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UCLA Professor Jorja Leap publishes memoir documenting the lives of gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A young boy with a purple bandana covering his face walks through the streets of his Watts neighborhood. He carries an AK-47 assault rifle in hand, but no one seems to notice. But Jorja Leap does.
Source: The Daily Bruin Date: April 4, 2012
CeaseFire program to reduce street violence launches in Central City (New Orleans, LA): A long-awaited program aimed at short-circuiting street violence is finally getting off the ground in Central City, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and other city officials announced Wednesday. CeaseFire New Orleans is this city's version of a program developed in Chicago that employs "violence interrupters" to stop shootings and murders before they happen.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: April 4, 2012
San Rafael teen sentenced in gang melee (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael teen was sentenced in Marin County Superior Court March 28 to five years in prison for his role in a violent melee between rival gang members in San Rafael last May.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer Date: April 4, 2012
Two arrested in shooting at Clearfield party (Clearfield, UT): Two teenagers have been arrested in connection to a shooting during a large party in Clearfield last month.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: April 4, 2012
Fate of reputed Bloods gang member accused in 2008 Jersey City shooting death in jury's hands (Jersey City, NJ): Closing arguments were heard this morning in the second murder trial of a man charged with gunning down a Jersey City father of four on Clinton Street and West Side Avenue in December 2008.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: April 4, 2012
Old Forge police investigating stabbing; possible gang or drug involvement suspected (Old Forge, PA) : Borough police are investigating the late-night stabbing of a 23-year-old man on West Grace Street on Monday and are pursuing possible gang or drug relation as a motive.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: April 4, 2012
$70,000 grant to help three Valley cities with anti-gang work (Yakima, WA): Yakima, Sunnyside and Toppenish will soon begin using a federal grant to plan the launch of resource centers that will help steer youngsters and families away from gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 4, 2012
Gang violence threat increases WHS security (Boone, NC): There was a statement from Watauga Schools on the cause of the increased security at Watauga High today, a police presence that was impressive as students and staff arrived this morning.
Source: GoBlueRidge Date: April 4, 2012
Gang activity on the rise (Lincoln, CA): While the number of gang members has not grown since last year, the crimes committed by members have become more violent. That's what the top two officers in the Lincoln Police Department told The News Messenger this week. And gang activity – including assaults and drive-by shootings – is on the rise in this city, according to Lincoln Police Chief Paul Shelgren.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger Date: April 4, 2012
Charges filed in gang-related stabbing (Crandon, WI): Five people have been charged in Forest County with the gang-related stabbing of a Wausau man who was a potential witness in a court case.
Source: WSAU News Date: April 4, 2012
Racketeering case against Sur 13 gang goes to jury (West Palm Beach, FL): Jurors on Thursday will begin deliberating the racketeering case of three alleged local members of the Latino street gang Sur 13.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: April 4, 2012
Suspects arrested in drive-by shooting appear in court (Yuma, AZ): Three alleged gang members arrested Tuesday night after gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles near Kennedy Park were in Yuma Justice Court Wednesday.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: April 4, 2012
Feds may drop number of arrests in Operation Wild Nation (Niagara Falls, NY): Federal prosecutors are preparing to drop a number of cases tied to an investigation of local drug gangs because of the credibility of an informant used in Operation Wild Nation.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: April 4, 2012
Ex-member's view of life in the gang (Lincoln, CA): Like many other Lincoln High School students, John Doe likes sports, especially basketball. But the 17-year-old didn’t always care about sports. For four years, starting at age 12, John was in a Lincoln gang. And his focus then wasn’t making baskets but rather on joining his gang members in fights.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger Date: April 4, 2012
Two arrested for out-of-control house party, shootings (Clearfield, UT): Two males from rival gangs have been arrested in connection with a house party that got out of control and resulted in multiple people being shot.
Source: KSL News Date: April 4, 2012
Mayor Villaraigosa defends L.A. anti-gang program (Washington, DC): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took issue Monday with a study that said there was no evidence a multimillion-dollar anti-gang program had reduced crime, telling a youth violence summit in Washington that Los Angeles is safer than any time since the 1950s.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 3, 2012
Bridgeport man pleads guilty to accidentally killing member of own gang during melee (Bridgeport, CT): A former Bridgeport gang leader has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapon charge in the accidental killing of a fellow gang member during a melee two years ago.
Source: The Republic Date: April 3, 2012
GRIP program targets at risk youth (Anaheim, CA): In an effort to gain control of the increasing problem of gang activity, the Anaheim Police Department (along with other police agencies in Orange County), the Orange County district attorney’s office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department collaborated to form the Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP).
Source: The Daily Titan Date: April 3, 2012
Newark cops arrest nine people, confiscate six guns, during police operations last week (Newark, NJ): City police arrested nine men and confiscated half-a-dozen firearms in a series of operations ranging from motor vehicle stops to investigating reports of gang activity, officials said Monday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 3, 2012
Beating of boy in Hopkinsville, Ky., was gang initiation (Hopkinsville, KY): Police in Hopkinsville have arrested eight middle school students accused of beating a boy. WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tenn., quoted Hopkinsville Police Officer Paul Ray, who said detectives found the beating was part of a youth gang initiation.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: April 3, 2012
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