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Gang crime down in Walla Walla (Walla Wala, WA): After Walla Walla had its first gang death in history it's been quiet ever since. Very quiet according to police. There's been a noticeable drop in gang violence compared to the same time last year.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 13, 2011
Gang-related shooting reported in North Riverside (Brookfield, IL): North Riverside police are investigating a gang-related shooting incident that occurred about 8:25 p.m. Sunday. Two 16-year-old boys from North Riverside and one 16-year-old boy from Brookfield were questioned and admitted to being gang members, according to police records.
Source: Brookfield Suburban Life Date: July 13, 2011
Gangs involved in Central Avenue shooting (Tracy, CA): Police officials say the shooting outside a market on Central Avenue earlier this week was gang related.
Source: Tracy Press Date: July 13, 2011
Three teens charged in Moonridge attack (Half Moon Bay, CA): Three juveniles were charged with assault on Tuesday for allegedly using baseball bats and a shovel to beat another teenager in a gang-related attack at the Moonridge housing community south of Half Moon Bay.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: July 13, 2011
Salinas set to launch latest anti-gang strategy (Salinas, CA): After dozens of community meetings and official visits to Washington, D.C., over the past year and a half, Salinas officials say they are ready for another round against gang violence.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 12, 2011
Fatal shooting raises specter of gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): A barrage of bullets flew when two rival gangs met at the Avery Park Apartments Sunday night. What started as a fight between two groups ended in bloodshed around 8:30 p.m..
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: July 12, 2011
Bullying, crime go hand in hand (Albany, GA): While bullying is not a crime in and of itself, there is evidence to suggest bullying can lead to a life of crime. "There is a connection between bullying and gang involvement," said Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul. "When children or teenagers are being bullied they often seek a street gang as a safe haven. They will join the street gang seeking protection from the bullies and often end up being a bully themselves."
Source: The Albany Herald Date: July 12, 2011
Police: String of shootings gang-related (Pitt County, NC): Seven shootings in nine days prompted Greenville Police to hold a press conference Monday. Police say these shootings are not random and believe they are all gang related.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12 Date: July 12, 2011
GPD: Gangs reason for spree (Greenville, NC): An ongoing gang war is related to several recent shootings and is part of a violent crime spree in Greenville, the police chief said.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 12, 2011
Gang attack kills parolee, injures man (Joliet, IL): A parolee was killed and another man injured in an apparent gang attack Sunday night.
Source: The Herald-News Date: July 12, 2011
Montgomery mulls curfew (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials proposed a curfew Tuesday that would ban youths younger than 18 from public places late at night, citing an increase in gang activity and violence among teens.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 12, 2011
Sheriff says gang crimes in Little Mexico on decline (Hidalgo County, TX): Gang crime has been a problem in Little Mexico for decades. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says he has been paying extra attention to the area for years. He says gang-related crimes are on the decline, but some people who live there don't agree.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: July 12, 2011
Weekend graffiti may be from outsider (Corning, CA): More than a dozen structures and signs were vandalized with gang-related graffiti over the weekend in Corning, Richfield and the surrounding areas.
Source: Corning Observer Date: July 12, 2011
A way out (Elk Grove, CA): The motto, "Taught by Those Who Learned the Hard Way" is emblazoned across Ronald Montez’s car. He uses his life experience to discourage teenagers from joining gangs.
Source: Elk Grove Citizen Date: July 12, 2011
Police: Gang member killed for trying to quit MS-13 (Washington, DC) : A gang member has been charged in the 2008 deadly stabbing of a fellow gang member who was trying to leave the violent criminal enterprise known as MS-13, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: July 12, 2011
L.A. crime rate looks to be on decline (Los Angeles, CA): Thanks to drops in violent and property crimes in the first half of 2011, the crime rate in Los Angeles is on track to be even lower than last year's, when overall crime hit a four-decade low, officials announced Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 12, 2011
Police arrest 78 people through weekend gang initative (Nashville, TN): The Metro Police department arrested 78 people through the Operation Safer Streets gang enforcement initiative, which took place Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 12, 2011
Gang violence leaves two men shot in Joliet (Joliet, IL): Two men were expected to survive a shooting attack that resulted from a gang confrontation Sunday morning.
Source: The Herald-News Date: July 11, 2011
Lake Charles gang activity serious threat (Lake Charles, LA): Gang activity in Lake Charles is a problem that should not be ignored, a parish gang expert said. Sgt. Robert Broussard is a Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy and a member of the Calcasieu Parish Gang Task Force — a seven-member group of law enforcers from the sheriff’s office, Lake Charles police and FBI working to monitor and prevent gang activity in the parish, he said.
Source: American Press Date: July 11, 2011
Deputies arrest Nacogdoches man in gang-related beating (Nacogdoches County, TX): The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office has arrested one man and is looking for three more in connection to a man getting beaten with a gun. Sheriff Thomas Kerss said the attack is related to intimidation tactics associated with an increase of gang activity in the Hispanic community in Nacogdoches County.
Source: KTRE 9 News Date: July 11, 2011
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