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Fresno Co. advised to get gang strategy (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County is home to 1.5% of the nation's gang members — five times the national average — and officials need to develop a five-year strategic plan to attack the problem, a grand jury report states.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 21, 2006
Task force would help fight gang violence, officials say (Utica, NY): City and school district officials pledged to work together to combat youth gangs and violence Wednesday night. Several officials at a meeting expressed interest in forming a task force with city police and the Oneida County District Attorney's Office to address what one expert called an emerging gang problem.
Source: The Observer-Dispatch Date: December 21, 2006
Gangs on our turf? Police study signs (North Carolina): Authorities across the Catawba Valley say they are noticing more signs of gang activity in recent months. Patrol officers say they see more graffiti scrawled across exposed walls of local businesses.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 21, 2006
Ventura County launches new effort to track gangs (Ventura County, CA): Prompted by rising gang crime in unincorporated areas, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved creation of a special sheriff's gang patrol.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 20, 2006
U.S. Attorney's office in Md. announces new anti-gang database (Baltimore, MD): Gang-Net, a new statewide database, will help law enforcement agencies across Maryland share data on gang activities, the U.S. Attorney's office announced Wednesday.
Source: The Baltimore Examiner Date: December 20, 2006
Buford Highway corridor focus of gang summit (Lawrenceville, GA): Education, not just law enforcement, is essential to combat the gang problems in Georgia, officials said at a summit in Atlanta Tuesday.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: December 20, 2006
Federal officials announce anti-gang efforts for Md., $50K for Chas. County (Baltimore, MD): The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced awards of more than $1.5 million to local jurisdictions and organizations in Maryland to combat gangs and gang violence in local neighborhoods, communities and schools, announced U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.
Source: Southern Maryland Online Date: December 20, 2006
Harford wins federal funding to take on gangs (Harford County, MD): The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Harford County $161,000 in grant funding to help county officials combat gang activity, county officials said Tuesday.
Source: Baltimore Business Journal Date: December 19, 2006
Police: Off-duty deputy exchanges gunfire with gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities reported Tuesday morning that an off-duty sheriff's deputy exchanged gunfire with a group of gang members in Van Nuys, wounding one of them.
Source: NBC 4 News Date: December 19, 2006
Vandals tag houses with gang signs (Cape Coral, FL): A string of Cape Coral homes have been marred with graffiti. While each home may not have been vandalized by the same person, officers with the Cape Coral Police Department say there is some sort of connection.
Source: NBC2 News Date: December 19, 2006
Scottsdale police use statewide database to track gang activity (Scottsdale, AZ): The difficult task of tracking gang activity is now a little easier for Scottsdale police. For the past several months, the city's detectives and gang liaison officers have been using a statewide database to chronicle gang-related crimes - everything from fights to graffiti.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: December 19, 2006
Police say gang activity rising in Springfield (Springfield, OR): Police say gang activity is on the rise in this southern Willamette Valley city and recently reached a new level when two teenagers allegedly robbed a woman at knifepoint outside the Springfield Library.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 18, 2006
Police seek five suspects in brothers' stabbings (Azusa, CA): Police are looking for five men who chased and stabbed two brothers in a suspected gang-related attack over the weekend.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: December 18, 2006
Assailants in killings called gang members (Los Angeles, CA): Gang members are responsible for two homicides over the weekend, authorities confirmed Monday. On Sunday evening, a 30-year old North Hollywood man was gunned down outside his residence in the 7000 Block of Fulton Avenue.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: December 18, 2006
Fresno Bulldog gang wweep nets 17 arrests (Fresno, CA): Police are once again going after Bulldog gang members. Officers called Saturday night's the biggest sweep ever, making arrests at several different locations around the city.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: December 17, 2006
Fresno High bans gang colors (Fresno, CA): Stash that red shirt at the back of the closet if you go to Fresno High School. The school has banned students from wearing solid red and royal-blue clothing on campus after a series of confrontations between groups of students wearing those colors, Fresno High Principal Bob Reyes said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 17, 2006
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
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