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Gang-related stabbing sends man to hospital (Corning, CA): A 22-year-old Corning man was stabbed in the upper-back and cut on the forearm during a gang-related attack on Friday night, the Corning police reported.
Source: Corning Observer Date: December 25, 2012
Vianna Roman, alleged queen of L.A.'s Harpys Gang (Los Angeles, CA): L.A. cops believe Vianna Roman was running a deadly street gang at the behest of her imprisoned father. Christine Pelisek on why women are the Mexican mafia’s new secret weapons.
Source: The Daily Beast Date: December 24, 2012
Self-proclaimed gang leader arrested for cocaine possession (Kingston, NY): A man, who says he is a local street gang leader, and a woman, were arrested by Kingston City Police on Friday after they investigated reports of illegal drug transactions at 20 North Street where he lives.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: December 24, 2012
Ohio youth prisons improved, but need work (Columbus, OH): A report calls some changes to Ohio's youth prison system a model for the nation while highlighting continuing problems in the system with gang violence, education classes and medical care.
Source: WTRF 7 News Date: December 24, 2012
Teen faces murder charge in Tacoma gang killing (Tacoma, WA): A fugitive teen wanted in connection with 2010 gang killing has been extradited to Pierce County from Mexico.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 24, 2012
Anti-gang police arrest two in Walnut Grove (Walnut Grove, BC): Two men are facing weapons-related charges following a Friday afternoon (Dec 21) arrest in Langley's Walnut Grove neighbourhood.
Source: BCLocalNews.com Date: December 24, 2012
Elgin teen arrested with gun had revenge in mind (Chicago, IL): Arrested on Chicago's West Side with a loaded automatic handgun, one Elgin teenager told officers he was seeking revenge for a friend's shooting, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 23, 2012
22 years for gang member in Labor Day 2011 Aurora shootings (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man who shot at supposed gang rivals in two separate attacks during Labor Day weekend in 2011 recently was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 23, 2012
Denver anti-gang-violence plan successful, challenging in other cities (Denver, CO): An ambitious anti-gang-violence strategy unfolding in Denver is credited for drastically decreasing killings in other cities that have tried it. But it has also proved difficult to sustain, raising questions about how long Denver's budding program can survive.
Source: The Denver Post Date: December 23, 2012
Poverty and fear of gangs drive young immigrants to U.S. (Worcester, MA): Diego Canil Ordonez was just 16 years old when he realized he needed to get out of Guatemala after gang members arrived at the store where he worked to shake down his boss for money.
Source: Reuters Date: December 22, 2012
Maine Township panel looks at changes in suburban gang activity (Park Ridge, IL): Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski’s first gang encounter didn't occur on the job. Growing up on Chicago's Southwest Side, he crossed paths with rowdy boys known as the 58th Street Jungle who declared a public park their stomping grounds.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate Date: December 21, 2012
Youngsters arrested after gang grafitti spree damages 20 homes, vehicles, businesses and public property (Storm Lake, IA): Tuesday night shortly after 8 p.m., Storm Lake Police officers were dispatched to 406 W 9th Street for a reported vandalism to a vehicle where gang graffiti was sprayed with blue paint on the trunk and license plate of a vehicle.
Source: Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Date: December 21, 2012
18 gang members arrested, narcotics seized in West Side takedown (Chicago, IL): 18 gang members were arrested and cannabis, heroin and crack cocaine seized following a three-month investigation of drug sales in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police News Affairs announced Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 21, 2012
Providence gang member caught with gun, drugs (Providence, RI): Providence police narcotics detectives arrested a local gang member and seized a semi-automatic handgun and drugs during a raid in Olneyville Thursday night.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: December 21, 2012
Alleged gang member charged in beating death (Minneapolis, MN): An alleged Minneapolis gang member is charged with second degree murder in the beating death of man back in November.
Source: KARE 11 News Date: December 21, 2012
How a homegrown mobile system selps police bust gang members (Long Beach, CA): To curb gang activity in California, local courts and law enforcement created a special injunctions process that permits the arrest of known gang members for small infractions--in hopes of preventing more violent crimes.
Source: Computer World Date: December 21, 2012
South Valley student arrested for terrorist threats (Visalia, CA): A 14-year-old suspected gang member from Woodlake was arrest for allegedly making threats against rival gang members at Mt. Whitney High School in Visalia.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: December 21, 2012
Woodland gangsters headed to prison for attempted murder (Sacramento, CA): Three gang members have been sentenced in a 2011 case of attempted murder in Woodland. Yolo Superior Court Judge Stephen Mock on Tuesday sentenced Rolando Arismendez, 34, Juan Reyes, 21, and German Quezada, 19, to prison terms for attempted murder and gang enhancements, according to a Yolo County District Attorney's Office news release.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 20, 2012
E.C. teen beaten and bound; police suspect gang activity (East Chicago, IN): A teenager was left with his hands and feet bound for about three hours after being beaten by people he called friends Sunday, police said.
Source: The Times Date: December 20, 2012
Oklahoma City man sentenced to life for killing man he thought was rival gang member (Oklahoma City, OK): A judge sentenced an Oklahoma City gang member Wednesday to life in prison for killing a man he mistook for a rival gang member.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: December 20, 2012
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