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Gang activity in Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI): Concern is growing for the safety of the city's children as gang violence becomes more prevalent. Saturday night there was another report of shots fired with possible gang ties.
Source: WZZM 13 News Date: April 15, 2007
Local group trying to pull young people away from gang life (Denver, CO): Before Gisela Pineda was a teenager she says she was already part of a local gang in Aurora. By thirteen her gang members gave her a Spanish nickname which was the English equivalent of "gangster."
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: April 15, 2007
Georgian Court hosts symposium on gangs (Lakewood, NJ): If towns and cities want to force gangs out, the community has to get involved, speaker after speaker said at a state gang conference yesterday.
Source: Ocean County Observer Date: April 14, 2007
Crime task force sets sights on gangs (West Palm Beach, FL): If South Florida street gang members were looking for attention, they are getting it now. R. Alexander Acosta, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, announced Friday the deployment of a regional Violent Crimes Task Force that has targeted gang members all the way from Miami-Dade County to Fort Pierce.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: April 14, 2007
Anti-loitering law moves on (Boynton Beach, FL): The mayors of neighboring Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lantana and Lake Worth pledged support Friday to the city's anti-loitering ordinance created to combat violent gangs plaguing Palm Beach County.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 14, 2007
Experts urge Lowell's youth to speak up about gang violence (Lowell, MA): A survey of youths at Boys & Girls clubs in seven cities across Massachusetts found that despite strong fears of being labeled a "snitch," many youngsters are willing to tell an adult about crimes they witness.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: April 14, 2007
Two people shot near Irvington (Fremont, CA): Two people were recovering Friday from wounds they received a day earlier in a gang-related shooting in front of Irvington High School, police said.
Source: The Argus Date: April 14, 2007
Mayor says Albuquerque does not have a gang war (Albuquerque, NM): When a 17-year-old boy was killed in a gang-related shooting in 1996, Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chavez declared war, implementing an anti-gang plan that flooded crime-infested neighborhoods with police patrols and vowing that gang members would not be allowed to take back the streets.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: April 14, 2007
Federal initiative targets gang violence (Miami, FL): An alarming increase in South Florida murders driven by street gangs armed with assault weapons is the focus of a new task force that will use tough federal laws to put violent criminals behind bars longer, officials said Friday.
Source: The Gainesville Sun Date: April 14, 2007
Latin Kings member shot in fight at gas station (Worcester, MA): A reputed ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang escaped serious injury early yesterday when a bullet grazed his head during a confrontation at the Shell gas station on Southbridge Street.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 14, 2007
County seeks gang GPS pilot program (San Bernardino, CA): At Tuesday’s county board meeting, supervisors plan to add some firepower to the fight against gangs and will request a state-sponsored pilot program that will fit gang members with global positioning devices.
Source: The Daily Press Date: April 13, 2007
Gang raid called success (Bernalillo County, NM): Bernalillo County Sheriff Darren White praised the members of his department involved in the latest multiagency effort to end a bloody four-year gang war, but he cautioned that much more work lies ahead before the community is rid of what he called the tragedy of gang violence.
Source: The Albuquerque Tribune Date: April 13, 2007
Gang leader, 14 others arrested by immigration authorities (Atlanta, GA): A former leader of a Los Angeles street gang and 14 other illegal immigrants - 10 with criminal records - have been arrested by immigration authorities in the Atlanta area, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Richard Rocha said Friday.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: April 13, 2007
Alleged Ruth Street gang leader captured (Boston, MA): Just shy of 18 months after he eluded federal agents seeking to charge him with importing 10 kilograms of cocaine into New Bedford, law enforcement had its first confirmed sighting of Brandin Gonsalves, the alleged leader of the Ruth Street gang.
Source: The Standard Times Date: April 13, 2007
Teen injured in gang-related assault (Bainbridge, GA): A Bainbridge High School student was treated at Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon for injuries received when he was assaulted by another teen at Coyle Park shortly after school, according to Bainbridge Public Safety.
Source: The Post-Searchlight Date: April 13, 2007
22 arrested in L.A. gang crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): A two-year probe of a violent South Los Angeles street gang culminated Thursday with 22 arrests and seizures of drugs and guns in a series of raids. One neighborhood was evacuated while police used tear gas to drive a suspect out of a home.
Source: The Lexington Herald-Leader Date: April 12, 2007
Overall crime rate in Fresno sees a 17.9% drop (Fresno, CA): Fresno's crime rate has reached its lowest level in about 35 years, thanks in large part to a crackdown on the Bulldogs street gang, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Wednesday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 12, 2007
Four teens in custody for gang-related shooting (French Valley, CA): An 18-year-old and three juveniles were in custody Thursday in connection to a gang-related drive-by shooting in which a 17-year-old French Valley boy was the intended target, authorities said.
Source: CBS 2 News Date: April 12, 2007
Putnam gears for gangs: Law authorities gather to learn about growing problem (Putnam County, FL): Area law enforcement agencies gathered at Ravine Gardens the last two days to talk gangs. While authorities insist Putnam County does not have a serious gang problem, there is growing reason for concern.
Source: Palatka Daily News Date: April 12, 2007
New code: Kick gangs to the curb (Snellville, GA): Snellville has hung out the "No Vacancy" sign for gangbangers. By passing the street gang terrorism and prevention ordinance Monday night, the City Council also served notice that suspected gang members will find it very difficult to keep a rental roof over their heads within the city limits.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: April 11, 2007
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