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Bridgeton grade schoolers Steered Straight away from gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): In the cafeteria of the Hope Academy on Pearl Street, several dozen grade schoolers sat at rapt attention Thursday morning as Michael DeLeon scrolled through PowerPoint slides of teens and young adults from New Jersey whose lives have been either lost or forever changed due to gang violence.
Source: The News of Cumberland County Date: January 21, 2011
Gang members attack teen with bat, hammer (Corning, CA): A 17-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by members of a street gang on Saturday.
Source: Corning Observer Date: January 21, 2011
Surge in Baldwin Park shootings threatens to disrupt downward trend in violent crime, murders (Baldwin Park, CA): Police are stepping up patrols after a rash of gang shootings over the last month that left one man dead and a 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 21, 2011
Grand jury indicts six men for Virginia Highland killing, Grant Park rape (Fulton County, GA): Six men were indicted Friday by a Fulton County Grand Jury for the "alleged gang-related murder of a Virginia Highland man," according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
Source: Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch Date: January 21, 2011
Two North Side gang members admit racketeering (Pittsburgh, PA): Two members of a North Side gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: January 21, 2011
Felonies drop nine percent -- But, 'there is seemingly more of a gang presence' (Ottawa, IL): The number of felony charges filed in La Salle County in 2010 shrank for the second year in a row.
Source: The Times Date: January 21, 2011
Stafford to hire anti-gang deputies (Fredericksburg, VA): The Stafford County Sheriff's Office saw enough success after the initial phase of last year's gang suppression detail to warrant a long-term solution.
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: January 20, 2011
Police push new approach to end tagging of Woodland's walls (Woodland, CA): Police say graffiti may be on the rise in Woodland -- even as vandalism reports drop. They hope to change that.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: January 20, 2011
Lakeland teen indicted in gang related shooting death (Bartow, FL): A 19-year-old man accused of gunning down another teen and injuring an 11-year-old over gang colors was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Source: The Ledger Date: January 20, 2011
Gang task force rejects bill requiring police to fingerprint, photograph more juveniles (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would require police to fingerprint and photograph juveniles 14 and older who are arrested for felonies or gang-related crimes drew criticism at Thursday’s Governor’s Gang Task Force meeting, sparking a debate over Utah’s approach to children who commit crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 20, 2011
Gang members' long sentences may just be the first (Yakima, WA): Two Lower Valley men waved goodbye to tearful relatives Thursday as they prepared to serve more than 50 years each in prison for a gang-related shooting in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 20, 2011
San Jose announces gang tattoo removal program (San Jose, CA): San Jose is looking for people who have visible gang tattoos but are no longer living that lifestyle to take part in a tattoo removal program.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 20, 2011
Are San Francisco's gang injunctions working? (San Francisco, CA): Four years ago, San Francisco faced a stubbornly high crime rate. To fight back, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and the police department turned to a controversial crime strategy - the gang injunction.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 20, 2011
Gang member sentenced for conspiracy (Newport News, VA): A Newport News gang member was sentenced to 25 years in prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy and discharging a firearm during a violent crime.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: January 20, 2011
Crime rise worries neighborhood (Tulsa, OK): Residents of the Kendall-Whittier neighborhood told police and community leaders that they are - and have been - concerned about the crime in their backyard and that they want something done about it.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 19, 2011
San Jose leaders call homicide spike an aberration (San Jose, CA): Gang-suppression efforts are being stepped up after a spike in San Jose homicides, a streak city leaders are calling an aberration.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 19, 2011
Wash. anti-gang bill meets opposition at hearing (Olympia, WA): Uniformed sheriffs, community activists and onetime gang members sporting facial tattoos were among a large crowd that assembled Wednesday to debate a legislative proposal aimed at restricting criminal gangs in Washington state.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 19, 2011
LA gang with Mexican Mafia ties busted (Los Angeles, CA): Reputed members of a Los Angeles-area street gang busted Wednesday in a racketeering investigation have ties to the Mexican Mafia, federal authorities said.
Source: United Press International Date: January 19, 2011
Police: Woman removed evidence from Lakewood homicide (Lakewood, WA): Lakewood police said today the city’s first homicide in more than a year involved gang members and that they have arrested a woman for allegedly removing evidence from the scene of the shooting.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 19, 2011
South San Francisco community looks to fight back against gang violence (San Francisco, CA): A month after three young men were gunned down in a South San Francisco neighborhood, community leaders are preparing their own offensive to strike back against street violence.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: January 19, 2011
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