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Ogden gang unit receives honor (Ogden, UT): When it comes to cleaning up gang activity in a city, traditional police enforcement is often not enough. Ogden Police Lt. Scott Conley, who heads the city's gang unit, said this is where other programs come in to help prevent and educate about gang activity.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: March 6, 2011
Gang suspects often slip through fingers of prosecutors (Palm Beach, FL): A local reputed gang member who for the second time had charges against him dropped highlights how hard it is to get gangs off the street, according to frustrated prosecutors and law enforcement officials.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 6, 2011
High school students go gangbusters on public-service videos (Vancouver, BC) : When Killarney secondary teacher Jonathan Friedrichs got his film classes interested in the Teens Against Gangs video contest, he helped them do some real-world research.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 5, 2011
Gang shooting leaves man shot in head (Chattanooga, TN): Two were charged in the Friday afternoon shooting of a 25-year-old man whose head wound left him in critical condition Friday night, according to the Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 5, 2011
Long sentences handed down to MS-13 gang members (Charlotte, NC) : Seven gang members received lengthy prison sentences this week on charges ranging from racketeering to murder. Members and leaders of La Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, were sentenced Thursday and Friday.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 5, 2011
Police agencies may copy Ogden's gang restraining orders (Ogden, UT): The Ogden Metro Gang Unit's controversial plan to serve restraining orders on members of a street gang could soon by copied by other law enforcement agencies across Utah.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: March 5, 2011
Lakewood seeks grant to fight gangs (Lakewood, NJ): The best way to fight street gangs is to reach young children in school and after school, in their homes and at places where families worship and seek health care, according to federal studies on gang prevention, the Township Committee was told Thursday night.
Source: Daily Record Date: March 4, 2011
29 gang members from Manchester indicted for drug and gun crimes (Pittsburgh, PA): One of Pittsburgh's most enduring street gangs saw many of its members indicted and arrested Thursday, in the second major North Side takedown in a little more than a year.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 4, 2011
Metro Nashville police use GPS to track gang members (Nashville, TN): Metro police have begun using GPS units typically reserved for the state's most dangerous sex offenders to track gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 4, 2011
Middle school student charged with extortion (Annandale, VA): Fairfax County police have charged a 13-year-old boy with extortion after he allegedly made threats to kill a member of another teenager's family, and then offered the protection of an illegal street gang for money.
Source: The Fairfax County Times Date: March 4, 2011
Rival gangs blamed for Mission district violence (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco neighborhood known for its mix of Mexican taco shops and trendy cafes has seen a spurt of suspected gang violence over the past two weeks that has claimed one life and injured several other people.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 4, 2011
Danbury police link local burglaries to East Coast gang (Danbury, CT) : City and police officials told members of Danbury's Indian community Thursday that a recent series of residential burglaries targeting them are likely the work of a well-organized ring that has been active along the Eastern Seaboard for more than a year.
Source: The News-Times Date: March 4, 2011
Restaurant gives former gang members a second chance (Great Falls, MT): Several Great Falls residents are in Los Angeles this week to receive training and network with other community leaders to address crime prevention and other civic issues.
Source: KRTV 3 News Date: March 4, 2011
Feds arrest seven in Manatee as part of national gang sweep (Manatee County, FL) : Seven reputed gang members in Manatee County have been arrested as part of a national anti-gang sweep, officials announced Wednesday. Four of the gang members live in Bradenton, and three reside in Palmetto.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 3, 2011
Two held in Braintree stabbing (Braintree, MA): Police say the men responsible for a stabbing at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree and several other violent incidents last month are members of a Hyde Park street gang.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 3, 2011
National gang roundup nets 45 in Charlotte area (Charlotte, NC) : Federal agents have arrested 678 people during a two-month roundup of gang members that focused Charlotte and several other areas of the country, authorities say.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: March 3, 2011
Grant would help combat gang activity (Mount Holly, PA): The Burlington County Sheriff's Department is continuing to go after gangs, but before the agency can ratchet up its and other law enforcement's efforts to prevent and combat their activity, it needs the help of federal dollars.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: March 3, 2011
Three Nashua residents arrested in national gang sweep (Nashua, NH): Three Nashua residents were reportedly among the more than 700 people that federal, state and local police arrested over the past fortnight in one of the country’s largest-ever sweeps targeting street gangs.
Source: The Telegraph Date: March 3, 2011
Gang injunctions to be filed soon (Santa Barbara, CA): In a matter of weeks, the City of Santa Barbara is expected to file civil injunctions against 25 to 30 known adult gang members, which will bar them from associating with fellow gang members and setting foot in certain parts of town, as part of the city’s escalating enforcement effort in response to gang violence.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: March 3, 2011
Woodstock Police Service urges anti-gang bylaw (Woodstock, ON): The Woodstock Police Service is taking proactive measures to stop organized crime from getting a foothold in the Friendly City.
Source: Sentinel-Review Date: March 3, 2011
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