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18% of city homicides gang-related (Denver, CO): Nearly one in five Denver homicides in the last eight years has been linked to gangs, records show. But the number could actually be higher because Denver police will only label a homicide a "gang case" if the suspect or the victim - or both - are known gang members.
Source: Rocky Mountain News Date: January 20, 2007
Graffiti under investigation by gang intelligence (Loudoun County, VA): Graffiti, discovered Tuesday on a building pillar in the 44300 block of Lightsey Ridge Terrace, is under investigation by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Gang Intelligence Unit.
Source: Leesburg Today Date: January 19, 2007
City seeks injunction against Mission gangs (San Francisco, CA): In the wake of a controversial, yet reportedly successful civil court order against members of a Bayview district street gang, the City Attorney’s Office is seeking at least one more similar injunction against gang members in the Mission.
Source: Examiner Date: January 19, 2007
DA's office seeking new gang injunctions in Escondido (Escondido, CA): Authorities hoping to clamp down on gang crime in the neighborhoods of central Escondido want to establish new restrictions on two of the city's gangs.
Source: North County Times Date: January 19, 2007
L.A. urged to alter gang tactics (Los Angeles, CA): Paramedics and firefighters have been shot at and threatened when responding to calls for medical help involving the city's gang violence, the head of the Los Angeles Fire Department said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 18, 2007
Police blame abduction, shooting on gang (Miami, FL): Six members of one of the world's deadliest gangs - the Mara Salvatrucha 13, or MS-13 - are behind an abduction and shooting from Monday night, Miami police say.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: January 18, 2007
State grants to help counter gangs (North Carolina): Sgt. Brandon Jones saw his first gang activity in Chatham County about two years ago when he investigated four young men accused of breaking into a house and stealing electronics near Siler City.
Source: The News & Observer Date: January 18, 2007
Four youths arrested after apparent gang fight (New York, NY): Two separate gang disputes have led to the severe beating of one boy, the stabbing of another and the arrest of four youths.
Source: WABC 7 Eyewitness News Date: January 18, 2007
Truce reached in racial turf war (Los Angeles, CA): Members of Harbor Gateway's 204th Street gang — which has a reputation for attacking blacks in their area — said Tuesday they have agreed to a truce and will open their neighborhood to all residents, including African Americans.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 17, 2007
L.A., county join to combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Touting new tactics to combat gang violence, Los Angeles city and county officials pledged Tuesday to create joint law enforcement teams in the San Fernando Valley, and city leaders proposed a $50-million tax increase to beef up anti-gang programs.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 17, 2007
Anti-gang bill targets grade-schoolers (Sacramento, CA): Amid increased concern about gang violence, a state lawmaker said Tuesday that he has introduced a measure that would begin anti-gang efforts in schools at an earlier stage - fourth to eighth grades, or 9 to 13 years old.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 17, 2007
Athens police work to stop new street gang after weekend beating (Athens, GA): Police are stepping up efforts to stop a newly identified street gang that is believed to have been involved in the weekend beating of a teenager.
Source: Ledger-Enquirer Date: January 17, 2007
Racial hate feeds a aang war's senseless killing (Los Angeles, CA): The Latino gang members were looking for a black person, any black person, to shoot, the police said, and they found one. Cheryl Green, perched near her scooter chatting with friends, was shot dead in a spray of bullets that left several other young people injured.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 17, 2007
Freeholders expand anti-gang violence effort (Howell, NJ): With gang violence growing in its seriousness for local law enforcement, the Ocean County Board of Freeholders pledged its help in expanding the county's anti-gang violence initiative.
Source: Tri-Town News Date: January 17, 2007
Help sought for gang problems (Denver, CO): With the spotlight back on the gang problem in Denver because of the high-profile homicide of Broncos player Darrent Williams, community leaders are asking for help.
Source: The Denver Post Date: January 17, 2007
Gang leaders call truce, while officials announce crackdown (Los Angeles, CA): The 204th Street gang remains in the sights of law enforcement officials, despite leaders agreeing to a cease fire in the racially split Harbor Gateway area.
Source: NBC 4 News Date: January 17, 2007
Charges filed after Collinsville gang fight (Collinsville, IL): A Fairmont City man has been charged in a gang-related stabbing at a dance party during the weekend.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: January 16, 2007
Sebastian wants help deterring gang action (Sebastian, FL): Police Chief Jim Davis said that while gang activity in the city seems to have slowed, he's hoping residents will help wipe it out.
Source: TCPalm Date: January 16, 2007
Soldier shot in Sylmar after gang confrontation (Sylmar, CA): In the third gang-related attack outside a San Fernando Valley high school in the last four months, a 19-year-old man was shot Tuesday outside Sylmar High School after reportedly laughing at gang members, police and witnesses said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 16, 2007
Police send letter to gang members in E. Oregon (Ontario, OR): Ontario police will send letters to people they view as criminal gang members, letting them know they're on to them. If suspected members want to contest the accusation, the letter tells them how.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 14, 2007
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