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Holly Square barricades to come down (Denver, CO): The Holly Square barricades in Park Hill will be removed within the next few weeks after the community voted to move forward with new designs for the area presented at a meeting on Monday.
Source: The Denver Post Date: August 12, 2014
Citizens get overview of gangs in North Carolina (Pinehurst, NC): Gangs have been operating "under the radar" for years in North Carolina, and they are continue to evolve, affecting every race and socio-economic category in North Carolina. That was one of the main messages delivered to several dozen people, including police officers and civilians, presentation, "Gangs 101" Monday night at the Grand Ballroom of the Pinehurst Resort.
Source: The Pilot Date: August 12, 2014
Oswego police arrest trio on felony drug charges (Oswego, NY): On Monday, the Oswego City Police Departments Anti-Crime Team (ACT) conducted an investigation into the illegal possession and sales of heroin within the city of Oswego.
Source: Oswego County Today Date: August 12, 2014
Townsend gang injunction in Santa Ana is subject of a court hearing Wednesday (Santa Ana, CA): A hearing is scheduled Wednesday morning on a preliminary injunction against Santa Ana's Townsend Gang, the 13th Orange County street gang to face such sanctions.
Source: OC Weekly Date: August 12, 2014
Consultants to tackle gang, gun violence in York (York, PA): Local officials are looking to bring in outside perspectives to help the York County reduce criminal recidivism as well as youth gun and gang violence. Pending grant approval from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, York's Criminal Justice Advisory Board plans to contract two consultants to assist the group working toward a solution for repeat and youth crime, said April Billet-Barclay, director of probation services.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: August 12, 2014
DA: More jail time could be answer to curbing violence (Easton, PA) : An eruption of gun violence in Easton has police on the move, residents calling for action, and the district attorney calling for change. Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli says he would like to see offenders of violent crimes not be eligible for parole or at least stay in jail during the time he calls a persons' criminal years.
Source: WFMZ 69 News Date: August 12, 2014
Hesperia men accused of gang, gun charges (Hesperia, CA): A pair of suspected gang members pleaded not guilty to felony charges Tuesday after they allegedly shot at a parked vehicle in a driveway on 8th Avenue while a family was asleep inside the home, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Hubbard said.
Source: Daily Press Date: August 12, 2014
Police: Jersey City gang member attacked man with baseball bat (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who police say has ties to a street gang has been charged with attacking a man with a baseball bat and endangering the welfare of three children, authorities said today.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: August 12, 2014
Gang brawlers get mixed sentences (Walla Walla, WA): Three men involved in a fight between rival gangs at the Walla Walla Farmers Co-op Cenex convenience store were sentenced Monday in Walla Walla County Superior Court.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: August 12, 2014
History of the Barrio 18 gang (Miami, FL): Mexican migrants from Southern California formed the Barrio 18 group in the 1960s. The group got organized into the Mara-18 in the 1980s in Los Angeles.
Source: WPLG Local 10 News Date: August 12, 2014
Downtown Sioux Falls coffee shop hit with gang graffiti (Sioux Falls, SD): Starbucks customers got a taste of more than just coffee downtown today. They also saw graffiti on the outside of the building. Sioux Falls police say the graffiti is likely gang-related. Officer Sam Clemens said tagging is relatively common among gangs in town, but that's generally as far as they go.
Source: KSFY News Date: August 12, 2014
Gang prevention program funded by Board of Education (Brunswick County, NC): Local law enforcement and education officials left an Aug. 5 Brunswick County Board of Education meeting feeling great about G.R.E.A.T. Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Maj. Brian Sanders made a presentation to the board about the county's Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program, an evidence-based and effective gang and violence prevention program built around school-based, law enforcement officer-instructed classroom curricula.
Source: The Brunswick Beacon Date: August 12, 2014
Sheriff's staff gave away key evidence in drug gang murder case (Rochester, NY): Francisco "Cisco" Santos was a small-time drug dealer facing a big problem. He got on the wrong side of the wrong people – leaders of one of the most violent drug gangs in Western New York.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 11, 2014
Shots fired outside NE Portland bar is latest incident of gang violence (Portland, OR): Police responded to shots fired in a Northeast Portland neighborhood Saturday morning. It's the latest incident of gang violence, which numbers show has increased this summer.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 11, 2014
Family challenges gang ties for man slain in downtown attack (San Jose, CA): The family of a man slain in an apparent gang attack in downtown San Jose is challenging implications that he was gang affiliated, describing instead a man chasing careers in music and acting who had the bad luck of coming across the wrong people -- including a 14-year-old now being tried for murder -- on a fateful night in July.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 11, 2014
From reunion to reality: Honduran family navigates new life after a decade of separation (Miami, FL): The mother arrived early at Miami International Airport, pacing the baggage claim hall until, at last, she spotted her. Denia Zelaya had last seen her eldest daughter nearly 10 years earlier. On an early morning in 2004, she kissed Anita's head as the girl slept, then slipped out of her family's house.
Source: Star Tribune Date: August 11, 2014
Get tougher on human trafficking, top prosecutors say (San Diego, CA): The district attorneys of San Diego and Riverside counties joined a state senator Monday to urge passage of bills to treat human trafficking crimes committed by gang members with the same severity as other gang offenses, and to streamline prosecution of human trafficking.
Source: Times of San Diego Date: August 11, 2014
Bloods gang members indicted in two deaths in DeKalb (DeKalb County, GA): Four members of the Bloods street gang were indicted Monday on charges that they killed a witness who saw them fatally shoot an innocent bystander, a shooting that was soon followed by a retaliatory attack that left a baby dead.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 11, 2014
Man charged with gang-related attempted murder in Anderson County (Clinton, TN): A Powell man was arrested Saturday for what Anderson County officials are calling a gang-related attempted murder.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: August 11, 2014
Millville police release info in alleged gang members (Millville, NJ): In Millville Monday, police revealed the identities and outlined the charges against six men believed to be key players in the "Sex, Money, Murder" set of the Bloods street gang, men they zeroed in on after a June homicide.
Source: WMGM NBC 40 Date: August 11, 2014
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