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Brazen shooting spooks residents (Gilroy, CA): Three days after a brash, early evening shooting in the middle of a Gilroy apartment complex home to dozens of families, startled residents say they're hoping it's not a sign of things to come. Police arrested two men they say are Norteno gang members and a 15-year-old juvenile Friday after gunshots echoed through the Montebello Ridge Apartments, located at the corner of Monte Bello Drive and Wren Avenue, according to the Gilroy Police Department.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: September 26, 2011
Lebanon hopes drug arrests cut crime (Lebanon, TN): The recent indictments of 17 alleged Vice Lords gang members and their drug suppliers could reduce overall drug and violent crime in Lebanon, Police Chief Scott Bowen said.
Source: The Tennessean Date: September 26, 2011
Men with gang ties to attend WIBB-hosted discussion (Macon, GA): In all the talks on how to address Macon’s gang activity, gun violence and wayward youths, there are usually some key people missing from the table: gang members and people "living the life" who are deemed a menace.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 25, 2011
One arrested in downtown San Jose shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose police arrested one man after an alleged gang shooting early Friday night a few blocks south of San Jose State University.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 25, 2011
Residents oppose Lincoln-Jackson park plan (Scranton, PA): Residents of a West Scranton neighborhood made their overwhelming opposition to a proposed public park on the site of the former Lincoln-Jackson Elementary School clear to City Council on Tuesday, citing issues with criminal activity and neglect that already exist in surrounding parks.
Source: The Times Leader Date: September 25, 2011
Flagler Bloods leader ordered robbery that turned deadly (Bunnell, FL): Brandon Elshawon Washington, the accused leader of the Bloods gang in Flagler County, insisted the gang carry out a home invasion in Palm Coast in 2007 despite the misgivings of some gang members, according to testimony that gave new insights into the crime.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: September 25, 2011
Clinic Ole ends 17-year gang prevention effort (Napa, CA): A gang prevention program that has been offered through Clinic Ole for 17 years will end Friday. The "Your Alternatives to Risk" program will be cut because it does not align with the core mission of Clinic Ole, said Maria Criscione Stel, Clinic Ole’s director of communications.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: September 25, 2011
Two charged in Newburgh motel club shooting, police suspect attack gang-related (Newburgh, NY): Police arrested two men in connection with a shooting at the night club at Knights Inn early Sunday morning. Lt. Michael Clancy of Newburgh town police said the club's management threw out several individuals who had snuck in and who were suspected of having gang affiliations.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: September 25, 2011
Gilroy shooting believed to be gang-related (Gilroy, CA): An apparent gang-related shooting occurred in Gilroy late Friday afternoon when three people allegedly fired shots toward a group of people at an apartment complex in the 900 block of Montebello Drive.
Source: Examiner Date: September 25, 2011
Partnership gets kids off the street (Fullerton, CA): Her face lit up as a single lace of her shoe dangled to the side and her heels lifted off the ground. As she propped her shoulders slightly upward, her eyes widened as she watched her classmate receive help from their new assistant.
Source: The Daily Titan Date: September 25, 2011
Ohio's new prisons director has plan to fight back against rising gang-related prison violence (Columbus, OH): The new leader at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has launched a prison-within-a-prison system to isolate gang leaders and curb gang-related violence, the biggest threat to inmate and worker safety.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: September 25, 2011
Smash-and-grab theft gang targets Naperville (Naperville, IL): Smash-and-grab thefts from vehicles at Naperville parks are the most recent crimes that appear to be linked to a multistate gang that has been targeting the city since 2010, police said Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 24, 2011
Two critical after suspected west Salt Lake gang shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Two men remained in critical condition Saturday, the day after they were gunned down on a west Salt Lake City street during an apparent gang-related confrontation.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 24, 2011
Fights put Attica under lockdown (Attica, NY): Inmate disturbances apparently spurred by rival gangs and racial tension went from bad to worse this week at the state’s maximum security prison at Attica, according to union officials representing correction officers and state prison officials.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: September 24, 2011
Third suspect arrested in casino carjacking (Atlantic City, NJ): The third suspect in a deadly carjacking in a parking garage at a casino in Atlantic City, N.J., was arrested Friday, investigators said. Investigators describe them as members of a Camden street gang, the Fruit Town Brim Bloods.
Source: United Press International Date: September 24, 2011
Four arraigned in gang slaying (Worcester, MA): Four men charged in the slaying Sunday of Juan Melendez were ordered held without bail yesterday in Central District Court. Mr. Melendez, 34, was identified as a former member of the Vice Lords gang. Assistant District Attorney Marc Dupuis said police have identified suspects in the case as members of the Kilby Street Posse.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: September 24, 2011
Brooklyn DA warns of rise in gang presence in borough parks (Brooklyn, NY): Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says there's been an uptick in gangs in borough parks and playgrounds - and is keeping tabs on the thugs. "We are definitely aware of the increase of gang activity in parks and playgrounds," said Hynes spokesman Jerry Schmetterer, who added the DA's Gangs Bureau is "monitoring their activity. And we are in touch with the community about it."
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 24, 2011
Oklahoma shooting leads gang to threaten Missouri National Guard (Columbia, MO): Missouri National Guard soldiers and airmen were cautioned today to "avoid wearing a military uniform in public" due to a "direct threat" in retaliation to a gang-related shooting around Fort Sill, Okla., earlier this week.
Source: Columbia Missourian Date: September 24, 2011
Gang members sentenced to life for Facebook-related shootings (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta teens who had targeted rival female gang members but shot and killed two bystanders instead were convicted and sentenced to life plus 85 years in prison Friday, the Fulton County District Attorney's Office announced.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: September 24, 2011
Police suspect drive-by shooting may be gang-related (East Ridge, TN): East Ridge Police say gang members sprayed a home with bullets, targeting victims who are not affiliated with any gang. It happened Friday night around 11:00 p.m. on Frawley Street. Police say two teens who live in the house were in an argument with known gang members earlier at a football game.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 24, 2011
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