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City of Albuquerque launches anti-gang initiative (Albuquerque, NM): KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has tripled the number of officers on the police department’s gang unit. The move is just one part of his plan to fight gang-related crime in the city.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: March 23, 2011
Thousands of gang members live in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): FOX 2 has obtained an exclusive look at the number of gang members in the city of St. Louis, and at the number of different gangs. The figures, compiled by city police, are part of a joint city-federal effort to fight street gangs. The figures show a total number of 3,420 gang members in the city, split among 85 different gangs, spread throughout the city.
Source: FOX 2 News Date: March 23, 2011
Five members of notorious 18th Street gang arrested (Greeley, CO) : Five members of a California street gang with a stronghold in Greeley and other parts of Weld County have been arrested and face felony charges, including violating the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 22, 2011
Anti-gang programs get funding reprieve (Winnipeg, MB): Community groups in Winnipeg were quietly celebrating Monday after getting a funding reprieve from the federal government on their youth anti-crime programs.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 22, 2011
Former NFL players talk gangs and violence to Pleasantville students (Pleasantville, NJ): Gangs, drug abuse and violence are frequent problems in Pleasantville, where teachers got help from two former NFL players Monday in a program they hope will help their students choose a better path.
Source: The Press of Atlantic City Date: March 22, 2011
Cleveland man initiates 10-year-old son into West Side gang in random attack that puts man in a coma (Cleveland, OH): A 31-year-old Cleveland man initiated his 10-year-old son into a gang by having him join older boys and men in a random beating, prosecutors say.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: March 22, 2011
Getting to Chicago's boys before gangs do (Chicago, IL): In some of Chicago's troubled neighborhoods, it's not unusual for boys to join gangs at a young age. For many, it's a road fraught with violence.
Source: NPR News Date: March 22, 2011
Parole officer testifies about supervision of man named in Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County probation officer took the stand Tuesday as testimony continued in the hearing on a proposed gang injunction against 40 suspected members of the Nortenos in Oakland's Fruitvale district.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 22, 2011
City gun seizures triple (Hamilton, ON): They make their way to Hamilton in dozens of ways. Some are stolen. Others are forgotten or left behind. Increasingly, they’re ordered online, disassembled or concealed and smuggled into the country by mail.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: March 22, 2011
Gang member killed in assault rifle attack (Fontana, CA): A gang member is dead after a car he was riding in was peppered with rounds from an assault rifle fired from a sport utility vehicle in a Southern California neighborhood.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 22, 2011
Yakima gang violence is down... believe it or not (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are investigating the city's first gang related homicide of the year. While the recent uptick in violent crime including armed robberies and shootings has a lot of people on edge, according to the Yakima Police Department, the city is doing better than last year.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 22, 2011
Brainerd students organize against gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Brainerd High School students disturbed by gang activity believe they can make a difference, and they want to take their list of resolutions to Chattanooga City Council.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 22, 2011
Several detained in gang sweep (Porterville, CA): During the week of March 15-19, personnel from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Violence Suppression Unit, along with members from the Sheriff’s Tactical Enforcement Personnel team, conducted saturation patrols in the rural communities of Cutler, Orosi, Traver, Goshen, Teviston, Pixley, Earlimart and Poplar.
Source: The Recorder Date: March 22, 2011
House approves bill giving stiffer penalties to gang members (Dover, DE): The Delaware House approved legislation Tuesday that would increase the penalty for gang participation by up to two years on a 22-16 vote. House Bill 6 would change the penalty from Class F felony to a Class E felony, increasing the maximum sentence for gang activity from three to five years.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 22, 2011
Officials: Gang activity down (Laurinburg, NC): If there are few tell-tell signs of gang activity in the Scotland schools, officials say programs like last week’s G.R.E.A.T. graduation at Pate-Gardner Elementary is one of the reason why.
Source: The Laurinburg Exchange Date: March 22, 2011
Gang ties suspected in Yakima homicide (Yakima, WA): A 27-year-old man was shot and killed Monday night while walking with his brother near Willow Street and North Fifth Avenue in what police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 22, 2011
Wife of Aryan Brotherhood leader arrested by Lubbock Police (Lubbock, TX): Chasity Shea Clark, the 22-year-old wife of suspected Aryan Brotherhood of Texas general John Clark, was arrested Monday on felony charges.
Source: KCBD NewsChannel 11 Date: March 22, 2011
Shooting was over Seattle gang territory fight (Seattle, WA): The teen arrested after a Monday drive-by shooting is a member of the Down Wit' The Crew gang, a violent South Seattle group that police say is battling Crip gang members for territory, investigators say.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 22, 2011
Lakewood passes a resolution to seek federal funds for anti-gang program (Lakewood, NJ): It's no secret that Lakewood Township has gangs. What's important is that Mayor Menashe Miller and Lakewood Township officials are taking steps to institute an anti-gang program by applying for a three-year federal grant of $750,000.00.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 22, 2011
Witness says gangs involved in fight (Chattanooga, TN): A man caught up in Saturday night’s fight among hundreds of juveniles at Coolidge Park said the incident was gang related. East Brainerd resident Carlos Harrison said the fight was started by a group of 25 young men.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 21, 2011
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