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Oregon's largest city aims laws at gun violence (Portland, OR) : The Portland City Council has approved laws aimed at curbing gun violence, although critics question whether the ordinances are constitutional and say they may unfairly target young blacks.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: December 2, 2010
Gang responsible for Red Rock graffiti (Las Vegas, NV): It could be a while before the graffiti mess out at Red Rock is cleaned up. BLM officials say they're working with local tribes to clean and restore the pre-historic art panels after vandals tagged them with spray-paint.
Source: KTNV 13 News Date: December 2, 2010
Recent north Des Moines gunfire brings fresh dose of unease (Des Moines, IA): A recent spate of gunfire in north-central Des Moines neighborhoods has rattled residents and raised concerns that the incidents could escalate and detract from hard-fought revitalization efforts.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 2, 2010
Proposed Fruitvale gang injunction draws protest as court hearing is postponed (Oakland, CA): Forty people accused by the city attorney of being dangerous gang members will have to pay almost $1,000 in court fees simply to show up and defend themselves and are not legally entitled to a public defender, an attorney fighting a proposed gang injunction said Thursday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: December 2, 2010
Five suspected gang leaders arrested in El Mirage (El Mirage, AZ): Escalating violence in El Mirage neighborhoods led state and local authorities to arrest five people suspected of being street gang leaders and two others early Thursday.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: December 2, 2010
Girls charged with street gang terrorism (Albany, GA): Four teenage girls are charged with street gang terrorism after one was beaten in a gang initiation at Dougherty High School.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 2, 2010
List of "rules" found in street gang leader's home (Montreal, QC): Sentencing arguments have begun in a drug trafficking case involving the reputed leader of one of the more notorious street gangs in Montreal.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 2, 2010
Two arrested in Fresno double shooting (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have arrested two Bulldog gang members they believe are responsible for shooting two people the day after Thanksgiving, including a 10-year-old boy who was shot in the face and lost an eye.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 2, 2010
Public would be informed of gang activity under bill waiting for governor's OK (Gloucester County, NJ): Legislation sponsored by Assembly Law and Public Safety Chairman Gordon Johnson to ensure the public is informed of gang activity in their community has received final legislative approval.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: December 2, 2010
Gang task force gaining momentum in Salinas (Salinas, CA): City leaders, law enforcement, parents, students and community members gathered for a third time this year to brainstorm ideas on how to reduce gang violence in Salinas. If interest serves as a gauge, the group is making progress.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: December 1, 2010
Visalia homicides down this year (Visalia, CA): The year started off bloody for Visalia, with three homicides in the first nine days of January. It seems, however, that 2010 will end on a better note when it comes to violence.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 1, 2010
Syracuse toddler's death blamed on gang revenge (Syracuse, NY): A 20-month-old boy lost his life over the weekend in a shooting war between two South Side gangs, Syracuse police Chief Frank Fowler said Tuesday.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 1, 2010
Western Pa. man charged in gang-related killing (New Castle, PA): A man has died in a shooting police say may be related to tensions between gangs in one western Pennsylvania town and Detroit.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 1, 2010
Gang presence obvious (Lincoln, CA): The presence of Lincoln gangs lately can be seen by graffiti on fences and walls throughout Lincoln. "There is not much gang violence in Lincoln but there are gang members here," Lincoln interim Police Chief Joel Neves said.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger Date: December 1, 2010
Sun helps launch anti-gang video contest for B.C. high school students (Vancouver, BC): Anti-gang educational programs must target younger kids to combat the continuing gang problem in B.C., Sgt. Shinder Kirk of the Gang Task Force said Monday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 30, 2010
Yuma police arrest four teens for armed robbery (Yuma, AZ): Authorities have arrested four teenagers in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Tuesday afternoon in Yuma, police said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: November 30, 2010
Residents raise concerns about possible violence, gang activity at middle school (Englewood, NJ): Several residents voiced concern to the school board about violence and possible gang activity at Janis E. Dismus Middle School.
Source: The Record Date: November 30, 2010
Fort Smith police investigate eight drive-by shootings this year (Fort Smith, AR) : A rash of drive-by shootings in Fort Smith has many neighbors worried that gangs are sending bullets through their homes.
Source: KHBS 40/29 News Date: November 30, 2010
Gang activity tied to recent shootings (Syracuse, NY): After a baby was shot and killed when an alleged gang member took aim at the child's father, Syracuse Police are saying that gang activity was also related to a number of other recent shootings.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: November 30, 2010
Man charged with attempted homicide in East Towne Mall stabbing (Madison, WI): A man who police say nearly killed another man during a gang-related fight outside an East Towne Mall restaurant was charged Tuesday with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: November 30, 2010
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