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Schools seek to implement new gang policy to ensure student safety (Annapolis, MD) : Just before county police made six arrests related to a gang known as "Brown Pride" in Annapolis, the Anne Arundel County Public School Board met last week to review a new gang policy it hopes to have in place by the fall.
Source: SevernPatch Date: May 11, 2011
Task Force educates on gang crime (Pensacola, FL): The Florida Gang Reduction Task Force, Region 1 Escambia and Santa Rosa Prevention/Intervention Committee met Wednesday. The Florida Gang Reduction Task Force was established by the Attorney General's Office in 2008.
Source: WALA FOX 10 News Date: May 11, 2011
Going after gangs as a public nuisance (Charlotte, NC): Residents in Charlotte and across North Carolina may soon be able to force gangs out of neighborhoods. They wouldn't have to be confronted head on. One could just show individuals involved in gang activity constitute a public nuisance.
Source: WJZY FOX 46 News Date: May 11, 2011
Patrick unveils plan to stem youth violence (Pittsfield, MA): Gov. Deval Patrick announced plans Monday to stem youth violence by proposing new gun laws and an intervention strategy focused on males between 14 and 24, a group at high risk for gun violence and gang activity.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: May 10, 2011
Gang ties examined in fatal shootings (Richmond, VA): Recent fatal shootings in Chesterfield, Henrico and Powhatan counties have caught the attention of gang investigators, who are looking into whether any of the cases are connected.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: May 10, 2011
Sweep targets gang suppression in south Monterey County (Monterey County, CA): An anti-gang operation in south Monterey County on Monday resulted in the arrest of six people during nearly two dozen parole and probation searches, Soledad police said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: May 10, 2011
South County gang sweep nets arrests (Gonzales, CA): On Monday night, police arrested at least five people during a major gang sweep. Many of them not on their target list. While that number may seem low, police say they are making strides in the fight against gang violence.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 10, 2011
Man shot on regional trail in Pittsburg (Pittsburg, CA): A man was shot in the shoulder Monday night on the Delta de Anza Regional Trail in what appears to be a gang-related attack, according to East Bay Regional Park District Police.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 10, 2011
Police connect six immigrants to "Brown Pride" gang (Annapolis, MD): Law enforcement arrested 6 suspected of having national gang ties in Annapolis. According to authorities, the six are illegal immigrants, and are responsible for crimes around Annapolis High School and Middle School. During the arrest, police said they found narcotics on the suspects.
Source: NBC4 Washington Date: May 10, 2011
Police search for two suspects in apparent gang-related shooting at Hollywood party (Hollywood, CA): Police today said numerous suspects have been arrested -- and two others are being sought -- in connection with the shooting death of a man gunned down in an apparent gang-related attack at a Hollywood party that left another person wounded.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 10, 2011
Toppenish adds gang penalties (Toppenish, WA): Anyone who gets into a gang-related fight in this Lower Valley city will face a minimum of 60 days in jail and a $500 fine. On Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved a measure that puts those mandatory sentence enhancements on gang-related fights.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 10, 2011
Nacogdoches Co. authorities fear gang activity on the rise (Nacogdoches County, TX): Southside 13 markings can be seen at the entrance of Briar Forest, a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood. There's evidence of Latin Kings, too. They could be copy cat versions of the real thing, or not.
Source: KTRE 9 News Date: May 10, 2011
Orange County cracks down on parents of truants (Orange County, CA): Some Orange County parents got an unpleasant surprise this morning. Authorities arrested them because their kids have been skipping school. The Gang Reduction Intervention Program targets at-risk kids to try and curb truancy and decrease gang activity.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: May 10, 2011
13 killed in island gunbattle between Mexican drug gang and marines on lake near Texas border (Washington, DC): Thirteen people were killed in a bloody shootout in Mexico between drug gang members and Mexican marines on an island off the Texas border, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 10, 2011
Gang unit thrives in El Paso: Police work in the shadows (El Paso, TX): It's a cat-and-mouse game where the cats and mice know each other by name. The game is part of daily life for a specialized police unit in the shadowy underworld of the city that most people never get to see.
Source: El Paso Times Date: May 9, 2011
Tulare County deputies arrest eight in gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): Eight arrests were made when Tulare County deputies conducted a gang sweep New London, Goshen, Cutler, Orosi and Visalia on May 4-7.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 9, 2011
Homicide believed to be gang-related, police say (Wichita, KS): Wichita's ninth homicide of the year is believed to be gang-related, police said today. Two rival gangs were involved in the shooting that killed Mario D. Brown, 22, early Saturday morning and injured another, Lt. Ken Landwehr said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: May 9, 2011
Abbotsford Police gang unit one year old: 'Disruptions' an important tactic (Abbotsford, BC): Abbotsford Police say they are pleased with a new tactic they have used to alleviate gang-related violence and murders in the community.
Source: Abbotsford News Date: May 9, 2011
U.S. Attorney: 'Wicked intent' of gang hit list found in Sacramento County jail (Sacramento County, CA): Federal authorities expressed alarm after discovering an alleged Nuestra Familia hit list containing detailed, confidential information about FBI witnesses and informants.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 9, 2011
LA shooting of graffiti suspect gang-related (Los Angeles, CA): Police investigators say a young man scrawling graffiti at a South Los Angeles park was shot twice in what is believed to be a gang-related attack.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 9, 2011
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