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Two teens charged in fatal Tacoma, Wash., shooting (Tacoma, WA): The Pierce County prosecutor has charged two 16-year-old self-described gang members with first-degree murder in the Nov. 18 fatal shooting of a man in a Tacoma convenience store parking lot.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: November 28, 2012
Elgin man gets 25 years for shootings (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to trying to gun down people he mistakenly thought were rival gang members during two separate shooting incidents last year in the city.
Source: The Courier-News Date: November 28, 2012
Gilroy family escapes gang gunman's deadly volley (Gilroy, CA): A gang-motivated drive-by shooting early Wednesday left a family shaken and their home riddled with a bullet holes, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: November 28, 2012
Stopping gang violence takes data, group says (Merced, CA): In a meeting with city officials and area residents, community leaders from Sacramento on Wednesday stressed the need for a data-based approach to the gang violence prevention program CeaseFire.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 28, 2012
Stewart-Marchman patient strikes staffer to avoid gang violence, deputy says (Daytona Beach, FL): In an effort to avoid gang violence, a patient at Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare in Daytona Beach struck a staff member in the face to get himself moved to another area, a report shows.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: November 28, 2012
Chicago Youth Boxing Club offers safe alternative to gang violence (Chicago, IL): Eleven-year-old Felix Gonzalez laced his shoes and wrapped his wrists at the Chicago Youth Boxing Club as he dished dirt on his most recent opponent.
Source: DNAinfo Date: November 28, 2012
Mayor JoAnne Mounce reveals Lodi received second gang grant (Lodi, CA): Mayor JoAnne Mounce announced that the city of Lodi has received another grant to combat gang violence at the State of the City luncheon on Tuesday afternoon. The city received another $305,000 from a California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention grant to continue Lodi's current gang prevention programs through 2014.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: November 28, 2012
Burbank felons get 25 years for Armenian and black street-gang-aided identity theft (Santa Ana, CA): Two men behind a massive identity-theft conspiracy that was hatched and operated from a prison and victimized more than 500 people were sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: November 28, 2012
Suspected gang members on trial for Richmond restaurant killings (Martinez, CA): Two men were gunned down without warning inside a Richmond restaurant in 2009 because they were dressed in red -- the color claimed by their killers' rival gang, a prosecutor told jurors Wednesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 28, 2012
San Rafael gang member sent to prison for dragging man from stolen car (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael gang member accused of stealing a man's car, then dragging the owner through the street while he clung to the door, was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: November 28, 2012
Gangster Sukh Dhak and his bodyguard shot to death in Burnaby hotel (Vancouver, BC) : After months of well-publicized threats to his life, gangster Sukh Dhak and his bodyguard Thomas Mantel were shot to death in a brazen targeted execution at a busy Burnaby hotel Monday morning.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 27, 2012
B.C. court convicts five gang members for three slayings (Vancouver, BC): A B.C. Supreme Court jury in Vancouver has ended 19 months of evidence and 11 full days of deliberations by agreeing with the Crown that five Vernon-area men are guilty of three drug-related slayings.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: November 27, 2012
Cops: Girl, 15, not target in fatal gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): Police are searching for a man who killed a 15-year-old girl on the South Side. Police say she was not the intended target, and the shooting appears to be gang-related.
Source: WGN TV News Date: November 27, 2012
Spalding County deputies searching for suspected gang members (Spaulding County, GA): The Spalding County Sheriff's Office is investigating a gang-related shooting. Deputies said a fight had started between two gangs when some gang members pulled out guns and began firing.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: November 27, 2012
Gang-violence project kicks off (New Haven, CT): First they called in the Tre. Then they called in the 'Ville. Finally, they called in the governor and President Obama's attorney general—to launch a new project to stop gang-fueled carnage on the streets of Connecticut's cities.
Source: New Haven Independent Date: November 27, 2012
Indictments link Mexican Mafia and street gangs (Ventura County, CA): Ventura County officials on Tuesday said a sweeping grand jury indictment had at least temporarily broken a link between rival street gangs and the Mexican Mafia prison group that was squeezing them for their drug profits.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 27, 2012
27 indicted in Mexican Mafia gang extortion case in Ventura County (Ventura, CA): Twenty-seven people have been indicted by a Ventura County grand jury in a street gang extortion case involving the Mexican Mafia.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: November 27, 2012
Gang member sentenced for threatening witness to fatal shooting (Peoria, IL): A 16-year-old Peoria boy was sentenced to juvenile prison Tuesday for threatening a witness to a fatal shooting.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: November 27, 2012
Man sentenced for lying about LSP gang activity (Akron, OH): A defendant who admitted lying under oath in a Youngstown street gang case has been sentenced to three years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.
Source: The Vindicator Date: November 27, 2012
Police educate students about gang activity (La Crosse, WI): A Logan High School teen arrested in connection with an armed robbery back in October, is facing additional charges. De'Aaron Appleton was arrested in October along with two other teens, all claiming to be affiliated with a gang that calls themselves the Get Money Boys.
Source: WXOW 19 News Date: November 27, 2012
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