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Gang-related crimes rise in summer months (Fort Smith, AR): There are 32 distinct gang groups in Fort Smith with a little less than 300 members each. Each gang has a number of characteristics that makes it stand out including graffiti, tattoos, its T-shirt color and even its own way of communicating.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News Date: May 19, 2011
Five teens arrested in gang-related arson fires (Phoenix, AZ): Five teenagers are being charged with felonies in a series of arson incidents that have terrorized the northwest Valley over the past couple months. Investigators say the teens are part of gangs in the area of 43rd Avenue and Bell Road, and are using arson as a means of retaliation against their rivals.
Source: KNXV 15 News Date: May 19, 2011
Police still investigating gang-related stabbings (Fort Smith, AR): The Fort Smith Police Department hasn't made any new arrests stemming from a large gang fight where three people were stabbed on Monday, but the case is being actively investigated, a police spokesman said.
Source: The Times Record Date: May 19, 2011
South Seattle shooting likely gang-related, police say (Seattle, WA): Police said the shooting of a man in South Seattle Wednesday night was likely gang-related.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: May 19, 2011
Report: Gangs on the rise (Lancaster, PA): Can a few dollars more vanquish violent gangs and drug pushers? It's at least worth a try, officials say. Local law enforcers are joining U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr.'s plea for federal help in stalling the swell of gang and drug activity in eastern Pennsylvania.
Source: Lancaster New Era Date: May 19, 2011
Police arrest alleged 'Lady Savage Life' gang members (Evansville, IN): Evansville police arrested five people Monday who claim to be part of a street gang they call Lady Savage Life. Evansville Police Department said the group is responsible for beatings of several females during the last two years.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: May 18, 2011
Cook County sheriff’s unit goes high-tech against gangs (Cook County, IL): Cook County sheriff's police gang investigators couldn't believe their eyes. The Bloods — a California street gang portrayed in movies such as "Colors" — have never had a presence in the Chicago area.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: May 18, 2011
Community takes action against youth crime (Logansport, IN): A recent string of youth crime and a rise in gang activity in Logansport is prompting the community to take action.
Source: WLFI 18 News Date: May 18, 2011
Oakland gang injunctions win narrow support from city council (Oakland, CA): Gang injunctions in both North Oakland and the Fruitvale district won the support of the city council Tuesday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 18, 2011
Man killed in Walla Walla gang shooting (Walla Walla, WA): Police say a man was shot and killed Tuesday night by rival gang members in Walla Walla.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: May 18, 2011
Gang-injunction debate continues (Tulare County, CA): An Orosi couple walked into the Tulare County Public Defender's office Monday in hopes of clearing up questions about gang injunctions they were served last week. Their worries are part of a state-wide debate about a tool the Sheriff's Department says is vital in the fight against gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 18, 2011
Gang violence: 'There is a way out' (Portland, OR): As gang violence has heated up in Portland, police hope putting more officers on the street will help cool things down. Portland has already seen 28 violent gang-related crimes this year, including a deadly shooting early Monday morning.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: May 18, 2011
Tippecanoe County picked for gang tracking pilot program (Lafayette, IN): Tippecanoe County is taking center stage in the efforts to stop gang violence throughout Indiana. The county was chosen to be the first to take part in a gang tracking pilot program put on by the Indiana State Police.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: May 18, 2011
Corte Madera man killed in gang fight (San Rafael, CA): A man was killed and two others were injured in what police believe was a gang-related altercation in San Rafael May 18, police said.
Source: Twin Cities Times Date: May 18, 2011
9th & Wild gang member charged in crack house raid (Niagara Falls, NY): A Falls gang member linked to drug dealing and a double shooting is under arrest again after a raid on an Eighth Street crack house.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: May 18, 2011
Gangs in the Mountain State: Part II (Fayetteville, WV): Dating back to the early 1920s, Route 19 has transported millions of people across the seven states it touches. It’s also become a modern day haven for drug trafficking according to police.
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 18, 2011
Benton sheriff wants $765,000 for gang task force (Benton County, WA) : Benton County Sheriff Steve Keane is asking commissioners for $765,000 to form a gang task force he says is crucial to curbing the spread of Tri-City gang activity.
Source: The News Tribune Date: May 17, 2011
Oakland gang-injunction funding before City Council (Oakland, CA): The Oakland City Council may decide tonight to end the city's controversial gang injunctions, an issue that has roiled the city's political leadership since the November election of Jean Quan as mayor.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: May 17, 2011
Madison schools 'don't want to wait' for a crisis (Madison, WI): Responding to an increase in violence, drugs and gang activity in and around schools, the Madison School District is considering a broad effort to improve building security, including the use of drug-sniffing dogs in high schools next year.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: May 17, 2011
Gang documents found after wreck (Athens, GA): Police are investigating a trove of gang paraphernalia and documents they found in a car that wrecked early Monday in North Athens, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: May 17, 2011
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