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Gang Task Force cooperation to extend across the border (Chattanooga, TN) : Boyd Patterson, who heads up the city's Gang Task Force, said a pact has been worked out for cooperation in gang initiatives across the border.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: August 22, 2012
Kansas expanding anti-gang push (Kansas City, KS): To Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerry Gorman, nothing illustrates the menace of gang violence more than the killing of two-year-old Yelena Guzman.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: August 22, 2012
Kansas attorney general introduces "Gang Free Kansas" (Kansas City, KS): Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced a new initiative to combat gang activity in Kansas. "Gang Free Kansas is a new educational initiative led by the Kansas Attorney General's Office, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement officials from across the state to combat the growth of criminal gangs," Schmidt said.
Source: The Kansas City Kansan Date: August 22, 2012
Ontario unveils $20-million plan to get guns off the street (Toronto, ON): Ontario's government is chipping in another $20-million to fund a slew of expanded social programs in the wake of mass shootings in Toronto that left four dead and nearly 30 wounded.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 22, 2012
Gang worries resurface; street brawl reported (Westerly, RI): An apparent brawl that occurred early Monday has a Summer Street resident worried and police on guard. The resident said he saw a large group of teenagers in front of his house "beating each other with baseball bats and sticks."
Source: The Westerly Sun Date: August 22, 2012
Police think Ogden drive-bys are tied to gang's power struggle (Ogden, UT): Police believe drive-by shootings at an Ogden home Tuesday night and Wednesday morning may be related to a violent power struggle within a street gang over control of leadership, drugs and money.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: August 22, 2012
Juvenile gang members get dose of reality at summit (Youngstown, OH): Sixteen teenagers, all with ties to local street gangs in Youngstown and all now on juvenile probation because of their crimes, attended a summit at the Mahoning County High School on Wednesday.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: August 22, 2012
Gang violence exploding in Quebec (Montreal, QC): Street gang crime has increased 69% in Quebec over the past three years, in contrast to a year-over-year decline in overall crime across the province, provincial data revealed.
Source: Sun News Date: August 22, 2012
Violent week continues in San Jose; police blame staffing cuts (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police Officers' Association blamed staffing cuts instituted by the mayor and city council for the recent surge in gang violence.
Source: KCBS News Date: August 22, 2012
Potential gang related graffiti plaguing local city (Bridgeton, NJ): Vandals spray painted dozens of different homes and businesses this week in Bridgeton and much of it appears to be gang-related.
Source: WMGM NBC 40 Date: August 22, 2012
Kansas launches program to combat gang activity (Kansas City, KS): Kansas launched a program this morning to combat gang activity. Speaking Aug. 22 at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the state would help reach parents, students and communities with educational resources to help fight against gang activity.
Source: Wyandotte Daily News Date: August 22, 2012
Man calls alleged gang attack 'insane and unexpected' (McFarland, CA): McFarland police announced the arrests of three suspected gang members Tuesday in the weekend beating of a pair of college students. Officers said two victims were seriously hurt when gang members showed up at a party.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: August 22, 2012
Burbank residents nervous after gang shootings (Burbank, CA) : Facing a council room of scared residents, Burbank Mayor Harry J. Klein blamed parents, city interlopers and the court system for the town’s uptick in gang violence during a city council meeting on Aug. 15.
Source: OakLawnPatch Date: August 21, 2012
San Jose man victim of San Jose escalating gang violence (San Jose, CA): Homicide investigators were collecting evidence late Monday night associated with San Jose's fifth homicide in eight days, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: August 21, 2012
Woman caught in crossfire in South Shore neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A 61-year-old woman standing on a street corner was seriously wounded when she was "caught in the crossfire" in the South Shore neighborhood, where police say gang rivalries have been flaring.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 21, 2012
Gang member attacked and severely beaten after shooting rival (Chicago, IL) : Justice of a sort came quickly for a 19-year-old gang member Monday night. After the 19-year-old gang member shot a rival gang member in Humboldt Park, he was attacked and severely beaten.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: August 21, 2012
Four Montgomery Bloods gang members get 2,000 months in prison (Montgomery, AL): Four members of the Bloods street gang were sentenced Tuesday to a total of 2094 months in prison before Chief United States District Judge Keith Watkins for their involvement in a series of violent crimes.
Source: WAFF 48 News Date: August 21, 2012
San Jose sees spike in violent crimes (San Jose, CA): It has been a bloody summer for San Jose and the violence is continuing, with the city logging its 29th murder on Monday night.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: August 21, 2012
Operation Padlock in Camden targets drug, gang activity (Camden, NJ): Police and other authorities have named 37 people they’ve arrested in the early days of a crackdown on drug and gang activity in the city. Operation Padlock - an effort to battle potential drug, weapons and gang-related activity in the area - began Aug. 14.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: August 21, 2012
To counter gangs, Springfield adopts tactics from war zones (Springfield, MA): US soldiers’ strategies to stop insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a new application in an odd place: a tough neighborhood in Springfield. State and local police, led by troopers who learned counterinsurgency in foreign war zones, are using similar techniques here, in an attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 20, 2012
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