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Gangs in the Mountain State: Part I (Oak Hill, WV): Some say life flashes before your eyes and slows to a crawl when you hear a gunshot. Not so, according to Cpl. Chris Young with the Oak Hill Police Department. "It seems liked five, maybe 10 seconds," said Young. "He shot the door and I got away from it. Next time he shot, he shot me."
Source: WVNS 59 News Date: May 17, 2011
Plainfield seeks answers as gang violence rises (Plainfield, NJ): Plainfield has some 800 gang members known to law enforcement and they have no shortage of high-caliber weapons, thanks to a persistent flow of guns into the city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 16, 2011
Tougher penalties sought for armed felons in TN (Nashville, TN): Metro police have acknowledged an uptick in gang activity over the past few years but reported slashing gang-related crime from 239 recorded gang incidents in 2009 to about half that in 2010. Several recent major gang prosecutions illustrate how easy and dangerous it is for felons to get guns.
Source: The Tennessean Date: May 16, 2011
10 arrested on drug charges at three homes; gang ties alleged (San Angelo, TX): A multiagency raid on three residences in San Angelo resulted in 10 arrests, including eight federally indicted suspects in what authorities called a family-oriented drug-trafficking business.
Source: Standard-Times Date: May 16, 2011
Gang shooting leaves one dead in North Portland (Portland, OR): The current rash of gang violence in Portland continued early Monday morning, May 16th, were an 18-year-old male was shot and killed. Just after midnight, officers were called to the area of McCoy park in North Portland after neighbors called to report gunshots and a person on the ground.
Source: ThePortlander Date: May 16, 2011
Tri-Cities gang activity set to increase for summer (Kennewick, WA): Warmer weather means we're entering peak season for gang activity. As schools get ready to let out for summer, and people spend more time outdoors, it all adds up to more free time for gang members to get into trouble.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: May 16, 2011
Police investigate gang-related shooting in Ogden (Ogden, UT): Police say teen aged boy was shot near a gas station in Ogden on Monday.
Source: News4Utah Date: May 16, 2011
Police: Fight between gangs led to shooting of Sixth Street bystanders (Austin, TX): A quarrel between two groups of gang members led a juvenile to fire shots, striking four bystanders early Sunday morning on Sixth Street, police said Monday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: May 16, 2011
New rules, new administrator help curb gang problems at Kearns High (Kearns, UT): Ken Auld is the first to admit he's not the most popular administrator at Kearns High School. Some students will even turn and walk the other direction when they see him walking down the hallway just to avoid having to talk to him.
Source: Deseret News Date: May 16, 2011
Alleged Perth Amboy gang member pleads guilty to kidnapping (Perth Amboy, NJ): A Perth Amboy man and alleged gang member faces up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty today to charges of kidnapping an 18-year-old man and beating him.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 16, 2011
Gang life tempted shooting victim, foster father says (Lincoln, NE): Police said Monday that a weekend shooting at a downtown Lincoln bar likely was gang-related -- something the victim's former foster father and former boxing coach assumed from the start.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: May 16, 2011
East Texas 'turf war' (Jacksonville, TX): For some Jacksonville and New Summerfield parents, where their children were last week, and what they were doing - probably wouldn't have pleased them.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: May 16, 2011
DJJ works to stop gang activity before it starts (Henderson County, NC): The Henderson County Department of Juvenile Justice provides services to children ages 6 to 15 and their families who have been referred through petitions alleging delinquency and undisciplined acts by minors.
Source: Times-News Date: May 15, 2011
Bill would give judges more power against gangs (Wilmington, NC): An instrument put to work in some of the nation's most gang-infested cities – successfully, officials quickly add – may soon be available in municipalities across North Carolina.
Source: StarNews Date: May 15, 2011
Law enforcement gets update on ethnic gangs (Murfreesboro, TN): Rutherford County law officers learned some advanced lessons in gang culture and several other topics at this year's MTSU Gang Symposium.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: May 14, 2011
Chicago gangster arrested in Ala. (Montgomery, AL): A man wanted in connection with a shooting in Chicago was apprehended Friday in Montgomery. Deputy marshals and investigators with the U.S. Marshals Service's Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office arrested Rodney King on Friday morning on East Fourth Street in Montgomery, according to a U.S. Marshals news release.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: May 14, 2011
Website anonymity pays dividends in gang arrests (Houston, TX): The anonymous tip bounced into a police supervisor's BlackBerry just before dinner on a recent Saturday night: Gangsters wearing matching muscle shirts were peddling crack from the parking lot of a convenience store where they would duck inside to hide from the law.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: May 14, 2011
Woman charged in gang-related murder (Chicago, IL): A young woman has been charged with the gang-related murder of man Thursday evening near his East Chicago neighborhood home.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 14, 2011
Sheriff's department announces Moorpark gang graffiti arrest (Moorpark, CA): Ventura County Sheriff's Department deputies has arrested two juveniles for gang-related vandalism in Moorpark.
Source: MoorparkPatch Date: May 14, 2011
Study: Residents perceive gang problems (Henderson County, NC): A recently completed study showed that many residents believe there’s some type of gang problem in Henderson County, but officials in law enforcement and the county school system say that is not the case.
Source: Times-News Date: May 14, 2011
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