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CeaseFire questions part of Emanuel's anti-violence strategy (Chicago, IL): Gang murders in Chicago are on the rise. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is feeling the heat, and says he’s doing something about it, but his latest strategy is drawing some heat of its own from a group dedicated to preventing gang violence.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: May 30, 2012
Patrol for peace: Salinas 'night walks' part of violence reduction strategy (Salinas, CA): In the 900 block of Acosta Plaza, few souls willingly take to the street after dark. Crowded with low-income families living in row after row of apartment complexes, the area is known to police, gang members and neighbors as one of Salinas' most dangerous.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 30, 2012
Police: No turf war going on (San Bernardino, CA): Police say the recent rash of killings in San Bernardino is not a sign that a gang or turf war has erupted in the city, despite detectives calling the latest homicide gang-related.
Source: The Sun Date: May 30, 2012
Los Angeles gang workers praise El Salvador truce (Los Angeles, CA) : A gang truce mediated by the Catholic Church in El Salvador has dramatically reduced gang-related killings in the Central American country since it was implemented in March. Those who work with gang members in the United States support the fragile agreement and hope to reduce the lure of gangs in both countries.
Source: Voice of America Date: May 30, 2012
Suspected San Leandro gang members arrested for vandalism, graffiti (San Leandro, CA): Two 18-year-old gang members were arrested early Tuesday morning when an off-duty officer spotted them spray painting gang-related graffiti, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 30, 2012
Deputies seek reputed gang member in kidnapping, torture case (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities were searching for a reputed Pico Rivera gang member Wednesday night in connection with a kidnapping and torture case in which a victim was burned with a hot knife and had his fingers smashed with a gun.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 30, 2012
Gang authority says Folklife shooting typical; gangs don't care where bullets go (Seattle, WA): The suspect being investigated for wounding a bystander at Seattle's Folklife Festival told police after the incident that he was a member of street gang, Little Valley Lakote, based out of Yakima. A man familiar with gang activity from groups like LVL says the type of violence that occurred at the Seattle Center is pretty typical.
Source: Bonneville Seattle Date: May 30, 2012
Two alleged members of 'Howard Boys' gang arraigned in federal court (Flint, MI): Two more alleged members of the "Howard Boys" gang, which authorities say used violence to control the gun and drug trade on the city's south side, were arraigned in federal court today.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: May 30, 2012
Reputed NJ gang leader faces federal sentencing (Newark, NJ): A reputed high-ranking New Jersey member of the Bloods street gang is facing sentencing in federal court.
Source: The Associated Press Date: May 29, 2012
10 dead, 41 hurt in violent Chicago weekend (Chicago, IL): One man was shot in the head and another in the back Monday night, the latest incidents in a violent holiday weekend in Chicago.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: May 29, 2012
Gang-related crimes trend downward in past five years (Newark, NJ) : Today marks one month since a Newark Memorial High School student was killed as a result of a gang-related stabbing in Fremont.
Source: NewarkPatch Date: May 29, 2012
Gang-motivated shooting in Watsonville leaves man in critical condition (Watsonville, CA): Police followed leads Tuesday in the shooting of a 19-year-old Watsonville man who was targeted by rival gang members.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: May 29, 2012
After bloody weekend, police say CeaseFire will be asked to help (Chicago, IL): Following a bloody Memorial Day weekend in Chicago, police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Tuesday defended his efforts to stop retaliatory shootings — and said the Chicago Police Department will enlist CeaseFire Illinois for the first time to help.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 29, 2012
Aurora combats gang with lawsuit (Aurora, IL): Aurora officials have filed a lawsuit against about three dozen reputed Latin Kings street gang members, joining several Chicago-area municipalities that have expanded the fight against gangs from the criminal courts to the civil branch.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 29, 2012
Shooting victim dies; police arrest one, search for more in Sunday's gang-related incident (Wichita, KS): A 23-year-old man who was shot in the head early Sunday morning during a gang-related shooting died Tuesday, a spokeswoman at Wesley Medical Center confirmed.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 29, 2012
Guns more than gangs are fueling city's violence, police say (Seattle, WA): Seattle police officials Tuesday told the City Council that the outbreak of violence through Memorial Day weekend and since the beginning of the year has more to do with guns than with gangs.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 29, 2012
KPD investigating gang-related shooting (Kennewick, WA): The Kennewick Police Department is investigating a gang related shooting incident which took place in the Keewaydin Park area of Kennewick early Tuesday evening.
Source: KVEW News Date: May 29, 2012
Bricktown shooting could be gang-related (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police say last week's shooting that left eight people injured following a Thunder game could have been related to gang activity.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: May 29, 2012
Springfield gang activity surges (Springfield, TN): While investigations continue into Springfield’s recent rash of crimes, authorities are connecting the surge to gang activity, and are forming a coalition to identify and combat the gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 29, 2012
Despite weekend violence, top cop says anti-gang strategy working (Chicago, IL): Despite coming off a bloody holiday weekend in Chicago that saw 10 people shot and killed and close to 40 others wounded, Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said the department's strategy to curb gang violence throughout the city is working.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 29, 2012
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