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Cuts to law enforcement strain gang, drug task forces throughout California (Tulare, CA): Fighting crime on a tight budget can prove difficult as gangs and drugs maintain their strength countywide. Now that Gov. Jerry Brown cut $71 million from state gang and drug task forces, it's going to get even tougher, police said.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 18, 2011
Violent MS-13 gang fading from Bay Area (San Francisco, CA): MS-13, considered by law enforcement to be one of the most violent gangs in the world, was dealt a serious blow in the Bay Area in 2008 when federal authorities arrested dozens of suspected members or associates.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: August 18, 2011
Poverty rate goes up in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, CA): In 2010, there were 26 gang-related homicides and 27 in 2009. This reflects a drop from 37 in 2008 and 36 in 2007, added the report. But slightly more of the county’s youth consider themselves a member of a gang. Eleven percent of seventh and ninth graders and 9 percent of 11th graders said they are members of a gang — higher than the statewide average.
Source: Fontana Herald News Date: August 18, 2011
Emanuel says ride-along showed him 'first-hand' what police officers face (CHicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday he did a nighttime "ride-along" this week with a police Gang Enforcement Unit and came away with a few suggestions on how to sharpen the Chicago Police Department's focus in the never-ending war on gangs.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 18, 2011
A day of tears and anger (Wenatchee, WA): People in Wenatchee should reject gangs, drugs and violence, the Rev. Argemiro Orozco told the crowd gathered Wednesday for the funeral of two little boys killed in a fire that police think was arson and gang-related.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: August 18, 2011
Police seek third suspect in gang-related murder of Spartanburg teen (Spartanburg, SC): As officers closed in on a third murder suspect, other officers attended the funeral for a teenager killed by gunfire on Wednesday.
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal Date: August 18, 2011
Teenage gang suspected of recent crimes (Williamsport, PA): On the same week the Little League World Series began in South Williamsport there is word from police about crime in the borough they think is gang-related.
Source: WNEP 16 News Date: August 18, 2011
More police won’t stop B.C. gangs, experts say (Vancouver, BC): The traditional risk factors for joining gangs — poverty, family dysfunction, a sense of alienation and lack of social supports — don’t appear to hold true for Vancouver gangs, a gang-prevention researcher says.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: August 17, 2011
Push for curfews, more gang injunctions in Oakland (Oakland, CA) : Oakland City Councilmen Ignacio De La Fuente and Larry Reid said Tuesday that they will push for youth curfews as well as for the expansion of the city's controversial gang injunctions in the wake of the stray-bullet killing of a 3-year-old boy.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 17, 2011
Gang violence prompting Pine Bluff residents to take action (Pine Bluff, AR): After ten years of living in Pine Bluff, Clarence Bynum is flirting with the idea of moving out. "They scare me." Bynum has been shaken recently by bullet holes in his walls and broken windows. He's convinced the damage to his home is a result of gang activity.
Source: KTHV 11 News Date: August 17, 2011
Cops: Gang members arrested after scuffling with officers near school (Summit, IL): Three gang members were arrested near an elementary school in Summit after one of them struggled with officers and another one placed his hand under his shirt and told them, "I'll kill you,'' according to authorities.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 17, 2011
Long Beach Police crack down on robbery crew (Long Beach, CA): A gang task force led by Long Beach police swarmed the city and portions of Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley early Wednesday, cracking down on what police say is a gang-led robbery crew.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: August 17, 2011
Teen injured in fight (Springfield, IL): A 15-year-old was arrested Monday after a 14-year-old boy was stabbed in the arm during a fight at 15th and Taft streets. The fight occurred after the two teens flashed gang signs at each other, the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office said.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: August 17, 2011
NPS report offers ideas to counter Salinas gangs (Salinas, CA): "Young males are biologically wired to be disruptive," says Naval Postgraduate School professor Anna Simons. Neuroscientists have maintained this for years, but Simons takes their evidence a step further by arguing that traditional societies used to accept that fact and work with it, encouraging young men to be disruptive "only to members of other societies."
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 17, 2011
Crips member sentenced for vicious robbery (Toronto, ON): An alleged member of the Eglinton West Crips who robbed, pistol-whipped and shot an innocent man was sentenced Wednesday to the equivalent of nine years imprisonment.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: August 17, 2011
Police: Spartanburg shootings are gang-related (Spartanburg, SC): If you drive around the Northside of Spartanburg, there are many homes with boarded windows. Some are unattended and others are run-down.
Source: FOX Carolina Date: August 17, 2011
West Valley Kohl’s stabbing suspect charged with murder (West Valley City, UT): José A. González, 21, was charged with murder Wednesday in the fatal stabbing of a man in a West Valley City department store last week. González admitted to stabbing George Dávila, 24, in a gang-related incident, court records show.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 17, 2011
Gang symposium starts in Altoona (Altoona, PA): It's something you might not expect in the Alleghenies but officials in Blair County are working to crack down on activity linked to gangs.
Source: WJAC 6 News Date: August 17, 2011
Official: Gang members joining at younger age (Youngstown, OH): The 16-year-old that escaped from the Trumbull County Juvenile Justice Center Monday night is thought to be part of a Youngstown gang called the Savages. The incident demonstrates what one local woman said is a disturbing trend: Gang members are getting younger and younger in the Mahoning Valley.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: August 17, 2011
Community leaders decry call for gang injunctions (Oakland, CA): Some Oakland community members are denouncing calls from city leaders for a gang injunction and curfews following the drive-by shooting death of a three-year-old boy.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 17, 2011
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