9:29 am
Tue August 5, 2014

Social Media's Role in Violence, Investigation

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Police say Facebook and other tools aid investigations, but also allow gang members to communicate
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - In the days after 13-year-old Michael Day was shot and killed in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood, rumors were flying in the hallways of Loy Norrix High School about retaliation violence. But what concerned police even more was the chatter on Facebook.
6:25 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Benton Harbor Police Report Increase in Gang Activity

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Berrien County Crime Task Force is looking for ways to address problem
BENTON HARBOR - Gang activity in Benton Harbor has been around for years, but is increasing, said Benton Harbor Deputy Director of Police Services Dan McGinnis. And he said he needs help from residents to squash it before it escalates even more this summer.
6:31 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Battle Creek Police Say Gang Suppression Effort Paying Dividends

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Five member unit was formed in 2007
A community response, not just from the police, has reduced crime rates in Battle Creek, new figures show. "Battle Creek's downward trends are above the curve," Deputy Police Chief Jim Saylor said. "We are traveling faster. Something is working." In figures released by the department several categories of crime have declined over the past eight years.