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West Modesto shooting of boys gang-related, police say (Modesto, CA): A 13-year-old boy badly wounded during a shooting in west Modesto on Sunday afternoon was the victim of gang violence, investigators said Monday.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 13, 2012
Inside the gang life: An interview with an Omaha gang member (Omaha, NE): Gang activity runs rampant in some Nebraska neighborhoods. In Omaha there are 3,000 alleged gang members, and in Lincoln there are at least 600 members, according to the Omaha and Lincoln police departments.
Source: KVNO News Date: February 13, 2012
Lawmaker tries to strengthen Tenn. tattoo law (Nashville, TN): The sponsor of legislation that seeks to strengthen a Tennessee law prohibiting the tattooing of minors says the measure would also help fight gang activity.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: February 12, 2012
Oklahoma City's police chief questions parts of report on gang deaths (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City's police chief says steps to prevent gang violence recommended in a recent report already have been implemented and are proving to be successful.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: February 12, 2012
Two men shot in SE Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): Two men were shot outside a nightclub in Southeast Portland early Sunday morning in a gang-related shooting, police said.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: February 12, 2012
Police: Crips gang member arrested in Mahwah (Mahwah, NJ): Two New York men, one an "admitted Crip gang member," were arrested in Mahwah Saturday afternoon after police found money, drugs, and weapons in their car, Mahwah Police Lt. Jeffrey Dino said Sunday.
Source: MahwahPatch Date: February 12, 2012
Harrisburg property owners express concern about graffiti symbols appearing downtown (Harrisburg, PA): The sight of the obnoxious spray paint is bad enough, but the recent rash of specific graffiti symbols appearing on the walls of businesses and homes in downtown Harrisburg has property owners fearing the worst.
Source: PennLive.com Date: February 12, 2012
Legislature using local gang court as state model (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Juvenile Gang Court is continuing to get attention from other local governments around the state and country. On Thursday, House Bill 2535 sponsored by Representative Connie Ladenburg from Tacoma was passed in the House by an overwhelming 92 to 4 vote.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: February 12, 2012
Lodi's young gangsters (Lodi, CA): On Nov. 17, 2011, a black Lodi SWAT truck rumbled down the 400 block of East Locust Street. The truck rolled up against a curb in front of an apartment complex and its engine shut off.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: February 11, 2012
Suspects arrested for allegedly killing Monrovia man (Monrovia, CA) : Two 20-year-old men suspected of the gang-related fatal shooting of two men at a party in North Hollywood in August were arrested this week.
Source: MonroviaPatch Date: February 11, 2012
Lodi mother moves her family to keep children safe from gangs (Lodi, CA): Angeles Ortiz shakes her short, curly brown hair when she remembers standing by her window in the front room of her home when a man was shot and killed right in front of her driveway years ago on Lodi's Eastside.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: February 11, 2012
Sacramento gang members convicted in retaliation shooting (Sacramento, CA): Isaac Givens and Cesar Santana, members of the Norteno street gang, were convicted Friday of carrying out a 2010 retaliation shooting, according to a release from the Sacramento District Attorney's office.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 11, 2012
Fighting gangs with basketball (Omaha, NE): The Salvation Army Blackhawks and Omaha Street School are tied at 41-41, and the atmosphere is tense. This north Omaha basketball league, hosted by the Hope Center for Kids and organized by violence prevention groups, is fun and exciting. Along with the games, organizers aim to teach players life skills and encourage them to make good choices.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: February 11, 2012
Norwalk Police: Gang member shot twice on Ely Avenue (Norwalk, CT): A known gang member was shot Friday night while walking from Cocchia's Liquor Store on Ely Avenue, police said. Ibo Boone, a Bronx, N.Y., native who is known to frequent Norwalk, suffered non-life threatening injuries to the right thigh and the left forearm, according to Norwalk Police Sgt. Marc Lepore, a detective bureau supervisor whose squad is investigating the shooting.
Source: The Hour Date: February 11, 2012
Teen gang member arrested in Half Moon Bay stabbing (Half Moon Bay, CA): A 17-year-old suspected gang member was arrested Friday in a stabbing at a wedding reception two weeks ago that left four people in critical condition, a San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 11, 2012
County has drug problem, gang presence (Erma, NJ) : "We have a drug issue in Cape May County," Eugene Taylor, chief of detectives of the county Prosecutor's Office, told an audience at a Lower Township police community meeting Feb., 7. He said the county did not have a gang problem but had a "gang presence."
Source: Cape May County Herald Date: February 11, 2012
Four stabbed during possible gang fight in Oroville (Oroville, CA): Butte County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a large fight in South Oroville that sent four people to the hospital with stab wounds.
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News Date: February 11, 2012
Students, parents: Racial tensions sparked machete attack near GAR (Wilkes-Barre, PA) : A long-simmering battle for racial supremacy at a Wilkes-Barre high school precipitated the nearby machete attack Thursday that nearly cost a 15-year-old student his hand as he swung his arm to block another boy from a potentially fatally blow, according to students and parents whose children attend the school.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: February 11, 2012
Palmetto reviewing public nuisance ordinance (Bradenton, FL): A proposed ordinance would broaden places in Palmetto that could be designated as “public nuisances” when shown that they are attracting crime.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 10, 2012
Durham County: Talk up gang prevention (Durham County, NC): Durham County commissioners told the new gang-reduction strategy manager this week to make sure the public knows what he's doing and how to get involved.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 10, 2012
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