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Mesa students facing gang charges following fight (Mesa, AZ): The Mesa Police Department has recommended that six Fremont Junior High boys involved in a gang-related fight be charged with participating in a criminal street gang, a felony punishable with jail and fines.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: March 25, 2011
Gang injunction targets speak out, Part 2 (Santa Barbara, CA): Taped interviews recently filmed and released by Youth CineMedia — a nonprofit that works with at-risk youth by getting them off the streets and into the production room — depict individuals who say they were wrongfully named in the city’s gang injunction announced last week.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 25, 2011
Meetings to ally South City police, community amid rise in gang violence (San Francisco, CA) : In an effort to combat a rise in gang violence, South San Francisco has hired a local nonprofit to organize a series of community meetings and train police officers on building trust with neighbors.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: March 25, 2011
Seattle teens involved in gang-related drive-by (Seattle, WA): Two teens have been charged with a drive-by shooting after police suspected there was an argument over South Seattle territory. No one was injured in the shooting, though police say it further detailed a months-long violent feud between the Down Wit' the Crew gang and South Seattle Crip gang members.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 25, 2011
Documentary explores violent, destructive gang lifestyle in Vancouver's criminal underworld (Vancouver, BC): A new documentary airing tonight on CBC's Doc Zone will shed light on Vancouver's gang war of 2008-09, during which a dramatic spike in violence garnered headlines around the world.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 24, 2011
Hayward injunction would target most notorious members of 400-strong gang (Hayward, CA): The city's first gang injunction would serve the most notorious members of a 400-strong criminal organization with restraining orders preventing them from doing things like carrying weapons, violating curfew, hanging out in known gang territory and associating with other known members of the group.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 24, 2011
Police suspect gang dispute in Vancouver man's death (Vancouver, BC): Kamloops RCMP believe a gang dispute is at the centre of a brazen murder in a downtown schoolyard.
Source: The Province Date: March 24, 2011
Recognizing gang signs: Frederick detective delivers community presentation about Frederick County activity (Frederick, MD): Residents who believe gangs are not a problem in Frederick County should think again, according to Frederick Police Detective Rob Marker.
Source: The Frederick News-Post Date: March 24, 2011
County nets $500K from state for at-risk youth (Riverside County, CA): Riverside County has secured $500,000 to curb gang violence by providing job training to at-risk youth. The funding was part of $4.8 million in state grants announced Wednesday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 24, 2011
Springfield delays police grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council held off on formally approving the use of a $500,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence this week, triggering one councilor to say he was shocked by the delay.
Source: The Republican Date: March 24, 2011
Police union cites growing gang problem as need to boost benefits (Chattanooga, TN): Using an issue that resonates with residents after a spate of shootings and homicides in the last couple of weeks, police unions are saying they can’t fight criminal street gangs without better benefits from the city of Chattanooga.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 24, 2011
City vies for $750K anti-gang grant (Hamilton, OH): The Hamilton Police Department is competing for a $750,000 federal grant that would help create a comprehensive anti-gang strategy. The department filed a grant application March 10 with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Source: Journal-News Date: March 24, 2011
McKenna: Gang problem is 'public safety emergency' (Yakima, WA): Monday afternoon, police say a member of the Down Wit The Crew gang shot at another teen's home in a battle over gang territory. Days earlier, they say an 18-year-old repeatedly yelled that gang name before firing three shots at a rival, causing life-threatening injuries.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: March 24, 2011
Chicago School Violence: Veterans stand guard to ensure kids have safe passage home (Chicago, IL) : Chicago neighborhoods and schools are notorious for rampant gang violence. Last year, 700 young people fell prey to gunfire in Chicago, dozens of which lost their lives.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: March 24, 2011
PACT initiative for tackling gang violence could be new 'Boston Miracle' (Boston, MA): Boston Police Superintendent Paul Joyce has gone on a talking tour around Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, the neighborhoods he says are the heart of Boston's violence hot spots, where 90 percent of the city's shootings take place.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 24, 2011
DC gang leader sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years for 2007 slaying of rival (Washington, DC): A leader of the MS-13 gang in Washington was sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years on Thursday, a sentence the judge said he hoped would deter gang violence.
Source: The Republic Date: March 24, 2011
Arrest in Yakima homicide case (Yakima, WA): Yakima police have arrested the suspect in the city's first gang related homicide of the year.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 24, 2011
Councilman wants to expand anti-gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess on Thursday said he wants the city to expand its anti-gang program to include a crackdown on open-air drug dealing.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 24, 2011
Four Nuestra Familia gang members face life after indictment from Operation Valley Star (Watsonville, CA): Four Monterey County Nuestra Familia gang associates face life in federal prison after their indictment in connection with the government's sweeping 2007 gang conspiracy case known as Operation Valley Star.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 24, 2011
Billboards challenge mayor over gangs (Chattanooga, TN): An electronic billboard on state Highway 153 flashes: "Mayor Littlefield is too busy fighting police to pay attention to gang violence. And the gangs couldn’t be happier." Several ads rotate, and then another ad pops up: "Chattanoogans take gang violence SERIOUSLY. Too bad the mayor doesn’t. Mayor Littlefield: step up or step aside."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 23, 2011
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