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Police launch new effort against gangs (Nashville, TN): The weeks have piled into months since Loren Johnson's mother held her youngest child and watched her die, shot in the chest by a gang member's errant bullet that pierced their North Nashville home.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
ACLU challenges legal action against gang (Oakland, CA): The American Civil Liberties Union filed court papers Thursday challenging the city of Oakland's plans to sue a street gang in a bid to restrict its activity in a 100-block area near the Berkeley and Emeryville borders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 8, 2010
Tulare County gang sweep results in 13 arrests (Tulare County, CA): Thirteen people were arrested Thursday in gang sweeps by detectives from multiple Tulare County law enforcement agencies.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 8, 2010
ICE arrests illegal alien gang members in Asheville, NC (Asheville, NC): Over a four-day period, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office carried out targeted raids throughout the Asheville area, which resulted in the arrest of 26 violent gang members, several of whom are illegal aliens.
Source: Examiner Date: April 7, 2010
Two men, one woman arrested, setting off major gang investigation (Newport News, VA): Two men and a woman have been arrested in Newport News and charged with various gang and weapons charges, setting off what police say will be "an extremely large and very lengthy gang investigation."
Source: Daily Press Date: April 7, 2010
Lawmaker calls for Assembly hearing on gang problem (Wall, NJ): Assemblyman Dave Rible is calling for the Assembly to hold a public hearing on the growing problem of criminal gangs in New Jersey.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 7, 2010
City councilman calls for audit of stalled anti-gang program (Pittsburgh, PA): As a colleague moved to infuse another $200,000 into a fledgling anti-gang initiative, Pittsburgh Councilman Bruce Kraus on Tuesday called for an audit of the program.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: April 7, 2010
Four Kennewick officers work to gather gang intelligence (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick police are developing another way to keep officers informed on gang activity as they develop strategies to limit gang violence.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: April 7, 2010
Sweep targets Pico Rivera gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Deputies arrested a parolee, a 17-year-old boy and seized a handgun, a shotgun and methamphetamine during an early morning sweep targeting a local gang.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: April 7, 2010
Keansburg man, ex-prison officer among 22 indicted in gang case (Trenton, NJ): A Keansburg man who authorities say ran a drugs and weapons operation at the Shore for a set of the Bloods has been charged with first-degree gang criminality in a 22-person indictment that includes the gang's imprisoned "godfather" and a corrections officer.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: April 7, 2010
Metro police want to use civil courts to fight gangs (Nashville, TN): Metro police plan to use the civil courts to help fight gang activity in Nashville, according to Police Chief Ronal Serpas. Effective May 1, a new third gang unit will focus on developing evidence to pursue civil injunctions against gang members.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 7, 2010
Macon police make arrests in gang-related shootings (Macon, GA): Macon police have made five arrests and are looking for three people in connection with five gang-related, drive-by shootings.
Source: The Telegraph Date: April 6, 2010
Md. Senate panel weighs bill to curb gang activity (Annapolis, MD): A Maryland Senate panel may recommend changes to legislation designed to keep gang activity out of schools.
Source: Boston Herald Date: April 6, 2010
Gang-related graffiti found in Five Points (Atlanta, GA): One or more people went on a damaging spree this weekend, marking cars with gang graffiti near Five Points and other areas that previously hadn't seen gang-related crime, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: April 6, 2010
House OKs stronger laws against gang members (Annapolis, MD): The House of Delegates passed legislation on Tuesday to make it easier to prosecute gang members and stiffen penalties against them.
Source: WJZ 13 News Date: April 6, 2010
Three Adelanto gang members arrested during bust (Adelanto, CA): Sheriff's deputies seized drugs and a short-barreled shotgun, and arrested three suspected gang members at an Adelanto home Sunday.
Source: The Sun Date: April 6, 2010
Raid targets gang activity (Asheville, NC): Gang members, associates and other law violators were arrested over the weekend following a multi-squad raid of an Asheville nightclub and other locations, authorities said.
Source: Times-News Date: April 6, 2010
As weather heats up, so does gang activity (Newberry, SC): Newberry police say a rise in violence can be blamed on two gangs. Now they're looking into shootings and armed robberies in one area in the last two weeks.
Source: WIS 10 News Date: April 6, 2010
Three shot, one beaten in Waycross brawl (Waycross, GA): Waycross police are seeking at least a dozen people they believe were present when three men were shot and fourth was beaten Monday night during a fight at Bailey Street Park.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: April 6, 2010
Council votes to toughen panhandling law (Yakima, WA): Acknowledging that gang violence is a far worse problem in Yakima, the City Council sidestepped a proposed crackdown on panhandling and opted for a more limited response.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 6, 2010
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