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Seeds of gang life start early (Ogden, UT): If anyone had loved her besides the gang members who adopted her, maybe her son wouldn't be in prison for life. Former gang mother Tamra Lucero talked about the seeds that lead to gang life before a crowd of several hundred police officers and educators Wednesday at the Northern Utah Gang and Youth Violence Conference.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: September 7, 2011
Revere Police, New York detectives make major gang grab on Revere Street; One man confesses to murder (Revere, MA): A cadre of law enforcement, including Revere Police, apprehended two major Salvadoran gang members hiding out on Revere Street last week, with one of the men confessing to a cold-blooded murder committed in New York City last July.
Source: Revere Journal Date: September 7, 2011
Quebec police dismantle gang-run cocaine ring (Montreal, QC): Quebec provincial police, RCMP and Montreal police have made a series of drug arrests in and around Montreal. Sergeant Benoît Richard with the Sûreté du Québec said it is the second phase of Operation Matamore, which targets people smuggling and trafficking cocaine.
Source: CBC News Date: September 7, 2011
State wants to hold parents responsible for child's bad behavior (Fresno, CA): Parents getting punished, when their kids get in trouble with the law. It's what AB 177 aims to accomplish, by ordering parents of kids who commit acts of vandalism, truancy, and other types of gang activity to take anti-gang parenting classes.
Source: KMPH FOX 26 News Date: September 7, 2011
Fourth arrest made in gang beating (Union, SC): A fourth person has been arrested for allegedly participating in a gang-related beating in June. Jonathan Maurice Collins, 19, 113 Windy Hill Road, Union, is charged by the Union Public Safety Department with lynching and the use or threat of physical violence by a gang member.
Source: The Union Daily Times Date: September 7, 2011
Monterey Co Health Dept gets grant for youth violence prevention (Salinas, CA): An unusual source receives money to fight gang violence. You've heard of funding being given to the gang task force, cities and even local non-profits, but what about to the Monterey County Health Department? The department is getting a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: KION 46 News Date: September 6, 2011
Soccer game between rival San Fernando Valley gangs helps keep the peace (Van Nuys, CA): What began this spring as a police call for San Fernando Valley gangs to drop their guns ended this summer in a peaceful soccer match between rival gangs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 6, 2011
LAPD makes example of Panorama City gang (Panorama City, CA): Showing that they've made good on a new hard-line approach to stopping gang violence, police said they have made an example of a Panorama City gang by arresting dozens of its members after a spate of shootings, regardless of whether those individuals were directly involved.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: September 6, 2011
U.S. attorney working to head off any local activity (Charleston, WV): West Virginia has been immune, so far, from the bloody episodes of gang violence that have marred the big cities from New York to Los Angeles. Yet, there are disturbing signs of something evil that might lurk beneath a tranquil surface and ultimately rear its ugly head.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: September 6, 2011
Sheriff's office shares tips on gang messages in graffiti, clothing (Half Moon Bay, CA): Along with fellow San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Smyser, Alfredo Gudino maintains a presence on school campuses from Montara to Pescadero as part of his duties with the agency's Community Resource School Policing Unit.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: September 6, 2011
Ex-L.A. gang member trades streets for family life (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles is arguably the epicenter of street gangs stretching back for generations. NPR's Mandalit del Barco has been documenting the lives of gang members in the city for nearly two decades. For the series "The Hidden World of Girls," produced with the Kitchen Sisters, del Barco revisits one gang girl she profiled for an NPR documentary in 1995.
Source: NPR Date: September 6, 2011
Hobbema band leaders frustrated by gang violence (Hobbema, AB): Band leaders in Hobbema, Alta., say they are grappling with how to stop gang violence plaguing the community of 15,000 residents southeast of Edmonton after the latest killing.
Source: CBC News Date: September 6, 2011
Prison calms gang violence (Calgary, AB): Gang violence has seemed to slow down in the city and police say it is because many of the members are incarcerated. Gunfire and gang violence was becoming an all too common occurrence in Calgary over the last few years.
Source: CTV Calgary Date: September 6, 2011
DA: South End teen was killed because of his address (Boston, MA): Eighteen-year-old Alex Sierra was shot and killed Saturday night in the South End simply because of his address, District Attorney Daniel Conley said on Tuesday. "Once again, an innocent child has been gunned down amid the madness of a gang feud he had no part in," Conley said.
Source: SouthEndPatch Date: September 6, 2011
Woman shot to death on troubled Alberta reserve (Hobbema, AB): A 23-year-old woman was fatally shot early Monday on the Samson Cree First Nation at the house next to where five-year-old Ethan Yellowbird was killed just two months ago, RCMP said.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: September 5, 2011
Watsonville police tackle root causes of recent gang violence; new countywide task force to be announced Tuesday (Watsonville, CA): Arrests of some significant gang members in June shook up the leadership of Watsonville gangs and provided a backdrop for summer gang violence that climaxed in July with two gang-motivated slayings, police say.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 5, 2011
Moses Lake discusses city gang problems (Moses Lake, WA): The task of reducing youth street crime and local gang activity can't be left to law enforcement alone. This seemed to be the message of a presentation by Moses Lake Police Chief Dean Mitchell and others, which addressed programs aimed at combating crimes committed by juveniles, young adults and criminal street gangs in the Grant County.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: September 4, 2011
Idyllic Half Moon Bay caught in war between Norteños and Sureños (Half Moon Bay, CA): Luis Alcala is 11, but he already knows kids his age who are in a gang. And he's already been offered drugs. That's reality for kids in Half Moon Bay today, where many young Latinos are sorted into rival gangs by the time they graduate from middle school.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 4, 2011
Dr. J's investigation helps solve other cases (San Diego, CA): An oversized gavel was hanging from the doorknob to Deputy District Attorney Robert Hickey's office. It was a trophy of sorts, passed to the prosecutor who most recently won a trial. "I haven’t had it in a while," Hickey said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: September 4, 2011
Shooting of six teens in North Portland 'nothing short of an ambush,' police say (Portland, OR): After a shooting police called "nothing short of an ambush" in North Portland that left six teenagers wounded, the mayor and other city officials said Saturday that police would be out in full strength the rest of the weekend in hopes of preventing retaliatory attacks.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 3, 2011
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