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Batavia Police investigating graffiti increase (Batavia, NY): Police in Batavia say there has been an increase in vandalism around the city. Over the last few weeks, graffiti has been spotted all over. Police are asking for your help to identify the car they think is involved.
Source: WHEC News 10 Date: April 3, 2012
Santa Cruz, Watsonville leaders focus on gangs and youth (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville and Santa Cruz leaders came together Tuesday to share ideas and build bridges during a joint meeting of the two city councils. Presentations focused on gang issues, both in terms of police work and efforts by parks departments during a session that was more about learning than acting.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 3, 2012
Oceanside teen, 16, accused of shooting other, 17 (Vista, CA): A 16-year-old boy was inside rival gang-territory in Oceanside, marking walls there with his own gang’s graffiti, when he abruptly came face-to-face with a resident teen who recognized him, and that’s when the invader fired his shotgun, according to testimony today.
Source: San Diego Reader Date: April 3, 2012
Two teens arrested in gang shooting (Stockton, CA): Stockton police have arrested 18-year-old Brandon Riberal and a 17-year-old male in connection with the shooting death early Saturday of Eric Valverde, which they are calling gang-related.
Source: The Record Date: April 2, 2012
Part one: As gang-related violence grows in New Britain, community reacts (New Britain, CT): Gray skies had settled over Oak Street in New Britain the morning of March 23 as detectives painstakingly noted every detail of the scene where David Lays was killed the night before.
Source: New Britain Herald Date: April 2, 2012
Part two: Federal funds help combat gang problems (New Britain, CT): It wasn't a sudden break in the case that led to the arrests of three men in the past week in the murder of John "Mikey" Martinez, who sources say was a reputed gang leader. Rather it was the culmination of an intense 6-month investigation utilizing federal Project Safe Neighborhood grants as part of an overall strategy to combat gang violence in the city.
Source: New Britain Herald Date: April 2, 2012
ICE arrests 3,168 criminal aliens in sweep (Washington, DC): Immigration and Customs Enforcement said today it arrested 3,168 criminal aliens and fugitives in a six-day nationwide sweep in every state including Puerto Rico and The District of Colombia.
Source: ABC News Date: April 2, 2012
Two convicted in gang-related murder outside Natomas club (Sacramento, CA) : A Sacramento Superior Court jury today convicted two reputed street gang members of second-degree murder in the Oct. 24, 2009, shooting death of a 22-year man outside a now-shuttered North Natomas night club that used to be owned by the Kings' Chris Webber.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 2, 2012
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
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