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Eight gang members busted after months long probe (San Jose, CA): Following a seven-month investigation police have arrested eight suspected Norteno street gang members on suspicion of drug, conspiracy and weapon crimes, authorities said Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 2, 2012
Lawmakers promise crackdown on gangs (Harrisburg, PA): State lawmakers are vowing to crack down on gangs and gang-related crime in northeastern Pennsylvania. State Senator John Yudichak announced Monday morning he and others are pushing for new laws in Harrisburg to combat gang activity and give law enforcement the tools they need to get gangs off the streets.
Source: WNEP 16 News Date: April 2, 2012
Villaraigosa asks Obama to continue federal funds in anti-gang push (Washington, DC) : Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Monday asked the Obama administration to continue federal financial support for Gang Reduction and Youth Development, the city's anti-gang program.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: April 2, 2012
Evidence proves last week's shooting was gang-related (Caldwell, ID): New information Monday about a shooting in a Caldwell neighborhood last Thursday night. Caldwell Police say Thursday's shooting in one of the city's residential areas was the culmination of a two-week long fight between rival gangs.
Source: KIVI 6 News Date: April 2, 2012
Sheriff's office launches Coastside Task Force to crack down on gang violence (San Mateo County, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff's Office is launching a new program to crack down on gang activity in the county's coastal communities. The Coastside Neighborhood Response Team is meant to identify and monitor local gang members and their activities to help reduce gang-related crime in Half Moon Bay and nearby communities, sheriff's officials said.
Source: PacificaPatch Date: April 2, 2012
MPD chief announces new initiatives to reduce crime (Monroe, LA): Monroe's police chief expects to launch three programs and has already launched one initiative aimed at reducing gang activity in the city and building a better relationship between the police department and the community.
Source: The News Star Date: April 2, 2012
San Jose Gang Task Force gets national attention (San Jose, CA): San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, along with other city and county officials testified before the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention in Washington D.C. Monday.
Source: KCBS News Date: April 2, 2012
Boy accused of killing dad after gang argument (Pontiac, MI): A suburban Detroit man who believed his son was involved in gang activity was fatally stabbed by the 15-year-old after refusing to let him leave home, authorities said.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: April 1, 2012
Anti-gang music video (Chattanooga, TN): Two local music artists, one powerful message, and it all focuses on the violence in Chattanooga. It is a different and creative way to approach a serious issue.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: April 1, 2012
Largest gang roundup in Ulster Co. history nabs 101 suspects (Kingston, NY): A dragnet involving 175 cops arrested 86 alleged drug dealers throughout the greater Kingston area Saturday morning, as part of Phase 2 for Operation Clean Sweep. They were accused of drug sales and possession, along with several assault and weapons charges.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: April 1, 2012
Colorado bill would strip DAs' ability to charge some kids as adults (Denver, CO) : A teenage gang member was found carrying an assault rifle and a handgun through the streets of Denver. A 17-year-old drunken driver killed a passenger, his best friend, in an Adams County crash. And a juvenile serial offender stole items from more than a dozen unlocked cars in Fruita.
Source: The Denver Post Date: April 1, 2012
Prosecution takes stand on 'no snitching' philosophy in Grand Rapids gun cases, puts reluctant witnesses in jail (Grand Rapids, MI): Law enforcement hoping to put the brakes on neighborhood shootings has led to Grand Rapids District Court being inundated by cases that have a number of young men looking at life sentences.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: April 1, 2012
Tennessee Rep. Tommie Brown leery of tougher gang law (Chattanooga, TN): State Rep. Tommie Brown, D-Chattanooga, expressed wariness Saturday of efforts in the state Legislature to toughen penalties for gang crimes.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 1, 2012
Overnight gang shooting leaves one injured (Portland, OR): Officers with the Portland Police gang unit are piecing together what led to a shooting at a party in the area of NE 84th Ave. & Broadway overnight.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: April 1, 2012
Somerset Gang Wise Project to be conducted in Spanish (Bound Brook, NJ): Parents are invited to a workshop, titled "The Gang Wise Project," which is being cosponsored by the Somerset County Office of Youth Services, the Bound Brook Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee and the Friends of Somerset County Youth.
Source: The Messenger-Gazette Date: April 1, 2012
One dead, eight wounded in overnight shootings (Chicago, IL): At least nine people were shot between 11:10 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Chicago police, including four outside a West Side club about 3 a.m.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 1, 2012
Police seeing early signs of gang crime here (Elizabeth City, NC): Eddie Rodriguez knows just about all there is to know about street gangs. As a gang officer with the Elizabeth City Police Department since 2007, he has seen his fair share of crimes and violence.
Source: The Outer Banks Voice Date: April 1, 2012
Two men stabbed, one dies near downtown (Watsonville, CA) : One man died after he and a friend were attacked on Main Street on Saturday night and stabbed in what detectives say was a gang-motivated assault, Watsonville police reported.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: April 1, 2012
'Felony lane gang' linked to crimes in the KC area (Kansas City, MO) : Swarming north from Florida in small groups, criminals known collectively as the “felony lane gang” are preying on unsuspecting women across much of the country. Their specialty is forgery and identity theft, and law enforcement officials blame them for more than $10 million in losses over the last decade.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: April 1, 2012
Rise of homicides in Salinas (Salinas, CA): There's been six people dead from gang activity in just the first 3 months this year. Police say it's an ongoing trend. Salinas police say there's definitely been a spike but it's not unusual for this area.
Source: KION 46 News Date: April 1, 2012
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