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Anti-gang bill still alive, unlikely to win funding (Yakima, WA): A bill to establish a statewide gang prevention and intervention grant program survived a cutoff in the House Tuesday but has slim odds of passing as legislators focus on the state's budget problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 15, 2012
Anti-gang-fraternizing strategy brings two Elgin arrests, adds McHenry County (Elgin, IL): The first two arrests have been made under a plan by the city that seeks to disrupt the Latin Kings street gang operations through a court order forbidding certain gang members from hanging around with each other.
Source: The Courier-News Date: February 15, 2012
Feds dismantle elaborate gang network (Buffalo, NY): The streets of Buffalo may be a little safer now that authorities have rounded up more than a dozen suspected gang members and drug dealers.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: February 15, 2012
Local audience told of signs, symptoms of gang membership (Charlottesville, VA): Two factors are most likely to prevent children from joining criminal street gangs — monitoring by parents and good coping skills, said Gretchen Ellis, director of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: February 15, 2012
Four hospitalized in shootout between Po'Boys, sheriff says (Alamo, TX): Bad blood between members of the same street gang led to a "moving" shootout Wednesday that left four males in the hospital and a trail of blood and bullet casings in the street, authorities said.
Source: The Monitor Date: February 15, 2012
Gang member sentenced to 30 years for assaulting federal officers (Trenton, NJ): A member of the Hoover-Five Deuce Crips street gang was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for his role in an assault on an FBI special agent in Newark and a task force officer, federal authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 15, 2012
Crime in Chicago caused mainly by gangs (Chicago, IL): Crime in urban communities like Englewood on Chicago's South Side and Austin on the West Side are committed largely because of street gangs, local law enforcement officials cited at a recent forum.
Source: Examiner Date: February 15, 2012
Violence spike spurs gang crackdown (Stockton, CA): In the wake of a violent Friday night - which saw two men gunned down on opposite sides of the city - the Stockton Police Department has instructed officers to make targeting gang members their highest priority.
Source: The Record Date: February 14, 2012
Police advise parents to look out for "gang-related" activity (Aiken, SC): Aiken Public Safety officials say there are "not quite" gangs in our area. "We've identified some groups, that have little organization, but not enough organization that we would consider them gangs," said Corp. Jeremy Hembree.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: February 14, 2012
The 'perfect storm': Gang assessment being conducted in Paso Robles (Paso Robles, CA): Law enforcement, probation and youth advocates in San Luis Obispo County are currently working to finalize a plan to address gangs in a proactive way. A new study is under way to analyze the gang problems in San Luis Obispo County.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: February 14, 2012
In Worcester, clergy, service providers worried about violence (Worcester, MA): About a dozen clergy and social services providers met yesterday with the district attorney, the mayor, police chief and city manager over concern about two shootings here last week.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 14, 2012
Gang-related shooting at Tacoma apartment leaves one injured (Tacoma, WA) : One person suffered minor injuries Monday night after Tacoma police say he took part in a gang-related shooting.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 14, 2012
'Violence interrupters' in Chicago aim to change behaviors of perpetrators (Chicago, IL) : Jan. 18 was Chicago's first 24-hour period in nearly a year without a reported murder or shooting. But it hasn't exactly been a banner year for safety in Chicago. There were 40 homicides in January alone.
Source: Public Radio International Date: February 14, 2012
Gang Task Force gives details of dramatic take-down of kidnappers (Vancouver, BC): When two gangsters linked to the Independent Soldiers tried to violently abduct a young man in Vancouver last November 23, little did they know that the Gang Task Force was watching.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: February 14, 2012
Prisoners with gang links to be isolated (Dayton, OH): More Ohio prisons, including those in Dayton and Lebanon, are getting maximum-security cellblocks as officials seek to make state prisons safer by isolating larger numbers of dangerous gang members.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: February 14, 2012
Four former B.C. attorneys general call for end to marijuana prohibition (Vancouver, BC): Four former British Columbia attorneys general are calling for the legalization of marijuana, saying the current ban on pot is only fuelling gang violence and clogging the courts, but they’re not getting any support from the province’s premier.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: February 14, 2012
McHenry County files lawsuit against street gang (McHenry County, IL): The McHenry County State's Attorney has filed suit against a well known street gang. McHenry County State's Attorney Louis A. Bianchi announced Tuesday that his office has filed suit against the Latin Kings under the Illinois Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act in an effort to destroy the infrastructure of the gang.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: February 14, 2012
New charges for Bloods gang leader (New York, NY): The leader of all Bloods street gangs in New York City was hit with a sweeping new indictment Monday charging him with murder and several murder conspiracy charges.
Source: WNYW FOX 5 News Date: February 14, 2012
Anti-gang, voting rights bills fail to advance in Olympia (Olympia, WA): Two hot-button legislative proposals -- a state voting rights act and an anti-gang bill -- died Tuesday in Olympia. Each held vastly different, but no less controversial, implications for Yakima. One, a proposal, which would have legalized civil injunctions against gang members, had earlier gained bipartisan approval from the House Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Committee.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 14, 2012
Mandatory minimums meant to reduce gun violence (Toronto, ON): Canada's tough minimum sentence laws were meant to curb the rising tide of gun violence, especially by gang members in Ontario and Alberta. In 2005, Canada had 658 homicides — a second straight year for an increase and it was driven by gang-related mayhem. There were 107 gang-related killings, representing 16% of all homicides, and these numbers were particularly alarming in Ontario and Alberta.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: February 14, 2012
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