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Two Napa men arrested after challenging passersby to fight (Napa, CA): Two young Napa men were arrested Tuesday night after they reportedly threatened passersby and challenged them to fight in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot, 291 S. Coombs St., Napa police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: April 14, 2011
The cost of a gang unit in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): KIMA has new information on Sunnyside's effort to control its gang problem. Our report earlier this week told you about how gang-related weapons crimes have skyrocketed. Sunnyside has no gang unit, and there's some hesitation by the city to spend the money to get one started.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 14, 2011
Two arrested following chase across Salinas (Salinas, CA): Two armed Salinas gang members were arrested late Monday, but not before ramming through a patrol car and leading officers into a vehicle chase that ended across town, authorities said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 13, 2011
Providence man convicted in gang slaying (Providence, RI): A Providence man has been convicted of killing a city teenager in a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 13, 2011
Pearl-Cohn student injured in gang crossfire (Nashville, TN): At at a time when it is trying to attract more white students to campus, Pearl-Cohn High School is dealing with the aftermath of a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 13, 2011
Eight arrested in Avenal gang sweep (Avenal, CA): Eight people are in custody following a gang sweep this morning in Avenal. Law enforcement's goal was to target high-profile gang associates and help disrupt any future gang activity, Avenal Police Chief Jack Amoroso said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: April 13, 2011
HCSO anti-DWI, anti-gang initiative nets 16 arrests (Houston, TX): An anti-DWI and anti-gang initiative netted 16 arrests over the weekend, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. The initiative, which was conducted by the HCSO Reserve Command and Gang Unit, targeted the area in and around a popular flea market on Airline at West Gulf Bank.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: April 13, 2011
Students discuss gang violence (Cambridge, MA) : Christopher Yanov, founder of the mentorship group Reality Changers, critiqued current gang-violence prevention practices, promoting an alternative approach that focused on providing young people with options outside of gangs, in a talk in Adams Lower Common Room yesterday.
Source: The Harvard Crimson Date: April 12, 2011
Drug gangs put down area roots (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Recognizing the opportunity for high profits in an area with limited law enforcement services, drug trafficking gangs have set up permanent operations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, according to a federal report of drug and gang violence released on Friday.
Source: The Times Leader Date: April 12, 2011
Napa acts now to keep a lid on gang activities (Napa County, CA): If they get on it now, county officials say they hope to keep gang activity here under control. A new Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Master Plan, unveiled last week to the Board of Supervisors, suggests community members must work together to ensure gang activity doesn't increase.
Source: Times-Herald Date: April 12, 2011
Advocates push for increased Shannon Grant funding in Fiscal Year 2012 (New Bedford, MA): Local advocates and community leaders are hoping that New Bedford receives adequate Shannon Grant funding in 2012 to continue the city's momentum in stemming gang activity.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: April 12, 2011
Suspected gang associate charged with brandishing gun in dispute (Franconia, VA) : Fairfax County police arrested an area man in late March for alleged gang participation and brandishing a gun, according to court records.
Source: KingstownePatch Date: April 12, 2011
Gangs don't protect against crime (Huntsville, TX): Gang members are twice as likely to be crime victims than non-gang members and are more frequently subject to simple assault, aggravated assault and drive by shootings, according to a recently study by the Crime Victims' Institute at Sam Houston State University.
Source: Sam Houston State University Date: April 12, 2011
Three El Monte Flores gang members arrested after car chase (El Monte, CA) : Police arrested three suspected members of the El Monte Flores street gang after a car chase to Temple City and several hours of searching.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: April 12, 2011
Spate of city gang violence has deep roots (Richmond, CA): Police are saying that some of the violence that has been brewing in the city recently, which has left three dead and four wounded over the last two weeks, seems to be part of an escalating feud between gangs in North and Central Richmond.
Source: Richmond Confidential Date: April 12, 2011
Shot, burned body identified, his slaying was gang-related (Edinburg, TX): Hidalgo County Sheriff’s investigators identified the partially burned body of a man who was found with multiple gunshot wounds Sunday night near a burning vehicle.
Source: The Monitor Date: April 12, 2011
19-year-old Long Beach man fatally shot in likely gang-related incident (Long Beach, CA): A young Long Beach man was murdered Monday in what police suspect was a gang-related shooting, authorities said.
Source: Long Beach Post Date: April 12, 2011
Novato toughens graffiti ordinance (Novato, CA): Hoping to arrest the rise in gang-related graffiti, the Novato City Council agreed Tuesday to toughen the city's graffiti ordinance.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: April 12, 2011
Gangs: Understanding what counts in Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD): In 2010, there were on average 40 active gangs in Montgomery County, according to the latest data available by Montgomery County Police Department. But "gang incidences" only made up 1 percent of overall county crime in 2009, and officials expect a similar trend for 2010 when crime data is finalized later this month.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: April 12, 2011
Feds finding it harder and harder to combat escalating presence of Mexican drug cartels in New York (New York, NY): New York feds have more than doubled the time spent breaking up the growing network between local gangs and Mexican drug cartels.
Source: New York Daily News Date: April 11, 2011
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