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Hebbron anti-gang plan launched (Salinas, CA): The effort is nothing new to the east Salinas neighborhood long plagued by gang violence. But on Tuesday, city leaders and residents were hopeful of a new plan that will soon descend upon the Hebbron neighborhood — a plan set apart from its failed predecessors by the presence of a major component — community involvement.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 13, 2011
Orem gang ordinance having desired effect (Orem, UT): An Orem ordinance enacted two years ago to prohibit gang loitering in public parks and schools continues to have the intended effect of reducing gang activity in the city, law enforcement officials say.
Source: Daily Herald Date: July 13, 2011
Kearns park shooting leaves 17-year-old in critical condition (Kearns, UT): A 17-year-old boy was shot twice in the leg Tuesday at a Kearns park in what police believe was a gang-related attack.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 13, 2011
Guatemalan gang activity in Lake Worth? (Lake Worth ,FL): A mother speaks out about gangs, but also lives in fear of retaliation. She shares the anguish of knowing her 14-year-old daughter is out on the streets, vulnerable to drugs and violence.
Source: WPTV 5 News Date: July 13, 2011
Ex-gang members help students escape violent groups (Washington, DC): After record-low gang activity during the early 2000s, gang prevalence and activity have spiked nationally over the past several years, according to a report released in May by the National Gang Center, a government organization.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: July 13, 2011
IMPD holds teen, seeks man in gang recruitment (Indianapolis, IN): Police used Internet video of an alleged gang imitation beating to arrest a 16-year-old boy and issue a warrant for a 19-year-old man Tuesday.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: July 13, 2011
Regional Gang Unit: Local gang intimidating a Neil Road neighborhood (Reno, NV): Regional Gang Unit officers say two gangs are trying to take over an entire neighborhood. And they say it won't be tolerated. The gang unit says that typically, local gangs are fragmented and spread out over a large area. But they say there are two gangs in the Neil Road area -- one gang being the predominant problem -- which are breaking that mold, trying to overtake one neighborhood, and intimidate law-abiding neighbors in the process.
Source: MSNBC KRNV Date: July 13, 2011
Feds charge 57 members, associates of Mexican Mafia in California (Santa Ana, CA): Federal authorities arrested 26 members or associates of the Mexican Mafia gang in southern California Wednesday on charges involving drug trafficking, racketeering and murder, officials said.
Source: CNN Date: July 13, 2011
Gang crime down in Walla Walla (Walla Wala, WA): After Walla Walla had its first gang death in history it's been quiet ever since. Very quiet according to police. There's been a noticeable drop in gang violence compared to the same time last year.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: July 13, 2011
Gang-related shooting reported in North Riverside (Brookfield, IL): North Riverside police are investigating a gang-related shooting incident that occurred about 8:25 p.m. Sunday. Two 16-year-old boys from North Riverside and one 16-year-old boy from Brookfield were questioned and admitted to being gang members, according to police records.
Source: Brookfield Suburban Life Date: July 13, 2011
Gangs involved in Central Avenue shooting (Tracy, CA): Police officials say the shooting outside a market on Central Avenue earlier this week was gang related.
Source: Tracy Press Date: July 13, 2011
Three teens charged in Moonridge attack (Half Moon Bay, CA): Three juveniles were charged with assault on Tuesday for allegedly using baseball bats and a shovel to beat another teenager in a gang-related attack at the Moonridge housing community south of Half Moon Bay.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: July 13, 2011
Salinas set to launch latest anti-gang strategy (Salinas, CA): After dozens of community meetings and official visits to Washington, D.C., over the past year and a half, Salinas officials say they are ready for another round against gang violence.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 12, 2011
Fatal shooting raises specter of gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): A barrage of bullets flew when two rival gangs met at the Avery Park Apartments Sunday night. What started as a fight between two groups ended in bloodshed around 8:30 p.m..
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: July 12, 2011
Bullying, crime go hand in hand (Albany, GA): While bullying is not a crime in and of itself, there is evidence to suggest bullying can lead to a life of crime. "There is a connection between bullying and gang involvement," said Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul. "When children or teenagers are being bullied they often seek a street gang as a safe haven. They will join the street gang seeking protection from the bullies and often end up being a bully themselves."
Source: The Albany Herald Date: July 12, 2011
Police: String of shootings gang-related (Pitt County, NC): Seven shootings in nine days prompted Greenville Police to hold a press conference Monday. Police say these shootings are not random and believe they are all gang related.
Source: WCTI NewsChannel 12 Date: July 12, 2011
GPD: Gangs reason for spree (Greenville, NC): An ongoing gang war is related to several recent shootings and is part of a violent crime spree in Greenville, the police chief said.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: July 12, 2011
Gang attack kills parolee, injures man (Joliet, IL): A parolee was killed and another man injured in an apparent gang attack Sunday night.
Source: The Herald-News Date: July 12, 2011
Montgomery mulls curfew (Montgomery County, MD): Montgomery County officials proposed a curfew Tuesday that would ban youths younger than 18 from public places late at night, citing an increase in gang activity and violence among teens.
Source: The Washington Post Date: July 12, 2011
Sheriff says gang crimes in Little Mexico on decline (Hidalgo County, TX): Gang crime has been a problem in Little Mexico for decades. Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino says he has been paying extra attention to the area for years. He says gang-related crimes are on the decline, but some people who live there don't agree.
Source: KRGV 5 News Date: July 12, 2011
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