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Gang labeling in dispute when analyzing Chicago violence (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago is making a concerted effort to fight gang activity and one important part is to track it. That involves pegging some crimes as “gang related,” a label that the police department applies to most murders in the city.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: August 28, 2012
Warrant out for alleged gang shooter (Medford, OR): A suspected gang member who has eluded police for the past five months now faces an attempted murder charge stemming from a suspected gang-related shooting March 27 outside a Medford apartment complex.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
City increases downtown police presence following recent violent crime streak (Madison, WI): After a summer during which crime and violence occurred frequently throughout downtown Madison, city officials allotted an additional $50,000 to increase the number of police officers patrolling University Avenue on weekend nights.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: August 28, 2012
Gang scuffle reported in Berwyn (Berwyn, IL): A Cicero man allegedly was involved in a gang scuffle in the 1600 block of Lombard Avenue in Berwyn at 8:05 a.m. Aug. 13, police said.
Source: Stickney Suburban Life Date: August 28, 2012
San Jose police gang up on gang-related crime (San Jose, CA): San Jose police are fighting back against a recent spike in gang violence. Weekend gang sweeps netted more than a dozen suspects and police say they're not done applying pressure on gang members.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 28, 2012
Alleged HMB gang shooter accepts plea deal (Half Moon Bay, CA): The alleged gunman charged in last year’s Grove Street gang shooting accepted a plea deal this morning that would send him away for 14 years in prison.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: August 28, 2012
Three arrested in deadly East Albany gang shooting (Albany, GA): Prosecutors admit violent retaliation is possible after a deadly gang shooting over the weekend. Three people were arrested Tuesday as we learned the man who was killed Sunday at the Shackelford Shopping Center, 24-year-old Dontavious Luke, was a suspected gang leader.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 28, 2012
Report: Mexican gangs on the rise in Brighton Beach (New York, NY): Brighton Beach is seeing a startling rise in Mexican-American gangs, and locals say they're "recruiting younger children, engaging in violent fights, extorting business owners, selling and buying illegal weapons, and creating small prostitution rings," according to a recent news report.
Source: Sheepshead Bites Date: August 28, 2012
Gang members sentenced in home invasions of Asian salon owners (Philadelphia, PA): Members of a violent gang that staged home invasions at the residences of five Asian business owners were sentenced Tuesday in Philadelphia.
Source: The Inquirer Date: August 28, 2012
Chicago store riles Evanston residents (Chicago, IL): A Chicago convenience store on the Evanston border was ordered to clean up its act after a community meeting where it came under fire for allegedly contributing to the area's gang-related criminal activity.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
Fourth arrest made in Albany murder (Albany, GA): A fourth suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection to a deadly gang related shooting in East Albany.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: August 28, 2012
New programs helps target gang members to keep streets safer (Toledo, OH): The Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence is a multi-tiered initiative that uses law enforcement, social services and community leaders to take an active role in reducing the gang and gun violence in the city.
Source: Toledo News Now Date: August 28, 2012
Suspected Coatesville gang leader to appear in court (Coatesville, PA): A reputed city gang leader accused of drug dealing and armed robbery is scheduled to appear in district court Monday. William "Pumpkin" Shockley, 24, was arrested Aug. 3 on charges of assault, robbery and witness intimidation after police found him hiding in a Lancaster County hotel.
Source: Daily Local News Date: August 27, 2012
Gang member pleads guilty in attempted murder of rivals (Buffalo, NY): A 20-year-old Buffalo man has pleaded guilty in connection with the attempted murder of a rival gang member earlier this year, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 27, 2012
Cops treading water? Emanuel says no (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried Monday to skin back — or at least clarify — Police Supt. Garry McCarthy's claim that Chicago Police are "treading water" in the fight against violence after another weekend bloodbath on Chicago streets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 27, 2012
San Jose's newest criminal street gang uses arsenal of spray cans (San Jose, CA): It's not an offshoot of the Norteños, Sureños, Bloods or Crips. Its members don't sell dope or do drive-bys . And their weapons of choice aren't guns or knives -- but a colorful arsenal of spray paints.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 27, 2012
Crime in focus: Gang activity in Little Rock (Little Rock, AR) : More and more people are becoming involved in gangs. There are more of them out there, and people are joining them at a younger age.
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: August 27, 2012
Former gang members plea to stop the violence (San Jose, CA): Former gang members reached out to the young people of San Jose with an appeal to stop the violence. Few people understand the scope and depth of the gang problem in San Jose than those who have been there.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 27, 2012
Nashville police tout arrests made through program that targets gangs (Nashville, TN): Police said last weekend’s Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, resulted in 68 arrests involving 66 misdemeanor charges, two felony charges and 17 outstanding warrants.
Source: The Tennessean Date: August 27, 2012
Plea agreement reached in year old shooting (Grand Junction, CO): A man was shot and killed at the Taco Bell last July as part of an alleged gang-related crime spree. Now one of the suspects has filed a plea agreement.
Source: KJCT 8 News Date: August 27, 2012
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