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Police: Suspected gang member locked girlfriend away for years (New York, NY): Police looking for drugs in a New Jersey apartment found a woman padlocked in a bedroom, where they say she may have been held against her will for extended periods over the past two years.
Source: CNN Date: August 13, 2012
Macon police department heads anti-gang initiative (Macon, GA): The Macon Police Department will head up the city's anti-gang initiative. City council originally discussed making the Mayor's office the lead agency for the program, but some council members felt the police department should take charge.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: August 13, 2012
Frayser families victims of gang violence (Memphis, TN): At least three Frayser families became the innocent victims of gang violence over the weekend, when stray bullets hit their homes and property.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: August 13, 2012
Gang graffiti hits central Sioux Falls neighborhood (Sioux Falls, SD): Police are investigating a rash of vandalism to an area in central Sioux Falls. Police found 29 different places hit by graffiti over the weekend in the area of 16th Street and Grange Avenue, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: August 13, 2012
Counselor remembers Santa Cruz teen murder victim as trying to resist gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): As police continued to probe the shooting death of 13-year-old Joey Mendoza, a counselor who knew him well said Mendoza was at a transitional time in his life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 13, 2012
Trial for West Valley City gang-related murder begins (Salt Lake County, UT): Alma Ruesga never brings up the day her sister's boyfriend died in the presence of her 5-year-old son Miguel. But the boy witnessed the fight that led to the death of George Davila, and she said that he tells her "Dog Town" stabbed him.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 13, 2012
Gang-related shooting in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): Police arrested a man who they say shot a teen several times in Vancouver just after midnight in what's said to be gang-related. Investigators say he knows who shot him, and it was not random.
Source: KXL News Date: August 13, 2012
Shooting at fairgrounds confirmed as gang-related (Roseville, CA) : Detectives from the Placer County Sheriff's Department have been working around the clock to solve a drive-by shooting that occurred just after midnight Sunday at the Placer County Fairgrounds in Roseville.
Source: Granite Bay Press Tribune Date: August 13, 2012
Morning report: Gang-related murder surge (San Diego, CA): You might assume that the cops wouldn't like to talk about crime rates going up. But the San Diego Police Department has been doing just that recently with an eye toward getting more funding to push the numbers down. The latest topic: gang-related murders.
Source: Voice of San Diego Date: August 13, 2012
Police ready to enforce gang-member ban at Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden (Lynden, WA): How do you prevent another gang shooting at the Northwest Washington Fair? Ban confirmed gang members from attending. That's the tactic organizers are taking as they try to avoid a repeat of the gang violence that marred the final day of last year's fair.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 12, 2012
Two jailed in Sunnyside burglaries (Sunnyside, WA): Two documented gang members were arrested for allegedly breaking into two schools in Sunnyside.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 12, 2012
North Mpls. neighbors come together for gang prevention (Minneapolis, MN): More gun violence in north Minneapolis has a group of concerned neighbors going door-to-door, advising parents to recognize signs that their kids could be criminals or involved in gangs.
Source: CBS Minnesota Date: August 12, 2012
Police search for suspect in gang-related stabbing; four hurt (Portland, OR): Police are looking for a man who they said stabbed four people early Sunday morning during a fight in southeast Portland’s Mill Park neighborhood. Police said the stabbing was gang-related.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: August 12, 2012
Fans' harassment tales pile up as ICP prepares to sue FBI over 'gang' classification (Cave-In-Rock, IL): Insane Clown Posse will file suit against the FBI to clear its audience’s name, the group told cheering fans Friday during the Gathering of the Juggalos.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: August 11, 2012
Eliminating St. Lucie gangs requires community effort (Fort Pierce, FL): The bullet lodged in 23-year-old Kiara Baggett's spine is painful, but it doesn't hurt nearly as much as knowing the person who shot her almost two years ago has never been arrested for it.
Source: TC Palm Date: August 11, 2012
Violence a frequent visitor at Moody Manor (Toledo, OH): Violence is not new to Moody Manor, a project-based Section 8 housing complex affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Toledo. Police are a regular sight at the near-downtown apartments, including regular patrols, off-duty officers working security, and gang unit officers targeting the Manor Boys, a group based out of Moody Manor that identifies itself as "Bloods."
Source: The Blade Date: August 11, 2012
Six charged in deadly beating (Jackson, MS): Jackson police arrested six men Friday after they were indicted by a special grand jury on murder charges in the Sunday morning beating death of Antwan Brooks of Denmark.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: August 11, 2012
New Chicago anti-gang strategy: No more no-cash bonds for misdemeanors (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners. Keep them locked up until they pay up.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 11, 2012
Former gang member escaped life of crime (Toronto, ON): His teenage criminal resume includes drug dealing, robberies, assaults and break and enters. He ran with a gang. He carried weapons. He was arrested. And all of that happened before he ended up a homeless in Toronto.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: August 11, 2012
United anti-gangs effort eyed (Chattanooga, TN): The Georgia state line might be less of a barrier to gang enforcement if Hamilton County commissioners approve an agreement between the Hamilton and Walker county sheriff’s offices.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 10, 2012
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