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Cops: 11 in Spalding charged with street gang terrorism after shootout (Spalding County, GA): Eleven young men -- including two juveniles -- face street gang terrorism charges after a shootout at a Spalding County subdivision on Feb. 20., authorities said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 27, 2012
Crime rates continue to drop in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): Crime in Belvidere is going down. Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble says it's because of community support and cooperation with the Boone County Sheriff's Department. For the fifth year in a row crime rates in Belvidere have gone down, and maybe more importantly gang activity seems to be on the decline as well.
Source: WTVO 17 News Date: February 27, 2012
Six charged in guns and gang crackdown (Ottawa, ON): Police arrested six men and are hunting for others after weapons, drugs and cash were seized during weekend raids as part of a crackdown targeting gang activity in the Ottawa area.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: February 27, 2012
Residents, city disagree that Ripley fights were gang-related (Ripley, TN): Gangs started in big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Now they've spread small areas like Lauderdale County. Even though three adults arrested during a housing project brawl have no known gang affiliation, Ripley residents say the city has a big gang problem.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News Date: February 27, 2012
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
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