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The new crime watch: KC studies Cincinnati’s focus on groups (Kansas City, MO): A sliver of Kansas City's population is responsible for the majority of shootings and homicides, police officials say. That sliver of people — and all of their friends — could start getting a heap of law enforcement attention if police and prosecutors adopt a new violence reduction plan from Cincinnati.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: April 10, 2012
BB gun violence erupts across Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): BB gun shootings continued to erupt Sunday night across Des Moines. The new shootings come after three shootings Saturday evening. Police are calling the incidents possible gang violence.
Source: WOI-DT 5 News Date: April 9, 2012
Frayser residents reclaim park (Memphis, TN): After snapping a few photos of his 6-year-old nephew at Frayser's Denver Park, 40-year-old Kenny Reed recalled two older nephews who were led astray by the streets where they grew up. "They were gang members," he said. "But now they're in the penitentiary. So they had a hard lesson to learn."
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: April 9, 2012
Touchstone gets $210,000 for Street Smarts Project (Richmond, BC): Touchstone Family Association’s Street Smarts Project has received $210,000 to continue its prevention work with young people who may be at risk of joining a gang.
Source: Richmond Review Date: April 9, 2012
Another testifies against Salinas man in gang murder case (Salinas, CA): The jury trial of Carlos Espinoza continued this morning with testimony from individuals including another codefendant, who pointed his former friend out as the triggerman to a 2009 fatal shooting in Salinas.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 9, 2012
City's seventh homicide is gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Monday called the city's seventh homicide "gang-related," but they released little else about the 22-year-old man who was stabbed to death.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: April 9, 2012
King of Prussia drug kingpin found guilty of cocaine trafficking (King of Prussia, PA): Charbel Pita Rosales, the leader of a Mexican drug gang busted in Upper Merion in 2010, was found guilty of seven felony counts Monday afternoon.
Source: Main Line Times Date: April 9, 2012
Man fires several gunshots into crowd outside Zen Lounge in Hermosa Beach (Hermosa Beach, CA): A man yelled a Crips gang name before firing several shots into a crowd outside the Zen Lounge in Hermosa Beach early Sunday morning, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: April 9, 2012
Councilman proposes additional tools to combat gangs (Seattle, WA): Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council, outlined additional tools Monday to combat gang-violence. The proposed legislation calls for establishing anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas and allow judges to prohibit people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering areas of high gang activity. In 2011, officials recorded 802 gang-related incidents countywide.
Source: Issaquah Press Date: April 9, 2012
Police conducting 'gang audits' after violent weekend (Chicago, IL): After a violent weekend during which five people were killed and more than 20 hurt in separate shootings, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday the police department is implementing a new gangs strategy using intelligence on the ground level.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: April 9, 2012
St. Paul man convicted of murder in North End shooting (Ramsey County, MN): A St. Paul man tossed from a Rice Street bar for fighting about a year ago was convicted on Monday of murder for gunning down a fellow patron who tried to break up the fight.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 9, 2012
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
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