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Street crime ACTION team gets boost in funding (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton is among 17 Ontario police services getting a funding increase to help support anti-gang initiatives. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced a 41 per cent funding increase through the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (PAVIS) Thursday.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: January 28, 2011
Provincial funding extends life of Ottawa police guns and gangs unit (Ottawa, ON) : The Ottawa Police Service is getting more than $1 million from the province to keep a gang-fighting unit operating for the next two years.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: January 28, 2011
Police make eight arrests after targeting violent drug traffickers (Vancouver, BC) : When Vancouver police asked women in the Downtown Eastside who they most feared, they pointed to the predatory drug dealers who use violence to rule the streets.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 28, 2011
Anti-gang squad gets $600,000 (Thunder Bay, ON): Thunder Bay Police have received more than $600,000 from the province to continue an anti-gang strategy.
Source: The Chronicle-Journal Date: January 28, 2011
York receives anti-gang funding (York, ON): The province is handing over more than $1 million in funding to help York Regional Police stamp out guns and gangs.
Source: Markham Economist & Sun Date: January 28, 2011
BC sheriff vows to combat growing gang problem (Prosser, WA) : Near the Old Inland Empire and Gap Road in Prosser, on six acres of countryside, Charlotte Best has a cozy home where she's farmed and raised livestock for more than 30 years.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: January 28, 2011
Asian gangs leave footprint (Modesto, CA): The 28 year old survivor of Tuesdays deadly shooting in Modesto is in critical condition at a local hospital. But what hospital we don’t know because police are withholding that information and the identity of the victims. The suspects are gang members and investigators are trying to keep what’s left of the family safe.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: January 27, 2011
Lodi police seek leads to curb gang-related crimes (Lodi, CA): Lodi police are asking for help from the community to curb a recent string of gang-related crimes, which have only escalated as January has progressed.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: January 27, 2011
Councilman calls for proactive approach to gangs (Hazleton, PA): A city councilman is calling on community stakeholders to meet with police and city leaders to develop a proactive - rather than reactive - approach to gang activity in Hazleton.
Source: The Standard Speaker Date: January 27, 2011
Ontario gives police $15M to target gangs, guns (Toronto, ON): A police crackdown on illegal guns and gang activity in Toronto has sent criminals across Ontario seeking safer places to do their illegal business, Thunder Bay's police chief said Thursday.
Source: The Canadian Press Date: January 27, 2011
Reputed RI gang leader pleads guilty (Providence, RI): A Providence man federal authorities describe as the leader of a violent street gang has pleaded guilty to weapons and drug charges that could send him to prison for more than a century.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 27, 2011
Gunfight feared at gang funeral (Calgary, AB): After a tipster told cops two opposing gangs were at the same funeral Wednesday, police closely monitored the gathering and say they likely averted a gunfight.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 27, 2011
Hier-anarchy: Gangs run on military-style hierarchy (Tulare County, CA): Thousands of Tulare County’s street gangs are controlled by their highest-ranking leaders from inside the unlikeliest of places — California’s prisons. Structured in a paramilitary style, northern and southern Hispanic gangs have become some of the most organized and violent offenders in the country.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2011
Third gang member pleads guilty to Brentwood murder (Riverhead, NY) : A Deer Park teenager has admitted to stabbing a man to death and shooting a 13-year-old boy in the head during in a string of gang violence in Brentwood in the summer of 2009.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 27, 2011
Sheriff, lieutenant attend gang summit in Arizona (Dobson, NC): This week, Surry County Sheriff Graham Atkinson and Lt. Randy Shelton attended the World Gang Control Strategy Summit in Arizona in hopes of getting “ahead of the curb.”
Source: The Mount Airy News Date: January 27, 2011
Marin investigators school residents on gang infestation (Marin, CA): Marin residents need to be increasingly proactive, engaged and shrewd to combat a pernicious gang presence in the county, especially with ongoing budget constraints on law enforcement resources, gang investigators said Thursday night.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: January 27, 2011
Gang-related crimes fell sharply in 2010 (Wichita, KS): Good news for Wichita as the police department has announced statistics show crimes in the state’s largest city are dropping in nearly every category. It’s the second year in a row that crime has been cut down in Wichita.
Source: KSN 3 News Date: January 27, 2011
City of Houston signs five-year agreement to remove graffiti (Houston, TX) : Mayor Annise Parker today announced an inter-local agreement between The Greater East End Management District (GEEMD) and the City of Houston to remove graffiti on city property throughout greater Houston.
Source: The Cypress Times Date: January 27, 2011
Anti-gang programs to close (Winnipeg, MB): Four successful anti-gang programs will shut their doors in March when federal funding runs out, leaving at least 65 kids at the mercy of the streets again.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: January 26, 2011
New Bedford again receives diminished Shannon Grant funding (New Bedford, MA): New Bedford is again receiving $335,000 this year in state funding to combat gang violence. That figure is still a 60 percent cut from the $1 million the HOPE Collaborative received each of the first three years of the Shannon Grant, which is awarded to cities for anti-gang programs.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: January 26, 2011
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