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B.C. needs provincewide approach to gang prevention: Dianne Watts (Vancouver, BC): Not enough is being done to prevent children and youth in B.C. from getting involved in gangs, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts said. While there have been anti-gang success stories like the Surrey Wrap Program for at-risk students, there needs to be a comprehensive, long-term, provincewide approach to gang prevention for kids, Watts said.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: May 26, 2012
Report: Juvenile prison no longer in crisis (Columbus, OH): An Ohio juvenile detention center considered in crisis less than a year ago because of gang violence and other problems has become a safe and well-managed facility, according to a court-appointed monitor who tempered praise for the changes with caution that an unregulated population increase could undo the progress.
Source: The Chillicothe Gazette Date: May 26, 2012
Alleged gang member gets 5-year term for weapon, drug offenses (Bisbee, AZ): A man allegedly involved in the Hollywood criminal street gang was sentenced to serve five years in prison on Thursday in Cochise County Superior Court.
Source: The Herald Date: May 26, 2012
Gang member arrested after McDonald's shooting (Fresno, CA): A suspect is in custody after a shooting at a McDonalds that happened earlier this week. They say he's a bulldog gang member.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: May 26, 2012
Prisoner on verge of release vows to abandon gang ties (Calgary, AB): A Calgary gangster is about to get out of prison, and says he's headed out of the province and away from the city's gang scene.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: May 26, 2012
Gang members from Whittier, Montebello accused of 2007 fatal beating, robbery of elderly Rosemead man (Rosemead, CA): Two admitted gang members gang members from Whittier and Montebello are awaiting trial in connection with the beating and robbery of an 82-year-old Rosemead man who ultimately died from his injuries, officials said Saturday.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: May 26, 2012
Innocent bystander shot during Northwest Folklife, one arrested (Seattle, WA): An innocent bystander was shot in the leg near Seattle Center on Saturday night, police said Sunday, after a man fired at another man who had hit him in the head with a skateboard.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 26, 2012
Pendleton boy, 17, stabbed in Kennewick fight with rival gang members (Kennwick, WA): A 17-year-old Pendleton boy was stabbed in Kennewick during a suspected fight with rival gang members, police said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: May 25, 2012
Prosecutors file charges in roundup of gang (Buffalo, NY): Federal prosecutors on Friday filed racketeering charges against 17 people allegedly tied to a notoriously violent street gang as police agencies continued their crackdown against gangster crimes on Buffalo's West Side.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 25, 2012
Milwaukee police report progress against north-side gang (Milwaukee, WI): Milwaukee police say cooperation put a huge dent in a street gang terrorizing a north-side neighborhood, so they put on a public display of support and force in that same neighborhood.
Source: FOX6 News Date: May 25, 2012
Emanuel anti-gang law passes Illinois Senate (Springfield, IL): State's attorneys may soon have more power to target gang leaders under a crackdown measure the Illinois Senate approved today at the urging of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: May 25, 2012
18th Street Gang member back in Weld County Jail (Greeley, CO): An 18th Street Gang member who has been serving time in federal prison is back in Weld County Jail after the U.S. Attorney’s Office turned the case back over to the Weld District Attorney.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: May 25, 2012
Tri-County Task force thwarts gang activity (Montross, VA): The Tri County Task force has served warrants on two more individuals, Dwayne C. West 27 of Colonial Beach and Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague as a part of Operation Impact.
Source: The Journal Date: May 25, 2012
Gang arrests nab Simi Valley man (Thousand Oaks, CA): Several members of a Thousand Oaks gang were arrested earlier this month for beating one man and beating and robbing another in T.O. in April.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn Date: May 25, 2012
Man sentenced to 13 1/2 years in death of teacher's aide (Yakima, WA): A man convicted of manslaughter in the death of a Yakima teacher's aide was sentenced Friday. Yakima County Superior Court judge Ruth Reukauf sentenced Ivan Izazaga to 13 1/2 years in prison, for his role in a gang-related shooting at a Taco Bell parking lot last year.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 25, 2012
Keeping kids out of gangs (Petaluma, CA): Brayan Araiza grew up in a good home in Petaluma. His parents weren’t wealthy, but they loved him and they loved each other. "Even though my parents raised me right and I didn’t have any siblings or relatives affiliated with gangs, most of my friends did," he said. "That got me started."
Source: Petaluma Argus-Courier Date: May 25, 2012
Gangs move to rural areas: Attorney general commends local law enforcement efforts to protect children (Wisconsin Dells, WI): As a gang expands or moves their territory it puts them in contact with new law enforcement agencies. These agencies need to quickly learn about the gang, its members and aspirations so they can be prepared to deal with any potential issues.
Source: Wisconsin Dells Events Date: May 25, 2012
Gang members sentenced to 30 years for botched Gardena shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members were sentenced to 30-year prison terms this week after pleading guilty to attempted murder and other charges involving a botched ambush shooting in an unincorporated area near Gardena in March.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 25, 2012
Gang members sentenced in Calif. jewelry robberies (Westminster, CA): Prosecutors say two San Diego gang members have been handed lengthy sentences for their roles in the armed robberies of two Orange County jewelry stores in 2009.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 25, 2012
Gang violence erupts in Chico (Chico, CA): It's a week Chico Police Department Lieutenant Linda Dye describes as busy for the Chico PD Gang Task Force. "We've seen two incidents, two nights in a row involving gang violence. One a shooting, the other an assault with a vehicle where they tried to run over two gang members." And now Lieutenant Dye says the two crimes may be related. "The victim on Tuesday night was a Norteno gang member, and the victim on Wednesday night was a Soreno gang member."
Source: KNVN 24 News Date: May 25, 2012
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