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Newport News releasing anti-gang report (Newport News, VA): The city is releasing a new report this week that outlines a strategy for curbing gang violence. The report is a culmination of a year's worth of meetings by task force committees and subcommittees, drawing from a number of areas of expertise, including police, churches and non-profit community groups.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 26, 2011
Waukegan High teen dies in gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): The mental health team for Waukegan High School was activated Monday for students upset over the shooting death of a senior in a gang-related shooting. Police Chief Daniel Greathouse said it has been over a year since someone was killed by gang-related violence in the city and he vowed to make an arrest in the case.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: September 26, 2011
Castroville man convicted of attempted gang murder (Salinas, CA): A Castroville man will do time in connection with a gang related attempted murder. The Monterey County District Attorney's office made the announcement today, that could send 22 year old Alex Alejo to jail for life.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 26, 2011
Gang gunfire hits Parkrose apartment (Portland, OR): A Parkrose neighborhood apartment was hit with three bullets in a drive-by shooting about 1 a.m. Monday morning. Police already in the area heard the shots and raced to the complex near 119th and Sandy. No one was hit. Police said the shots were gang-related.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: September 26, 2011
Abbotsford police cancel Mad Child gig citing fears of gang violence (Abbotsford, BC): Rap artist Mad Child, contrary to what his artist name suggests, was pretty low key after Abbotsford Police cancelled his show due to fears of gang violence on Thursday night.
Source: Abbotsford Times Date: September 26, 2011
Boone County continues fight against gang violence (Belvidere, IL) : Boone County has spent more than 90 thousand dollars over the last few years fighting gang violence. State's attorney Michelle courier says it has definitely paid off.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: September 26, 2011
Whether a pair of alleged gang members killed a rival in order to impress their peers will be decided by one jury (Grand Rapids, MI): Whether Simon Aguilar and Omar Rosas targeted Elmer Luis Chavez for death because of his gang ties is the central question facing a Kent County jury today. A three-week trial came to an end Monday where Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Gerald Faber brought 20 alleged eye-witnesses to the stand, many of whom were gang members or former gang members or associates – as virtually all of them claimed.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 26, 2011
Groups seek to sever school resource officers from ICE gang task force (Glenwood Springs, CO): Police officers whose duties include work as a school resource officer should be barred from collaborating with federal immigration enforcement officials, say a pair of immigrant rights groups that have called attention to the issue locally.
Source: Post Independent Date: September 26, 2011
UIC launches program to address community violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago youth often witness community violence, such as fights, shootings, burglaries, and gang conflict. The Urban Youth Trauma Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Institute for Juvenile Research has launched a program aimed at reducing and preventing community violence affecting youth and families.
Source: National Newswire Service Date: September 26, 2011
Fight at Onate High School ends with stab wounds (Las Cruces, NM): A fight between two male students at a Las Cruces high school left one boy in the hospital and another in police custody. A witness to the fight, who did not want to be identified, told KFOX14 that she saw the boys fist-fighting each other when one of them took out a knife. "They were screaming a sign, a gang-related sign," the witness said.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: September 26, 2011
Two suspected gang members arrested on robbery charges (Reno, NV): Two suspected gang members were arrested Saturday on charges they battered a man sitting on his step after he refused to give them money that was to support their street gang, authorities said.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: September 26, 2011
Female Newark gang member is charged in fatal shooting of East Orange woman (Newark, NJ): A 21-year-old female gang member from Newark has been charged with murdering another woman in Elizabeth last week, authorities said today. Tiffany Moore, a confirmed member of the Piru set of the Bloods street gang, is charged in the death of 19-year-old Felicia Hester, an East Orange resident gunned down in Elizabeth around 2 a.m. on Sept. 22, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 26, 2011
Investigators ask Point Boro residents to report signs of gangs and drugs (Point Borough, NJ): While gangs, drugs, bias crimes and scams are not as rampant in Point Borough as in some other towns, they are all here and police need the public's help tackling them.
Source: PointPleasantPatch Date: September 26, 2011
Gang detectives investigate Logan Heights shooting (San Diego, CA): San Diego police gang-unit detectives are investigating a shooting Monday night in Logan Heights. The victim was walking on Imperial Avenue near 32nd Street about 6:55 p.m. when he was approached by the men, who issued a gang challenge and demanded his backpack.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 26, 2011
Two Oxnard men plead guilty to assault at pizza parlor; three others plead not guilty (Oxnard, CA): Two of five defendants accused of being involved in a gang-related fight earlier this month in the parking lot of a pizza parlor in Oxnard pleaded guilty today to assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 26, 2011
Newport News releases road map to fighting gangs (Newport News, VA): Mayor McKinley Price hopes the release of a 42-page report on gang violence is the beginning of a successful strategy to combat gangs. The report is being released this week by the mayor's anti-gang task force, and includes many recommendations to reduce the gang problem.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 26, 2011
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
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