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Budget woes could shut 'gang office' (Monterey, CA): The state's "gang office" — the department that brought the Ceasefire intervention strategy to Salinas and gang suppression funds to four south Monterey County cities — may cease to exist just one year after Gov. Jerry Brown made a campaign promise to keep it alive.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: May 19, 2011
14-year-old student charged with bringing weapons, gang materials to Glynn County, Ga. school (Brunswick, GA): Glynn County officials say a 14-year-old who brought two weapons to a middle school has been arrested by school police.
Source: The Republic Date: May 19, 2011
Oakland's gang-injunction program won't expand (Oakland, CA): Oakland's City Council voted early Wednesday morning to continue enforcing two gang injunctions, but will not expand the program until a study is done on the issue.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 19, 2011
Parolee arrested in double gang killing (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities have arrested a parolee in connection with a shooting that left two men who police say were rival gang members dead.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 19, 2011
In wake of fatal gang fight, SRPD urge the community to report suspicious behavior (San Rafael, CA): San Rafael police officers told local residents to be vigilant about reporting suspicious activity to the police as they prepare for a possible retaliation from gang members due to the fatal stabbing last week.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: May 19, 2011
LA police, FBI conduct massive anti-gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): Police and federal agents arrested dozens of suspected members of a South Los Angeles street gang Thursday, authorities said.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 19, 2011
13 alleged members of Jersey City drug trafficking ring hit with 40-count state indictment (Jersey City, NJ): Thirteen people, including two alleged leaders and other members of a drug trafficking ring that distributed narcotics in a violent Jersey City neighborhood were indicted Thursday.
Source: NewJerseyNewsroom.com Date: May 19, 2011
Gang-related crimes rise in summer months (Fort Smith, AR): There are 32 distinct gang groups in Fort Smith with a little less than 300 members each. Each gang has a number of characteristics that makes it stand out including graffiti, tattoos, its T-shirt color and even its own way of communicating.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News Date: May 19, 2011
Five teens arrested in gang-related arson fires (Phoenix, AZ): Five teenagers are being charged with felonies in a series of arson incidents that have terrorized the northwest Valley over the past couple months. Investigators say the teens are part of gangs in the area of 43rd Avenue and Bell Road, and are using arson as a means of retaliation against their rivals.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: May 19, 2011
Police still investigating gang-related stabbings (Fort Smith, AR): The Fort Smith Police Department hasn't made any new arrests stemming from a large gang fight where three people were stabbed on Monday, but the case is being actively investigated, a police spokesman said.
Source: The Times Record Date: May 19, 2011
South Seattle shooting likely gang-related, police say (Seattle, WA): Police said the shooting of a man in South Seattle Wednesday night was likely gang-related.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: May 19, 2011
Report: Gangs on the rise (Lancaster, PA): Can a few dollars more vanquish violent gangs and drug pushers? It's at least worth a try, officials say. Local law enforcers are joining U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr.'s plea for federal help in stalling the swell of gang and drug activity in eastern Pennsylvania.
Source: Lancaster New Era Date: May 19, 2011
Police arrest alleged 'Lady Savage Life' gang members (Evansville, IN): Evansville police arrested five people Monday who claim to be part of a street gang they call Lady Savage Life. Evansville Police Department said the group is responsible for beatings of several females during the last two years.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: May 18, 2011
Cook County sheriff’s unit goes high-tech against gangs (Cook County, IL): Cook County sheriff's police gang investigators couldn't believe their eyes. The Bloods — a California street gang portrayed in movies such as "Colors" — have never had a presence in the Chicago area.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: May 18, 2011
Community takes action against youth crime (Logansport, IN): A recent string of youth crime and a rise in gang activity in Logansport is prompting the community to take action.
Source: WLFI 18 News Date: May 18, 2011
Oakland gang injunctions win narrow support from city council (Oakland, CA): Gang injunctions in both North Oakland and the Fruitvale district won the support of the city council Tuesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 18, 2011
Man killed in Walla Walla gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): Police say a man was shot and killed Tuesday night by rival gang members in Walla Walla.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 18, 2011
Gang-injunction debate continues (Tulare County, CA): An Orosi couple walked into the Tulare County Public Defender's office Monday in hopes of clearing up questions about gang injunctions they were served last week. Their worries are part of a state-wide debate about a tool the Sheriff's Department says is vital in the fight against gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 18, 2011
Gang violence: 'There is a way out' (Portland, OR): As gang violence has heated up in Portland, police hope putting more officers on the street will help cool things down. Portland has already seen 28 violent gang-related crimes this year, including a deadly shooting early Monday morning.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: May 18, 2011
Tippecanoe County picked for gang tracking pilot program (Lafayette, IN): Tippecanoe County is taking center stage in the efforts to stop gang violence throughout Indiana. The county was chosen to be the first to take part in a gang tracking pilot program put on by the Indiana State Police.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: May 18, 2011
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