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Chicago School Violence: Veterans stand guard to ensure kids have safe passage home (Chicago, IL) : Chicago neighborhoods and schools are notorious for rampant gang violence. Last year, 700 young people fell prey to gunfire in Chicago, dozens of which lost their lives.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: March 24, 2011
PACT initiative for tackling gang violence could be new 'Boston Miracle' (Boston, MA): Boston Police Superintendent Paul Joyce has gone on a talking tour around Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, the neighborhoods he says are the heart of Boston's violence hot spots, where 90 percent of the city's shootings take place.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 24, 2011
DC gang leader sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years for 2007 slaying of rival (Washington, DC): A leader of the MS-13 gang in Washington was sentenced to life in prison plus 150 years on Thursday, a sentence the judge said he hoped would deter gang violence.
Source: The Republic Date: March 24, 2011
Arrest in Yakima homicide case (Yakima, WA): Yakima police have arrested the suspect in the city's first gang related homicide of the year.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 24, 2011
Councilman wants to expand anti-gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): Pittsburgh City Councilman Ricky Burgess on Thursday said he wants the city to expand its anti-gang program to include a crackdown on open-air drug dealing.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: March 24, 2011
Four Nuestra Familia gang members face life after indictment from Operation Valley Star (Watsonville, CA): Four Monterey County Nuestra Familia gang associates face life in federal prison after their indictment in connection with the government's sweeping 2007 gang conspiracy case known as Operation Valley Star.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 24, 2011
Billboards challenge mayor over gangs (Chattanooga, TN): An electronic billboard on state Highway 153 flashes: "Mayor Littlefield is too busy fighting police to pay attention to gang violence. And the gangs couldn’t be happier." Several ads rotate, and then another ad pops up: "Chattanoogans take gang violence SERIOUSLY. Too bad the mayor doesn’t. Mayor Littlefield: step up or step aside."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 23, 2011
Salinas developing own gang strategy (Salinas, CA): A year and a half after state and federal officials criticized Salinas leaders for having no plan to deal with gang violence, the city has come up with a strategy based on community input and the data-crunching assistance of the Naval Postgraduate School and other institutions.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 23, 2011
Undercover officers looking for gang activity in schools (Indianpolis, IN): Investigators in Indianapolis are cracking down on gangs around the city and in schools. With the Super Bowl coming in 2012 the priority to keep places like downtown gang-free is an even bigger priority.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: March 23, 2011
Borough residents cry foul over gang report (Hightstown, NJ): Growing doubts fueled angry Hightstown citizens at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting as many of their questions regarding the New Jersey State Police Gang Survey, issued earlier this year, remained unanswered.
Source: EastWindsorPatch Date: March 23, 2011
Two arrested in drug raid on North Eighth Street (Reading, PA): Reading police Tuesday arrested two men, including one who is a member of the Crips street gang, during a raid on a drug house in the 300 block of North Eighth Street, investigators said.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: March 23, 2011
Courtroom arrest puts gang-case combatants on edge (Oakland, CA): The two sides in Oakland's bid for a civil gang injunction against alleged Norteños in the Fruitvale neighborhood traded angry accusations Tuesday after parole agents walked into a court hearing during testimony and hauled away one of the defendants.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 23, 2011
Deputies notify La Puente area gang members of plans for an injunction (La Puente, CA): Sheriff's deputies served suspected gang members Wednesday with notices declaring that the District Attorney's office will seek a gang injunction in the coming weeks.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 23, 2011
Sunnyvale sees spike in gang graffiti (Sunnyvale, CA): More than 20 cases of gang graffiti were reported on the north side of town over a span of 12 days in March, according to the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety.
Source: The Sun Date: March 23, 2011
12 arrested in Cleveland gang initiation beating (Cleveland, OH): Twelve people have been arrested for brutally attacking a total stranger as part of a gang initiation. Six of the suspects are juveniles, but prosecutors say, that's not the most shocking or appalling part of the crime.
Source: FOX 8 News Date: March 23, 2011
2,500 documented gang members in Salt Lake County (Salt Lake County, UT): News of a 14-year-old gang member using a weapon to take an iPod from his Eastmont Middle School classmate in Sandy is launching an ABC 4 investigation into the spread of gangs in Salt Lake County.
Source: News4Utah Date: March 23, 2011
Tracking Yakima's troubled teens (Yakima, WA): Action News has learned a new computer program could stop teens from falling victim to gangs. "(Gang members) have no morals... the morals are out the door," says Anna Chally, a concerned mother in Yakima.
Source: KIMA News Date: March 23, 2011
Three injured in gang-related attack in Gilroy (Gilroy, CA): Police responding to reports of an armed robbery on Church Street Wednesday morning found one victim with multiple stab wounds and two other victims suffering from non-life threatening injuries.
Source: KION 46 News Date: March 23, 2011
City of Albuquerque launches anti-gang initiative (Albuquerque, NM): KOB Eyewitness News 4 has learned Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry has tripled the number of officers on the police department’s gang unit. The move is just one part of his plan to fight gang-related crime in the city.
Source: KOB Eyewitness News 4 Date: March 23, 2011
Thousands of gang members live in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): FOX 2 has obtained an exclusive look at the number of gang members in the city of St. Louis, and at the number of different gangs. The figures, compiled by city police, are part of a joint city-federal effort to fight street gangs. The figures show a total number of 3,420 gang members in the city, split among 85 different gangs, spread throughout the city.
Source: FOX 2 News Date: March 23, 2011
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