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Gang-busters on the streets (Suffolk, VA): Late in the afternoon one recent Saturday, Sgt. Jesse Epperson and Officer Ryan Linville check emails after clocking on for the evening shift. We sit in the southern Suffolk Neighborhood Enforcement Team’s small office at the police department’s Precinct 1 building on East Washington Street.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: September 28, 2013
Springfield man killed in suspected gang-related shooting (Springfield, MA): A 22-year-old Springfield man was shot to death early Saturday morning, the police said in a prepared statement.
Source: CBS Boston Date: September 28, 2013
Deputies search for information on gang graffiti (Shasta Lake, CA): Shasta County Sheriff's deputies are asking for information about a recent spate of gang graffiti in Shasta Lake.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: September 28, 2013
5th man charged in Cornell Pk. shooting (Chicago, IL): A fifth man has been charged in connection with a shooting last week in Back of the Yards that left 13 people wounded, including a 3-year-old boy, police and prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 28, 2013
15-year-old shot in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A 15-year-old boy is recovering after suffering a non-life-threatening gunshot wound during a gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: September 28, 2013
Men linked to McDonald's robbery also facing gang charges (Dinwiddie County, VA): Police arrested four men after a traffic stop in Chesterfield Thursday morning charging them in relation to the Dinwiddie County McDonald's robbery earlier Thursday.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: September 28, 2013
Two Pomona gang members charged with murder (Pomona, CA): Two members of a Pomona street gang have been charged with murder in connection with a killing in late August, authorities said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 27, 2013
Feds nab alleged Camden, NJ drug gang leader (Camden, NJ): Federal authorities have arrested a purported leader of a street gang based in Camden, charging him with illegal drug distribution. Tyrone Tyson, 38, is said to be the leader of the "Fruit Town Brims," a part of the Bloods street gang.
Source: CBS Philly Date: September 27, 2013
Police investigate gang stabbing (Los Banos, CA): A gang-related stabbing on Saturday has led police to make a handful of arrests. The Los Banos Police Department responded to the intersection of Eighth and D streets after receiving a report of a fight.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: September 27, 2013
SC assault ringleader's online taunts from prison revealed (Columbia, SC): The ringleader of a vicious 2011 mob assault in Five Points remains in solitary confinement as he awaits punishment for using a cell phone in prison to post online messages about his co-defendants and to display gang signs.
Source: The Herald Date: September 27, 2013
Gang culture expert Kipper says athletics can address bullying issues (Newport News, VA): In more than 30 years as a youth sports official and coach, and a lifetime as a fan, Bobby Kipper has seen the good and bad sides of athletics: team and individual character development, the satisfaction of goals achieved; as well as overbearing and domineering coaches and parents amid an increasingly me-first society.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 27, 2013
Victims of gang violence hope summit helps heal Chicago (Chicago, IL): Twenty-years-ago, Chicago hosted the first ever national gang summit. The name has changed but the problems are still the same - gang violence impacting children and family citywide.
Source: FOX 32 News Date: September 27, 2013
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has officers search jail over gang concerns (Phoenix, AZ): Maricopa County Sheriff's detention officers searched the Fourth Avenue Jail in downtown Phoenix on Friday to help prevent any gang-related activity in the facility.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 27, 2013
Gang member sentenced to life in slaying of 12-year-old girl and triple-shooting (Providence, RI): One of the five gang members accused in a shooting that killed a 12-year-old girl and wounded three women at a graduation party in June is sentenced to life in prison.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: September 27, 2013
After violence interrupts progress, a struggle ensues in Denver (Denver, CO): When Terrance Roberts, a barrel-chested former leader of the Bloods street gang, campaigned against street violence here, his words carried weight. As a Blood, Mr. Roberts was once shot in the back, and he served time in prison for several felony convictions.
Source: The New York Times Date: September 27, 2013
Richmond man sentenced to 20 years for gang-related killing of 16-year-old boy (Martinez, CA): A 21-year-old Richmond gang member was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Friday for fatally shooting a 16-year-old North Richmond boy in 2010.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: September 27, 2013
From Tweets to the streets: Gang activity starts online and leads to violence (Boston, MA): Gang feuds are no longer a product exclusively of the streets, fueled by insults that spread by word of mouth or through graffiti tags on rival territory. For at least six years, a segment of gang activity has been starting on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, then spilling into the streets and speeding up the process in which shootings and retaliation take place, according to researchers.
Source: Boston Date: September 27, 2013
Chief says new strategies needed in fight against gangs (Wilmington, NC): Ralph Evangelous says Wilmington's gang problem is the worst he's seen since becoming police chief nine years ago. Now that a 90-day cease fire is over, the chief says more than police need to be part of the fight.
Source: WWAY NewsChannel 3 Date: September 27, 2013
Gang members invited to join weekend peace summit (Chicago, IL): Gang members from the Chicago area have been invited to attend a weekend panel discussion with community leaders and survivors of violence in an effort to end the bloodshed in some of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: September 27, 2013
Gang member charged in NYC killing (New York, NY): Authorities have charged a man they say is a member of the M18 street gang with murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Queens man.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: September 27, 2013
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