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Shots fired into Jersey City home; ten charged, including nine gang members, cops say (Jersey City, NJ): A stray bullet that pierced a Armstrong Avenue woman's apartment door and lodged in a wall Wednesday night led police on a chase that ended with the arrest of 10 Jersey City residents, most of them associated with the Bloods street gang, police said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: October 25, 2012
Summit tries to encourage kids to avoid gang life (Orangeburg, SC): Brenton Chapple has big plans one day. Being a gang banger is not one of them. "When I grow up, I want to be an engineer," said Chapple. Organizers want to hear positive responses like Chapple's at this year's Gang Prevention and Intervention Summit in Orangeburg.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: October 25, 2012
Court's in session so where are the cops? (Vancouver, BC) : Anti-gang police have cut back their presence at the Vancouver Law Courts, even though several gang trials are being held simultaneously in B.C. Supreme Court.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 24, 2012
Gang trials crowd courts (Vancouver, BC): B.C.'s biggest courthouse has been teeming with gang-related trials recently - purely coincidental rather than by design, according to prosecutors and police.
Source: The Province Date: October 24, 2012
Teen gang recruit admits assaulting, robbing two men (Auburn, NY): Becoming a member of the Bloods is no joking matter. To join, aspiring gang members must complete an assigned initiation ritual — usually in the form of a criminal act.
Source: The Citizen Date: October 24, 2012
Former gang members join forces to spread anti-gang message (Lawton, OK): One of Lawton's former leading gang members, himself a victim of gang violence, is speaking out about the vicious cycle of violence that needs to be broken. Ricky Casper has joined forces with another former gang member, who's now a pastor, in a national movement that aims to curb the deadly trend.
Source: KSWO 7 News Date: October 24, 2012
Rise in prison gangs fuelling violence, drug trade (Ottawa, ON): Canada's prison system is grappling with an explosion of gangs that is fueling violence and the drug trade behind bars and crime on the street, according to documents obtained by CBC News Network's Power & Politics. Corrections Canada has seen a 44 per cent jump in gang members in federal prisons in the last five years, to 2,040 in 2012 from 1,421 in 2007, according to the documents obtained under access to information.
Source: CBC News Date: October 24, 2012
Amid positive trends, leaders tackle youth violence (Live Oak, CA): Ninth-graders in Santa Cruz County feel safer in school, are less likely to have been suspended and are less likely to be involved in gangs than a few years ago, a recent state study suggests.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 24, 2012
McCarthy questioned about fighting city violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy got grilled Wednesday by some Chicago alderman on how police will fight violence in the city. As McCarthy and the department's top brass came to City Hall to talk budget, the pressure was on for the city's top cop to explain a murder rate that has gone up 22 percent compared to last year.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: October 24, 2012
New law helps with gang prosecution (Chicago, IL): Gangs in the Chicago area have evolved into multi-generational, tiered organizations, and now, thanks to new legislation, they can be prosecuted that way. Signed into law this past June by Gov. Pat Quinn, the "Street Gang RICO Act" gives attorneys in Illinois similar powers to the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Source: The Bugle Date: October 24, 2012
Sweep picks up 13 suspects linked to gang activity (Morgan Hill, CA): Morgan Hill police combined forces with area law enforcement agencies to arrest 13 residents on a variety of charges during a parole and probation sweep targeting street gang activity last Friday.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 24, 2012
Gang task force on high alert after Pettaway Park shooting (Little Rock, AR): A young girl claims she was almost killed for wearing a blue bandana to a park Tuesday night, and police say her brother was beaten up by almost a dozen people and shot for trying to defend her. Little Rock police say this could very well be the result of gang activity.
Source: KARK 4 News Date: October 24, 2012
Beyond the hype, gangs are all about profit (Lebanon, TN): The Lebanon Police Department took over the the sanctuary in the Journey Church Tuesday evening to give locals a chance to get current on the subject of gangs. The free workshop explored what defines a gang, the different types of gangs, information about local gangs, the structure of gangs, why youth join gangs, early indicators of gang involvement for parents to be aware of and much more.
Source: The Lebanon Democrat Date: October 24, 2012
Gang activity leads to two arrests (Salinas, CA): Two men were arrested Tuesday following a call reporting they were yelling and flashing gang signs while driving in east Salinas, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: October 24, 2012
'Operation Strong Arm' nets 33 central Fla. gang members (Orlando, FL): Multiple law enforcement agencies announced they have filed charges and issued warrants against 33 people in central Florida on suspicion of gang activity.
Source: WESH 2 News Date: October 24, 2012
Chattanooga gang task force entering new phase (Chattanooga, TN): The Chattanooga Gang Task Force will ask the City Council to approve a contract to help with implementation of a comprehensive gang strategy.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: October 23, 2012
Gang map shows Lake View is home to 'Gangster Disciples' (Chicago, IL): While Lake View is widely considered to be one of Chicago's safest neighborhoods, one of the community's better-known problem areas is now being linked to one of Chicago's largest and most deadly gangs.
Source: LakeviewPatch Date: October 23, 2012
Teen stabbed during gang-related fight near Sonoma (Sonoma, CA): An 18-year-old victim was assaulted in a gang-related stabbing Monday night in Sonoma County, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: October 23, 2012
Seattle-area gang investigation nets 33 arrests (Seattle, WA): The U.S. attorney in Seattle says a three-month, multi-agency investigation that targeted upper-level gang members in south Seattle and nearby communities has resulted in 33 arrests.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: October 23, 2012
With violent crime on the rise, Sheppard turns to familiar plan (Rochester, NY): Dismayed by a major spike in gang-related shootings this year, Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard on Tuesday said the department has reinstalled a proven strategy to break up the gangs and curb street violence.
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: October 23, 2012
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