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Youngstown police to step up efforts against violent crime (Youngstown, OH): Trying to reduce violent crime, the city will start a three-month police-saturation program Tuesday, introduce a community crime-reduction patrol and extend a gunshot-location system.
Source: The Vindicator Date: June 9, 2012
Police hope to pressure property owners over gang activity (Gastonia, NC) : A bill widely endorsed by state lawmakers would give more leeway to law enforcement agencies to pressure street gangs into obeying the law. The legislation, known as the N.C. Street Gang Nuisance Abatement Act, was still in the process of being reviewed by Gov. Bev Perdue as of Thursday. It passed the House 111-1 on Wednesday and previously passed the Senate 49-0.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: June 9, 2012
Police unit targets gangs over shootings (Buffalo, NY): A new police task force begins monitoring Buffalo street gangs starting Monday, when "Strike Force" enters city neighborhoods.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 9, 2012
Sycamore teen faces more charges in gang intimidation (Sycamore, IL): A Sycamore teen charged earlier this week with tattooing and forcing a juvenile to snort cocaine now faces new felony charges.
Source: Daily Chronicle Date: June 9, 2012
Two dead, three wounded in Back of the Yards shooting (Chicago, IL): Two men were killed and three others were wounded in a gang-related shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Friday, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 9, 2012
Violence spike hits Fresno area (Fresno, CA): Violence in Fresno spiked during a 12-day stretch starting Memorial Day, leaving seven dead and nine others injured.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 9, 2012
San Jose police investigating deadly gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are investigating a gang-related shooting early Saturday that left a 25-year-old dead and three teenagers in custody.
Source: Examiner Date: June 9, 2012
Calif gang member gets life sentence for murder (Santa Ana, CA) : An Orange County man who shot and killed a fellow gang member at a graduation party has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 9, 2012
Gang member sentenced for murdering Pomona boy at 4th birthday party (Pomona, CA): A 29-year-old gang member Friday admitted murdering a Pomona boy at his fourth birthday party with a stray bullet intended for a group of teenagers, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 9, 2012
From gang to grad (Racine, WI): Fifteen-year-old Angel Cuellar sat alone in a jail cell, his deep brown eyes staring straight ahead without seeing. His eyes took in the cold, white walls surrounding him and the red jumpsuit he wore. But what he saw was his mother. She'd been to visit him earlier that day, sticking by his side as he faced attempted murder charges for a gang fight.
Source: The Journal Times Date: June 9, 2012
Arrest made in fatal Fresno shooting (Fresno, CA): Fresno police on Thursday arrested a known gang member in connection with the May 29 shooting at a Fresno apartment complex that resulted in one woman’s death.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: June 8, 2012
City of Lodi lays out gang grant plan (Lodi, CA): As part of a comprehensive plan to reduce gang violence in Lodi, the city will be hiring two part-time youth outreach workers who will work with teens to show them there are other life paths besides gangs.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: June 8, 2012
Fresno cops focus on gangs, especially the Bulldogs (Fresno, CA): 100 officers are changing their assignments at the Fresno Police Department, to focus on getting violent gangs under control.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: June 8, 2012
Police search for gang suspects (Greenville, NC): Greenville police still are searching for seven people wanted in connection with an investigation by the Greenville Police Department’s Gang Unit into the criminal activities of suspected gang members.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: June 8, 2012
Toronto gangs smaller, looser – but packing more heat (Toronto, ON): Toronto's organized crime is anything but. The city's gangs are smaller, their members more loosely organized than they were 20 years ago. They're also more lethal: The number of homicides classified as "gang-related" has risen since the 1990s.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: June 8, 2012
Banning High School targeted by gangs in graffiti incident (Banning, CA) : Banning police are investigating a gang crime at Banning High School in which multiple parts of the school were tagged with graffiti this week.
Source: Banning-BeaumontPatch Date: June 8, 2012
Charges in 8-year-old's shooting point to gang dispute (St. Paul, MN): The stray bullet that grazed an 8-year-old boy in St. Paul's Frogtown last month was part of a gang dispute, according to charges filed in the case.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: June 8, 2012
Roanoke teen gets 10 years for gang crime spree (Roanoke, VA): A second Roanoke teen who took part in a gang's crime spree late last year was sentenced Wednesday on gun and theft charges and will spend 10 years in prison.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: June 7, 2012
Local authorities hail gang-fighting measure (Chicago, IL): Local law enforcement Wednesday touted a state anti-racketeering bill awaiting the governor's signature, saying it would enable local authorities to finally go after street gangs' top leaders.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 7, 2012
Jury selection begins in gang trial (Cleveland, OH): Jury selection for the trial of the six members of Youngstown's one-time largest street gang still remaining in the case began Wednesday in Cleveland.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: June 7, 2012
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