his attorney to withdraw.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: May 16, 2012
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