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Police chief: Teen shooting could be gang-related (Chester, SC): Investigators released new information Sunday about the shooting death of a Chester teen. Police Chief Andre Williams told Channel 9 Robert Graham,17, admitted to investigators he fatally shot Shyheim Kennedy, 16, on July 16. Chief Williams also said Sunday he believes the shooting was gang-related.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: July 20, 2014
Keeping kids out of gangs (Augusta, GA): Everyone wants to belong, but the search for protection and care can sometimes land teens in the wrong group. Gang activity is on the rise, and one man is making it his mission to help kids find another way.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: July 20, 2014
Can math stop murder? (Chicago, IL): It was an unusual encounter from the start. On a cold evening in February, Chicago police officer Maria Peña knocked on the door of a house in one of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods. She wanted to talk to a leader of the Latin Kings, a gang on the city's South Side, as well as his mother.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: July 20, 2014
Shootings target two locations, detectives suspect gang activity (Ardmore, OK) : "Once again no one wants to come forward and tell us what happened," Capt. Kevin Norris, Ardmore Police Department Criminal Investigation Division, said Saturday as he talked about two overnight shootings that sprayed bullets at two southeast side locations damaging a car, residence and injuring one person.
Source: The Daily Ardmoreite Date: July 20, 2014
Manchester chief turns to community to help fight gangs (Manchester, NH): Police Chief David Mara acknowledges police are dealing with at least two youth gangs in the city. So far, no one has been killed and Mara is working to keep it that way.
Source: New Hampshire Union Leader Date: July 20, 2014
Proposed legislation puts illegal immigrant children at risk, advocates say (Salt Lake City, UT): There are eight children in Catholic Community Services of Utah's foster care program who crossed the U.S.-Mexican border unaccompanied. They are teenagers who fled Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico to escape impoverished, gang-infested countries with corrupt governments.
Source: KSL News Date: July 19, 2014
Cops, community must work to end brazen shootings experts say (Ottawa, ON): Gunfire rings out and the bullets fly into homes, cars, businesses and -- four times in as many weeks -- human flesh. A known drug dealer shot twice in the legs Thursday on Horsdal Pvt. in the south end was just the latest.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: July 19, 2014
Soledad gang leader gets 42 years for shooting deaths of two former members (Soledad, CA): The head of a criminal street gang in Soledad was sentenced Friday to 42 years in prison in the murders of two men in 2008 and 2010, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: July 19, 2014
Members of 'P-K' Street Crew charged after racketeering investigation (Chicago, IL): Five people are facing Super Class X Felony charges following a nearly year-long racketeering investigation into the alleged misdeeds of a West Side organized crime street crew, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: July 19, 2014
Violent crime, gang task force operation nets 20 arrests (Jackson, TN): The Multi-Jurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force conducted operations in the Jackson-Madison County on Friday and into the early morning hours of today.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: July 19, 2014
San Luis Obispo County gangs: a real problem or just politics? (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Does San Luis Obispo County have a gang problem? It's a simple question with no simple answer. A supposed increase in local street gang activity became a talking point during the recent county district attorney election and at a county Board of Supervisors meeting in April when its Anti-Gang Coordinating Commission presented a five-year progress report.
Source: The Tribune Date: July 19, 2014
Gangs: History of gang activity in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): Street gangs have existed in San Luis Obispo County since the 1960s. The county has been historically populated by Sureño-related gangs, an umbrella term that describes loosely affiliated members who trace their origins to Southern California, according to a March report on transnational gangs published by the California Department of Justice.
Source: The Tribune Date: July 19, 2014
A growing problem (Statesboro, GA): Reports of graffiti, increased crime and the arrests of suspects with admitted gang connections have local law enforcement keeping a close eye on a growing problem.
Source: Statesboro Herald Date: July 19, 2014
US training Central Americans to preempt gang threat (Washignton, DC): The community activists, social workers, and police officers from six Central American countries and the U.S. who had arrived in the nation's capital the previous day were now assembled at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building next door to the White House. Chatting in Spanish and English, they waited for the official start of a two-week training program with an innovative approach to dealing with the problem of transnational gangs.
Source: Latin American Herald Tribune Date: July 19, 2014
Man killed in gang-related Long Beach shooting identified (Long Beach, CA): A 25-year-old Long Beach man was shot and killed while standing outside of a home Friday afternoon in what police are calling a gang-related homicide has been identified.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: July 19, 2014
Children learn gangs 'don't lead to any good' (Jackson, TN): Leartis Partee is one of the Jackson fifth-graders who completed the anti-gang Phoenix Curriculum this year, and he and other participants were honored Saturday at Conger Park in Jackson.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: July 19, 2014
Gang report puts numbers to perceptions (Durham, NC): A 2013 city survey found more than three-quarters of residents think Durham has a gang problem, but a recent assessment of gang presence in Durham puts numbers to the perception. According to the 2014 Gang Assessment gang members were involved in less than 1 in 20 reported crimes from 2009-12. And many Durham gangs are loosely organized, with members able to leave one gang and join another in some cases.
Source: The Durham News Date: July 18, 2014
Mayor Walsh targets gang members for jobs (Boston, MA): Mayor Martin J. Walsh is using his union connections to place so-called gang "impact players" and other at-risk kids into apprenticeship programs, in an innovative push officials hope will get known troublemakers off the street and on the fast track to well-paying jobs.
Source: Boston Herald Date: July 18, 2014
Three arrested on federal murder charges (White Plains, NY): Three Westchester County men, members of a Yonkers street gang, have been charged with gunning down a rival gang member.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: July 18, 2014
Kinston Chief addresses uptick in crime (Kinston, NC): There's a spike in crime right now in the city of Kinston; from random shootings to gang violence. People want to know what police are doing to keep them safe.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: July 18, 2014
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