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SRO receives honor for gang education work (Murfreesboro, TN): A Rutherford County Sheriff's school resource officer has received a national honor for his work on gang education. SRO Bobby Farley of Oakland High School recently received the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award of Superior Service in Gang Prevention, according to a sheriff's office news release.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 5, 2012
Lebanon police tout community gang awareness program (Lebanon, TN): Gang activity is not just a big city problem. Many small towns throughout the Midstate have reported issues with gangs in the past year. Now, one police department is teaching its citizens what to look for to help crackdown on these gangs.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: December 5, 2012
Modesto shooting likely gang-related (Modesto, CA): Modesto police on Monday said a shooting at a west Modesto market had nothing to do with the market, but was likely gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 4, 2012
Ohio man gets life in slayings of woman, teen son (Toledo, OH): A 27-year-old gang member from northwest Ohio is going to prison for life for gunning down a woman and her teenage son on their front steps last year.
Source: NBC4i.com Date: December 4, 2012
Saskatchewan has second highest homicide rate (Saskatchewan): Saskatchewan's homicide rate last year was twice that of Canada as a whole — and gang-related killings are a factor here, Statistics Canada says.
Source: CBC News Date: December 4, 2012
Homicide rates in Canada rise 7 percent (Ottawa, ON): The number of homicides in Canada rose to 598 in 2011, 44 more than the previous year, marking the first increase in three years, according to data released today. Across Canada, police considered 95 homicides to be gang-related in 2011, similar to 2010, but well below the peak of 138 reached in 2008. Gang homicides increased steadily from the early 1990s until 2008, before declining in both 2009 and 2010.
Source: CBC News Date: December 4, 2012
Teen charged in connection to Danzig shooting (Toronto, ON): A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting in July on Danzig Street. Also charged in connection to the Danzig shooting is Nahom "Gifted" Tsegazab, an alleged member of the Galloway Boys street gang.
Source: Global Toronto Date: December 4, 2012
Noted anti-gang activist talks suburbia (Littleton, CO): Unlike some people, Rev. Leon Kelly wasn't surprised when he heard Littleton might have had its first gang murder. When he first began his work in the mid-'80s, nobody thought there were gangs in Denver, either.
Source: Littleton Independent Date: December 4, 2012
Organization fighting gang violence by giving young men hands-on skills (Indianapolis, IN): Stop the Violence Indianapolis, a local nonprofit, is trying to help area police combat the ongoing violence and gang activity in the city with a new training program.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: December 4, 2012
10 indicted in Wilmington gang activity (Wilmington, DE): Prosecutors and police unsealed a massive 14-page, 24-count indictment today naming 10 defendants in a criminal street gang, called the SureShots, that was tied to the July daylight slayings at a soccer tournament in Eden Park.
Source: The News Journal Date: December 4, 2012
Police maintain 'presence' at reputed gang member's funeral (Chicago, IL): This time, the cops brought the guns to the funeral. Last week, a killer shocked Chicago when he fatally shot a reputed gang member on the steps of a South Side church after a funeral for another man.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 4, 2012
Reputed gang member scheduled to be tried for murder (Lawrenceville, GA): A reputed gang member is scheduled to stand trial this week for the drug-fueled murder of 19-year-old Angelo Larocca.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: December 3, 2012
Gang-fighting budget gets boost in Lodi (Lodi, CA): The Lodi Police Department soon will sponsor a gun buyback program and offer to pay for reforming gang members to cover up tattoos that express their affiliation, Chief Mark Helms said.
Source: The Record Date: December 3, 2012
Stopping gang crime by taking down taggers (Prosser, WA): If there's one down side to this mild weather, it's that taggers are still out in full force at a time when many graffiti cases normally go down. In Prosser, police say many cases are going unreported and it can ultimately lead to gang activity.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 3, 2012
C.A. holds gang members responsible for killing of confederate (Los Angeles, CA): Four gang members were properly convicted of the murder of a fellow member who was killed when a rival gang member shot at them in self-defense, the Court of Appeal for this district ruled Friday.
Source: Metropolitan News-Enterprise Date: December 3, 2012
Gang violence claims one life, three arrests made (Lopezville, TX): Three gang members are facing murder charges for gunning down a rival gang member in Lopezville over the weekend.
Source: KURV 710 News Date: December 3, 2012
Alleged gunman in gang slaying: 'I did what I had to do' (Edinburg, TX): It was self-defense, the Texas Chicano Brotherhood gang member told the judge moments after he was charged with murder in the early Sunday slaying of a Tri-City Bomber.
Source: The Monitor Date: December 3, 2012
Gang sign reads, "I KILL FOLKS" on Richland Co. DSS office (Richland County, SC): The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating several gang signs that were tagged on the Department of Social Services office building over the weekend.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: December 3, 2012
Suspect appears in court on gang-related attempted murder (Clark County, WA): A 21-year-old man linked with the Sureno street gang appeared Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree attempted murder and assault of a gang associate in August.
Source: The Columbian Date: December 3, 2012
Police: Gang member arrested in attack on Sandy victim (Yonkers, NY): A reputed Yonkers gang member has been arrested in the stabbing of a New York City man displaced by Hurricane Sandy, police said.
Source: Yonkers Daily Voice Date: December 3, 2012
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