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Man convicted in Toppenish gang shooting (Yakima, WA): A 25-year-old man faces decades in prison after being convicted Wednesday of attempted first-degree murder in a gang-related shooting in Toppenish.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 26, 2014
Portland's Gang Task Force Renamed Community Peace Collaborative (Portland, OR): Portland’s gang task force has changed its name. About 100 people in attendance Sept. 26, voted to rename the task force Community Peace Collaborative, with the tag line A Coalition for Violence Prevention and Achievement.
Source: The Skanner News Date: September 26, 2014
SLCPD nabs brothers in nightclub drive-by shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Police arrested two brothers in a suspected gang-related drive-by shooting outside a downtown Salt Lake City night club early Friday morning.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 26, 2014
21-year-old takes plea deal in shooting on Saginaw's East Side police say was gang related (Saginaw, MI): A 21-year-old likely will avoid prison time for his involvement in a May shooting on Saginaw's East Side. Jomar R. Barnes appeared before Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Sept. 15 and pleaded guilty to two felonies.
Source: MLive Date: September 26, 2014
Lawyers argue over juror anonymity in gang trial (Hammond, IN): A federal judge is expected to decide in the next week or two on whether the identities of jurors in the upcoming trial of an alleged leader in a notorious street gang should be kept secret.
Source: The Times Date: September 26, 2014
Ex-inmate describes life in Hawaii prison gang (Honolulu, HI): A man who served 20 years for robbery, kidnapping, assault and sexual assault describes some of the inner workings of a Hawaii prison gang.
Source: KITV 4 News Date: September 26, 2014
Gang member pleads guilty in 2010 homicides (Salinas, CA): A man involved in two 2010 homicides — one of which killed a 6-year-old boy — pleaded guilty to two counts of murder Friday, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: September 26, 2014
Police say five-on-one attack was gang-related (Simi Valley, CA): A Simi Valley man was attacked by five suspected gang members at around 9 p.m. Mon., Sept. 21 in the arroyo near the intersection of Erringer Road and Heywood Street.
Source: Simi Valley Acorn Date: September 26, 2014
Dorchester part of initiative to fight gangs and violent crime (Cambridge, MA): Dorchester County is among the areas where gang members were arrested and illegal drugs were seized between Memorial Day to Labor Day, during “Operation Summer Heat,” part of a larger gang and violent crime initiative run by the U.S. Marshals called “Operation Triple Beam.”
Source: The Star Democrat Date: September 26, 2014
Gang Members Possibly Behind Widespread Neighborhood Vandalism (Colorado Springs, CO): Vandals sprayed graffiti all over a Colorado Springs neighborhood sometime between late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning. Police believe gang members are behind the mess.
Source: KKTV 11 News Date: September 26, 2014
El Paso police Gang Unit arrests seven in robbery, assault (El Paso, TX): The El Paso police Gang Unit has arrested seven people in connection with a robbery and a beating in the Northeast and Central areas earlier this month, officials said Thursday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: September 26, 2014
17-year-old gang solicitor charged (Houston, TX): A simple walk through the Oak Leaf Village Apartments can be a nervous endeavor for parents keeping an eye on their kids. One of them, who asked not to be identified, shared her fears.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: September 26, 2014
Man allegedly involved in 2013 shooting jailed (Hanford, CA): Kings County Gang Task Force investigators said a man believed to be involved in a 2013 shooting in south Hanford was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of multiple felony charges that include being in the possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
Source: The Sentinel Date: September 26, 2014
Haverhill fights gang graffiti (Haverhill, MA): The fight against gang graffiti in the Mount Washington area is on. An anti-graffiti crew from the Essex County Sheriff’s Department has been working in that inner-city area to remove gang tags from homes and other buildings. Mount Washington has been targeted by police, who are trying to force gangs out of the area.
Source: The Eagle-Tribune Date: September 26, 2014
Chicago schools getting more Safe Passage workers (Chicago, IL): Another 15,000 students at 27 more Chicago public schools will be seeing Safe Passage workers in their neon vests on their way to and from school.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: September 25, 2014
City reacts to downtown shooting; seeks end to 'senseless' violence (Baltimore, MD): As Baltimore's mayor on Wednesday consoled the family of a hospital worker used as a human shield during a gang shooting downtown, elected officials and community activists called on the city to do more to combat gang violence.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 25, 2014
Gang-related incidents are on the rise, but exact numbers unknown (Marietta, GA): Gang violence is on the rise in Cobb County, and experts spoke to residents Wednesday night about why people join and ways to prevent children from joining.
Source: The Marietta Daily Journal Date: September 25, 2014
Fort Pierce wins federal grant to help battle gangs, crime in Lincoln Park (Fort Pierce, FL): The U.S. Department of Justice announced it is giving the city a $203,000 two-year grant so city leaders can take an alternative approach to helping gangs and youths involved in violent crimes turn their lives around.
Source: TC Palm Date: September 25, 2014
UW professor Vargas hopes to curb gang violence (Madison, WI): Robert Vargas, a sociology professor at University of Wisconsin, initially became interested in gang violence when he volunteered at a Latino youth group. He was driven to study the educational performance of the kids, but the students’ fear of a fast-approaching gang initiation was what caught his attention.
Source: The Badger Herald Date: September 25, 2014
Quincy Police: Graffiti Sign of Gang Activity (Tallahassee, FL): Police in Quincy say they're concerned about gang-related activities. The assistant chief calls recent graffiti tags plastered across parks and neighborhoods, a warning sign.
Source: WCTV News Date: September 25, 2014
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