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Ex-member's view of life in the gang (Lincoln, CA): Like many other Lincoln High School students, John Doe likes sports, especially basketball. But the 17-year-old didn’t always care about sports. For four years, starting at age 12, John was in a Lincoln gang. And his focus then wasn’t making baskets but rather on joining his gang members in fights.
Source: Lincoln News Messenger Date: April 4, 2012
Two arrested for out-of-control house party, shootings (Clearfield, UT): Two males from rival gangs have been arrested in connection with a house party that got out of control and resulted in multiple people being shot.
Source: KSL News Date: April 4, 2012
Mayor Villaraigosa defends L.A. anti-gang program (Washington, DC): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa took issue Monday with a study that said there was no evidence a multimillion-dollar anti-gang program had reduced crime, telling a youth violence summit in Washington that Los Angeles is safer than any time since the 1950s.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 3, 2012
Bridgeport man pleads guilty to accidentally killing member of own gang during melee (Bridgeport, CT): A former Bridgeport gang leader has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and a weapon charge in the accidental killing of a fellow gang member during a melee two years ago.
Source: The Republic Date: April 3, 2012
GRIP program targets at risk youth (Anaheim, CA): In an effort to gain control of the increasing problem of gang activity, the Anaheim Police Department (along with other police agencies in Orange County), the Orange County district attorney’s office and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department collaborated to form the Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership (GRIP).
Source: The Daily Titan Date: April 3, 2012
Newark cops arrest nine people, confiscate six guns, during police operations last week (Newark, NJ): City police arrested nine men and confiscated half-a-dozen firearms in a series of operations ranging from motor vehicle stops to investigating reports of gang activity, officials said Monday.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: April 3, 2012
Beating of boy in Hopkinsville, Ky., was gang initiation (Hopkinsville, KY): Police in Hopkinsville have arrested eight middle school students accused of beating a boy. WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tenn., quoted Hopkinsville Police Officer Paul Ray, who said detectives found the beating was part of a youth gang initiation.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: April 3, 2012
Another gang raid under way (Albany, NY): Another widespread gang raid is under way in the Capital Region. An official familiar with the investigation said it is being led by the U.S. attorney's office and targets 27 people.
Source: Times Union Date: April 3, 2012
Four face attempted murder charges in Central El Paso gang fight (El Paso, TX): Four young men face attempted-murder charges in connection with a gang-related brawl at an apartment party in Central El Paso that left six men stabbed, including a man who was critically wounded.
Source: El Paso Times Date: April 3, 2012
Moms plead for help from Gang Task Force (Albany, GA): Two East Albany families say their children were beaten during a gang fight Monday night at the mobile home park off Johnson Road where they live. One of the teens was hospitalized with a concussion.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: April 3, 2012
Dangerous neighborhood seeks relief from gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): There have been 28 shooting incidents in Chattanooga so far this year. The average is about two per week, and many of them are in Orchard Knob. The culture of violence in some Chattanooga neighborhoods is the focus the new Gang model.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: April 3, 2012
Shannon Grant Day brings together teens, youth advocates, officials (Somerville, MA): The Metro Mayors Coalition hosted a "Shannon Grant Day on the Hill" at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, March 29 to advocate for funding of the Shannon Grant Community Safety Initiative, which helps fund the prevention of youth crime and gang violence in Greater Boston.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle Date: April 3, 2012
Fresno police, feds team up against gun-toting illegal immigrants (Fresno, CA) : Local law enforcement officials are teaming with the feds to target gun-toting illegal immigrants in their latest effort to combat gang violence.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 3, 2012
Recent shootings, fights in Blytheville thought to be gang-related (Blytheville, AR): Several fights and shootings involving teens from Sunday night may be gang related, according to Blytheville police.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: April 3, 2012
Neighbors fighting gang activity themselves (Albany, GA): Marilyn Hall has lived in the 600 block of Johnson Road for 17 years. She says crime and gang activity there escalated over the last eight years.
Source: WFXL FOX 31 News Date: April 3, 2012
23 arrested in Schenectady gang crackdown (Schenectady, NY): Police from 20 agencies arrested 23 people in a series of early-morning raids in Schenectady, attempting to cut a drug-dealing gang off at the knees.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: April 3, 2012
Fifth suspect arrested in Livingston shooting (Livingston, CA): A fifth suspect has been arrested in last week's gang-related shooting which injured three people, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 3, 2012
Batavia Police investigating graffiti increase (Batavia, NY): Police in Batavia say there has been an increase in vandalism around the city. Over the last few weeks, graffiti has been spotted all over. Police are asking for your help to identify the car they think is involved.
Source: WHEC News 10 Date: April 3, 2012
Santa Cruz, Watsonville leaders focus on gangs and youth (Watsonville, CA): Watsonville and Santa Cruz leaders came together Tuesday to share ideas and build bridges during a joint meeting of the two city councils. Presentations focused on gang issues, both in terms of police work and efforts by parks departments during a session that was more about learning than acting.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 3, 2012
Oceanside teen, 16, accused of shooting other, 17 (Vista, CA): A 16-year-old boy was inside rival gang-territory in Oceanside, marking walls there with his own gang’s graffiti, when he abruptly came face-to-face with a resident teen who recognized him, and that’s when the invader fired his shotgun, according to testimony today.
Source: San Diego Reader Date: April 3, 2012
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