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City council's role in gang problem (Chattanooga, TN): Looking for leaders in the anti-gang movement, we asked Chattanooga city council members about their role and what they can do to help.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 17, 2012
Visalia gang violence fell last year (Visalia, CA): Gang violence dropped by half in Visalia last year, police said today. Gang-related homicides fell by 25%, gang-related assaults with deadly weapons decreased 56% and drive-by shootings into homes went down 44%, the department said. The overall decrease in gang crime totaled 50%, according to department statistics.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 17, 2012
Parent involvement, coping skills reduce gang allure (Washington, DC): Researchers have found that moderate levels of parental monitoring combined with good coping skills can keep high-risk kids out of gangs.
Source: Psych Central Date: January 17, 2012
Youth violence plagues California, but encouraging signs emerging (Modesto, CA): Monterey County had the highest youth homicide rate in California in 2010, followed by Alameda County, according to an analysis by the Violence Policy Center, a nonprofit group focused on curbing firearm violence.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 16, 2012
Man dead after gang confrontation in Maple Falls (Maple Falls, WA): A 20-year-old Maple Falls man was stabbed to death in an apparent gang attack late Saturday, Jan. 14, Whatcom County sheriff's officials said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: January 16, 2012
Man shot in leg outside party (Mira Mesa, CA): A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg Monday outside a party in Mira Mesa in what San Diego police said was a gang-related incident.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: January 16, 2012
Gang member arrested in assault on officer (Mesa, AZ): A gang member on supervised probation for several prior felonies has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a Mesa police officer.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: January 16, 2012
Are threats against gangs only idle threats? (Chattanooga, TN): Law enforcement in Chattanooga has been threatening to crack down on gangs for many years, but many say they have been idle threats.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 16, 2012
Southwest Florida gangs eschew street for Internet (Lee County, FL): Gangs are active in Southwest Florida, but many members have evolved beyond tattooed, gun- and knife-wielding thugs.
Source: The News-Press Date: January 16, 2012
Vancouver gang associate sentenced to five years in jail for assault rifles (Vancouver, BC): A Vancouver Provincial Court judge sentenced a gang associate to five years in jail Monday for driving around the city with ready-to-fire assault rifles hidden in a secret compartment.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 16, 2012
Dalton chief says "personal touch" cuts down gang problems (Dalton, GA): Authorities in Dalton, Georgia say they have seen a dramatic decreased in gang activity in their community in the last five year.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 16, 2012
Man wounded in NE Portland shooting (Portland, OR): A Portland man was injured in a shooting in Northeast Portland early Monday and it may be gang-related.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 16, 2012
New Assembly bill goes after parents of truant teens (Ontario, CA): Parents or guardians of truant teens - get ready to brush up on your classroom skills. Assembly Bill 177, which took effect on Jan. 1, expands the number of reasons for which parents or guardians can be ordered to take anti-gang parenting classes if their child is convicted of a crime.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 16, 2012
Leaders ponder ways to curb violence at Trenton Central High School (Trenton, NJ): Concerned about the amount of gang- and race-related violence involving Latino and African-American students as they walk to and from school, about 30 community figures assembled yesterday at Trenton Central High School to discuss what to do about it.
Source: The Times Date: January 15, 2012
Toledo group calls for change to stop violence (Toledo, OH): The gang showed him its graffiti; it showed him its rivals. Then the gang took Jarrod Atkins, then hardly a teenager, and showed him what its members do to rival gangs.
Source: The Blade Date: January 15, 2012
Gang activity remains low in Bartow County (Cartersville, GA): Gang activity was blamed for a 2010 death during a Bartow County Superior Court trial in late 2011. Though witnesses during the trial confessed to hearing of the gang and knowing of its existence, a Cartersville Police Department officer who specializes in gang-related crimes said activity is down in the area.
Source: The Daily Tribune News Date: January 15, 2012
Gang member and drug dealer sentenced to prison (Seattle, WA): A Seattle man affiliated with a violent street gang, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.
Source: Kent Reporter Date: January 15, 2012
Gang feud behind $1-million arson? (Winnipeg, MB): A $1-million fire that gutted a west end apartment block and left a number of people homeless was likely sparked by animosity between two rival street gangs, QMI Agency has learned.
Source: Canoe News Date: January 15, 2012
Gang members suspected in San Clemente shooting (San Clemente, CA): Two men were detained after an apparent gang-related shooting in San Clemente on Saturday that left two other men with minor head injuries, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 15, 2012
Gangster gone good: Woodlander turns his life around (Woodland, CA): Alejandro Leon knew he needed to change his ways. He was getting into fights with rival gang members. He took up smoking pot and drinking. He had experimented with cocaine a couple of times. And he didn't want his soon-to-be-born son to come into the world in a situation similar to his - without a father figure.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: January 15, 2012
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