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DOJ grant of $600,000 will fund Eleven:45 and a street crime prosecutor (Multnomah County, OR): Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office has landed a $600,000 grant from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, part of the Department of Justice. The three-year grant will give $45,000 a year to Eleven:45, the church-led youth violence prevention initiative.
Source: The Skanner News Date: September 28, 2012
East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks issues 'anti-gang' dress code: bans royal blue or bright red colors for men, teens (East St. Louis, IL): In an effort to deter violence, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks announced a slew of severe rules — such as a ban on red or blue clothing for males — that critics argue may infringe on constitutional rights.
Source: New York Daily News Date: September 28, 2012
West Island street gang leader Jonathan Klor gets 14-year sentence (Montreal, QC): A street gang leader who admitted to trying to murder three of his rivals says he plans to use the years ahead of him behind bars to better himself.
Source: The Gazette Date: September 28, 2012
Providence gang associate, two others charged in drug-dealing scheme (Providence, RI): An associate of the Providence Street Boys gang and two other young men were charged with drug-dealing and gun possession after a police raid Thursday evening.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: September 28, 2012
Member of 'Obama Boyz' gang charged in St. Louis shootings (St. Louis, MO): A St. Louis teen who authorities say is a member of a gang called the "Obama Boyz" has been charged with two shootings on Saturday.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: September 28, 2012
Man wounded in gang-related Harbor Gateway shooting (Los Angeles, CA): An 18-year-old man wounded in what police suspect was a gang-related drive-by shooting in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles was hospitalized in critical condition Friday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: September 28, 2012
Motorist shot dead in gang-related attack in Sun Valley, police say (Los Angeles, CA) : Authorities Friday identified a motorist who was fatally shot in Sun Valley during a possibly gang-related confrontation with another driver, who remained at large.
Source: NorthHollywood-TolucaLakePatch Date: September 28, 2012
Dozens of known gang members arrested, 29 face indictments (Chattanooga, TN): Several known gang members and other violent offenders are now locked up, some facing major time in prison. It is all a part of the crackdown on Chattanooga gang activity by federal, state and local law enforcement.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 28, 2012
Graffiti report leads to four gang arrests (Duluth, GA): A report of graffiti at a Shell gas station in Duluth this week ended in the arrest of four known members of a street gang with deep roots in metro Atlanta, police said.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: September 28, 2012
Teen charged in gang drive by shooting (San Juan, TX): San Juan police said the teen arrested following a drive by shooting between rival gangs on Thursday morning is not cooperating with police.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: September 28, 2012
Two men arrested in shootings that killed pair in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): Two Anaheim men have been arrested in connection with what is believed to have been a gang-related shooting that left two men dead, police said Friday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 28, 2012
Four City residents charged with robbery (Michigan City, IN): Michigan City police arrested four people for Class B felony robbery and Class D felony criminal gang activity after an incident near Salem Court Apartments.
Source: The News Dispatch Date: September 28, 2012
Some cry foul over East St. Louis clothing ban (East St. Louis, IL): Of all the new restrictions Mayor Alvin Parks enacted this week to battle youth violence, the most controversial is limiting what colors male residents can wear.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: September 28, 2012
Longtime youth volunteer shot dead in South L.A.'s Harvard Park (Los Angeles, CA): For Patrick Caruthers, Harvard Park was like a second home. It was at the South L.A. park where he played soccer as a child, and where his passion for basketball later flourished. It was where the 19-year-old spent countless hours as a youth volunteer.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 27, 2012
Illinois man gets 85 years for killing teen playing video games (Joliet, IL): A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 85 years in prison for the January 2011 murder of a 14-year-old boy who was playing video games in his home when he was shot to death.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat Date: September 27, 2012
Feds to announce new crackdown on Syracuse gangs (Syracuse, NY): Federal prosecutors are set to reveal details of a new initiative in the ongoing effort to combat gang violence in Syracuse. U.S. Attorney Richard Hartunian (har-TOO’-nee-ihn) has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon at his office in Syracuse to release details of the plan.
Source: Utica Observer-Dispatch Date: September 27, 2012
Latin Kings’ member acquitted of murder, found guilty of racketeering (Chicago, IL): A federal jury convicted a Chicago man conspiring to deal large amounts of drugs as part of the Latin Kings street gang in Northwest Indiana and Illinois.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 27, 2012
Stockton gang members talk about gang life, reducing violence in Stockton (Stockton, CA): Joining a gang starts with a violent initiation, but getting out of a gang could be a death sentence. "When you drop out of a gang, you're less protected, but you still have all of your enemies," said The Barber, a former member of the Northerners gang, a street branch of the Nortenos.
Source: News10 Date: September 27, 2012
Two teens beaten during gang-related dispute (Janesville, WI): Two teens were injured during a gang-related incident Wednesday night. Janesville police were dispatched at 10:32 p.m. for a disturbance in the parking lot at 600 W. Milwaukee St. But upon arrival, and after checking the area, police found two 16-year-old Janesville boys near the intersection of McKinley and Locust Streets, said Sgt. Aaron Ellis.
Source: GazetteXtra Date: September 27, 2012
The graffiti code breaker (Indianapolis, IN) : To mark their territory and warn off rivals, 21st-century gangsters still depend on the street language of graffiti. "Graffiti is a big part of how gangs tell their story and pick their turf," says Steven Schafer, a detective in the criminal gang unit of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
Source: Discover Magazine Date: September 27, 2012
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