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Judge sets stage for Broderick Boys gang injunction in West Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): A Yolo County judge issued a proposed ruling Tuesday that would restrict the activities of alleged members of West Sacramento's Broderick Boys street gang for the next seven years.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 30, 2011
Girl's slaying at Sacramento event blamed on gang rivalry (Sacramento, CA): A chance meeting between members of two warring Sacramento street gangs sparked a shooting that killed an innocent out-of-town girl at a teen party last summer on Auburn Boulevard, witnesses told a hearing Tuesday.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: March 30, 2011
Sheriff looks to counter rising gang influence (Mashpee, MA): Periodic table: Check. The human nervous system: Check. Gangs on Cape Cod: Check? "Why do you think people join gangs?" Barnstable County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Brace asked a Mashpee Middle School science classroom filled with seventh-grade students Monday.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: March 30, 2011
Gang-related murder trial opens (Richland County, SC): Defense and prosecution attorneys presented starkly different versions of events in a murder case with gang overtones in opening statements Tuesday as the trial of Cola Fred Taylor got under way in a Richland County courtroom.
Source: The State Date: March 30, 2011
City of Salinas approves anti-gang plan (Salinas, CA): The city of Salinas on Tuesday signed off on an ambitious plan to bring youth violence and gangs under control. The 43-page draft plan, titled "Salinas Comprehensive Strategy for Community-wide Violence Reduction," was created by Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, a coalition of nonprofits and government officials, in conjunction with the Naval Postgraduate School and nearly two-dozen community meetings.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: March 30, 2011
Youth gang recruitment real, says speaker (Winnipeg, MB): Gangs are poised to put a stranglehold on Winnipeg youth, says a prominent American youth violence specialist. David Reid, director of teen services for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, was in Winnipeg March 22 to discuss methods of reducing and preventing youth crime involvement.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 30, 2011
Police say fights draw gangsters (Nanaimo, BC): Dozens of people with connections to gangs or organized crime attended a mixed martial arts event in Nanaimo on the weekend, say police.
Source: The Daily News Date: March 30, 2011
36 teens cited at Antioch party (Antioch, IL): Thirty-six teens were ticketed for underage drinking at a party in Antioch over the weekend at a house police said is "frequented" by members of a street gang.
Source: Daily Herald Date: March 30, 2011
Police fear gang violence in Kamloops (Kamloops, BC): More than 20 additional police officers from Kamloops City RCMP, the Central Interior Traffic Services along with uniformed members of Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit Gang Task Force will make a visible presence in Kamloops over the next 2 days as the wake and funeral for Archie LePretre, Kamloops first homicide victim of 2011, starts Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Castanet.net Date: March 30, 2011
Nursing professor takes new approach to gang intervention (Greensboro, NC): Lots of researchers have studied gang members. Dr. Sarah Kelly, assistant professor of nursing at UNCG, is working toward an intervention program for kids not in gangs but who are psychologically scarred by gang violence.
Source: UNC News Date: March 30, 2011
Teen gang terrorizes NEK community (Lyndonville, VT): With a population of only 6,000 people, Lyndonville isn't a town that you'd expect would have a gang problem. But unfortunately that's reality. "If it's happening here it could happen anywhere," said Dale Urie of the Lyndon Town School.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: March 30, 2011
Four gang injunction battles in places other than Oakland (Oakland, CA): Oakland’s gang injunction hearings are getting a lot of attention, but the truth is, injunctions are spreading all over California, the United States, and have even gone international.
Source: The Informant Date: March 30, 2011
Funding too late for anti-gang programs (Winnipeg, MB): Despite an announcement that federal funding for five anti-crime initiatives was approved and in place before the government fell, some programs may still have to shut down if administrators don't receive official notification the funds exist.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 29, 2011
Gang involvement could increase sentence for Lompoc stabbing suspects (Lompoc, CA): The three suspects in Monday's school stabbing incident at Lompoc High School were charged with, assault with a deadly weapon and gang enhancement. If the three juveniles are convicted the judge could increase their sentence because the alleged crime was in association with a street gang.
Source: KSBY News Date: March 29, 2011
Big stage for Salinas anti-gang plan (Salinas, CA): In its final dress rehearsal before a Washington, D.C., performance, an ambitious strategic plan for dealing with gang violence will be reviewed by the Salinas City Council today.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 29, 2011
Baldwin Park mulls gang injunction as prosecutors move forward with plans for La Puente area injunction (Baldwin Park, CA): City officials may seek a gang injunction in an effort to curb violence, graffiti and other crimes committed by members of area street gangs and tagging crews.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 29, 2011
Moreno Valley police to resume park patrols following rape (Moreno Valley, CA): Moreno Valley city officials announced Tuesday that police will resume patrols in city parks following the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl in a park restroom.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: March 29, 2011
Lawmakers approve bigger corrections budget, tougher gang law (Boise, ID): Also on Tuesday, the Senate also approved legislation expanding the state’s special gang enforcement law that can tack on extra years to an offenders’ sentence if they are a gang member. Under the plan, 11 more crimes could be considered gang activity, which could add up to five years in prison for a convicted gang member.
Source: Idaho Reporter Date: March 29, 2011
Police call Yakima shooting gang-related (Yakima, WA): A 21-year-old man was shot in the arm following a gang-related confrontation on Naches Avenue on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 29, 2011
Bethlehem man accused of gang-related crimes faces additional charges (Bethlehem, PA): Michael Prater, already facing robbery, burglary and auto theft charges, was implicated today in an attempted robbery and two more burglaries, according to court papers.
Source: The Express-Times Date: March 29, 2011
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