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New anti-gang program looks to steer youth (Elk Grove, CA) : The program is part of an $11.3 million federal grant last year that created a new division dedicated to decreasing gang activity throughout the area. The division will focus on enforcement, analysis and prevention of gangs.
Source: ElkGrovePatch Date: January 30, 2012
Weekend gang sweep nets arrests (Watsonville, CA): A squadron of law enforcement personnel fanned out across South County on Friday to contact gang members who were on parole or probation.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: January 30, 2012
Four held after gang shooting, chase through east Yakima (Yakima, WA): Four people are in custody after a gang-related drive-by shooting and vehicle pursuit Monday afternoon through east Yakima that ended in the northeast part of the city, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 30, 2012
Horizon Science Academy launches anti-gang program (Cleveland, OH): A Cleveland charter school is working to make sure its students avoid gangs and violence. Horizon Science Academy Cleveland Middle School has partnered with the United Stated Marshals on the Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program.
Source: FOX 8 News Date: January 30, 2012
Elmwood Park sees increase of gangs, but not active (Elmwood Park, IL): Elmwood Park Police Chief Frank Fagiano said there is no active gang issue in the village, but for those handful of gang members living in the village, "we know who they are."
Source: ElmLeaves Date: January 30, 2012
Gang Book spotlights threats to Oak Park (Oak Park, IL): For more than 40 years, street gangs and the illegal drug sales they control have been major drivers of property crime in the suburbs. For most people, though, gangs remain a shadowy phenomenon, visible only in the occasional newspaper or TV clip and usually in Chicago, not the suburbs.
Source: OakLeaves Date: January 30, 2012
Memphis to launch aggressive anti-gang campaign (Memphis, TN): Memphis is preparing to wage an aggressive assault against gangs, following a string of violent crimes committed by teen and adult gang members. The strategy is designed to address gangs and violent crime.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: January 29, 2012
Multijurisdictional task force prepares to mount aggressive war on Memphis' burgeoning gang problem (Memphis, TN): Following a string of violent crimes by teen and adult gang members, Memphis is gearing up to mount its largest war on gangs. For the first time in the Bluff City, local, state and federal law enforcement and prosecutors are teaming to create a multijurisdictional gang task force.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: January 29, 2012
Gang bust gives rare glimpse of Mexican Mafia's grip on North County (North County, CA): A federal indictment of 119 San Diego County gang members, including a Mexican Mafia boss arrested in a pre-dawn raid of his San Marcos home, portrays a sprawling, well-organized criminal network that ran drug dealing on the streets of North County and even extended inside the Vista jail.
Source: North County Times Date: January 29, 2012
Police arrest five after shooting; no one hurt (Portland, OR): Portland Police arrested five known gang members after officers responding to a shots fired call saw them speeding away from the scene early Sunday.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 29, 2012
Merced police arrest alleged gang members (Merced, CA): Three alleged gang members were arrested by Merced police on various charges Friday night around East 23rd Street.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 29, 2012
Violent weekend in Visalia (Visalia, CA) : Saturday evening, a man and a woman in their 50’s were struck with bullets as they were working under the hood of their vehicle. They are identified as Link Robinson and Wanda Young of Hanford. Both are in the hospital listed in stable condition.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: January 29, 2012
Five arrests made after shots fired in Seaside (Seaside, CA): Seaside police arrested five individuals after several shots were fired in an apparent gang-related incident in Seaside early Sunday morning. There were no injuries.
Source: The Californian Date: January 29, 2012
Minnesota indictment unlikely to dismantle American Indian gang (Minneapolis, MN): Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say they've also assaulted an informant on the White Earth Indian Reservation and shot up houses from Cass Lake to Mille Lacs.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 29, 2012
Man shot near Vancouver city hall as gang violence rages on (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police were on the scene of another targeted shooting Friday, across from city hall, and just 10 days after a dramatic gangland slaying in the Sheraton Wall Centre downtown.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 28, 2012
Officials look for payoff in Native Mob sweep (Minneapolis, MN): Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say they've also assaulted an informant on the White Earth Indian Reservation and shot up houses from Cass Lake to Mille Lacs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 28, 2012
Alisal High helping change East Salinas image (Salinas, CA) : East Salinas. It's gotten national attention because of the gang violence. Now it's getting attention for a very different reason. Alisal High School is helping change the area's image.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 28, 2012
One killed, three wounded in shooting near downtown LA nightclub (Los Angeles, CA) : A shooting early Saturday morning near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub left one man dead and three other people wounded, according to police reports.
Source: KTLA News Date: January 28, 2012
Police make arrest in Visalia Mall shooting (Visalia, CA) : Police have arrested a suspected gang member after a shooting inside a Central Valley shopping mall that sent two men to the hospital.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 28, 2012
Two Orange Cove gang members shot (Orange Cove, CA): Police are investigating the shooting of two Orange Cove gang members early Friday. Both men are members of the Varrio Orange Cove Rifa Bulldogs, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 28, 2012
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