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Budget cuts hit San Jose youth anti-gang programs (San Jose, CA): As San Jose police continue their ramped-up efforts to suppress gang violence, city and school leaders are dealing with severe budget cuts to services aimed at preventing kids from turning to gangs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 17, 2011
Sweep cracks down on area gangs (Kings County, CA): Law enforcement from across Kings County descended on more than 50 homes early Friday in a multi-agency sweep targeting known gang members. The overall effort netted 17 arrests countywide and resulted in a substantial seizure of guns, narcotics and gang paraphernalia, authorities said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: September 17, 2011
Gang-related shooting in Whalley (Surrey, BC): Police in Surrey are looking for suspects, following a shooting in Whalley at around 9:30 Friday evening. RCMP Corporal Holly Marks says a man was critically injured. "This individual is in his late 20s or early 30s. He is known to police and he has known gang affiliations," she explains.
Source: News1130 Date: September 17, 2011
Midyear crime stats: Homicides increase in county (San Diego, CA): The county had 51 murders in the first half of 2011, up from 31 over the same stretch last year, an increase largely attributed to gang activity and 2010’s historic lows, according to a report released Friday by the San Diego Association of Governments.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 16, 2011
Kent Police arrest four gang members in connection with car-show shooting (Kent, WA) : Kent Police arrested four gang members and issued warrants for two other men in connection with the July 23 shooting at a West Hill car show that injured 12 people.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: September 16, 2011
Drug-dealing Miami-Dade gang busted (Miami, FL): Authorities said Friday that 11 members of a dangerous drug-dealing gang believed to be responsible for several robberies and shootings in Miami-Dade have been arrested. The criminal street gang "YB" was busted up in "Operation Sugar Hill," a 13-month investigation by the Miami-Dade Police Department's Street Gang Section and agents from the Department of Homeland Security.
Source: NBC Miami Date: September 16, 2011
Thomasville officials to consider funding for gang prevention program (Thomasville, NC): The Gang Resistance Education and Training Program, a nationally known program that would take a proactive approach in curbing gang activity among students who attend Thomasville City Schools, will be under consideration by the Thomasville City Council on Monday night.
Source: The-Dispatch Date: September 16, 2011
Gang member convicted in slaying of DePaul student (Chicago, IL): A Cook County jury today convicted a reputed gang member of fatally shooting a DePaul University honors student and wounding a second individual at a Halloween party in 2009 on Chicago’s West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 16, 2011
Justice Dept. announces $118.4 million to tribes (Ignacio, CO): Some 150 American Indian tribes are getting $118.4 million in federal grants to improve justice and safety on reservations. Federal officials have also said there is a proliferation of gang activity on reservations, and yet law enforcement recruitment and retention efforts across Indian Country lag far behind the rest of the nation.
Source: Laramie Boomerang Date: September 15, 2011
$100,000 allocated to combat gang violence (Temple Hills, MD): Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and the United Way of the National Capital Area on Tuesday announced $100,000 in funding for a one-year pilot program designed to combat gang violence at two Prince George's County schools.
Source: The Star Democrat Date: September 15, 2011
Daytona Beach gang member gets 65-year sentence (Daytona Beach, FL): The U.S. Attorney's Office says a member of the loosely organized Daytona Beach street gang 819 Boyz is heading to federal prison.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: September 15, 2011
FBI: Gangs move south to Boardman (Boardman, OH): An FBI supervisory special agent says he wants to bring the crime-fighting techniques used in Youngstown across the border to Boardman.
Source: The Vindicator Date: September 15, 2011
Gang-related graffiti covered walls, trees at Tokay High School (Lodi, CA): Vulgarities and gang terms scrawled on trees, walls and buildings greeted students and faculty at Tokay High School as school began earlier this week.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: September 15, 2011
School board could ink new tattoo policy (Wichita Falls, TX): Some students may prevail in a suggested new school board policy, hailed by high school administrators, that would allow students to show their tattoos at school.
Source: Times Record News Date: September 15, 2011
Gangs said to be terrorizing Miami-Dade (Miami, FL): Miami-Dade County has 230 documented gangs with 1,700 members, and that number could be as high as 5,000, the county’s top cop told a meeting called by a Miami-Dade Commissioner.
Source: South Florida Times Date: September 15, 2011
Informant tips police to alleged plot (Omaha, NE): An Omaha gang with roots in El Salvador did quite the background check on one prospective member. They didn't do their homework on another. Ultimately, that second gang member wore a wire and infiltrated MS-13 — a notoriously violent gang from El Salvador — helping investigators as they unraveled a plot to kill the first gang prospect.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: September 15, 2011
Man sentenced to 70 years for killing teen (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was sentenced to 70 years in prison today for killing a teenage girl who was caught in the middle of a squabble on a CTA bus.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 15, 2011
Sweep targets Chicago-area gang members (Chicago, IL): A week-long sweep by federal and local law enforcement officials in the Chicago area netted the arrests of 25 foreign-born gang members, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 15, 2011
Yakima police fight back against gang violence (Yakima, WA) : It’s been a rough couple of weeks here in Yakima with nine gang related shootings in less than a month. As you know, the budget is very tight for YPD, but that's not stopping them from spending a few thousand this weekend beefing up patrols.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 15, 2011
Police say gang feud led to boy’s killing (Winnipeg, MB): Tensions between two rival Winnipeg street gangs led to the stabbing death of a teen boy, city police say. Clarky Stevenson, 15, died after an early-morning encounter when gang rivals erupted at the corner of College Avenue and Aikins Street last Saturday.
Source: Metro Date: September 15, 2011
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