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Citing 'public safety emergency,' McGinn vows to beef up police patrols to fight violence (Seattle, WA): There have been nine murders in Seattle so far this year, three times more than at this time last year. A major problem area is the Rainier Valley, where gang violence is escalating.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: February 27, 2012
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield upbeat on anti-gang bills' chances (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says he believes his anti-gang proposals are "moving in the right direction" at the state Capitol.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 26, 2012
Chicago gangs getting pushed out of city, into western suburbs (Chicago, IL): Chicago gang members are invading the western suburbs. Gangs have sent juveniles to Riverside to burglarize homes and steal TVs, computers, jewelry, cash and whatever else they could grab.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 26, 2012
Parolee charged in reported Waukegan gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): A Waukegan man on parole for a weapons-related conviction has been ordered held on $1 million bond for allegedly shooting a rival gang member.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 25, 2012
Gathering for students to focus on violence (Toledo, OH): Working with at-risk youth in Toledo during the past decade, Crystal Harris has become accustomed to hearing about violent incidents in children's lives.
Source: The Blade Date: February 25, 2012
Nine arrested in gang enforcement operation (Lodi, CA): A parole and probation enforcement operation turned into a foot chase, a car chase and a car crash, Lodi police said, before they were able to arrest nine people late Friday night.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: February 25, 2012
Shootings continue to plague Oakland neighborhoods (Oakland, CA): Bullets went whizzing past two small children in East Oakland Friday. It's the kind of reckless gang-related crime that seems to be nearly a daily occurrence lately.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: February 25, 2012
Mac fighting a growing gang presence (McMinnville, OR): Whether or not you have ever been touched by it, a growing gang presence is apparent in McMinnville. "We deal with it pretty frequently, almost on a daily basis," detective Hugo Cerda of the McMinnville police said during a Thursday night gang awareness presentation.
Source: News-Register Date: February 25, 2012
Gang stabbing in Watsonville (Salinas, CA): A man is in life-threatening condition after being stabbed multiple times in Watsonville. Watsonville Police responded to a report of a stabbing Friday night near Freedom and Airport Boulevard.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: February 25, 2012
Woman injured in Wilmington shooting drives herself to hospital (Wilmington, CA): A 21-year-old woman was shot in the neck today during a car-to-car gang-related shooting in Wilmington, as her two reported assailants got out of their vehicle and fired several shots while she drove away, a police officer said.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: February 25, 2012
Judging Santa Rosa's anti-gang efforts (Santa Rosa, CA): Since 2004, when Santa Rosa voters approved Measure O, taxpayers have spent more than $7 million on gang prevention and intervention programs. The goal has been to undermine the growing influence of gangs by supporting programs to reform existing gang members and keep at-risk youth from being drawn to gangs.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 25, 2012
Madera Police respond to recent violence (Madera, CA): Over the last couple of weeks, Madera detectives have seen a spike in gang violence. The last shooting happened Monday night, and resulted in the victim driving his car into the side of a home.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 25, 2012
Community confronts gang issue after teen's slaying (Lafourche, LA) : Damien Wagner's nickname is "Super." It stems from when he was a boy and tried repeatedly to fly like his favorite superhero. "He used to run out of the house like Superman," said his mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Wagner. Those care-free days are long gone for both mother and son.
Source: Daily Comet Date: February 25, 2012
Teachers disarm machete-wielding teen (Santa Rosa, CA): Two rugby coaches, one a former police officer, leapt into action Friday night to disarm a machete-wielding teen involved in an apparent gang-related confrontation in the stands during a match at Santa Rosa's Elsie Allen High School.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 25, 2012
Experts: Region's gang policy ineffective (Washington, DC): The day after a fire raged through an overcrowded Honduran prison,killing 350 inmates – most of them awaiting trial or being held as suspected gang members - two top experts on the subject briefed a U.S. audience on theroots of Central America's mushrooming gang problem.
Source: Tico Times Date: February 24, 2012
Getting streetwise at forum on gangs (Wilkes-Barre, PA): While police continue to investigate whether the machete attack near GAR High School earlier this month was gang-related, several hundred people attended a forum Thursday night on how to prevent the spread of gangs in their communities and schools.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 24, 2012
Violent crime rise alarms activists (Boston, MA): A spate of deadly violence and nonfatal shootings and stabbings in recent weeks has rocked several of Boston’s communities, after a relatively calm start to the year.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 24, 2012
State of Minnesota seeks ideas on how to identify gang members (Duluth, MN): Gang members involved in organized crime are less likely today than in the past to flash signs, wear colors or draw attention to themselves because gang members face enhanced penalties if convicted of a crime.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: February 24, 2012
No suspects after teen gang member is shot (Atwater, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in the area of Kelso and Nashua streets, police reported. The victim's injuries weren't life-threatening and no suspects are in custody. The victim is a documented gang member, and he wasn't cooperative with police, according to Chief Frank Pietro.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 24, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's gang violence: Part two (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica's gang war of October 1998 that included four homicides and five shootings over a two-week period was pivotal in the creation of the Pico Youth & Family Center, according to Executive Director and Founder Oscar de la Torre.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: February 24, 2012
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