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Jacksonville to embark on multi-year gang intervention program (Jacksonville, FL) : For Jerod Burgess' friend, it took leaving the neighborhood to get away from the gangs. Living near Flag Street and Grand Park in Jacksonville, the young man feared for his life, Burgess said.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: February 16, 2011
74 arrested in federal Armenian gang sweep (Los Angeles, CA): A massive crackdown against Armenian organized crime Wednesday netted the arrest of scores of suspects. A law enforcement task force including 800 local, state and federal agents converged on 80 different locations in the Southland.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: February 16, 2011
Judge continues hearing on Oakland gang injunction (Oakland, CA): A judge heard testimony Wednesday on the city of Oakland's bid for an injunction that would bar 40 alleged members of the Nortenos gang from congregating in the city's Fruitvale district, but he won't rule until next week at the earliest.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 16, 2011
NYC officials: Violent street gang is dismantled (New York, NY): A determined gang of drug dealers turned a Harlem block into a zone of violence that terrified residents as the group kept its illegal business humming even with key members behind bars, prosecutors and police said Wednesday as they announced a takedown of the group.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: February 16, 2011
Youth organizations helping to lower gang crime (Santa Maria, CA): Both Santa Maria and Lompoc police departments say they saw a drop in gang crime last year. Police in Lompoc say gang activity is down there by as much as 25 percent.
Source: KSBY News Date: February 16, 2011
Probation sweep targets gang members in Novato, San Rafael (Novato, CA): As part of an effort to curb gang activity, public safety officials on Thursday, Feb. 3 made unannounced probation searches of 27 known gang members on parole in Novato and San Rafael.
Source: Novato Advance Date: February 16, 2011
Top of Utah gangs a growing problem (Clearfield, UT): An increase in gang activity in Davis County has the county's top prosecutor encouraging Davis police agencies to share gang information with each other to deter the spread of gang-related crimes.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: February 16, 2011
Harlem gangs busted in crackdown (New York, NY) : Two Harlem youth gangs running a violent crack- and gun- dealing operation centered on one Central Harlem block have been busted by authorities in an investigation personally led by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr., his office announced Wednesday.
Source: DNAinfo Date: February 16, 2011
Five members of Fort Pierce gang charged in racketeering case (Fort Pierce, FL): Police Chief Sean Baldwin said Wednesday the arrests of five members of the 13th Street Gang came after two years of investigation and an initiative set-up to target gangs.
Source: TCPalm Date: February 16, 2011
Minor stabbed during gang-related fight (Glendale, CA): A 17-year-old Los Angeles boy was stabbed in the back Saturday after a group of taggers confronted him about his gang affiliation, police said.
Source: Glendale News-Press Date: February 15, 2011
US Latin Kings gang leader gets 60 years prison (Washington, DC): A leader of the Latin Kings gang in the US state of Maryland was sentenced to 60 years in prison for racketeering in connection with his activities with the violent street clan, the Justice Department said Tuesday.
Source: AFP News Date: February 15, 2011
Rhode Island says no to gang violence (Providence, RI): Dana Gallop Sentenced to Two Consecutive Life Sentences for 2008 Murder of Anthony Parish Outside Club Passions. Gallop also sentenced to an additional 20 years consecutive for assault with dangerous weapon, and an additional 25 years consecutive without the possibility of parole.
Source: Gov Monitor Date: February 15, 2011
Sacramento crime summit aims to curb gang violence (Sacramento, CA): Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson scheduled a Crime Summit for Wednesday at the Oak Park Community Center a week after a deadly gang shootout outside a south Sacramento barbershop.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: February 15, 2011
Beaon of hope (Long Beach, CA): Although he recently buried his 174th young victim of gang violence, the Rev. Greg Boyle has not lost hope for helping former gang members change their lives.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 15, 2011
Gang Commission to seek $450,000 in grants (Wapato, WA): The Yakima County Gang Commission endorsed two grant applications Tuesday that members hope will kick-start new programs to combat gang activity
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 15, 2011
The innocent pay a toll in gang crime (Houston, TX): Hugo Gallardo is paralyzed, shot four times by a suspected Houston gang member on the day he was supposed to be celebrating his brother's 19th birthday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 14, 2011
Lawsuit takes aim at Los Angeles gang injunctions (Los Angeles, CA): Two men who were arrested when police found them outside after 10 p.m. have filed a lawsuit challenging the curfew provision in many of the city's gang injunctions.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 14, 2011
Oakland CA says gang injunction cutting drug crime (Oakland, CA) : As lawyers prepared for a pivotal hearing on a proposed gang injunction in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood, the city attorney and police chief said Monday that an existing injunction in the northern part of the city is delivering results.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 14, 2011
Three arrested in gang-related assault, Santa Cruz police say (Santa Cruz, CA): Two alleged Watsonville gang members were arrested Friday night after allegedly assaulting a man while yelling gang challenges as the man sat in a car outside a Soquel Avenue restaurant, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 14, 2011
Meeting with gang leaders led to 40 percent homicide drop (Chicago, IL) : Over the summer, Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis held a secret meeting with the leaders of the West Side's most vicious gangs, telling them that the next group responsible for a murder would feel the department's wrath.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: February 14, 2011
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