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Kennewick man promises to leave gang life behind (Kennewick, WA): A 20-year-old Kennewick man who tossed a gun out of an SUV while it was being chased by police told a Benton County judge that he is done with the gang life and plans to stay out of trouble.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 24, 2012
Cross-border deal targeting area gangs approved (Chattanooga, TN): A select number of deputies will be able to cross state lines to arrest gang members under an agreement between the Hamilton County and Walker County sheriff's offices signed Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 24, 2012
17 arrested in crackdown on California-Mexico methamphetamine ring (Los Angeles, CA): Local and federal authorities moved Thursday to break up an alleged drug trafficking ring connecting a major Mexican cartel to San Gabriel Valley street gangs and arrested 17 people in a pre-dawn sweep.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 24, 2012
True Crime author John Hawkins provides solution to gang violence (San Diego, CA) : True crime author John Barrett Hawkins speaks before a group of school teachers and concerned parents, and reels off statistics from the Justice Department's National Youth Gang Survey: "There are more than a million youth gang members active in 30,500 youth gangs in the United States. Youth gang members were estimated to be involved in more than 3,300 homicides annually, 28% of all larceny and motor vehicle theft and 13% of all robberies."
Source: PRWeb Date: August 24, 2012
Police search for gunmen who shot eight people on South Side (Chicago, IL): Police are searching for two gunman who opened fire from a car and wounded eight people standing on a South Side street, including two 14-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, authorities say.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 24, 2012
Anti-gang youth programs didn't work, federal review claims (Winnipeg, MB): The federal government has determined that the money it spent on gang-prevention youth programs in Winnipeg were not effective, but those who work with youth say that's not true.
Source: CBC News Date: August 24, 2012
Gang-related shooting in Surrey leaves one dead (Surrey, BC): A 46-year-old man is dead following an apparent gang-related shooting in Surrey overnight. Police have identified the victim as Christopher Pammenter.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 24, 2012
SDPD put together anti-gang violence plan (San Diego, CA): San Diego police are putting together a new plan of action in an attempt to clamp down on the increase in gang violence.
Source: 10 News Date: August 24, 2012
San Jose steps up policing efforts in wake of violence (San Jose, CA): San Jose officials Friday announced they are stepping up anti-gang efforts, shifting more officers to patrol and boosting the police overtime budget in response to a recent wave of violence that has left eight people dead and six others injured by gunfire in the past two weeks.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 24, 2012
Gang members get life in mom's slaying (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta gang members were sentenced to life in prison Friday in the slaying of a young mother who was shot five times through her apartment door.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 24, 2012
2005 Aurora beating murder was over gang handshake (Aurora, IL): A 23-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for a 2005 beating death that was triggered, in part, over a gang handshake.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 24, 2012
Police arrest two gang members for graffiti damage (Jurupa Valley, CA): Two men affiliated with a criminal street gang are behind bars for vandalizing several locations throughout Jurupa Valley with graffiti, officials reported.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network Date: August 24, 2012
Former Asian Boyz gang leader gets 218 years (Los Angeles, CA): A former Asian Boyz gang leader was sentenced today to 218 years to life for four counts of first-degree murder and other felonies for his role in a 1990s crime spree.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 24, 2012
19-year sentence in attempted murder case involving detective's affair (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member showed no emotion as he was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for the attempted murder of a rival gang member, prosecutors said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 24, 2012
Man fatally shot in San Jose gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA) : San Jose city leaders say they are ramping up their efforts to stop the latest wave of violence after the city's 33rd homicide of the year.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 24, 2012
Auroran draws life term in second gang murder (Aurora, IL): A 29-year-old Aurora man will spend the rest of his life in prison for taking part in two gang-motivated murders.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 24, 2012
Taskforce learns from HPD (Houston, TX): City officials met with the Houston Police Department last week on Thursday and Friday to gain information on how to face challenges regarding drugs and gang violence.
Source: Alice Echo-News Journal Date: August 24, 2012
Family Focus: Video shares teenage inmates' stories to help other teens (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte has a new strategy to combat crimes committed by kids. This school year, the Gang of One program will take a video into the classrooms of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: August 24, 2012
Sheriff's officials: Opposite gangs teaming up for crime (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says home burglaries are on the rise because of gang members from different street gangs now working together.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: August 24, 2012
Graffiti removal slower in Chicago after budget cuts (Chicago, IL): When it comes to removing graffiti, Mayor Richard M. Daley was quicker on the draw than Mayor Rahm Emanuel. City Hall's budget cuts have hit the graffiti-removal program, eliminating nearly a third of the workers who scoured Chicago to clean public and private property spray painted by gang-bangers and taggers marking their turf.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 23, 2012
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