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Southold cops, schools detail new programs at anti-gang forum (Southhold, NY): More cops, more outreach, more communication and more school programs to target at-risk youth.
Source: The Suffolk Times Date: December 11, 2014
Shooting Victim in the Bronx Was Mistaken for Gang Member, Police Say (Bronx, NY): Dune Janelle Jacobs left her apartment in the north Bronx on a cold night last week in search of a quick bite to eat. But Ms. Jacobs, the police said, unwittingly stepped into a gang war and the cross hairs of a gunman who believed he had spotted his target.
Source: The New York Times Date: December 11, 2014
Feds Target Members of 'Hazard' Gang in Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA): More than two dozen suspected members of a gang that terrorized a housing project for a half century and controlled drug dealing in an East Los Angeles neighborhood were arrested Wednesday on charges related to a federal racketeering indictment.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: December 10, 2014
12 years for dealer who filmed himself selling drugs in front of child (New Orleans, LA): A 21-year-old gang member who videotaped himself selling drugs -- with a toddler only inches away -- was sentenced to a dozen years in prison for his role in violent Hollygrove street gang.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: December 10, 2014
14 defendants in East Palo Alto 'Operation Sunny Day' gang indictments plead not guilty (Redwood City, CA): Fourteen defendants indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 10, 2014
3 arrested in Fresno shooting that critically wounded 16-year-old girl (Fresno, CA): Three gang members wanted in the Nov. 30 shooting of a 16-year-old honors student in the 600 block of North College Avenue in central Fresno were arrested Wednesday during a large law enforcement sweep, Fresno police Sgt. David Ramsey said.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 10, 2014
Gang Injunction Issued Against FAM Mob (Memphis, TN): The city’s third gang injunction was announced during a press conference this afternoon outside Ridgecrest Apartments in Frayser. According to the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office, both Ridgecrest and Greenbriar Apartments are places where members of FAM Mob, a Memphis-based street gang, frequent.
Source: Memphis Flyer Date: December 10, 2014
Anti-violence strategist: gang activity in suburbs increasing (Atlanta, GA): Arthur Powell’s journey to becoming a life skills coach and anti-gang advocate began when he was 24. A member of Atlanta’s notorious I Refuse Posse, he participated in the armed robbery of a Sandy Springs fast food restaurant in October 1993.
Source: NeighborNewspapers.com Date: December 10, 2014
Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: The State Date: December 10, 2014
Arrests made in possible gang-related incident (Winder, GA): City of Winder police responded to a report of a possible shooting On Nov. 30, on Lily Drive in Winder. When officers arrived at the location, they spoke with a resident who at first did not want to cooperate, but did show Facebook posts between a neighbor and a male subject with both parties claiming “Hardigree” as their territory with several references to “bloods” and both parties threatening to fight each other.
Source: Barrow Journal Date: December 10, 2014
Fourteen plead not guilty to gang indictments (Palo Alto, CA): Fourteen defendants, indicted in March for crimes related to their alleged involvement with East Palo Alto gangs, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges including murder, assault, narcotics trafficking and robbery, prosecutors said.
Source: Palo Alto Online Date: December 10, 2014
‘Leave the gang or go to jail’ (Beaumont, TX): Members of the Surenos-13 gang in Port Arthur will soon face heavy jail time for engaging in gang activity, even for actions that aren’t specifically illegal, like wearing gang colors and throwing up gang signs.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: December 10, 2014
Nearly 300 arrested in Fresno police gang operation (Fresno, CA): Nearly 300 people were arrested in a massive city wide gang operation aimed at targeting Fresno's most violent criminals. The chief says police haven't seen this type of crime increase in years. Officers are hitting the streets and while they've got a long way to go they say they've made some good progress.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: December 10, 2014
13 Gang Members Indicted on Racketeering, Murder Charges: Officials (New York, NY): Federal agents and Yonkers police made a series of arrests early Wednesday in connection with the takedown of a violent Yonkers-based street gang commonly known as GMF, law enforcement officials tell NBC New York.
Source: NBC New York Date: December 10, 2014
Chester supervisor asks SLED for help with gangs; sheriff says butt out (Chester County, SC): Chester County Supervisor Carlisle Roddey and the County Council – which rebuffed Sheriff Alex Underwood’s request for money to fight gangs last week and is at odds with the sheriff – has now asked the state to send agents to Chester to fight gangs.
Source: Rock Hill Herald Date: December 10, 2014
Ottawa police assign more officers to probe record-high shootings (Ottawa, ON): Ottawa police are nearing a 50 per cent increase in reported shootings this year after an explosion of gun violence in the past five days.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 9, 2014
'Hybrid' gangs pop up in Savannah (Savannah, GA): Gang violence is a problem the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police is now publicly acknowledging after a recent string of shootings, many of which investigators believe are related to drug and gang violence. After speaking with experts and digging into social media accounts, just because local gangs aren't your traditional bloods or crips doesn't mean they aren't dangerous.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: December 9, 2014
SCMPD investigating rising drug, gang crime (Savannah, GA): From identifying gang activity to finding higher numbers of illicit drugs on the streets of Savannah, police investigators are searching for ways to turn crime problems around in the city.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: December 9, 2014
Third arrest made in Henrico gang crackdown (Henrico, VA): A third man is under arrest in connection with a gang crackdown in Henrico County following several violent home invasions. 21-year-old Trevon Baker is charged with hazing, gang participation, and gang recruitment.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: December 9, 2014
Compton Community Desperate for Peace After Teen's Shooting (Compton, CA): The shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Compton Sunday afternoon has some in the community claiming racial tensions have continued to pour onto city streets, while his family and friends searched for answers.
Source: NBC Los Angeles Date: December 9, 2014
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