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Gang Free Initiative lays out city's gang issues (Yakima, WA): Thursday the Yakima City Council presented a community profile, a study of the things they feel influence and support youth gangs and related problems. This Yakima gang free initiative put this together.
Source: MSNBC KNDO Date: August 6, 2011
Forum on gang violence focuses on youth needs (Worcester, MA): City officials are typically quick to point out that despite the presence of gangs and violent crime, the city remains relatively safe, particularly when compared to cities of similar size, such as Springfield and Hartford.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: August 5, 2011
Two wounded in drive-by shooting, police say (East Chicago, IL): Two men were wounded in an apparent gang-related shooting Thursday on the city's south side, police said.
Source: The Times Date: August 5, 2011
Gang member killed in clash with rivals on West Side (Chicago, IL): A clash between rival West Side gangs Thursday evening led to the slaying of one of their members, police said this morning. A suspect was in custody.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 5, 2011
13-year-old shot during apparent gang violence in South Seattle (Seattle, WA) : Detectives from the Seattle Police Department's gang unit are investigating a drive-by shooting that saw a 13-year-old boy wounded and a related incident in which another person was hit in the head with a police-style baton.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: August 5, 2011
Police turn up heat against San Bernardino County street gangs (San Bernardino, CA) : While the number of gang crimes prosecuted in San Bernardino County may be ebbing, the war against street gangs and the terror they bring to neighborhoods is not over, according to District Attorney Michael A. Ramos.
Source: The Sun Date: August 5, 2011
Gang fight leaves two beaten, bloody (Corning, CA): Two reported members of a street gang sat on the sidewalk handcuffed, one with blood oozing out of gashes on the back of his head, the other's face cut up and with a possible broken nose.
Source: Corning Observer Date: August 5, 2011
Corpus Christi police: Gang member with 99 cents worth of stolen peanuts caught (Corpus Christi, TX): A man accused of stealing 99 cents worth of peanuts ran into a Corpus Christi police officer during his getaway.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: August 5, 2011
Gang-related brawl at Hampden County Correctional Center at Stonybrook in Ludlow sends inmate to hospital (Ludlow, MA): A gang-related brawl amongst inmates at the Hampden County Correctional Center at Stonybrook in Ludlow on Sunday night sent an inmate to the hospital for treatment and resulted in the lockdown of the pod in which it occurred.
Source: The Republican Date: August 5, 2011
Ogden police, FBI raid suspected gang house (Ogden, UT): Ogden police and SWAT, with the assistance of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, raided what they believe to be a focal point for gang activity Friday night.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: August 5, 2011
Feds target members of Compton gang in drug probe (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors say eight people have been arrested and over a ton of marijuana and other drugs seized as the result of an investigation into two Compton-based drug trafficking organizations.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 5, 2011
Two Pasco men stabbed by three others (Pasco, WA) : Two Pasco men sitting outside an apartment late Tuesday were stabbed by three men with reported gang ties in what prosecutors are calling "a random act of violence."
Source: The News Tribune Date: August 4, 2011
Funding for anti-gang programs restored (Winnipeg, MB): Ottawa formally restored $928,000 in funding Wednesday to five Winnipeg programs aimed at keeping young people out of gangs. The funding means the programs will continue to operate for another year.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: August 4, 2011
Witness reacts to Bonelli gang shooting;sheriffs investigate incident (San Dimas, CA): A witness to last weekend's shooting at Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas said gangs will on occasion hold meetings at the park. There are usually two to three major summer gatherings with gang members and their families that coincide with major holidays, the resident said.
Source: The Sun Date: August 4, 2011
LULAC report criticizes Oxnard anti-gang efforts (Oxnard, CA): The League of United Latin American Citizens of Ventura County this week released a report criticizing anti-gang efforts in Oxnard, questioning the way contracts were awarded and the effectiveness of one program, among other things.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: August 4, 2011
O.C.'s Mexican Mafia: Control of mean streets (Orange County, CA): Hundreds of gangsters crowded around Peter "Sana" Ojeda as he stood like a preacher on a pulpit atop green bleachers in Santa Ana's El Salvador Park. It was a Saturday afternoon in January 1992 and many in attendance were deadly rivals. They were ordered to put aside bad blood.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 4, 2011
Anti-gang initiative takes services and information to residents (Miami, FL): Volunteers and workers from social service agencies and anti-gang and juvenile violence programs hit the streets on July 25 in the wake of a drive-by shooting two weeks earlier that critically injured a 15-year-old youth.
Source: South Florida Times Date: August 4, 2011
Riverbank considers anti-gang measure to combat excessive gang violence (Riverbank, CA): An anti-gang measure employed in cities with major gang problems might be tried in Riverbank due to an increasing number of drive-by shootings.
Source: News10 Date: August 3, 2011
Rock Hill neighbors take a stand against crime (Rock Hill, SC): Etta Ziegler remembers a time when Rock Hill's South Central neighborhood was "family oriented." Times have changed. Now, the community that Ziegler and her parents called home for so long is "crime-infested," she said.
Source: The Herald Date: August 3, 2011
Novato police unit reports progress against gangs (Novato, CA): Nearly two dozen gang members have been arrested in Novato since the city launched a special gang unit two weeks ago, police said.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: August 3, 2011
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