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Meeting with gang leaders led to 40 percent homicide drop (Chicago, IL) : Over the summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis held a secret meeting with the leaders of the West Side's most vicious gangs, telling them that the next group responsible for a murder would feel the department's wrath.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: February 14, 2011
Watch group educated on gang activity (Scranton, PA): On Monday, Feb. 7, the Taylor Neighborhood Crime Watch hosted a presentation on gang education inside the borough building, 122 Union St. Nearly 30 community members, including school board and borough council representatives, police officers, and members of the nearby West Scranton-Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch, were in attendance.
Source: Times Leader Date: February 13, 2011
Police say Saturday shooting gang-related (Yakima, WA): Two Yakima teenagers shot in a gang-related incident Saturday night are expected to recover, police said Sunday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 13, 2011
New GPD officers to focus on curbing traffic, gang crime (Gainesville, FL): Improved traffic safety and a reduction in crime committed by gang members will be the goals of the Gainesville Police Department with the addition of five new officer positions.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: February 13, 2011
Chicago police fight crime in new ways (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis brought in a Harvard University professor Sunday to discuss new ways the city is targeting and fighting crime.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 13, 2011
Fed initiative targets gangs in KC, across nation (Kansas City, MO): In a city where there are twice as many identified gang members as there are police officers, the announcement this week that seven Kansas City residents are facing federal gang-related charges might not seem like much.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: February 12, 2011
Groton classroom program seen as deterrent to gangs (Groton, CT): Some people might think it's cool to be in a gang, says Brian Main, a seventh-grader at West Side Middle School. "It's not cool," says Main, who aspires to be an archaeologist.
Source: The Day Date: February 12, 2011
Fairfield police combat gang activity (Fairfield, CA): While authorities continue their efforts to battle gang activity on the streets of Fairfield, education and a look through history's lens helps provide a local perspective on a statewide issue.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 12, 2011
Investigation into Hispanic gang activity uncovers meth, sex offender (De Queen, AR): A recent federal investigation into gang activity in southwestern Arkansas led to the discovery of drugs and the arrest of a convicted sex offender.
Source: Texarkana Gazette Date: February 12, 2011
Stabbing lands Saskatoon man in surgery (Saskatoon, SK): A Saskatoon man had to undergo emergency surgery after what police believe was a stabbing. A police release stated they believe the incident was gang related.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: February 12, 2011
Education, gangs on agenda at youth event (Yakima, WA): A legislative briefing for Yakima Valley faith communities on Saturday spurred plenty of discussion about the area's gang problem and education challenges.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 12, 2011
Public's help leads to upswing in arson arrests (Springfield, IL): Five times as many people were arrested for arson last year compared to years past, a trend local investigators say goes hand-in-hand with a surge in public cooperation.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: February 12, 2011
Sheriff announces dozens of arrests in Lock Street Gang inquiry (New Port Richey, FL): A long-term investigation into a loose band of Dade City area outlaws has sent dozens to jail and recovered thousands of dollars in drugs and stolen weapons, Sheriff Bob White said Thursday.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: February 11, 2011
11 arrested in Visalia Oriental Troop gang sweep (Visalia, CA): More than 50 officers from Visalia Police Department, Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Parole and Probation began the gang sweep early Friday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 11, 2011
Phoenix businesses hit with graffiti that police say is gang related (Phoenix, OR): Multiple Phoenix businesses were vandalized with graffiti this morning between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., police said. Eight businesses so far have reported being tagged, many with "TBS" which according to Phoenix police stands for "True Brown Style," a Hispanic gang.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: February 11, 2011
PD: Four gang members arrested in attack (Santa Cruz, CA): Four known gang members were arrested after a teenager was attacked near East Cliff Drive on Thursday, police said.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: February 11, 2011
Thirteen Texas gang members and associates indicted (Houston, TX) : A sealed indictment charging 13 alleged members or associates of the notorious Tri City Bomber (TCB) street gang with trafficking in cocaine and Ecstasy and with firearms violations has been unsealed, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno and FBI San Antonio Division Special Agent in Charge Cory Nelson announced today.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive Date: February 11, 2011
Silver Spring designated highest crime district in 2010; Wheaton had most gang activity (Silver Spring, MD): Silver Spring had the highest county crime rate in 2010 and Wheaton had the most reported gang incidences, according to police officials who attended a meeting Wednesday night at Long Branch Community Center in Silver Spring.
Source: SilverSpringPatch Date: February 11, 2011
Judge wants more data on North Oakland injunction (Oakland, CA): In a status conference yesterday on the North Side Oakland gang injunction, Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Freedman requested information demonstrating the effectiveness of the court order on gang activity in the area. Freedman is also overseeing the trial of the proposed injunction against 40 alleged Norteños in the Fruitvale area.
Source: The Informant Date: February 11, 2011
Prosecutors to use federal gang member law in drug-trafficking case (Kansas City, MO): Prosecutors announced drug-trafficking charges Wednesday against seven Kansas City men and said they planned to seek harsher sentences for five of them because they are violent gang members.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: February 10, 2011
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