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Mid-Columbia gang sweep results in 25 arrests (Kennewick, WA): A multi-agency law enforcement gang sweep in the Tri-Cities Wednesday netted 25 arrests, including seven juveniles.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: April 1, 2011
Three people arrested after possibly gang related fight on Goleta Beach (Goleta, CA): Three men were arrested Thursday afternoon after a possibly gang related fight on Goleta Beach. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department received a call around 4:30 p.m. about a large fight involving several young adults.
Source: KSBY News Date: April 1, 2011
One in custody after teen shot dead in Melrose Park (Melrose Park, IL): A shooting believed fueled by gang rivalries left one teen dead in west suburban Melrose Park Thursday night and his alleged assailant in custody, police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 1, 2011
Bill would double jail time for gang members (Sacramento, CA): A bill in the California State Assembly would increase penalties for people who are arrested for crimes connected to drug cartels and street gangs.
Source: News 10 Date: April 1, 2011
So far so good in fight against gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Just one week after holding a rally on the steps of city hall, the same local African-American Clergy, Community leaders, and police force come together again to discuss the progress of their recent approach to end community violence.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: April 1, 2011
Trenton shootings prompt police to investigate possible escalation of gang violence (Trenton, NJ): After two shootings on the same block four days apart, police are trying to determine whether gang violence has again intensified in the South Ward.
Source: The Times Date: April 1, 2011
Oakland agency gets $500,000 grant to help prevent youth violence (Oakland, CA): The Oakland Private Industry Council, or PIC, has won a substantial state grant to continue its counseling, job training and intervention work with youths at risk of joining gangs and those who seek to leave the gang life behind.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: April 1, 2011
22 arrests in gang crackdown (Fresno, CA): More than a hundred officers took part in the crackdown, including Fresno and Clovis police, Sheriff’s deputies, and state and federal officers.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: April 1, 2011
Expert on WHS: 'Are there gangs here? No, I don't think so' (Westerly, RI): An investigator with the state Department of Corrections who delivered the gang identification portion of a parents forum on school safety Thursday was not familiar with at least some aspects of the case which initiated the event.
Source: The Westerly Sun Date: April 1, 2011
Operation Ceasefire gang crackdown in Fresno (Fresno, CA): A knock at the door awoke several parolees and probationers in Fresno Friday morning. Police officers checked on 55 of them as part of Operation Ceasefire, involving more than 100 officers from several local agencies.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 1, 2011
One dead in shootings at Houston school field (Houston, TX): Houston police say one person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting at a football field at a Houston high school.
Source: KXII 12 News Date: March 31, 2011
Street gang bill stalled in state House (Olympia, WA): A bill that would fight the street gang problem has strong, unanimous support of city and county officials in the Tri-Cities but appears all but dead in Olympia.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 31, 2011
Gun violence puts city, state laws in crosshairs (Portland, OR): The day after four people were wounded in a suspected Northeast Portland gang-related shooting, gun-control advocates rallied at City Hall. Speakers at the March 21 event included Mayor Sam Adams, religious leaders and relatives of people killed by guns.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: March 31, 2011
Gang prevention coordinator gives talk (Santa Barbara, CA): South Coast gang prevention coordinator Gus Frias said this week that local schools and police could better cooperate in preventing gang violence by abiding by a state law requiring that every public school campus have a comprehensive safety plan that addresses, among other things, student gang members and gang violence.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 31, 2011
Vt. police chief says parents help needed on gangs (Lyndonville, VT): Efforts to fight a small gang called Deathrow 35 in Lyndonville are hampered because parents of the purported gang members won't support their efforts, the town police chief said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 31, 2011
Crime concerns raised over planned Tubman closure (Chattanooga, TN): Harriet Tubman residents and surrounding homeowners warn that closing the public housing development as planned could cause crime to spread in residential areas from North Brainerd to Alton Park and set the stage for new violence among rival gangs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 31, 2011
Gang crackdown leads to 40 arrest warrants (Austin, TX): A law enforcement operation initiated last summer to stem local gang activity has triggered dozens of arrests, Austin police said Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: March 31, 2011
Arrest made in gang-related shooting (Reno, NV): Last night the Regional Gang Unit arrested a 17 year old juvenile responsible for the shooting of a 22 year old Reno resident.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: March 31, 2011
Gang activity up in Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM): Officers with the Las Cruces Police Department gang unit said gang activity not only appears to be up, but gangs are also committing more violent crimes than they have in the past. "It's definitely gotten more violent, we've had more drive-bys, more aggravated assaults, more incidents involving weapons," said LCPD gang unit Officer Miranda Baker.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: March 31, 2011
Rochester school addressing gang issue (Rochester, MN): When you think of Southeast Minnesota, you might not think of gangs. But a recent incident at a Rochester high school proves gangs are here and can be dangerous.
Source: KAAL 6 News Date: March 31, 2011
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