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New Durham position would oversee anti-gang efforts (Durham, NC): Durham County and City leaders are discussing adding a position in a budget season where much of the focus around the state has been on cuts. The job title is Gang Reduction Strategy Manager. The person in that position would monitor anti-gang efforts for the city and county.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: May 25, 2011
Violent crimes involving guns decrease in Dayton (Dayton, OH): A drastic reduction in the number of gang-related homicides and a decrease in the number of violent crimes involving guns is being attributed to the 2½ year project called Community Initiative to Reduce Gun Violence.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 25, 2011
Calif homicide rate drops to 44-year low (Sacramento, CA): The California homicide rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1966. But gang-related homicides, which represent nearly 40 percent of all homicides in the state, jumped 18 percent last year.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 25, 2011
Police: Detectives arrest gang members preparing to do drive-by (Sacramento, CA) : The Sacramento Police Department is reporting that its gang detectives thwarted a potential drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon when they pulled over a car containing two validated gang members and multiple weapons, including an assault rifle.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 25, 2011
Early morning gang sweeps in Pasadena, Altadena result in one arrest (Altadena, CA): In a coordinated effort with the FBI, Altadena sheriff's deputies, SWAT and special investigations teams, Pasadena police conducted simultaneous parole sweeps of residences in Pasadena and Altadena early Wednesday morning.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: May 25, 2011
Teens accused in gang slaying delay plea (San Rafael, CA): Two teens delayed entering pleas in Marin County Superior Court May 20. The case involves the murder last week of an alleged rival gang member.
Source: San Rafael News Pointer Date: May 25, 2011
District Attorney says gangs problem in LC (Lake Charles, LA): The drive by shooting of Alexus Rankins a year ago has raised new concerns about gang activity in the Lake Area. While it may not be anything like a major city it's still a concern to those who prosecuted Rankins' killer.
Source: KPLC 7 News Date: May 25, 2011
Police: Eugene gangs on the rise (Eugene, OR): They number in the hundreds and come from nearly 40 states. Police say Eugene gang violence has spiked during the last few months. So much so, that police are creating a new gang task force.
Source: KVAL News Date: May 25, 2011
Police concerned about gang-related gunfire (Nashville, TN): Police are proactively patrolling one part of Nashville out of concern that gang-related gunfire is hitting innocent bystanders. Drive-by shootings continue to be a problem in North Nashville, especially near Chesapeake Drive.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: May 25, 2011
Three arrested in execution-style slaying (Columbus, MS): Three men, including a newly graduated Columbus High School student, have been charged with a gang-related execution of a 19-year-old last week in Lowndes County.
Source: The Dispatch Date: May 25, 2011
West side shootings may be territory fight (Waterloo, IA): A Waterloo man who was arrested for allegedly shooting at a vehicle on May 1 has been indicted on federal weapons charges.
Source: Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier Date: May 25, 2011
Council gives first-round approval to tougher gang law (Sioux City, IA): Known gang members who congregate in public places could be arrested if they don't disperse when authorities tell them to, under a proposal that won first-round approval Monday from the City Council.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: May 24, 2011
Marin grand jury revisits gang issue amid spate of violence (Marin, CA): Despite a recent flurry of headlines about gang combat in Marin, a civil grand jury investigation turned up no statistics to prove there is a serious increase in gang crime.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: May 24, 2011
Gang members arrested in fatal IE carjacking (Ontario, CA): Two gang members were arrested in the April 24 fatal carjacking of Ontario resident Gregory Peck Johnson. Both suspects have been charged with murder, carjacking and participating with a criminal street gang, according to the San Bernardino County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: May 24, 2011
Clark County end of line for Train gang 'enforcer' (Clark County, WA) : A man who called himself an "enforcer" with a once-prominent gang called the Freight Train Riders of America and who was wanted for murder in Texas was arrested last week in Clark County following a fight.
Source: The Columbian Date: May 24, 2011
Oakland Latino gangs defined by the colors they wear (Oakland, CA): Until he was 15, Victor Sanchez lived on 35th Avenue in East Oakland. He played football, and he enjoyed school. He had nothing to do with gangs. Then, one day, his mother moved him to 98th Avenue.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 23, 2011
Special report: Youth gangs in Hawaii (Honolulu, HI): Do you think that Hawaii has a street gang problem? You might be surprised by how many street gangs law enforcement officers recently identified across the state.
Source: Hawaii News Now Date: May 23, 2011
Shooting and assault in Lodi (Lodi, CA): A man was airlifted to an area hospital Sunday evening after being shot near an apartment complex on the 600 block of Wimbledon Drive.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: May 23, 2011
Teen arrested for gang-inspired graffiti tags (Norristown, PA): A Norristown teenager is being charged in juvenile court for allegedly spray painting graffiti that pays homage to one of America’s most violent gangs, and though the extent of his vandalism in the borough is significant, authorities are not convinced he has any legitimate gang ties.
Source: The Times Herald Date: May 23, 2011
In Whistler, the hunt for vacationing gang members goes on (Whistler, BC): It’s Friday night, just after 9 p.m. in this quintessential resort community. Hundreds of people are in Whistler’s main square looking for fun in the nearby restaurants, bars and nightclubs.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: May 23, 2011
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