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Centers for Disease Control selects Portland for program to address youth violence as a public health problem (Portland, OR): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has selected Portland to be one of four communities to share a federal grant to find ways to prevent the kind of gun violence that has claimed the lives of nine young people in the city this year, largely due to gang shootings.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 20, 2011
City to remove graffiti on North Washington houses (Battle Creek, MI): Battle Creek officials expect to remove or cover racial and sexual graffiti on several vacant houses in the next several days.
Source: Battle Creek Enquirer Date: September 20, 2011
Man arrested, suspected in Mendota slayings (Mendota, CA): A 20-year-old man has been arrested east of San Diego in connection with the shooting deaths of two brothers in Mendota last week, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: September 20, 2011
Yakima County Gang Court piques interest of Houston officials (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Gang Court is attracting attention from a big city. Thursday, court officials from Harris County, Texas, including two judges, will visit Yakima to see first hand how things are done in Gang Court, said Harold Delia, Yakima County Courts administrator.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 20, 2011
Police monitor social networking to fight gangs (St. Petersburg, FL): The young man in the black T-shirt smiles as he loads the clip into the semiautomatic pistol. "Ajax," he warns, "got a bullet with your name on it." Cortez Little belongs to the neighborhood gang known as 8-Hype, according to police. "Ajax" is a member of their rival, the Auburn Park Boys.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: September 19, 2011
Falls police shut down one-man crime spree (Niagara Falls, NY): Falls police have charged a mid-town gang member with a laundry list of felonies and misdemeanors after a a series of incidents that included an assault on a man, a fight with a police officer where a gun was fired and an escape from custody from the emergency room of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: September 19, 2011
Known gang members arrested in area (Sparta, TN): On Sept. 16, members of the White County Sheriff Department and Sparta Police Department assisted in a multi-agency round-up of known gang members in and around the Sparta and White County area.
Source: The Expositor Date: September 19, 2011
Anderson sheriff, police department get grants (Anderson, SC): It was unusual for two law enforcement agencies in the same county to be awarded money from the same grant, says Assistant U.S. Attorney Stacey Haynes. The two grants — money for a gang investigator for the sheriff’s office and training in dealing with Hispanic populations for the city police — are independent of each other, although each will benefit the Gang Task Force that is run by the two agencies.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: September 19, 2011
13 CA cities call for federal, state aid in tackling gang violence (Oakland, CA): Looking out across the San Francisco Bay from the top of the Downtown Oakland Marriott, dozens of California law enforcement officers and public officials kicked off a two-day conference on gang prevention strategies during an era of shrinking budgets and police departments.
Source: The Informant Date: September 19, 2011
City asks Tacoma residents for input on gang problem (Tacoma, WA): Tacoma residents are being asked to take part in a survey to gauge perceptions about gang activity in the city. The survey is part of the city’s ongoing comprehensive gang assessment, which is slated to be done by the end of the year.
Source: The News Tribune Date: September 19, 2011
Turf battle in Brower Park: It's gang vs. residents in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, NY): A Crown Heights park has been taken over by teenage gang members, forcing some frightened residents out of the sprawling patch of green. Brower Park between Brooklyn and Kingston Aves. is the base of the Brower Park Gang, aka the Brower Park Boys, Police Department officials told residents at a recent community meeting.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 19, 2011
14-year-old boy killed in South San Francisco shooting (South San Francisco, CA): At least 10 shots were fired in a Sunday night attack that killed one 14-year-old boy, wounded another and left neighbors hoping police will push back hard against the violence.
Source: San Mateo County Times Date: September 19, 2011
Bloods gang member get 10 years for drugs (Albany, NY) : A Bloods gang member from Columbia County who was secretly recorded telling a friend how his crack cocaine "blew up" on him received 10 years in federal prison Monday for dealing cocaine and possessing three handguns in his home.
Source: Times Union Date: September 19, 2011
Five teenagers arrested for gang fight at San Benito High School (Hollister, CA): The San Benito County Sheriff's Office released information Monday about a gang fight following a football game at San Benito High School on Friday, September 9th.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 19, 2011
San Jose fights graffiti surge (San Jose, CA): San Jose has seen a sharp spike in graffiti, up 38 percent from a year ago to the highest number of documented tags since 1999. The surge comes at a time when budget cuts have forced the city to outsource its cleanup work.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 18, 2011
Hunger strikes at California prison renew debate over confining prison gangs (Crescent City, CA): The sun rarely shines on the kingpins of California's prison gangs. To stop them from orchestrating mayhem on prison yards and neighborhoods across the state, prison officials condemned hundreds of reputed gang members to years of isolation in windowless cells.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 18, 2011
Two men work to overcome gang past (Oklahoma City, OK): Some kids join gangs to make money, while others are drawn by the sense of family or pride. But whatever the attraction, gang life is not worth it. That's the message former gang members Gary Andrews and Francisco Garcia deliver to children at church classes and community workshops.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 18, 2011
Watsonville mom cheered on daughter in gang fight, police say (Watsonville, CA): A 41-year-old Watsonville woman was arrested recently after Pajaro Valley High School officials and police saw her on video cheering and yelling a gang slogan during a fistfight between her daughter and another student, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 18, 2011
Despite police layoffs, Newark sees fewer homicides this summer (Newark, NJ): Despite a weeks-long gang war and scores of police layoffs, there were fewer homicides in Newark this summer than last, a decline that follows the deadliest summer in two decades, police records show.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 18, 2011
Family First Church takes lead in city's anti-gang initative (Corpus Christi, TX): Mike admits it. "I'm a follower," he said. He smirks. His teachers, coaches and a few relatives have pleaded with him to change his ways. "It's not that no one has tried," he said. Mike (not his real name) doesn't seem to care.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: September 17, 2011
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