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Commissioners OK task force to combat gang problem (Benton County, WA) : A new five-member team of officers will focus on combating the increasing gang problem in Benton County.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 29, 2011
Anti-gang program faces funding challenge (Durham, NC): When Duran Johnson first got in trouble with the law, a juvenile court judge sent him to Project Build. After he successfully completed his probation, officials invited him to continue attending the youth program.
Source: The Durham News Date: June 29, 2011
N.J. law enforcement increase efforts against rising gang activity across state (New Brunswick, NJ): State law enforcement authorities are mounting a coordinated response to rising gang activity in cities and suburbs, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said Tuesday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: June 29, 2011
Gang activity a growing problem (Beaufort County, SC): Investigators said they think a 13 year old who was shot and killed by a friend was being recruited by a gang. It's activity that Sheriff P.J. Tanner says is an increasing problem in Beaufort County.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: June 29, 2011
East Palo Alto police conducting gang sweeps (East Palo Alto, CA): East Palo Alto police officers are engaged in a new crackdown on gangs. Officers took to the streets to make parole and probation sweeps on Wednesday morning in the wake of the shooting death of a three-month-old baby.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: June 29, 2011
Teen shot after being confronted by gang member in north Wichita, police say (Wichita, KS) : A 15-year-old boy was shot early this morning in north Wichita, police said. Lt. Doug Nolte said the victim was walking with three other teenagers near the QuikTrip at 21st and North Arkansas.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: June 29, 2011
Law enforcement authorities arrest violent street gang members (Bridgeport, CT): Police arrested 32 people and seized weapons and drugs while serving search warrants in Bridgeport and Stratford early Wednesday. The warrants are tied to an investigation of violent street gangs in Bridgeport, which expanded to Stratford.
Source: The Bridgeport News Date: June 29, 2011
Baldwin Park police raid home of suspect in gang shooting (Baldwin Park, CA): Police on Wednesday raided the home of a suspected gang member who they believed narrowly missed killing a man when he fired off a shot inside a convenience store last week.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: June 29, 2011
IMPD gang unit arresting more juveniles in 2011 (Indianapolis, IN): The gang unit within the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been arresting more people below the age of 18. It is an increase made evident over the last year.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: June 29, 2011
County combats suburban gang activity (Chesterfield County, VA): Bermuda District Supervisor Dorothy Jaeckle held a community meeting last Tuesday evening in the gymnasium of Harrowgate Elementary and had Chesterfield Police Det. Mark Haynes share with community members the county’s approach to combat suburban gang activity.
Source: Village News Date: June 29, 2011
Napans react to county gang commission (Napa, CA) : Although gangs in Napa have not been as predominant or visible as in the past, serious gang activity has been a problem for Napa for more than a decade.
Source: NapaPatch Date: June 29, 2011
SRPD responds to grand jury report on gangs (San Rafael, CA): Local law enforcement agencies should continue nighttime gang sweeps and create a local database to track gang members. So advised the Marin County civil grand jury in its recently published in-depth look at gang activity in Marin County.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer Date: June 29, 2011
Reputed gang member arrested in Venice park shooting that left two dead, one wounded (Venice, CA): A reputed gang member has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left two students dead and a boy wounded last week at a Venice park.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 29, 2011
Anti-gang and drug trafficking programs face steep budget cuts (Delano, CA): Programs like Bridges Career Development Academy could soon be seeing cuts. This anti-gang program helps troubled teens build a more promising future by helping them graduate from high school and teaching them job skills.
Source: KERO 23 News Date: June 29, 2011
Northampton County district attorney announces record $283,000 in drug money forfeitures (Easton, NJ): Forfeitures and seizures of cash, cars and real estate related to drug arrests last year in Northampton County totaled $283,000, the most in the county's history, District Attorney John Morganelli announced today.
Source: The Express-Times Date: June 29, 2011
Darby Township police seeking witnesses in two shootings (Darby Township, PA): More than 50 people were watching a pickup basketball game in Darby Township on Sunday when an argument over money sparked a shooting that left two men injured and prompted police and township officials to respond with a summer curfew.
Source: The Inquirer Date: June 28, 2011
Man wounded in Yakima gang shooting (Yakima, WA): Police say a shooting that wounded a 25-year-old man in Yakima appears to be gang-related.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: June 28, 2011
Kennewick man allegedly gets in middle of gang fight (Kennewick, WA) : An 18-year-old Kennewick man was arrested after getting severely cut on his hand while reportedly jumping into a gang fight in Underwood Park.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 28, 2011
Police declare war on gun violence (Toledo, OH): After eight shootings last weekend that topped off a particularly violent June, Toledo police have issued a departmentwide notice requesting that officers join a new task force aimed at getting guns off the streets.
Source: The Blade Date: June 28, 2011
Three men shot in Springfield, police eye gang ties (Springfield, MA): Three young men who were shot in what Springfield police are describing as a gang-related incident are expected to recover.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 28, 2011
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