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Santa Barbara police looking to stop graffiti vandals in their tracks (Santa Barbara, CA): Drive through Santa Barbara's downtown neighborhoods, and it doesn't take long to find the etchings that pop up without warning, often overnight.
Source: Noozhawk Date: May 14, 2012
GRASSY fights gangs (Memphis, TN): Five Memphis City Schools students took another big step Thursday toward making successful lives for themselves. They were the inaugural commencement class of the Gang Reduction Assistance for Saving Society's Youth program. GRASSY was started as a way to deter gang membership and the crime and violence that result from gang affiliation.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: May 14, 2012
Police say local gang crime is on the upswing (Petaluma, CA): With the events of the May 3 federal gang-related raid still fresh in everyone's mind, and a new rash of gang-affiliated graffiti barely dry on the walls of the Miwok Elementary School, the Petaluma Teen Center and the Petaluma library, questions have been raised regarding current gang activity in the area and the city's ability to handle the situation with its limited resources.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 14, 2012
Two teens arrested for gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested two teenagers in connection with an April shooting.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: May 13, 2012
Getting out of gangs (Lodi, CA): Lodi gang violence is on the rise, and young men, especially on the Eastside, are recruited into the ranks of Norteños and Sureños. Gang life can be violent, lethal — but also alluring. Escaping gangs is no simple task. Yet three local men did it. These are their stories.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: May 12, 2012
Shootings leave three dead, 17 wounded across city (Chicago, IL): A man was found shot to death in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side this morning , making him the third person slain since last night in shootings that left 17 others wounded citywide.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: May 12, 2012
Gang warning signs (Santa Maria, CA): The words "gang member" may conjure up images of hardened, tattooed men committing violent crimes on Santa Maria streets or locked up in prison.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: May 12, 2012
Three jailed in gang beating (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police responded Wednesday to an alleged three-on-one gang beating near Southwest Second and Fleishauer streets.
Source: News-Register Date: May 12, 2012
BA teen gets life in gang killing (Tulsa, OK): A teenager faces sentences of life plus 20 years in prison upon being convicted of murder and discharging a weapon into a dwelling in a case that a prosecutor said was about "gang rivalries."
Source: Tulsa World Date: May 12, 2012
Teens charged as violence continues (Burlington, IA): As the investigation into the separate fight and shooting incidents in Burlington's South Hill area continues, police are piecing together the information they have to determine whether there are any connections.
Source: The Hawk Eye Date: May 12, 2012
Gang link in stabbing (Vancouver, BC): A stabbing in Langley on Thursday morning was gang-related, RCMP say. "This is believed to be directly linked to gang activity and not a random act of violence," said Sgt Peter Thiessen of the Lower Mainland District RCMP.
Source: The Province Date: May 11, 2012
Gang expert: Suspects in Vacaville murder trial went 'hunting Norteños' (Vacaville, CA) : Three suspects charged with the shooting death of a Vacaville teen in 2010 were Sureño gang members "actively hunting Norteños," a gang expert testified Thursday in Solano County Superior Court.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 11, 2012
Program seeks to head off gangs (Memphis, TN): Stacey Holliday began the school year like many of her peers at Trezevant High School, attending classes but hanging out with a bad crowd. But she did something to change that.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: May 11, 2012
Attorney general: Willingboro gang member sold guns to undercover trooper (: The New Jersey State Police and prosecutors are cracking down on criminals who carry and use guns and those who illegally sell them.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: May 11, 2012
Feds: Indicted Kan. gang thrived by fomenting fear (Dodge City, KS): Nearly two dozen members of a Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing illegal immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement because of their immigration status.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: May 11, 2012
Stockton PD gets help to combat gang violence (Stockton, CA): The Stockton Police Department announced Friday a new multi-agency violence suppression unit to help combat an increase in gun and gang violence.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: May 11, 2012
Chief: Gangs, drugs are themes in recent killings (San Bernardino, CA): Gangs, drugs and prostitution - they are at the core of the homicides that have plagued the city this year and a rash of killings in recent days that has alarmed residents, according to Police Chief Robert Handy.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 11, 2012
Four gang members convicted of extorting money from L.A. drug dealers (Los Angeles, CA): Four gang members potentially face life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday of using violence and intimidation to extort "rents" from drug dealers and suppliers on their Los Angeles turf, a federal prosecutor's office said.
Source: CNN Date: May 11, 2012
District says Kent school brawls not planned, gang-related (Kent, WA): After three brawls erupted in a high school cafeteria on Thursday afternoon, the district is trying to dispel rumors circulating on social media.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: May 11, 2012
Police investigating gang shooting in Wheeling (Wheeling, IL): Wheeling police are investigating a report of shots fired on Thursday night in what they said they believe was gang-related activity.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 11, 2012
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