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Yakima County gang assessment completed (Yakima, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission reviewed the 2012 Gang Assessment report at their meeting Tuesday afternoon in Selah. The Gang Assessment report includes data collected from the Yakima County Local Indicators for Excellence (YC-LIFE), under guidance of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, or OJJDP, Comprehensive Gang Assessment model. During the assessment process, surveys were conducted to target audiences; included were 38 gang members, 58 parents of gang members and 4,440 students.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 20, 2012
Family of gang member who died in LAPD custody gets $3.2 million (Los Angeles, CA): The family of a 31-year-old gang member who died in Los Angeles police custody in 2007 has been awarded $3.2 million in a wrongful death suit, court officials said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 20, 2012
Fatal stabbing a gang-related home invasion, police say (Surrey, BC): A fatal stabbing in the Fraser Heights area of north Surrey appears to be a gang-related home invasion, homicide investigators said Sunday.
Source: The Province Date: March 19, 2012
Gang attack kills one (Stockton, CA): A 22-year-old man was slain in front of a Stockton bar late Saturday, marking the third homicide within city limits Saturday and the 12th of 2012.
Source: The Record Date: March 19, 2012
Amid cuts, Stanislaus homicide rate increases (Stanislaus County, CA): In August 2008, Stanislaus County law enforcement noted it had been a year without a gang-related homicide. So far this year, 11 homicides have been recorded in Stanislaus County. Investigators say more than half of those are gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: March 19, 2012
Weekend shootings in Chattanooga were gang-related, police say (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police said today that they are seeking suspects for two separate weekend shootings that left one man dead and a 13-year-old girl critically injured.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 19, 2012
Police question two in slaying in West Humboldt Park (Chicago, IL): Two people were being questioned after a man was found shot to death in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 19, 2012
Mayor: City to do more to fight violence after bloody weekend (Chicago, IL): Responding to a bloodbath of violence over the weekend, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that he's seeing an "uptick" in gang conflicts — and will soon provide beat cops with better information about gangs to stop retaliatory shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 19, 2012
Suspected gang members held on heroin charges (Dayton, OH): A federal grand jury has indicted seven men suspected of being members of a Dayton street gang on charges of distributing heroin in four area counties, authorities said Monday.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: March 19, 2012
Nampa man gets up to 15 years for gang-related shooting (Nampa, ID) : Kevin Bishoff, 20, must serve at least five years and up to 15 years in prison for gang-related aggravated battery under a sentence handed down Monday by 3rd District Judge Molly Huskey.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: March 19, 2012
After homicides spike, hundreds turn out to support ending gang violence in Roselle (Roselle, NJ): As two Roselle families buried their slain sons, hundreds of borough residents, law enforcement officials and community activists came together last week and, in a unified voice, demanded an end to the gang violence that appears to have led to the killings and other recent shootings in town.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 19, 2012
Two hurt in suspected Seaside gang shooting (Seaside, CA): Seaside police said two young men were hit by shots Sunday night in a suspected gang shooting. The victims, ages 18 and 19, were taken to a local hospital after the 7 p.m. shooting and are expected to recover, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 19, 2012
Two gang members sought in fatal Fagan Street shooting "over girlfriend" (Chattanooga, TN): Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department's Major Crimes Unit have identified suspects involved in the homicide of Jabari Jennings and the shooting of Lawande Haggard on Saturday morning at 4009 Fagan St.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: March 19, 2012
Port, neighbors share crime-fighting grant (Amesbury, MA): Public safety officials in Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury will share $90,000 to fight gang- and drug-related activity in their communities.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle Date: March 19, 2012
Dozens arrested after gang initiation in park (Memphis, TN): A popular Memphis playground became the scene of a violent gang initiation over the weekend. Police say they received a complaint about gang activity at a city park. When police arrived, 32 were arrested after some of them said they were voluntarily beat up to get into a gang.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: March 19, 2012
Tipton County addresses gang problem with students and parents (Covington, TN): Two of three murders in Covington in the last two months are believed to be gang-related, spurring a proactive effort by law enforcement and school leaders to address the problem with students and parents.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: March 19, 2012
Fontana police arrest two documented gang members after chase (Fontana, CA): Two documented gang members who led Fontana police on a short chase were arrested after officers allegedly found drugs and an AK-47 in their possession.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: March 19, 2012
Three gang members arrested in Friday night shootout (Los Angeles, CA): Three members of a local street gang were arrested on Friday evening following a shootout on North Figueroa Street and Avenue 55 which injured one bystander, according to LAPD Northeast Detective Rick Ortiz.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch Date: March 19, 2012
Detectives: Gang violence begins in elementary school (New Hanover County, NC): A cell phone captured video of some girls at Williston Middle School violently fighting each other last week. The cell phone video shows two girls initiate the fight, and then others join in.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: March 19, 2012
Covington fights growing gang problems (Covington, TN): Fed up with drug deals, graffiti, and violence, parents and students packed Covington High School Monday night to hear how they can fight a growing gang problem. "It is ridiculous the way everything is happening," said Octavious Blackwell, a junior at Covington High School.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: March 19, 2012
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