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Oceanside officer's shooting focuses attention back on gangs (Oceanside, CA): While police say gang violence has been on a downturn in the city over the past year, the recent slaying of an Oceanside police officer by an alleged gang member has focused the community's attention back on gangs.
Source: North County Times Date: January 6, 2007
Sebastian police take on gangs (Sebastian, FL): Police Chief Jim Davis has a message to city residents concerned about recent gang activity in Sebastian.
Source: Press Journal Date: January 6, 2007
Brawl prompts restrictions (Potomac, MD): Administrators at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac said yesterday that they will enforce restrictions on certain types of clothing and other items associated with gangs, in response to a fight at the academically prestigious school that injured a student and a security staff employee and led police to charge four students with assault.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 5, 2007
City seeks injunction against local gang (Whittier, CA): City officials have advanced their effort to secure an injunction against Whittier's oldest and largest gang, Whittier Varrio Locos, in one of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 5, 2007
Four area PD's to share $100,000 gang grant (Dunn, NC): The Dunn City Council authorized the police department to accept a state grant to prevent gang violence at last night's council meeting.
Source: Dunn Daily Record Date: January 5, 2007
Gang unit rounds up offenders Friday (Nashville, TN): In an effort to make Nashville's neighborhoods safer, the Metro Police Department's revamped gang unit is rounding up gang members Friday night. This year twice as many detectives are targeting gang activity.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: January 5, 2007
LA mayor seeks federal aid to combat gangs (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Wednesday appealed to U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales for additional funding and prosecutorial help to combat rising gang-related crime, kicking off what officials say will be a yearlong push to tackle one of the region's most intractable problems.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 4, 2007
Rialto's anti-crime efforts continue (Rialto, CA): Police work on East Jackson Street didn't end last St. Patrick's Day after 60 officers descended there and made more than a dozen arrests
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 4, 2007
Drastic measures urged to rid area of gangs (Lancaster, CA): Amid growing concerns that gang activity is damaging the quality of life in Lancaster and a recent violent crime surge that has left some area residents unnerved, Councilman Ron Smith said Thursday that he will recommend the city explore desperate measures.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 4, 2007
Paint by numbers: Possible gangland graffiti hits Woodlawn neigborhood (Woodlawn, OR): Graffiti has long been used to mark territory, post challenges, publish slogans, and broadcast personal expression. But when it starts turning up in a gentrifying neighborhood en masse, residents worry.
Source: Willamette Week Date: January 4, 2007
Tulsa mayor pushes mentoring plan to address crime, gangs (Tulsa, OK): Mayor Kathy Taylor is urging Tulsans to become mentors to at-risk children and teens to address crime and gang activity in the city.
Source: Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise Date: January 3, 2007
Crime dips for fifth year in LA; gang-related incidents increase (Los Angeles, CA): Crime in the city dropped for a fifth straight year, but gang violence spiked 14 percent in 2006, according to preliminary police statistics released Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 2, 2007
Chasing gangs out of town (Fontana, CA): They've deployed various weapons in their arsenal to combat homegrown terrorists. They've lost some battles, but Fontana police seem to be winning the war against gangs.
Source: The Sun Date: January 2, 2007
Young teens drawn to violence (Los Angeles, CA): Teens - particularly Latino boys - are joining street gangs at ever-younger ages, and police and community activists are scrambling to create more diversion programs to stem the growing violence.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 2, 2007
Gang task force arrests 18 (Visalia, CA): Officers from five separate local and state agencies swept through Visalia and four other Tulare County communities in a four-day operation ending Monday, making 18 arrests of suspects accused of engaging in a variety of illegal activities, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit announced Monday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 2, 2007
SB County shows gains against street gangs (San Bernardino County, CA): Prosecutors may be doing their part to rid communities of gang crime, but the war against street gangs is not over, San Bernardino County officials said.
Source: The Sun Date: January 1, 2007
Troubling trend in slayings (San Jose, CA): While many major cities saw dramatic spikes in slayings last year, San Jose's homicide rate remained comparatively small and flat - there were two more. But within the city's soothing statistic lies a pattern that has echoed ominously like gunfire throughout the country: Gang slayings are up.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 1, 2007
Hazleton takes aim at gangs (Hazleton, PA): The spray paint streaked across the wall would have been little more than a nuisance, but their message conveyed more.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: January 1, 2007
Drug feud fuels increase in slayings for '06 (Chicago, IL): A drug-fueled feud on the West Side contributed to a slight rise in the number of homicides in Chicago in 2006, after three years of declining murders that included a 25 percent drop in 2004.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 1, 2007
Changes in sheriff's gang unit prompting department debate (Los Angeles County, CA): Sheriff's officials want the detectives who investigate gang-related crimes to spend more time on the streets and less time behind their desks.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 1, 2007
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