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Teenage girl shot in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl was shot in her upper body about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in Thornton Park and was in critical condition as of 7:20 a.m., Santa Ana police reported.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 14, 2012
Emergence of gang violence in Texarkana prompts police to start unit to combat drugs, gunfire (Texarkana, AR): The recent shooting at a County Avenue apartment complex has prompted Texarkana, Ark., Police Department to start a gang unit aimed at combating similar violence.
Source: The Republic Date: October 14, 2012
Tri-City gang sweep leads to 27 arrests (Kennewick, WA) : A single-day roundup of "gang involved" fugitives in the Tri-Cities netted 27 arrests, including two teen offenders, officials said. Between all those arrested during the latest gang sweep in the area, there were 14 felony charges and 23 misdemeanor offenses, said Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: October 13, 2012
Four arrested in gang shooting (Moreno Valley, CA): Three men and a juvenile were arrested in Moreno Valley on Friday night, Oct. 12, following a shooting between rival gangs Friday night in which a man was wounded.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: October 13, 2012
Gang task force nets 13 arrests in first bust (Mountain View, CA): Sixty-two officers representing the newly formed North Santa Clara County Gang Task Force conducted their inaugural operation to curtail gang violence in northern Santa Clara County on Friday, making 13 arrests in Sunnyvale and Mountain View, according to Mountain View police.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: October 13, 2012
Gang sweep nets seven, task force officers say (Santa Cruz, CA): In a gang sweep this week, officers from nine Santa Cruz County law enforcement agencies teamed up and arrested seven people on various charges, the county Gang Task Force announced late Friday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 13, 2012
Public forum gets tough on gangs (Ottawa, ON): Officials want to hear from the public as they aim to take "concrete action" to address gang issues in Ottawa. Previous events on gangs have focused more on education than direct steps to curtail gang activity.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: October 13, 2012
Los Angeles exports anti-gang solutions to Central America (Los Angeles, CA): The City of Los Angeles signed a partnership Thursday with a federal international development agency to help curtail gang crime in Central America through gang prevention strategies successfully created in the nation's gang capital.
Source: ABC News Date: October 12, 2012
Police: Shootings are gang-related (West Babylon, NY) : Three shootings in a neighborhood of West Babylon in the past month are all gang related, including one that killed a North Babylon student, according to Inspector Gerard Gigante of the Suffolk County Police Department First Precinct.
Source: DeerPark-NorthBabylonPatch Date: October 12, 2012
Jack Boys gang members found guilty of deadly crime spree (Atlanta, GA): Hours after killing one man who fought back to allow his girlfriend escape, two gang members raped a woman and then continued on a crime spree that terrorized several Atlanta neighborhoods for more than a month.
Source: Examiner Date: October 12, 2012
Suspect in Milton gang-related face-slashing finally charged (Milton, PA): More than a year after a being charged in connection with a gang-related stabbing in the Valley, Michelle Smith was arraigned Thursday, according to court documents.
Source: The Daily Item Date: October 12, 2012
Brothers face court for attack (Columbus, NE): Two Columbus brothers are accused of wielding an aluminum baseball bat and firing several shots from a pellet gun at two other city men during a gang-related attack in the yard of a Ninth Street home.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: October 12, 2012
Three arraigned in gang shooting (Gridley, CA): Alejandro Gonzalez, 19, of Gridley was arrested by Gridley-Biggs Police on Saturday and booked into Butte County Jail on homicide charges in the apparent gang-related shooting of 18-year-old Alonzo Robles Morales of Gridley on Monday, October 1, 2012.
Source: Gridley Herald Date: October 12, 2012
'Gang member' out to kill rival (Norwalk, CT): A Bridgeport man who police say has been trying to kill a Norwalk man was arrested early Friday for the third time in three days in Norwalk, police said.
Source: The Daily Voice Date: October 12, 2012
Gang violence being fought in Toledo (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Police aim to curb the gang violence here in the Glass City. One way is the law that if a gang member commits a crime, the entire gang is responsible.
Source: WNWO 24 News Date: October 12, 2012
Police arrest 10 people in connection with May, June gang killings (San Jose, CA): Ten suspects were arrested in the past week in connection with two separate gang-related killings of young men that occurred about a month apart in the same East San Jose neighborhood, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: October 12, 2012
As Ottawa gang symposium approaches, police lay out the big picture (Ottawa, ON) : He was a normal, everyday kid growing up in a gritty south-end community housing neighbourhood. Smart and easygoing, he did well at school and was popular on the basketball court, where he hung out with friends. But by 15 or 16, Adnan, as we will call him to protect his identity, was skipping school and running drugs for a neighbourhood street gang.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: October 12, 2012
Joining a gang can be defense mechanism: Ex-gang member speaks out (Fort Wayne, IN): Carving out a new life in Fort Wayne, after being immersed in the gang world in south central Los Angeles. Donald Fields II is a man who knows the pitfalls and perils of street gangs, which continue to create a nuisance in Fort Wayne.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter Date: October 12, 2012
Second man is arrested in slaying of reputed gang member in Passaic (Passaic, NJ): Police on Friday made a second arrest in the killing of Luis Castillo, a reputed gang member who was shot dead while driving on Sherman Street on Aug. 15.
Source: The Record Date: October 12, 2012
Court upholds Wichita murder conviction (Topeka, KS): The first-degree murder conviction of a Wichita man who killed a security guard attempting to break up a fight between gang members was upheld Friday by the Kansas Supreme Court.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: October 12, 2012
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