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Anti-gang proposal in Newport News faces opposition, scrutiny (Newport News, VA): Key components of Mayor McKinley Price's anti-gang initiative landed with a thud at City Hall this week. A day after it was proposed, four council members — Tina Vick, Sharon Scott, Pat Woodbury and Vice Mayor Madeline McMillan — expressed opposition to parts of the plan, including spending $300,000 for a new ballfield at the former South Morrison Elementary School.
Source: Daily Press Date: September 28, 2011
Prosecutor targeting Baltimore Street Gang (Baltimore, MD): Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser said his office plans to "dismember and dismantle" the Baltimore Street Gang. Two of its members pleaded guilty to robbery charges with gang specifications involving a July 14 armed robbery in Middletown where they held up two people for drugs.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: September 28, 2011
Manhattan jury gets lesson in gang bang slang (Manhattan, NY): When is a yak just a yak? A Manhattan jury got a confusing lesson in Harlem gang slang today -- as an NYPD narcotics expert and a defense lawyer sparred over the multiple meanings of words like "yak" and "scud" captured on surveillance recordings.
Source: New York Post Date: September 28, 2011
Violence influences peer pressure (Evanston, IL): Youths who live in violent U.S. neighborhoods often don't have the power to find new friends or leave ones who exert negative peer pressure, researchers say.
Source: United Press International Date: September 28, 2011
Michelle Courier honored for fighting Boone County gangs (Belvidere, IL): Boone County State’s Attorney Michelle Courier was honored Monday with the Partner for Peace Award by the Violence Prevention Collaborative at its 12th annual celebration for her efforts to prevent gang violence, according to a news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: September 28, 2011
KIMA digs deeper into Yakima gun assaults (Yakima, WA): A 54-year-old woman and her grandson are the latest victims of gang violence here in Yakima. They were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time – shot in front of a preschool while walking home from the grocery store.
Source: KIMA News Date: September 28, 2011
Gwinnett mother hoping for gang help from police, schools (Gwinnett County, GA): A Gwinnett County mother hopes police and schools to do more to prevent teen violence after her son was attacked at a Norcross park. April Montanez told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh she believes violence between her son's friends and a rival group of teens is getting out of control. Montanez claims the group went after her son at Lucky Shoals Park on Monday afternoon.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: September 28, 2011
One killed, three wounded in Tulsa shooting (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night in north Tulsa. Officers are now saying the shooting was gang-related. Police say they've responded to the home before because of other gang activity.
Source: KJRH 2 News Date: September 28, 2011
Second man indicted in 2007 shooting on Strip that injured four (Las Vegas, NV): A Clark County grand jury indicted a second man in connection to the gang-related shooting of four people on the Strip in August 2007.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: September 28, 2011
Two Plainfield men charged in 2010 gangland killing (Elizabeth, NJ): Two known Plainfield gang members, both incarcerated on unrelated offenses, are being charged with the November homicide of a Queen City man, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
Source: Courier News Date: September 28, 2011
East Portland gang gunfire worries neighbors (Portland, OR): Shootings minutes and a mile-and-a-half apart have East Portland neighbors worried about and fed up with gang gunfire.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: September 28, 2011
Suspected gang member fatally shot in Chinese restaurant (Los Angeles, CA): A 32-year-old suspected gang member is in custody on suspicion of killing a rival inside a Chinese restaurant in Watts after the two exchanged gang slogans and got into a fight.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 28, 2011
Two alleged members of Blood street gang charged with Plainfield murder (Plainfield, NJ): Two alleged members of Plainfield's G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang were charged today with murdering Keith "Duca" Hathaway, another city resident, in November, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: September 28, 2011
Four charged in 2010 slaying of man on Hayward street (Hayward, CA): Four men have been charged with murder in the January 2010 slaying of Jose Hidel Barraza, who was shot and killed while walking with his girlfriend and two acquaintances in the early morning hours on South Garden Avenue, according to court documents.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: September 27, 2011
Gang members at WIBB forum blame incidents on neighborhood rivalries (Macon, GA): Elected officials, police and various community groups are calling for a new and aggressive approach to dealing with youth violence, in the wake of a series of recent shootings. Many of those incidents have been blamed on local gangs.
Source: The Telegraph Date: September 27, 2011
Gunfire hits two eastside Portland homes (Portland, OR): Bullets were fired minutes apart early Tuesday at two homes in east Portland. No one was injured in either incident. The shootings were gang-related, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: September 27, 2011
Salinas gang member gets life in homicide case (Salinas, CA): A gang member convicted of shooting a college student to death in Watsonville in May of 2009 I headed to life in prison without parole. Julian Escobar, 26, was convicted of first-degree murder last month in the death of Angel Escobedo.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: September 27, 2011
Interrupting the cycle of teen violence (Baltimore, MD): Tard Carter got a call from the ticked-off young hustler in the middle of the day. A rival, the hustler explained, had been telling folks the hustler was a snitch, and he was ready to take care of it. In the hoods of East Baltimore, that often means one thing, and Carter knows this well. He offered to accompany the hustler, who we'll call John. Carter can't provide his real name for professional reasons.
Source: CNN Date: September 27, 2011
Bloods gang member in Nashville sentenced to eight years in prison (Washignton, DC): A Bloods gang member was sentenced today in Nashville, Tenn., to eight years in prison for participating in racketeering activity related to his membership in the Bloods criminal enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and United States Attorney Jerry E. Martin for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Source: 7thSpace Interactive Date: September 27, 2011
Violent outbreaks at Tecumseh juvenile center prompt calls for increased force (Tecumseh, OK): Two major violent outbreaks within the span of a week at a Tecumseh juvenile correctional center have prompted the state Office of Juvenile Affairs to call a special meeting Thursday to discuss allowing use of armed security personnel, Tasers, pepper spray and increased mechanical restraints.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: September 27, 2011
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