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Mayor’s anti-gang effort tries to improve reading to reduce crime (Sacramento, CA): The Sacramento Mayor’s Gang Prevention and Intervention Task Force plans to zero in on children’s suspension rates and reading proficiency as part of its effort to curb gang activity in the city, Khaalid Muttaqi, the program’s director, announced Tuesday night to the Sacramento City Council.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 24, 2016
Retired APD officer explains gang investigations in Alaska (Anchorage, AK): The victim of a recent kidnapping has claimed that her abductors have gang affiliations and may even have been involved in a handful of Anchorage homicides this summer. The Anchorage Police Department has stated they have not been able to prove any of the homicides are connected or are related to gang activity.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: August 24, 2016
Assistant principal shares inspirational story: From gang life to new role (Houston, TX): Tristan Love is one of Houston ISD's youngest assistant principals ever. It's an astonishing accomplishment, considering the 26-year-old was once an active gang member. Love went from the Bloods to the books and a full scholarship to Wiley College to be part of the reincarnation of the Great Debaters.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: August 24, 2016
Gang member accused of murder returned from Mexico (Garden Grove, CA): A 41-year-old reputed gang member accused in the shooting death of a man in a Garden Grove parking lot will be arraigned next month after he was returned from Mexico to face a murder charge.
Source: MyNewsLa.com Date: August 24, 2016
4th not guilty in gang-related shooting trial (Bridgeport, CT): For the fourth time in a row a jury came back with a not guilty verdict in a city gang-related shooting case. This time a six-member jury deliberated less than an hour before finding Undrea “Spooda” Kirkland, 20, a reputed member of the Green Boyz gang, not guilty of attempted murder first-degree assault, carrying a pistol without a permit and reckless endangerment despite eyewitness testimony.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 24, 2016
Crime Drops Double Digits in Pasadena (Pasadena, CA): Reported crimes in Pasadena have dropped to the lowest levels in four years, according to a report released by the Pasadena Police Department. “Assault with a deadly weapon is typically gang-related,” Gourdikian said. “The Northwest service area, which has most of our street gangs, is known to be prevalent in street shootings and assaults with a deadly weapon.”
Source: Pasadena Now Date: August 24, 2016
Man sentenced in fatal gang-related shooting (Columbus, OH): The second of two defendants accused in the fatal shooting of a fellow teen more than three years ago in a South Linden alley was convicted and sentenced to prison on Wednesday.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: August 24, 2016
Suspect in gang-related shooting arrested after SLC police respond to kidnapping call (Salt Lake City, UT): Salt Lake City police arrested the prime suspect in a gang-related shooting after officers responded to a report of an aggravated kidnapping early Wednesday morning.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: August 24, 2016
Former gang member faces Parole Board today seeking freedom after 1997 murder (Natick, MA): Phaivanh Inthabane, 36, is appearing before the state Parole Board today after serving 19 years of his sentence in the fatal attack on Josue Molina in 1997. Inthabane, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder two years after the slaying, was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 23, 2016
Source: Man shot in Stapleton is gang member with 39 prior arrests (Staten Island, NY): A man who was shot and wounded early on Tuesday morning in Stapleton is a gang member with 39 arrests to his record, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: August 23, 2016
Case of ex-Toronto gang leader sparks debate on correctional system fairness (Toronto, ON): As Alejandro Vivar recovers from multiple bullet wounds at Toronto South Detention Centre, he has become emblematic of the challenge of balancing public safety with rehabilitation and the difficulty of severing gang ties.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 23, 2016
Anti-gang dress code adopted for fair (Walla Walla, WA): With an eye toward tamping gang violence, Walla Walla County commissioners unanimously approved a dress code for the county fairgrounds. The ordinance formalized a long-standing policy prohibiting gang attire and other identifiers at the annual county fair or other county-sponsored events.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: August 23, 2016
16 Year Old Wounded In Suspected Glendale Gang Shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): A 16 year old boy is in serious condition and the Salt Lake City police are looking for two suspects following what they're calling a "gang shooting" Tuesday evening outside of a Glendale school.
Source: ABC 4 Utah Date: August 23, 2016
Buffalo Police say recent shootings related to spike in gang violence (Buffalo, NY): Families are in mourning after three people were murdered in Buffalo in just three days. Buffalo Police told News 4 the violence has been mostly gang related. They’re asking witnesses to come forward with information.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: August 23, 2016
Local businesses ban gang colours/clothing (North Bay, ON): With the goal of ensuring public safety in North Bay’s restaurants, bars and nightclubs, the North Bay Police Service (NBPS) today announces the launch of the “No Gang Colours/No Gang Clothing” initiative, a partnership with the local branch of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and participating local licenced establishments.
Source: North Bay Nugget Date: August 23, 2016
Pierce gang member: Cops won't stop me (Tacoma, WA): The Pierce County Sheriff's Office has seen an increase in gang activity around Parkland, Detective Ed Troyer says. There has been an uptick in shootings and gang graffiti, he said.
Source: KOMO News Date: August 23, 2016
Charging documents reveal possible gang affiliations in recent kidnapping case (Anchorage, AK): When the third suspect in a kidnapping and assault case was arraigned Tuesday afternoon, the charging documents against him and other suspects were unsealed and made public. Within the pages, the victim says her alleged kidnappers have gang affiliations and may be involved in recent Anchorage homicides.
Source: KTVA 11 News Date: August 23, 2016
Jury convicts two Fresno gang members in drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Two southwest Fresno gang members were convicted Tuesday in Fresno County Superior Court of felony charges in connection with the drive-by shooting and wounding of a 14-year-old boy as he tried to protect his younger brother in southwest Fresno last summer.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: August 23, 2016
Gang Task Force Working to Curb Violence in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): He smiles today, but at age 17, Vince Jones has seen more heartache, bloodshed and death than most people see in a lifetime. "I got into a lot of shootouts. It's not nice. It's not what people make it seem like on TV. It's no coming back from that,” said Vince, who joined a gang at age 15.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: August 23, 2016
Friends, former gang members recall slain vet who wanted to end violence (Chicago, IL): Abner Garcia taught Miguel Areola some lessons that probably saved his life, without ever resorting to lectures or scoldings. Areola, 19, said when he was a gangbanger, it was Garcia who asked him whether he wanted to treat violence as a career or as an enemy.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 22, 2016
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