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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
Tennessee Rep. Tommie Brown leery of tougher gang law (Chattanooga, TN): State Rep. Tommie Brown, D-Chattanooga, expressed wariness Saturday of efforts in the state Legislature to toughen penalties for gang crimes.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 1, 2012
Overnight gang shooting leaves one injured (Portland, OR): Officers with the Portland Police gang unit are piecing together what led to a shooting at a party in the area of NE 84th Ave. & Broadway overnight.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: April 1, 2012
Somerset Gang Wise Project to be conducted in Spanish (Bound Brook, NJ): Parents are invited to a workshop, titled "The Gang Wise Project," which is being cosponsored by the Somerset County Office of Youth Services, the Bound Brook Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee and the Friends of Somerset County Youth.
Source: The Messenger-Gazette Date: April 1, 2012
One dead, eight wounded in overnight shootings (Chicago, IL): At least nine people were shot between 11:10 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday, according to Chicago police, including four outside a West Side club about 3 a.m.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 1, 2012
Police seeing early signs of gang crime here (Elizabeth City, NC): Eddie Rodriguez knows just about all there is to know about street gangs. As a gang officer with the Elizabeth City Police Department since 2007, he has seen his fair share of crimes and violence.
Source: The Outer Banks Voice Date: April 1, 2012
Two men stabbed, one dies near downtown (Watsonville, CA) : One man died after he and a friend were attacked on Main Street on Saturday night and stabbed in what detectives say was a gang-motivated assault, Watsonville police reported.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: April 1, 2012
'Felony lane gang' linked to crimes in the KC area (Kansas City, MO) : Swarming north from Florida in small groups, criminals known collectively as the “felony lane gang” are preying on unsuspecting women across much of the country. Their specialty is forgery and identity theft, and law enforcement officials blame them for more than $10 million in losses over the last decade.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: April 1, 2012
Rise of homicides in Salinas (Salinas, CA): There's been six people dead from gang activity in just the first 3 months this year. Police say it's an ongoing trend. Salinas police say there's definitely been a spike but it's not unusual for this area.
Source: KION 46 News Date: April 1, 2012
Chattanooga group offers anti-gang advice (Chattanooga, TN): Partnering with businesses to provide summer jobs and job- shadowing opportunities to at-risk youth would help prevent gang membership, members of a citywide anti-gang committee say.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 31, 2012
Tulare County's Step Up Summits helping to cut gang violence (Tulare County, CA): The anti-gang message provided by Step Up Summits is helping to reduce gang activity in the county’s small communities, county elected officials and law enforcement agencies say.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: March 31, 2012
In California, battle still rages over solitary confinement (Atwater, CA): California has for decades used long-term segregation to combat gang violence in its prisons — a model also used by states like Arizona with significant gang problems. Thousands of inmates said to have gang ties have been sent to one of the state’s three super-maximum-security prisons, where they remain in solitary confinement for years, or in some cases decades.
Source: The Bulletin Date: March 31, 2012
Chowchilla's anti-graffiti ordinance can hold parents responsible for erring children (Chowchilla, CA) : Parents in Chowchilla can now be held responsible for their children's behavior under a new anti-graffiti ordinance aimed at curbing gang-related and other forms of tagging.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 31, 2012
Gang dispute sparked shooting outside North Miami funeral home, killing two, injuring 12 (Miami, FL): A dispute among gang members at a North Miami-area funeral home sparked a mass shooting that injured 12 people and killed two men, according to Miami-Dade police and law enforcement.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: March 31, 2012
Ventura police searching for suspects in stabbing (Ventura, CA): Ventura police were searching for three suspects about 18 to 19 years old Saturday in connection with a man who was stabbed while walking in Ventura.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: March 31, 2012
TBI weighs in on local gang problems (Chattanooga, TN) : The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is getting involved in Chattanooga's gang problems. The Bureau reports 1.4 million gangs members live across our country...and at least a thousand of them reside here in the city of Chattanooga.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: March 31, 2012
Residents question local leaders at "Gang Intervention" (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's growing gang problem takes center stage Saturday in a meeting that brought state and local leaders together with community members asking when action will be taken.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 31, 2012
Gang-related shooting leaves man shot twice (La Habra, CA): A man suffered two gunshot wounds Saturday in what police believe is a gang-related attack. The incident happened at about 2 p.m. in the carport area of an apartment complex in the 900 block of North Cypress Street off East Whittier Boulevard.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 31, 2012
16-year-old killed in Salinas' sixth homicide of year (Salinas, CA): A 16-year-old Salinas boy died Friday night after he was shot in the head in what is believed to be a gang-related incident.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 31, 2012
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