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15-year-old shot in southwest Fresno (Fresno, CA): It appears to be a case of gang violence in an area of Fresno not known for that kind of trouble. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the chest Wednesday night at the Villa Hermosa Apartments near Marks and McKinley. Witnesses say the victim was arguing with another teen before the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 14, 2011
Spartanburg law enforcement: Victims, suspects getting younger (Spartanburg, SC): In little more than a week, two people have been shot and killed in Spartanburg and Boiling Springs. In both incidents, the suspects are mostly teenagers, ranging from 17 to 19 years old.
Source: Spartanburg Herald-Journal Date: April 14, 2011
Gang-related shooting injures man, police say (Salem, OR): A man was wounded late Tuesday in what police said was a gang shooting in northeast Salem.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: April 14, 2011
Gang injunction who’s who (Santa Barbara, CA): "The baddest of the bad." That's how Santa Barbara officials portray 30 people named in the city's gang injunction, but news of the civil document has been met with varied community response and concerns about its constitutionality, necessity, and thoroughness. Authorities see it as a tool to prevent gang members from congregating and veterans from recruiting.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: April 14, 2011
San Jose seeks funding for Safe Summer Initiative, which supports youth activities (San Jose, CA): The incidence of teen gang violence in San Jose has decreased significantly since the summer of 2007. While some attribute last summer's decrease to cooler temperatures, it's possible that the city's Safe Summer Initiative can accept a good portion of the credit.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 14, 2011
Feds indict 11 in Va. as racketeering Bloods gang (Norfolk, VA): Eleven members of a violent street gang known as the Bounty Hunter Bloods committed killings, intimidated people and sold a variety of drugs in southeastern Virginia, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 14, 2011
ESV gangster to face trial for attempted murder (Victorville, CA): A son of a founding member of the East Side Victoria gang is headed to trial for allegedly attempting to murder a woman who was a witness in his brother's robbery.
Source: The Daily Press Date: April 14, 2011
Brothers convicted of killing teenager over 'disrespect' (Fullerton, CA): Two Santa Ana brothers have been convicted of the slaying of a 17-year-old boy in 2007 for "disrespecting" their gang, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 14, 2011
Two Napa men arrested after challenging passersby to fight (Napa, CA): Two young Napa men were arrested Tuesday night after they reportedly threatened passersby and challenged them to fight in the CVS Pharmacy parking lot, 291 S. Coombs St., Napa police said.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: April 14, 2011
The cost of a gang unit in Sunnyside (Sunnyside, WA): KIMA has new information on Sunnyside's effort to control its gang problem. Our report earlier this week told you about how gang-related weapons crimes have skyrocketed. Sunnyside has no gang unit, and there's some hesitation by the city to spend the money to get one started.
Source: KIMA News Date: April 14, 2011
Two arrested following chase across Salinas (Salinas, CA): Two armed Salinas gang members were arrested late Monday, but not before ramming through a patrol car and leading officers into a vehicle chase that ended across town, authorities said.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 13, 2011
Providence man convicted in gang slaying (Providence, RI): A Providence man has been convicted of killing a city teenager in a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 13, 2011
Pearl-Cohn student injured in gang crossfire (Nashville, TN): At at a time when it is trying to attract more white students to campus, Pearl-Cohn High School is dealing with the aftermath of a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 13, 2011
Eight arrested in Avenal gang sweep (Avenal, CA): Eight people are in custody following a gang sweep this morning in Avenal. Law enforcement's goal was to target high-profile gang associates and help disrupt any future gang activity, Avenal Police Chief Jack Amoroso said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: April 13, 2011
HCSO anti-DWI, anti-gang initiative nets 16 arrests (Houston, TX): An anti-DWI and anti-gang initiative netted 16 arrests over the weekend, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. The initiative, which was conducted by the HCSO Reserve Command and Gang Unit, targeted the area in and around a popular flea market on Airline at West Gulf Bank.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: April 13, 2011
Students discuss gang violence (Cambridge, MA) : Christopher Yanov, founder of the mentorship group Reality Changers, critiqued current gang-violence prevention practices, promoting an alternative approach that focused on providing young people with options outside of gangs, in a talk in Adams Lower Common Room yesterday.
Source: The Harvard Crimson Date: April 12, 2011
Drug gangs put down area roots (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Recognizing the opportunity for high profits in an area with limited law enforcement services, drug trafficking gangs have set up permanent operations throughout eastern Pennsylvania, according to a federal report of drug and gang violence released on Friday.
Source: The Times Leader Date: April 12, 2011
Napa acts now to keep a lid on gang activities (Napa County, CA): If they get on it now, county officials say they hope to keep gang activity here under control. A new Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Master Plan, unveiled last week to the Board of Supervisors, suggests community members must work together to ensure gang activity doesn't increase.
Source: Times-Herald Date: April 12, 2011
Advocates push for increased Shannon Grant funding in Fiscal Year 2012 (New Bedford, MA): Local advocates and community leaders are hoping that New Bedford receives adequate Shannon Grant funding in 2012 to continue the city's momentum in stemming gang activity.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: April 12, 2011
Suspected gang associate charged with brandishing gun in dispute (Franconia, VA) : Fairfax County police arrested an area man in late March for alleged gang participation and brandishing a gun, according to court records.
Source: KingstownePatch Date: April 12, 2011
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