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Gang summit offers solutions (Chattanooga, TN): Police, courts, clergy and students agree that Chattanooga has a gang problem. Numbers back that up -- nine of the 19 killings in Chattanooga last year were gang-related, according to police.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 11, 2010
Criminal street gangs function behind prison bars (Charleston, WV): Criminal street gangs are fanning across West Virginia to spread violence and peddle drugs, and for some, the business of crime is thriving behind prison bars, an Eastern Panhandle lawmaker disclosed Thursday.
Source: The Register-Herald Date: March 11, 2010
Two arrested in Sandy Springs shootings (Sandy Springs, GA): Two Barrow County men apparently heard some rumors going around about their involvement in a drive-by shooting, so they stopped by a local police department to get the full story.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: March 11, 2010
Parents, schools urged to learn gang warning signs (Westover, MD): A familiar, and perhaps more glamorized, Al "Scarface" Capone ruled a multimillion-dollar crime syndicate in 1920s Chicago.
Source: The Daily TImes Date: March 11, 2010
Education seen as way to curb gang inroads (Downey, CA): About 200 local educators gathered Thursday at the Los Angeles County Office of Education headquarters to hear the latest and not-so-greatest news about gangs and their impact on schools and youths.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: March 11, 2010
Knightdale student charged in spat over gang symbols (Knightdale, NC): A Knightdale High School student was charged Tuesday with assaulting a police officer after he refused to take off gang-related paraphernalia.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 10, 2010
Hmong gang members indicted in federal court (Milwaukee, WI): Seventeen members of a Hmong gang have been indicted in federal court in Milwaukee for selling drugs and shooting rival gang members.
Source: Pierce County Herald Date: March 10, 2010
Treasure Coast 'sweep' aimed at gang members, violent felons (Stuart, FL): Law enforcement agencies in nine counties, including the Treasure Coast, spent seven hours Tuesday night making "surprise" contact with gang members and violent felons to see whether they were complying with their probation requirements, a Wednesday news release states.
Source: TC Palm Date: March 10, 2010
Anti-gang measure heads to guv's desk (Salt Lake City, UT): In an effort to prevent gang violence, lawmakers passed a bill that requires Utah schools to toughen up on gangs. SB59, which passed the House on a 45-23 vote, would require local school boards and the governing boards of charter schools to implement gang prevention and intervention programs aimed at nipping gang involvement in the bud.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: March 10, 2010
Soledad police target guns, gangs (Soledad, CA): After a series of raids conducted during the past two weeks, Soledad police said they took nearly a dozen firearms off the streets, including an AR-15 automatic rifle found during a search Monday.
Source: The Herald Date: March 10, 2010
Beating video sparks arrests (Snellville, GA): A home video of South Gwinnett High School students beating a classmate in a school bathroom as part of a gang ritual prompted five arrests this week, an official said Wednesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: March 10, 2010
'Game over' for 51 gang-linked violators (Brevard County, FL): Brevard County's Game Over Task Force along with law enforcement officers from eight other Central Florida counties made more than 50 arrests and seized nearly 70 firearms and knives in an overnight operation targeting probation and parole violators.
Source: Florida Today Date: March 10, 2010
Officials educate public on gangs (Bradenton, FL): Law enforcement and school officials issued a unified warning Monday about the gang problem in Manatee County: Without help from parents, their work is just a bandage on the problem.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 9, 2010
Torrington police on alert for gang activity (Torrington, CT): Police were put on alert Sunday after two men told authorities that a New York street gang had threatened to come to the city early Sunday morning and "kill any white guys they see walking on the street."
Source: Republican-American Date: March 9, 2010
Salinas using CalGRIP grant to hire anti-gang coordinator (Salinas, CA): A state grant to help Salinas combat gang violence will be divided among three nonprofits and used to hire a full-time coordinator for the Community Alliance on Safety and Peace, or CASP, officials announced Monday.
Source: The Californian Date: March 9, 2010
Young gang members getting more violent, Watsonville police chief says (Watsonville, CA): After two innocent people were shot in separate incidents of gang violence during the weekend, the police chief said Monday that gang members, especially teenagers, are getting more brazen.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 9, 2010
Local Sureno gangsters sentenced for car thefts (Vallejo, CA): Two admitted Vallejo gang members have been sentenced for stealing cars in furtherance of their gang activities, the Yolo County District Attorney's Office reported. Sentencing took place last week.
Source: Times-Herald Date: March 9, 2010
Jurors watch video of deadly attack in Sultan (Everett, WA): Antonio Marks was bleeding to death. He had been knocked to the ground, kicked in the head and stabbed in the stomach. The 17-year-old was left alone in the middle of a Sultan street.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: March 9, 2010
Asbury Park woman gets 15 years for role in gang-related shooting (Freehold, NJ): Before sentencing her to 15 years in prison, a judge Tuesday chastised an Asbury Park woman for her role in the Bloods street gang and murder of a gang member suspected of snitching.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: March 9, 2010
Politics killed anti-gang bill, Yakima lawmaker says (Yakima, WA): Yakima-area lawmakers tried to get tough on gangs at the Legislature this year, but they were turned back at the last minute by powerful Democrats who worried the proposal amounted to racial profiling and would penalize innocent property owners.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 9, 2010
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