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Five arrested after suspected gang-related shooting that injured one (Yakima, WA) : A suspected gang-related shooting just off one of Yakima's busiest streets Monday afternoon prompted a search of a home and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 9, 2012
Neighbors fear gangs to blame for killings (Coachella, CA): Residents in one of Coachella's oldest neighborhoods worried Monday that their neighborhood is being overrun by gangs after two men were shot and killed.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: April 9, 2012
Greeley gang members wanted under obscure Colorado fighting law (Greely, CO): It may not be a fight club, but two Greeley rival gang members are now wanted under an obscure Colorado law that is rarely used but could become a regular part of the city’s arsenal against gangs.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: April 9, 2012
Tennessee lawmakers question Chattanooga's anti-gang fight (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says critics of his anti-gang legislation in the General Assembly shouldn’t ignore the second half of his comprehensive approach to addressing youth violence.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 8, 2012
West York Borough considers security equipment to protect parks from vandals (York, PA): Vandalism at Shelly Park has cost West York Borough thousands of dollars in repairs in the last few years, said councilman Brian Wilson.
Source: York Daily Record Date: April 8, 2012
Santa Maria gang dropouts growing in numbers (Santa Maria, CA): Police got a break in 2008 when a witness to the high-profile gang murder of Santa Maria resident Jeremy Grinder four years earlier came forward and implicated several men involved in the killing.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: April 8, 2012
Three shot in Wilmington backyard (Wilmington, CA): Two of three people shot in a gang-related attack in a Wilmington backyard were hospitalized Sunday with critical wounds, police said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: April 8, 2012
Chattanooga takes aim at graffiti (Chattanooga, TN): Sign after sign appeared on the walls of The Johnson Group building on Market Street last weekend. Gang graffiti was spray-painted in black on the white walls.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 8, 2012
Community forum aims to curb youth violence (San Diego, CA): Community members came together Saturday hoping to put a stop to the deadly violence that has claimed the lives of several local teenagers in recent weeks.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: April 8, 2012
Man dead, woman injured in possible gang party shooting (Los Angeles, CA): A man was killed and a woman was wounded Sunday evening when gunfire erupted at what police believe was a gang party, authorities said.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: April 8, 2012
Three teens arrested for gang-related stabbing of 16-year-old boy in Hillsboro (Hillsboro, OR): Three teenage suspects were arrested in connection with a Friday night gang-related stabbing of a 16-year-old boy in a Hillsboro movie theater parking lot.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 7, 2012
Sunbury targeted for gang program (Sunbury, PA): Sunbury doesn’t have a gang problem, Mayor David Persing says, but a congressman, FBI expert and county gang awareness leader say otherwise.
Source: The Daily Item Date: April 7, 2012
Police try new strategy to combat crime (Wilmington, NC): While Chris Cromartie Jr. was growing up in the neighborhoods that checker Wilmington's north side, violence usually meant a few of the boys fighting with their fists. Now, Cromartie says, hands have given way to guns as an all too common mediator of conflict.
Source: StarNews Date: April 7, 2012
Six charged in shooting of 14-year-old in Union City (Union City, CA): Alameda County prosecutors have charged six alleged gang members in the 2007 shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in front of a Union City middle school.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 6, 2012
Tulare balks at anti-gang program (Tulare, CA): A lack of money is once again preventing the city from participating in the county’s Summer Night Lights program designed to keep kids away from gangs, officials say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 6, 2012
SW Portland gang shooting suspect arrested (Portland, OR): The suspect in a shooting outside a Portland pub was arrested Thursday, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 6, 2012
Real-life stories help Port Chester H.S. students learn how to prevent bullying (Port Chester, NY) : Ed Nelson remembers walking to his death. At the time Nelson was in the Bloods with some fellow members of the game when they were tricked and surrounded by an overwhelming number of Crips, their rival gang.
Source: PortChesterPatch Date: April 6, 2012
Gang brawl breaks out at Hollister McDonald's drive-thru (Hollister, CA): Hollister Police are looking for multiple possible gang members who started a brawl at a McDonald's drive-thru lane Friday night.
Source: KION 46 News Date: April 6, 2012
Alleged gang member faces attempted homicide charge three years after shooting (Racine, WI) : A preliminary hearing has just been seen set for a 22-year-old man accused of trying to shoot a rival gang member three years ago near Ninth and Center streets.
Source: The Journal Times Date: April 6, 2012
Police try to thwart retaliation (Fresno, CA): After a murder and two shootings in two nights, the Fresno Police Department is focusing its resources on areas where violence is on the rise.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 6, 2012
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