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Youth violence misunderstood, men say at WIBB gangs discussion (Macon, GA): New voices in the debate on how to deal with youth violence went out over WIBB radio for an hour on Monday night. Elected officials, police and various local leaders are calling for an aggressive approach in the wake of a series of shootings over the past month, which caused one death and at least 13 injuries.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 28, 2011
Leadership void contributes to gang crime in Highland Park (Los Angeles, CA) : As previously reported on Patch, LAPD officers are still seeking information about a shooting that took place on Marmion Way on Sunday, Sept. 25. Lt. Steve Flores of LAPD's Northeast Division said that Sunday's seemingly random shooting, in which no one was injured, fits the profile of the types of crimes committed by young and inexperienced gang members.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch Date: September 28, 2011
Akwesasne area an ecstasy smuggling hotbed (Washington, DC): B.C. is acknowledged as a funnel for the growing exportation of Canadian ecstasy, but the U.S. Justice Department and other authorities have identified another trouble spot: the native territories that straddle the Canada-U.S. border at Akwesasne. A Justice Department report said multiple tonnes of high-potency marijuana are smuggled through the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, located on the U.S. side, each week by native American groups that are supplied by Canada-based gangs, an operation that also smuggles "multi-thousand tablet quantities" of ecstasy into the United States.
Source: CBC News Date: September 28, 2011
Massive Phoenix drug sweep targets gangs, crack cocaine (Phoenix, AZ): Phoenix police Officer Mercedes Fortune wanted to crack the "Rock Block," a south Phoenix area police say is ridden by rampant narcotics sales, home invasions and murders.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: September 28, 2011
A leader of Tombstone Gangstas is going behind bars (Staten Island, NY): A New Brighton gang leader and sex offender beat an attempted-murder rap but is still headed to prison for his role in a bid to rub out a rival gang member.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: September 28, 2011
Gang awareness conference focuses on child safety (Pittsburgh, PA): Every year, law enforcement members gather for the annual Regional Gang Awareness Conference. This year, they focused not just on gangs and terrorism, but also on preventing violence from impacting schools.
Source: KDKA 2 News Date: September 28, 2011
Jury finds Simon Aguilar, Omar Rosas guilty in gang-related death (Grand Rapids, MI): A jury today has found Simon Aguilar and Omar Rosas each guilty of second-degree murder in the Nov. 27 death of 19-year-old Elmer Luis Chavez. Assistant Kent County Prosecutor Gerald Faber says 20-year-old Aguilar shot Chavez and then 19-year-old Rosas ran him over with his Cadillac.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: September 28, 2011
Newport News unveils more details of anti-gang plan (Newport News, VA): A new initiative to combat gangs in Newport News would cost $300,000 in upfront costs and $145,000 per year in ongoing costs, according to Tuesday's report by Mayor McKinley Price. The $300,000 would help pay for a new $1 million multipurpose athletic field at the former South Morrison Elementary School.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 28, 2011
Witness recalls chaos leading to death of Santa Cruz teen (Santa Cruz, CA): What started as a group of high-schoolers trying to find a Friday night party on the Eastside of Santa Cruz turned deadly with the flash of a gang sign and a brutal street fight, according to witness testimony Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 28, 2011
Group makes a safer Atwater its cause (Atwater, CA): There's more going on in Atwater than some people might think. Through regular meetings and a website, community organizations are coming together to keep students safe, active and engaged in positive activities.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: September 28, 2011
German tourist murder suspects indicted by San Francisco grand jury (San Francisco, CA): A criminal grand jury has indicted six people for the fatal 2010 shooting of a German woman visiting The City. Mechthild Schröer, 50, was walking with her husband at Mason and Geary streets near Union Square on Aug. 8 when prosecutors say she was caught in a gunbattle between rival gang members.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: September 28, 2011
Gang member found with sawed-off shotgun in Elgin (Elgin, IL): A known gang member was charged with several gun violations including aggravated unlawful possession of a weapon by a gang member, after officers found a loaded sawed-off shotgun up his sleeve Tuesday night, police said.
Source: The Courier-News Date: September 28, 2011
Anti-gang proposal in Newport News faces opposition, scrutiny (Newport News, VA): Key components of Mayor McKinley Price's anti-gang initiative landed with a thud at City Hall this week. A day after it was proposed, four council members — Tina Vick, Sharon Scott, Pat Woodbury and Vice Mayor Madeline McMillan — expressed opposition to parts of the plan, including spending $300,000 for a new ballfield at the former South Morrison Elementary School.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 28, 2011
Prosecutor targeting Baltimore Street Gang (Baltimore, MD): Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser said his office plans to "dismember and dismantle" the Baltimore Street Gang. Two of its members pleaded guilty to robbery charges with gang specifications involving a July 14 armed robbery in Middletown where they held up two people for drugs.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: September 28, 2011
Manhattan jury gets lesson in gang bang slang (Manhattan, NY): When is a yak just a yak? A Manhattan jury got a confusing lesson in Harlem gang slang today -- as an NYPD narcotics expert and a defense lawyer sparred over the multiple meanings of words like "yak" and "scud" captured on surveillance recordings.
Source: New York Post Date: September 28, 2011
Violence influences peer pressure (Evanston, IL): Youths who live in violent U.S. neighborhoods often don't have the power to find new friends or leave ones who exert negative peer pressure, researchers say.
Source: United Press International Date: September 28, 2011
Michelle Courier honored for fighting Boone County gangs (Belvidere, IL): Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier was honored Monday with the Partner for Peace Award by the Violence Prevention Collaborative at its 12th annual celebration for her efforts to prevent gang violence, according to a news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 28, 2011
KIMA digs deeper into Yakima gun assaults (Yakima, WA): A 54-year-old woman and her grandson are the latest victims of gang violence here in Yakima. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time – shot in front of a preschool while walking home from the grocery store.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 28, 2011
Gwinnett mother hoping for gang help from police, schools (Gwinnett County, GA): A Gwinnett County mother hopes police and schools to do more to prevent teen violence after her son was attacked at a Norcross park. April Montanez told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh she believes violence between her son's friends and a rival group of teens is getting out of control. Montanez claims the group went after her son at Lucky Shoals Park on Monday afternoon.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: September 28, 2011
One killed, three wounded in Tulsa shooting (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night in north Tulsa. Officers are now saying the shooting was gang-related. Police say they've responded to the home before because of other gang activity.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: September 28, 2011
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