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AG: Attack gang violence with innovation, as well as funding (Boston, MA): A rise in gang violence and shootings is shattering the peace in communities nationwide. Promising more funding for anti-gang programs, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said law enforcement and community leaders can serve as the "shot heard around the world" by partnering to halt youth violence.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: December 16, 2006
Police: Gang from upscale neighborhoods wreaks havoc (Richmond, VA): A gang of teenagers and young adults from affluent families and upscale neighborhoods is responsible for vandalism, robberies and at least a dozen violent assaults over the last year and a half, Richmond authorities said.
Source: Daily Press Date: December 16, 2006
Chandler takes aim at renewed gang activity (Chandler, AZ): New condos, fine restaurants, art shows and a flurry of municipal projects are putting downtown Chandler on the map. So is an upsurge in gang violence.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: December 16, 2006
Gonzales seeks place for 'a child's dreams' (Washington, DC): Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales yesterday said communities poisoned by drugs, gangs, gun crime and violence are no place for "a child's dreams to flourish," and that the Justice Department is determined to help prevent America's youth from joining gangs.
Source: The Washington Times Date: December 16, 2006
Authorities gather in effort to control gangs (Providenec, RI): For the sixth time in three years, representatives from nearly three dozen federal, state and local law enforcement agencies gathered at the city's Public Safety Complex yesterday to share strategies for dealing with criminal activity associated with gangs.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 16, 2006
Report list steps torward gang prevention (Tulsa, OK): Fixing up neighborhoods, putting more mentors in every school and increasing the number of halfway homes for youth that teach life skills, such as how to cook and balance a checkbook, are some keys to stemming Tulsa's gang problem, according to a report released Thursday.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: December 15, 2006
Authorities conduct street gang sweep (Staunton, VA): Under the cover of darkness, local police working with federal agents arrested 17 people Thursday on drug, gun and gang charges.
Source: The News Leader Date: December 15, 2006
Gang report offers ideas (Tulsa, OK): A report released Thursday contains a sprawling collection of ideas for fighting Tulsa's violent gang problems.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 15, 2006
Expert: gangs looking to infiltrate Morris towns (Dover, NJ): While Morris County may not have a gang problem, there definitely is a presence, Duane Dyson, chairman of the Violence Protection Institute, told residents gathered at town hall Thursday night for a gang awareness seminar.
Source: Daily Record Date: December 15, 2006
Baltimore committee releases report on gangs, aims to combat problem (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore has about 2,600 known gang members and 170 criminal street gangs, according to a new report from the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.
Source: The Baltimore Examiner Date: December 15, 2006
Police charge 19 after probe of street gang, sale of drugs (Franklin, NJ): A two-month investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine and heroin by the "Bounty Hunter Bloods" street gang resulted in charges against 19 people - many of them teenagers - and the seizure of cocaine, heroin, a handgun, ammunition, documents, photographs and literature about the gang, officials said.
Source: Daily Record Date: December 15, 2006
Senate task force targets gangs (Columbia, SC): A key state Senate panel introduced legislation Wednesday designed to fight gangs, gang activity and a rising tide of violent crime.
Source: The State Date: December 14, 2006
City will get $100,000 to combat gang violence (Canby, OR): State legislators have approved $100,000 to help Canby police fight gang violence and crime.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 14, 2006
Rancho keeps crews from becoming gangs (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): Truancy. Graffiti. Fights. These are not necessarily hallmarks of gang activity in schools, but administrators say they are problems that need to be nipped in the bud before they become associated with established gangs.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: December 14, 2006
Quick work breaks gang robbery (Beverly, MA): Members of a nationally recognized street gang are accused of forcing a 16-year-old Beverly girl to rob a downtown convenience store while she was masked and carrying a loaded sawed off shotgun.
Source: Beverly Citizen Date: December 14, 2006
Chandler to add cops on gang beat (Chandler, AZ): As Chandler street gangs are beefing up their numbers, the police force has decided it will, too, by reinforcing its gang unit.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: December 14, 2006
Elk Grove takes on gangs (Elk Grove, CA): Families poured into Elk Grove in the last decade in search of more affordable housing and better schools.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 13, 2006
How do law officials define gang members? (Salem, OR): A gang member commits a crime, but police don't consider the incident gang-related. Someone is listed by one police agency as a gang member but not by another.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: December 13, 2006
Police: Three gang members taken off streets (Lawrenceville, GA): Gwinnett County police last week assisted a federal law enforcement agency in arresting two members of the 18th Street Gang, and a third member was arrested during a routine traffic stop.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: December 13, 2006
Gang signs increase in Upland (Upland, CA): In Joe Padilla's part of town, things are getting worse. The 12th Avenue resident is one block away from the "focus point" and revitalization project in the southeast quadrant, an area filled with low-income apartment complexes and impressionable youth.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: December 13, 2006
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