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Memphis judge orders arrest of two scared witnesses to gang killing (Memphis, TN): Two witnesses to a gang-related killing are so reluctant to testify, a judge has issued warrants to have them arrested.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: February 20, 2013
17-year-old charged as adult in drive-by shootings (Minneapolis, MN): A 17-year-old Minneapolis teen will be tried as an adult when he faces six counts of second-degree attempted murder for the benefit of a gang in connection with three separate drive-by shootings.
Source: KMSP FOX9 News Date: February 20, 2013
Detroit police gang squad, tactical mobile units' futures undecided (Detroit, MI): The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has yet to decide whether it will approve the elimination of the Detroit Police Department's gang squad and tactical mobile units, as announced by Mayor Dave Bing last month.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: February 19, 2013
Arms race in LA's gang wars? (Los Angeles, CA): L.A.'s gang wars might be taking a frightening new turn: Gangs arming themselves with fake cop cars. Court documents show that: one of L.A.'s oldest and deadliest gangs, El Sereno Rifa, has been stealing LAPD police cars.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: February 19, 2013
Gang task force launches new initiative (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's Gang Task Force says gang crime is on the rise. With violence increasing, the Task Force says they're working on new initiatives - to nip it in the bud. They're creating a position they hope will curb bad behavior in our youngest citizens.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: February 19, 2013
Pine Bluff, Arkansas: America's most dangerous little town (Pine Bluff, AR): Pine Bluff, Arkansas is the most dangerous town in America despite its rather small population of 49,000 people and its disconnect from major cities. While the town only houses 49,000 residents the economic downturn and rising gang activity led to 18 murders in Pine Bluff through all of 2012.
Source: The Inquisitr Date: February 19, 2013
Key witness says she heard gang discuss killing mom, toddler (Central Islip, NY): A former associate of the MS-13 street gang who said she was in the federal witness-protection program because the group has a contract on her life testified Tuesday she was present as gang members discussed the killings of a 19-year-old Hempstead mother and her 2-year-old son.
Source: Newsday Date: February 19, 2013
Likely gang-related shooting injures male in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A male was seriously injured Tuesday during a shooting at an Anaheim apartment complex that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 19, 2013
WISN 12 News goes on assignment with MPD's anti-gang task force (Milwaukee, WI): Last month, five members of the La Familia gang were arrested in connection with a scheme to kill three Milwaukee police officers. La Familia is just one of a dozen gangs operating on Milwaukee's south side, which is a big concern for the officers of Milwaukee Police Department's District 2.
Source: WISN 12 News Date: February 19, 2013
Three more charged in Modesto gang killing, officials say (Modesto, CA): Three more people were charged in connection with what officials say was a planned gangland killing in Modesto last week, bringing to 10 the number of suspects in the case.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 19, 2013
Gang member convicted for assault at Santa Cruz County Jail (Santa Cruz, CA): A Santa Cruz County jury convicted a 37-year-old Watsonville man of three charges Tuesday in connection with a jailhouse assault.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: February 19, 2013
Gang member sentenced for 2008 murder (Salinas, CA): A 23-year-old Salinas man has been sentenced to 78 years to life for first degree murder and attempted murder, including enhancements related to gang activity and use of a firearm, the Monterey County district attorney’s office said today.
Source: The Californian Date: February 19, 2013
Routine traffic stop turns deadly for Jacksonville gang member (Jacksonville, FL): John Dawson Parker, 23, was part of two worlds: the son of a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office corrections officer and, according to police, a "certified" member of the 103rd Street Gang.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: February 19, 2013
Play brings to light gang, gun violence (McDounough, GA): The stage play "Samson's Way," directed by Chris Scott, was a hit among Henry County residents over the weekend. The play touched on a sensitive subject, guns and gang violence.
Source: Henry Daily Herald Date: February 19, 2013
Spokane music venue punished following shootings (Spokane, WA): Owners of the Knitting Factory said they are working with police to fight gang violence in the wake of two shootings Monday.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: February 19, 2013
Brainerd High gets anti-gang worker (Chattanooga, TN): Many people, services and agencies already touch the life of a gang member. But a new position created by Chattanooga's Gang Task Force seeks to bring all those resources together.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 18, 2013
Livingston tries to nip gang behavior in the bud (Livingston, CA): It could be as simple as a symbol in a notebook, a drawing on a hand or a seemingly harmless gesture from a child, but they all could be indicators of a lifestyle that leads to violence, incarceration and death.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 18, 2013
Forces brace for cuts to anti-gang squads and aboriginal police as federal fund expires (Montreal, QC): The windup of a federal program that was aimed at putting more cops on the street is threatening anti-gang squads and aboriginal police and could stretch existing police resources across the country, law enforcement officials say.
Source: National Post Date: February 18, 2013
One shot during clash between rival gangs in San Jose (San Jose, CA): A clash between rival street gang members in San Jose on Sunday evening ended with one person shot, police said Monday.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: February 18, 2013
Fort Wayne's street gangs: A special report (Fort Wayne, IN): Keeping tabs on Fort Wayne's gang threat. We patrolled with a special city police unit devoted to clamping down on street gangs for a firsthand look at the trouble they can cause and the efforts law enforcement expend to try and keep them under control.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter Date: February 18, 2013
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