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Man killed in possible gang-related shooting in Lawndale (Lawndale, CA): A man was shot and killed Thursday evening in Lawndale in what Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating as a possible gang-related slaying.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 29, 2011
Two Albany teens accused of gang beating (Albany, GA): Two people are in jail tonight accused of beating an Albany teen in a suspected gang-related attack.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 29, 2011
Gang-related arrests soar in wake of South SF triple homicide (South San Francisco, CA): Police efforts to prevent shootings like the triple homicide that shocked South San Francisco last December resulted in 118 gang-related arrests in the city during 2011.
Source: KCBS News Date: December 29, 2011
City sees drop in murder rate, but not in South Side’s Englewood (Chicago, IL): If you look at Englewood, you might think violence is spiraling out of control in Chicago. Week after week, the South Side neighborhood has been ground zero for harrowing crimes like Tuesday’s mass shooting at a fast-food restaurant that left two dead and five wounded.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 29, 2011
Lubbock murder suspects arrested in Abilene (Abilene, TX): Two alleged gang members accused of killing an employee at a Lubbock pizza parlor were caught in Abilene on Tuesday night, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News Date: December 28, 2011
Gang connection to face stomping case (Hamilton County, TN): Details of gang violence, not involving a weapon, came out this morning in Hamilton County Sessions Court.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: December 28, 2011
Salinas gang killings down again (Salinas, CA): If current totals hold through Saturday, gang-related homicides in Salinas will have declined for the third year in a row, police records show. As few as nine gang-related slayings were reported this year as of Tuesday, down from 15 in 2010 and a record-setting 29 in 2009.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 28, 2011
Last man in gang execution headed for court (Lackawanna County, PA): Tonie Future, the last member of a street gang that executed a man linked to another gang, is expected to enter a guilty plea in Lackawanna County Court today that could send him to prison for 35 to 70 years but spare him from a potential life sentence if he went to trial and was convicted.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: December 28, 2011
City of Chattanooga fights back to combat youth crime (Chattanooga, TN): With gang violence once again in the news, we're taking a closer look at one Chattanooga program that aims to make a difference.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: December 28, 2011
Gang task force arrests five Tuesday (Watsonville, CA) : Five males, three of them juveniles, were arrested for involvement in a criminal street gang on Tuesday night.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: December 28, 2011
Gang haven declared 'unfit for habitation' (Gilroy, CA): City officials who wanted a local "haven" for drugs and gang activity to be shut down appear to be getting their wish.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: December 28, 2011
Vancouver police help in shooting incident in Portland (Portland, OR): Vancouver police Wednesday night assisted Portland police in what was described as a possible gang-related shooting in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Columbian Date: December 28, 2011
Police targeting gangs and drugs in Kennett area: "It's easy to sell drugs to people in this area" (Kennett, PA): Edwin J. Colon isn’t surprised the feds earlier this week busted a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin to street-level dealers in downtown Kennett Square and Avondale. An indictment charged 12 people with smuggling the drugs from Panama into the area.
Source: Southern Chester County Weeklies Date: December 28, 2011
Gangs change street culture (Queens, NY): Last year 43 lives were lost to murder in southeast Queens. It is difficult to determine how many of the 43 homicides were gang-related, but gang violence and easy access to guns coupled with an unwillingness of witnesses to come forward have made it hard for police and prosecutors to do their jobs.
Source: TimesLedger Date: December 28, 2011
Walla Walla police arrest one after gang fight (Walla Walla, WA): Walla Walla police are investigating a gang fight on Christmas Eve that left a man with a stab wound near the base of his skull.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: December 27, 2011
Another east-side drive-by sends two to hospital (San Antonio, TX): An alleged gang member and innocent bystander were hospitalized Monday night following the latest drive-by in a string of shootings on the city's east side.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: December 27, 2011
One shot in apparent north Tulsa gang fight (Tulsa, OK): A 19-year-old man was shot in an apparent gang fight at a north Tulsa convenience store early Tuesday, Tulsa police said.
Source: Tulsa World Date: December 27, 2011
South suburban man charged in 2009 triple homicide (Chicago, IL): A second man has been charged with murder in a 2009 shooting that left three teens dead on a Southeast Side street.
Source: WGN TV News Date: December 27, 2011
Lansing man charged in murder of three teens (Chicago, IL): More than two years after three teen boys were murdered in a gang-related shooting on the Southeast Side, a second man has been charged in the case, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 27, 2011
Bloods gang member pleads guilty in RICO case (Nashville, TN): Kerry Pettus, a/k/a "Lil Kerry" of Nashville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to RICO (Racketeering Influenced and Criminal Organizations) charges related to his membership in the Bloods gang criminal enterprise, according to a report obtained by the National Association of Chiefs of Police on Friday.
Source: Examiner Date: December 27, 2011
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