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South County partnerships aim to stem gang violence: Police, nonprofits, schools work together (Watsonville, CA): When Luis "Woody" Sandoval was gunned down in front of bystanders outside the public library downtown in November 1988, police knew they had to come up with a new strategy for fighting gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 6, 2010
Alberta takes aim at gangs (Calgary, AB): The provincial strategy to reduce Alberta’s scourge of drugs and gang violence is being hailed by cops as a valuable weapon to fight back against marauding mobsters.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: December 6, 2010
North Central community working to end gang activity among teens (Regina, SK): Two teenagers are facing charges of second degree murder after a 16-year-old boy was killed in Regina’s North Central neighbourhood Friday night – the city’s eighth homicide of the year.
Source: Global Saskatoon Date: December 6, 2010
Two stabbed, four arrested in Grimes fight (Grimes, CA): Two men were injured and four arrested in Friday night’s gang fight in Grimes. The fight occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Main Street.
Source: Colusa County Sun-Herald Date: December 6, 2010
Province taking wraps off of anti-gang strategy (Calgary, AB): Prevention and early intervention for troubled youths will form the backbone of a gang-reduction strategy the provincial government will unveil today.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 5, 2010
In the Crossfire: Modesto schools work to address nearby gang threats (Modesto, CA) : Schools were created to teach. In hard times and tough places, however, they do much more, offering services for families and a safe haven for children.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 5, 2010
Warden says many claim Berks County Prison inmates claim gang membership (Reading, PA): Many inmates entering Berks County Prison readily identify themselves as members of gangs, according to Warden George A. Wagner
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
Gang member says realilty of city crime doesn't match perceptions (Reading, PA): Reading's gangs are not as organized as many perceive. That's the assertion of Reading police and Indiana University of Pennsylvania criminologist Dr. Christian Bolden. A self-described city gang member agreed with them.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 5, 2010
Des Moines receives $20,000 anti-gang grant for Homes of Oakridge (Des Moines, IA): A $20,000 federal anti-gang grant targeted for use in the Homes of Oakridge complex has been awarded to the Des Moines Police Department.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 5, 2010
Syracuse residents shaken, asking questions after rash of shootings (Syracuse, NY): The rash of high-profile shootings in Syracuse over the past several weeks has left residents on edge and some local experts wondering whether the city is at a dangerous turning point.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 5, 2010
Asheville-area law enforcement, community groups to use 'focused deterrence' to cut gang crime (Asheville, NC): Those called in are suspects identified as gang members and other young men committing assaults and robberies or peddling drugs.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: December 5, 2010
Woman dies following gang-linked arson attack (Prince George, BC) : A 56-year-old wheelchair-bound Prince George woman has died from injuries sustained in a gang-linked arson attack on Nov. 24.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 4, 2010
Fullerton sees sharp rise in graffiti since 2000 (Fullerton, CA): Commuters who take the train from Fullerton Transportation Center into Los Angeles see a constantly changing display made up of colorful, stylized letters – the tags of graffiti crews in constant battle with the city, businesses, police and one another.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 4, 2010
Arrest made in gang shooting (Modesto, CA): A Modesto man suspected of taking part in a brazen daytime gang shooting was apprehended Wednesday by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.
Source: The Turlock Journal Date: December 4, 2010
Karen youth get attention from community, St. Paul police (St. Paul, MN): Some Karen youths say they're merely mimicking urban American dress and culture, but because some of those actions are construed as gang-related, community members and St. Paul police say that could spell trouble if no one intervenes.
Source: Star Tribune Date: December 4, 2010
Police say gang feud behind Nyeland Acres attacks (Oxnard, CA): Laid out on a table at the sheriff’s west county gang unit headquarters, the color printouts illustrate the feud as investigators believe it developed.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: December 4, 2010
Early-morning shooting kills 24-year-old man in Gresham (Gresham, OR): An early-morning shooting in Gresham left one man dead today in what police believe was a gang-related incident.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 4, 2010
Juveniles indicted in gang-related incident (Albany, GA): Despite getting beat up, a 15-year-old student at Dougherty High School will face juvenile charges related to gang terrorism along with three other of her gang members, a Dougherty Judicial Circuit official said.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: December 3, 2010
Let's Meet: Chicago police's new approach to gangs (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, police are trying a different approach to stop gang violence. First, they meet with gang members and let them hear firsthand from residents who are tired of violence.
Source: NPR News Date: December 3, 2010
$2.2 million federal grant to help Denver combat gang violence (Denver, CO): A $2.2 million federal grant to combat gang violence in three Denver neighborhoods could help to one day reduce violence elsewhere in the nation, according to city officials.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 3, 2010
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