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A red flag or blue: Visalia homicide raises questions on what makes you a target (Visalia, CA): The family of a young Visalia man gunned down just two weeks ago is looking for closure as police search for answers in Roger Weinert's sudden death.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 22, 2011
Muskegon County Sheriff's Office gets grant to help address surge in gang violence (Muskegon County, MI): Seven identified gangs operating in the cities of Muskegon and Muskegon Heights. A gang-related homicide and beating being blamed by police for sparking a summer filled with shootings.
Source: Muskegon Chronicle Date: January 22, 2011
Officials acknowledge growth of gangs (Lakewood, NJ): To Lakewood resident Laura Quinones, the murder of a police officer and a series of killings in the last year have given the township a new name.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 22, 2011
Gang uses MySpace to stalk potential threats (Washington, DC): Federal agents say members of the Hispanic street gang here are using the online social networking Web site MySpace.com to make threats and find a former member so they can kill him.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: January 22, 2011
Ephrata starts anti-gang program (Ephrata, WA): Ephrata students, from kindergarten through fourth grade, will have a new anti-gang after-school program next year. The city's parks and recreation department developed a pilot program to start in Fall 2011, called BOLD. The acronym stands for building opportunities for leadership development.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: January 22, 2011
Pomona police, community work together to cut violence (Pomona, CA): This town once was shaken almost every week with a murder on its streets, but today work by police and the community is making that dangerous time just a memory.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 22, 2011
Cuts hit anti-gang efforts in Omaha (Omaha, NE): The streets and schools of north and South Omaha will have two fewer anti-gang counselors because of federal cutbacks that have trickled down to local Boys & Girls Clubs.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 22, 2011
Juvenile killed in gang-related shooting; Seventeen year old shot in torso outside of a gas station (Bloomfield, NM): A 17-year-old Bloomfield juvenile was killed Friday night in what police believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 22, 2011
Board frees gangster facing gun charges (Prince George, BC): A South African-born criminal who police say is a member of the Game Tight Soldiers and Renegade gangs was released by the Immigration and Refugee Board on Thursday over the federal government's objections.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 21, 2011
Bridgeton grade schoolers Steered Straight away from gang violence (Bridgeton, NJ): In the cafeteria of the Hope Academy on Pearl Street, several dozen grade schoolers sat at rapt attention Thursday morning as Michael DeLeon scrolled through PowerPoint slides of teens and young adults from New Jersey whose lives have been either lost or forever changed due to gang violence.
Source: The News of Cumberland County Date: January 21, 2011
Gang members attack teen with bat, hammer (Corning, CA): A 17-year-old boy is recovering after being attacked by members of a street gang on Saturday.
Source: Corning Observer Date: January 21, 2011
Surge in Baldwin Park shootings threatens to disrupt downward trend in violent crime, murders (Baldwin Park, CA): Police are stepping up patrols after a rash of gang shootings over the last month that left one man dead and a 16-year-old boy wounded.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: January 21, 2011
Grand jury indicts six men for Virginia Highland killing, Grant Park rape (Fulton County, GA): Six men were indicted Friday by a Fulton County Grand Jury for the "alleged gang-related murder of a Virginia Highland man," according to the Fulton County District Attorney’s office.
Source: Virginia Highland-Druid Hills Patch Date: January 21, 2011
Two North Side gang members admit racketeering (Pittsburgh, PA): Two members of a North Side gang have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: January 21, 2011
Felonies drop nine percent -- But, 'there is seemingly more of a gang presence' (Ottawa, IL): The number of felony charges filed in La Salle County in 2010 shrank for the second year in a row.
Source: The Times Date: January 21, 2011
Stafford to hire anti-gang deputies (Fredericksburg, VA): The Stafford County Sheriff's Office saw enough success after the initial phase of last year's gang suppression detail to warrant a long-term solution.
Source: The Free Lance-Star Date: January 20, 2011
Police push new approach to end tagging of Woodland's walls (Woodland, CA): Police say graffiti may be on the rise in Woodland -- even as vandalism reports drop. They hope to change that.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: January 20, 2011
Lakeland teen indicted in gang related shooting death (Bartow, FL): A 19-year-old man accused of gunning down another teen and injuring an 11-year-old over gang colors was indicted Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.
Source: The Ledger Date: January 20, 2011
Gang task force rejects bill requiring police to fingerprint, photograph more juveniles (Salt Lake City, UT): A bill that would require police to fingerprint and photograph juveniles 14 and older who are arrested for felonies or gang-related crimes drew criticism at Thursday’s Governor’s Gang Task Force meeting, sparking a debate over Utah’s approach to children who commit crimes.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 20, 2011
Gang members' long sentences may just be the first (Yakima, WA): Two Lower Valley men waved goodbye to tearful relatives Thursday as they prepared to serve more than 50 years each in prison for a gang-related shooting in Sunnyside.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 20, 2011
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