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Gang crimes drop, other areas suffer (Wichita, KS): A change in police tactics has resulted in a substantial drop in gang crimes -- yet it has come at a price.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: January 10, 2007
Gang grant money awarded to Kinston and Lenoir County (Kinston and Lenoir County, NC): Kinston and Lenoir County were granted money to help fight against the rising gang problem. The Governor’s Crime Commission awarded $1.5 million in grants to 19 local law enforcement agencies to prevent or reduce gang activities in their communities.
Source: The New Bern Sun Journal Date: January 10, 2007
Two teen boys hit in drive-by shooting outside Grant High in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): Two teenage boys were wounded Tuesday outside a Van Nuys high school in what police said was a suspected gang-related shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 10, 2007
Federal authorities indict gang members on racketeering charges (Nashville, TN): Tenn. Federal prosecutors in Nashville announced today that 13 alleged members of a national street gang have been indicted on racketeering charges for their involvement in the murders of rival gang members.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: January 10, 2007
Cops, neighbors huddle on crime (Tarzana, CA): In an attempt to crack down on escalating gang crime in the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in the city, Los Angeles police are appealing to community leaders to help fill the gaps in crime-fighting.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: January 10, 2007
Gang shooting has neighborhood fearing for their safety (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men were recovering in the hospital after a gang related shooting in a central Corpus Christi neighborhood. Residents there now fear more retaliation is coming. Police said this is the third shooting in an ongoing battle between two rival gangs.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: January 8, 2007
Two fights believed to have gang connection (Ukiah, CA): Gang activity is steadily rising in Ukiah, according to local police. The two most recent incidents, believed to be related, occurred Friday night.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: January 8, 2007
Gang fight in Yonkers leaves 18-year-old dead, 15-year-old stabbed (Yonkers, NY): An 18-year-old man is dead and a 15-year-old boy stabbed after a gang fight broke out at a birthday party on the city's west side this weekend.
Source: The Journal News Date: January 8, 2007
Long Branch: Gangs are a US problem (Long Branch, NJ): With two gang-related murders in the city in the past two months, authorities say the problem is worsening and they are taking it seriously. To call it "gang warfare is probably hyperbolic," said city Public Safety Director William A. Richards.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 8, 2007
Gang-related activities on the rise in Provo (Provo, UT): "CG 13" stood out in bold black letters against the beige building. The tag was only four days old. Provo residents and BYU students didn't stop to look as they walked into Fat Cats bowling alley.
Source: BYU NewsNet Date: January 8, 2007
Leaders seek tougher laws on gang crime (Olympia, WA): Citing a statewide rise in gang activity, the Washington state Attorney General's Office is seeking tougher laws to crack down on gang-related crime. First, however, is the thorny issue of legally defining a criminal gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 7, 2007
Violent gangs increase presence in Shore area (Asbury Park, NJ): Riding around Asbury Park, it's easy to mistake the red and blue scrawlings on street signs, pizza shops, convenience stores and apartment row houses as everyday graffiti.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 7, 2007
Gang-related valley shooting wounds two men (Lake View Terrace, CA): A gang-related shooting in the Lake View Terrace area earlier Sunday left an 18-year-old man critically wounded and a 35- year-old man in stable condition at an area hospital, police said.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: January 7, 2007
Tulsa mayor calls for mentors to help solve city's gang problem (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor is calling on city residents to spend one hour each week mentoring at-risk children. The effort is part of Taylor's "Mentoring to the Max" proposal to fight Tulsa's growing problem with gangs.
Source: KTEN 10 News Date: January 6, 2007
James City sees more gang tags, police say (James City County, VA) : For police, the problem of graffiti has been around just about as long as teenagers and spray paint. But recently, James City County officers have noticed certain letters and symbols that hint at a problem greater than the scrawls and bubble letters' effects on community appearance.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 6, 2007
Sheriff vows to halt gang revival (Palm Beach County, FL): Sheriff Ric Bradshaw promised Friday not to let Palm Beach County become another Los Angeles or Miami - overrun with gang violence - but acknowledged the situation here is bigger and badder than ever before.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: January 6, 2007
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
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