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West Richland police: Community must have no tolerance for gangs (West Richland, WA): Strong neighborhoods are a tool to stop gang violence and residents need to take a "no tolerance" stance to keep gangs out of the community.
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 26, 2011
San Jose's gang-prevention efforts in spotlight during visit by federal officials (San Jose, CA): Maria Gonzalez spent most of her childhood in San Jose living in a violent world of drug-dealers, gunfights and domestic violence. She was a full-blown gang member by age 11 and was covered with tattoos by the time she became a teenage mother.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 26, 2011
Shootings force Yakima police to ramp up patrols (Yakima, WA): Homicides are way down in Yakima this year, but a recent flareup in gang violence has prompted authorities to add extra police patrols this weekend.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: August 26, 2011
Santa Clara County gets $50K for gang prevention (San Jose, CA): The U.S. Justice Department awarded a $50,000 grant to Santa Clara County's gang prevention efforts.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 26, 2011
Chief Moore: No gang murders all summer--credit metro gang unit (San Jose, CA): The school year has begun again for most students in San Jose and there were no gang murders this summer, traditionally a time of heightened gang violence. San Jose Police Chief Chris Moore says one of the big reasons for the quiet summer has been a change in deployment that saw the Metro unit exclusively focusing on anti-gang patrols.
Source: KLIV News Date: August 26, 2011
Special prosecutor for Aurora to fight gangs (Aurora, IL): Aurora, Illinois' second largest city, has decided to use $60,000 in federal grant funds to help fund a special prosecutor to battle street gangs.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: August 25, 2011
Gang members busted after using Twitter, other social networking sites to arrange 'Crips Holiday' (Brooklyn, NY): Dozens of suspected gang members were arrested in a Brooklyn park by an army of cops after several of the thugs went viral to spread word of a meeting, the Daily News has learned.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 25, 2011
Violent gang members convicted (Nashville, TN): Three gang members, who police call "ruthless," are now off the streets and could spend the rest of their lives in jail. The three belonged to the Vice Lords and were convicted of dozens of violent crimes here in the mid-state.
Source: MSNBC WSMV Date: August 25, 2011
Gang violence down in Yakima (Yakima, WA): KIMA was there when Yakima police responded to one of four drive-by shootings in one night. There were no injuries, but for neighbors it was a loud reminder that our gang problems can pop up anywhere and anytime.
Source: KIMA News Date: August 25, 2011
Meet the woman saving thousands of kids from gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): When it comes to giving back, there are few people quite like Mama Hill. The 71-year-old retired teacher wakes up each morning dedicated to educating and empowering kids in Watts—one of the most gang-ridden neighborhoods in the U.S.
Source: TakePart Date: August 25, 2011
Operation 'Little Girl Lost' targets Chicago street gang members (Chicago, IL): A long term undercover investigation into the forced sex-trafficking of children and young women by Chicago street gang members has resulted in charges against nine offenders in the nation’s first-ever state-based wiretap investigation targeting the crime of human trafficking, Cook County and Chicago law enforcement officials announced yesterday.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: August 25, 2011
Two street gang members sentenced on gun charges (Gulfport, MS): Adam Shane Mitchell and Joshua Kane McCraney, both documented members of the Simon City Royals street gang, were sentenced in separate cases in U.S. District Court on Wednesday, according to U.S. Attorney John Dowdy in a news release.
Source: Mississippi Press Date: August 25, 2011
Hammond man convicted in gang-related shooting (Crown Point, IN): A Lake County Superior Court jury deliberated about five hours Thursday before finding a Hammond man guilty of aggravated battery in a gang-related shooting in Hammond's Little Waco neighborhood.
Source: The Times Date: August 25, 2011
Known gang member shot in historic Filipinotown Thursday (Los Angeles, CA) : Another young man was shot just south of Echo Park/Silver Lake Thursday. He will survive his wounds, according to LAPD Rampart division Lt. Wesley Buhrmester.
Source: EchoParkPatch Date: August 25, 2011
Gang Task Force discusses prevention, gang clean up (Albany, GA): The timing of this month’s Gang Task Force meeting is almost ironic given that local law enforcement just conducted a gang member round-up. Close to 55 gang members arrested on Friday and another six after an attempted shooting of a police officer on Tuesday.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: August 25, 2011
Police arrest seven suspects in Baltimore St. gang roundup (Middletown, OH) : Police arrested seven men indicted on gang-related charges in Middletown. Officers said the arrests came after an investigation into the Baltimore Street gang, which is accused of participating in such crimes murder, robbery, felonious assault, burglary, drug abuse and menacing.
Source: MSNBC WLWT Date: August 25, 2011
Gang members targeted in 'Little Girl Lost' sex trafficking investigation (Chicago, IL): Cook County prosecutors today will announce criminal charges in a year-long investigation into the trafficking of children and young women for sex by Chicago street gang members.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 24, 2011
Gaylords charged with gun, drug and gang crimes (Chicago, IL): Police and federal agents swept through several suburban homes Tuesday, arresting members of the "Almighty Gaylords" street gang following an 18-month undercover investigation into allegations of drug dealing, gun trafficking and violent intimidation.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 24, 2011
Reputed KST gang member killed in Boston (Boston, MA): After surviving a shooting six years ago, a reputed member of Framingham's KST street gang was gunned down Monday after a Boston Harbor cruise - a death echoing the 2003 Kendall Street murder of his older brother, identified as a gang co-founder.
Source: The MetroWest Daily News Date: August 24, 2011
Fear in the streets (Medford, OR): Residents of west Medford near Columbus Avenue say drugs, gangs and violence are turning their neighborhood into a "scary" place.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 24, 2011
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