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Police Chief: Gang problem diminished (Des Plaines, IL) : In the months following the alleged gang-related murder of a Des Plaines man, Des Plaines Police Chief James Prandini said gang activity has subsided.
Source: DesPlainesPatch Date: November 1, 2011
Lawyers debate release of police reports (Lompoc, CA): The prosecution in a case involving four gang members who allegedly savagely kicked and beat an opposing gang member with a pair of shovels and a meat grinder has asked the court to keep police reports out of the hands of the defendants, arguing that information in the reports could be used to track down and intimidate witnesses.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: November 1, 2011
Jury in suspect’s trial visits site of Casa Tequila shootings (Hamilton, OH): A native of Honduras is on trial this week in Butler County for three alleged gang-style shootings in 2008.
Source: Journal-News Date: November 1, 2011
Target gang activity in Augusta County, say advocates (Staunton, VA): The bad news is there are about 300 gang members within the borders of Augusta County. The good news is that area gangs are not well-organized and few, if any, have ties to the national affiliations they might claim.
Source: The News Leader Date: November 1, 2011
Probation in violent assault on witness (San Mateo, CA) : Five gang members, including two men and three youths, have been placed on three years’ probation for a savage attack on a witness with sticks, bricks and a pellet gun.
Source: SanMateoPatch Date: November 1, 2011
Report: Nevada top 10 in gang members (Las Vegas, NV): Street gangs are a growing problem in southern Nevada. The FBI ranks Clark County as the 10th worst area in the nation for the number of gang members. More than 15,000 roam the streets, and those are just the ones authorities know about.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: November 1, 2011
Man found guilty of murdering 11-year-old (Monterey County, CA): A man accused of killing an 11-year-old girl at a high school soccer match in December of 2008 was found guilty Tuesday of all charges in a Monterey County courtroom. Ezekiel Lopez-Figueroa, 20, was convicted of murder, attempted murder, assault with a firearm, and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: November 1, 2011
Mayor Johnson's gang prevention initiative moves forward (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson unveiled the preview of his Strategic Plan for Gang Prevention (SPGP) this past Monday morning in the Hearing room of the Historic City Hall. "I am committed to a paradigm shift away from only enforcement and incarceration with more emphasis put toward prevention and intervention," stated Johnson during his opening remarks.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: November 1, 2011
Man shot on Halloween night (Yakima, WA): Police say a gang related shooting last night at a neighborhood market in Yakima could have been a lot worse.
Source: MSNBC KNDU Date: November 1, 2011
Man convicted of murder try (Schenectady, NY): A reputed member of Schenectady's Four Block Gang has been convicted of attempted murder in connection with the shooting of a rival on a city street last winter, according to the attorneys involved in the case.
Source: Times Union Date: November 1, 2011
South Carolina AG Wilson joins Lancaster County sheriff to talk about how to fight gangs (Lancaster, SC): South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is heading to Lancaster County to talk about how the state is fighting gang activity.
Source: The Republic Date: October 31, 2011
Teens with a deployed parent may be more prone to violence (Washington, DC): Teens who have at least one parent deployed with the military may be more likely to fight, carry a weapon and join a gang, according to a U.S. study.
Source: HealthDay News Date: October 31, 2011
15 indicted in Lancaster County gang crackdown (Lancaster County, SC): More than a dozen people have been indicted as part of a gang roundup in Lancaster County. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and Sheriff Barry Faile said Monday 15 people had been indicted for gang activity.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: October 31, 2011
Gang violence drops due to city’s new efforts, officials say (Sacramento, CA): Gang violence took what officials described as a drastic drop since July 2010, attributing the drop to Mayor Kevin Johnson’s gang-prevention programs initiated in June of 2010 and again after last December’s fatal barbershop shooting.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: October 31, 2011
Prisons play key role in growth of gangs (Asheville, NC): Law enforcement officials involved with efforts targeting street gangs in North Carolina say that despite a lack of quantifying data, prevalence of these illegal organizations is likely increasing in rural parts of the state.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot Date: October 31, 2011
Fugitive’s gang ties are shared (Minden, WV): A Caldwell County man charged with kidnapping, assault and other felony offenses in Wilkes County this month told authorities in Fayette County, W.Va., that he was a member of a street gang when he was apprehended Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot Date: October 31, 2011
Gang-related stabbing near First Street (Gilroy, CA): A Gilroy man is in serious condition, but expected to fully recover, after being stabbed in a gang-related incident that occurred around 8:20 p.m. Friday.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: October 31, 2011
Concerns over possible police cuts leading to violent crime increase (Yakima, WA): Yakima's latest gang related killing this year happened over the weekend. And some Yakima residents are concerned violent crime could increase if vacant police positions go unfilled because of budget problems.
Source: KAPP 35 News Date: October 31, 2011
Man sentenced for gang activity (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Monday in Norfolk federal court to 15 years in prison for racketeering and other charges.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: October 31, 2011
Tucson police investigating two homicides (Tucson, AZ): Tucson police are investigating two separate homicide cases. Officers are interviewing dozens of witnesses. They say the shooting may be gang related.
Source: KMSB FOX11 News Date: October 31, 2011
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