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Are we leaving children behind? (Hamilton County, TN): Could there be a link between the No Child Left Behind Act and gang activity in suburbs, like Hixson? That's what several people including Hamilton County Commissioner Mitch McClure said Tuesday night.
Source: WDSI FOX 61 Date: February 9, 2012
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond plans more officers in schools (Chattanooga, TN): Sheriff Jim Hammond announced Monday night at a gang violence meeting that he will place school resource officers in some inner-city elementary schools this fall.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 8, 2012
Jordan blames gangs for Oakland's violence spike (Oakland, CA): Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan attributed a rash of gun violence to feuding gangs Tuesday, and offered cash rewards for residents who come forward with information that leads to arrests.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 8, 2012
Teen fatally shot in Northlake living room (Chicago, IL): James Romero was watching television about midnight Monday at his Northlake home when four or five shots rang out and bullets pierced the living room window, his brother said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 8, 2012
Fall River gets $360K grant to combat youth violence (Fall River, MA) : The state funds that came through to help prevent youth violence and gang-related crime was welcome news with steep challenges ahead.
Source: Te Herald News Date: February 8, 2012
County: Talk up gang prevention (Durham County, NC): Durham County commissioners told the new gang-reduction strategy manager Monday to make sure the public knows what he's doing and how to get involved. "The mere fact that we are addressing the gang problem in this community seems to go unnoticed," said Chairman Michael Page.
Source: The Durham News Date: February 8, 2012
Reformed gang task force has its work cut out (Burlington, NC): Once products of urban terrains, street gangs are going country. These days cities are too hot for gang members to flourish, said Sgt. Brandon Jones of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, who is also part of the recently re-formed City-County Gang Task Force.
Source: Times-News Date: February 8, 2012
Four arrested in gang-related stabbing after school (Orange, CA): Four people have been arrested in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 17-year-old boy near El Modena High School, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 8, 2012
Man stabbed in gang fight on the Antelope Blvd. bridge (Red Bluff, CA): At least six men were involved in a gang-related fight Monday evening on the Antelope Boulevard bridge in which a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the arm.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: February 8, 2012
Youths indicted on gang charges in ex-NFL player assault (Chesapeake, VA): Four youths police say attacked former NFL player Ed Beard were indicted today on gang-related charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: February 8, 2012
Argument about gangs leads to stabbing, two suspects jailed (El Paso, TX) : An argument about membership in rival gangs sparked a stabbing that left a man hospitalized and two others in jail, court documents stated.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 8, 2012
City sticker design yanked, but not without pain (Chicago, IL): As controversy swirled, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza weighed concerns from some quarters that gang signs adorned the new city sticker against the feelings of a 15-year-old boy who said winning the contest to design the decal was the best thing that ever happened to him. In the end, perception trumped emotion.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 8, 2012
West Chicago man gets 26 years for gang shooting after festival (Chicago, IL): A man convicted of shooting two rival gang members as he walked home from West Chicago’s Railroad Days festival was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years in prison.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 8, 2012
Two Salinas men acquitted of assaulting anti-gang officer (Salinas, CA): Two Salinas men were acquitted Tuesday of assaulting a peace officer in 2009, but found guilty for crimes including possessing firearms and ammunition by felons for a criminal street gang, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said.
Source: The Californian Date: February 8, 2012
Gang violence now 'manageable' in Elizabethtown (Elizabethtown, NC): Gangs are still a problem in Bladen County, but it looks like the violence is decreasing, according to Elizabethtown Police Chief Robert Kinlaw.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: February 8, 2012
HPD combats growing gang population (Houston, TX)HPD combats growing gang population: The evidence is clear in many Houston neighborhoods -- graffiti spray painted on walls, buildings and street signs showing where a gang has carved out its territory. Thousands of gang members are peppered throughout the city and are responsible for thousands of crimes every year.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: February 8, 2012
Gang member sentenced for his involvement in an ATF undercover sting (Los Angeles, CA): The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today announced that George R. Lopez of Lawndale was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison and three years supervised release by United States District Court Judge George King, for a firearm related offense in which he was arrested for the conclusion of an ATF undercover operation in 2010.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 8, 2012
Gang activity goes viral (St. Louis, MO): What was once accomplished through graffiti on the side of buildings or property damage in a rival neighborhood is now happening in the cyber world. Gang activity – locally and around the United States – is now going "new school," according to University of Missouri–St. Louis criminologist Beth Huebner.
Source: UMSL Daily Date: February 8, 2012
Violent crime drops in San Castle since gang crackdown (Boynton Beach, FL): The San Castle neighborhood once was defined by its tie to the 2006 Christmas Eve murder at Boynton Beach Mall. No more. Wilson Pierre, who was convicted of second-degree murder in that shooting, was a member of the San Castle Soldiers.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 8, 2012
No Child Left Behind to blame for Hixson gangs? (Chattanooga, TN) : Can the problem of gangs increasing their influence in the suburbs be linked with a federal education program designed to help inner city kids? Some people, including a Hamilton County Commissioner, said yes, No Child Left Behind is a reason why gangs are migrating to the suburbs like Hixson.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: February 8, 2012
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