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Portland police outline strategy to combat gang violence after eight shootings in two weeks (Portland, OR): City police are beefing up the bureau's gang enforcement team. Multnomah County parole officer and prosecutors are holding "Stop the Violence" meetings with gang offenders on parole. And, volunteer outreach workers are fanning out in city hot spots to try to talk to youth and stem violence.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 11, 2011
Gang sweep in Paso Robles results in 14 arrests, eight citations (Paso Robles, CA) : Twenty-two people were arrested or cited this week during a two-day crackdown on alleged gang activity and other crimes in Paso Robles, authorities announced Friday.
Source: The Tribune Date: June 11, 2011
Police fight Lodi gang violence (Lodi, CA): Lodi police are changing the way they operate to stop a recent spike in gang shootings and stabbings. The gang squad is now working different hours and days because officers believe gang members are paying attention to police schedules and attacking rival members when the gang unit is off the clock.
Source: News 10 Date: June 11, 2011
Desert Hot Springs church bears the brunt of gang war (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Michael Shaw was walking up to First Community Baptist Church in Desert Hot Springs with another church-goer when the woman pointed up.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: June 11, 2011
South Monterey County effort in tackling gangs to go regional (Monterey County, CA): South Monterey County police agencies are inching toward forming a partnership with Hollister police in hopes of targeting criminal street gangs regionally.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: June 11, 2011
Suspects in PTC robberies related to gang activity (Peachtree City, GA): Suspects arrested in connection with recent Peachtree City robberies have been related to gang activity, say Peachtree City Police officials.
Source: The Times-Herald Date: June 11, 2011
Gang member arrested; search finds drugs, cash and bullet-proof vests (Woodstock, IL) : A Woodstock resident and known gang member was arrested today and charged with a number of offenses, including drugs and firearm possession.
Source: CaryPatch Date: June 11, 2011
Seeking peace after six gang slayings (San Diego, CA): Police officers and community members are trying to reclaim their streets following a recent increase in gang homicides in southeastern San Diego — a spike that comes amid a drop in gang and overall crime citywide.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: June 11, 2011
Juveniles arrested for alleged gang graffiti vandalism (Clearlake, CA): Police have arrested two Clearlake juveniles for allegedly damaging a local church with gang-related graffiti.
Source: Lake County News Date: June 10, 2011
S.J. sweep snares gang 'shot callers' (Tracy, CA): In a sweeping crackdown on gangs, drugs and weapons, the Tracy Police Department and several state and federal law enforcement agencies arrested nearly 30 suspects early Thursday morning.
Source: The Record Date: June 10, 2011
Corrections officer who doubled as gang member sentenced to prison (Baltimore, MD): A corrections officer who was associated with the Black Guerrilla Family gang has been sentenced to 37 months in prison. Alicia Simmons was accused of helping to smuggle heroin and cell phones into the downtown Baltimore prison through the laundry.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: June 10, 2011
Brother of Brandon Johnson among 15 arrested in gang crackdown (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis public safety leaders put more than a dozen alleged gang members behind bars Thursday, including Terrell Jackson, 18, the brother of Brandon Johnson, who they say is the ringleader of the gang.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: June 10, 2011
Gang violence, murder, assault top indictments (Albany, GA): A Dougherty County grand jury considered 45 cases presented by the district attorney’s office Wednesday and handed down indictments.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: June 10, 2011
Fugitive gang member from Maryland arrested in St. Cloud (St. Cloud, MN): A fugitive gang member from Baltimore, Maryland was arrested in St. Cloud yesterday after the FBI learned he was staying at a Waite Park apartment.
Source: WJON News Date: June 10, 2011
Gang ties emerge in new murder indictment (Richmond, VA): A 21-year-old Richmond man is identified in city court records as having "an active leadership role" in a Richmond-area street gang with national ties that has been linked to three recent slayings, including the shooting death of a 13-year-old bystander.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 10, 2011
Violent crime in Syracuse has dropped nearly 18 percent in six years (Syracuse, NY): Dominick Lombardi isn’t surprised that Syracuse crime has fallen every year for six years. The 72-year-old proprietor of an Italian specialty foods store keeps a keen eye on Butternut Street, where his business has stood for 42 years.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: June 10, 2011
Gang violence down over the last year (Kern County, CA): It appears gang related shootings here in Kern County have dropped over the past year. A joint city-county task force held a briefing on gang violence but said the mission is not accomplished by any means.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: June 10, 2011
Why one city is spending more on antigang efforts despite budget cuts (Fort Worth, TX): At a time when gang activity remains stubbornly high after large declines at the end of the 1990s, activists and law-enforcement officials are worried that local budget cuts to prevention programs could lead to problems ahead.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: June 10, 2011
Winter Haven Chief: Street gangs a real problem (Winter Haven, FL): Winter Haven Police Chief Gary Hester says Polk County has a problem with small street gangs. A rivalry between two Polk gangs is thought to have led to the death of a 16-year-old Lake Wales boy in April, Hester said.
Source: The Ledger Date: June 10, 2011
Former gang members seek to improve Fort Worth's Stop Six (Fort Worth, TX) : Former gang members who survived the carnage of their youth are now trying to make the Stop Six community more hospitable for their neighbors, according to the ministers who trumpeted their motives.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: June 10, 2011
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