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Killer got $30,000 in unemployment while in jail, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): A convicted killer who got caught because he'd tattooed a graphic mural of the murder scene on his chest raked in more than $30,000 in unemployment benefits while he sat in the Los Angeles County jail system, a sheriff's spokesman said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 4, 2012
Shooting outside Arizona club leaves 14 wounded (Phoenix, AZ): Hundreds of concert-goers waiting outside an Arizona nightclub for a hip-hop show fled in panic as shooting erupted involving three gunmen, leaving at least 14 people wounded. Police arrested one suspect and were hunting two others.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: March 4, 2012
Priest fights violence with hope (Los Angeles, CA): When the Rev. Greg Boyle was appointed pastor of Dolores Mission in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles in 1986, there were eight gangs at war with each other.
Source: The Advocate Date: March 4, 2012
Unique Oregon prison program aims to tame violence (Pendleton, OR): Not long after settling into the prison in Pendleton in 2007, Chancy "Chance" Scott turned into a "high-risk inmate." Sentenced for beating a man who was taunting his mother, Scott joined a prison gang, branded himself with tattoos and began extorting money. He attacked inmates who resisted -- or got others to do so.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 4, 2012
Growing problem (Jamestown, NY): "August" lives on Jamestown's north side and has a child who would love to play in Lillian Dickson Park. The park's equipment is just fine, and the park is located close to "August's" house. Unfortunately, "August" fears the park may be the location of illegal gang and drug-related activities.
Source: The Post-Journal Date: March 4, 2012
Gang unit officers learn how to work with other agencies to crack down on local gangs (Corpus Christi, TX): Nearly 20 years since its formation, the Corpus Christi Police Department's gang unit still has a long road ahead. This week, gang unit officers and nearly 50 others from the department met at the Omni Hotel Bayfront to learn more about cracking down on gangs with help from other agencies during the Coastal Bend Regional Gang Investigators conference.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: March 4, 2012
El Paso ISD part of new inquiry: FBI investigates $3.2M spent on truancy, gang prevention (El Paso, TX): A top administrator in the El Paso Independent School District claimed in 2007 that he was demoted after he warned officials of illegal activity in millions of dollars of payments to a vendor whose owners were later charged with public corruption.
Source: El Paso Times Date: March 4, 2012
Tat's all, folks: CBSA looks to tattoos for clues (Ottawa, ON): Canadian Border Services agents may have one more tool to help in detecting gang members or members of a criminal organization: a new tattoo handbook.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: March 3, 2012
More arrests made in Kennewick drive-by shooting (Kennewick, WA) : Two more arrests have been made in connection with an investigation into Monday's gang-related drive-by shooting in Kennewick.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: March 3, 2012
Statistics show Worcester is safe (Worcester, MA): A daytime slaying in front of City Hall, a shooting in the afternoon on busy Chandler Street and a melee inside the Greendale YMCA. All three incidents made headlines and enhanced the perception that violence is on the rise in Worcester.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: March 3, 2012
Gangs fly 'under radar' locally (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Local Guardian Angel Scott Koppenhofer believes a recent machete attack on a GAR high school student could be racially motivated, or it may be the first sign of emerging gang rivalry.
Source: The Times Leader Date: March 3, 2012
An anti-gang strategy where rivals work side by side (Salinas, CA): A Jesuit priest renowned for his efforts to clean up gang violence on the streets of Los Angeles delivered an inspirational talk Saturday night to a crowd of about 200 people at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County in Salinas.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 3, 2012
Organization hopes to start safe-house for youth wanting to leave gangs (Edmonton, AB): A local not-for-profit organization is pushing for an initiative which it believes could help troubled youth gang members leave behind their lives of violence and crime.
Source: Global Edmonton Date: March 3, 2012
Conference focuses on teen gangsters (Edmonton, ON): A Somali-Canadian community leader says he thinks the key to getting kids off the streets and away from gangs, drugs and violence is to bring them elsewhere to be rehabilitated.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: March 3, 2012
Study: Gang members active in five of eight Tacoma geographic areas (Tacoma, WA): Gangs are most active in five of Tacoma’s eight major geographic areas. Their members are armed and involved in drug crimes. And the youngest gangsters often are lured into the lifestyle in middle school.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 3, 2012
Teachers look for new weapons against gangs (Bethlehem, PA): On Simon Boddie's first day as a police officer at Broughal Middle School, three students cornered a boy in a stairwell and beat him mercilessly. It was a hit ordered by a 12-year-old gang leader – and a sobering realization of what Boddie had gotten himself into.
Source: The Morning Call Date: March 3, 2012
Three suspected Madera gang members arrested after chase (Fresno, CA): Police have arrested three suspected gang members after a high speed chase through the city of Madera.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: March 3, 2012
Courthouse clerk denies any affiliation with gangs (Chicago, IL): Maurice Henderson knew trouble was heading his way. When the Chicago Crime Commission recently published a book naming him as a leader of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang, it was only a matter of time before someone at the Maywood courthouse put two and two together.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 2, 2012
Three shot as gunfire breaks out at Queens Wendy's in suspected gang dispute (Queens, NY): Three young men, including a teenager, were shot as gunfire broke out Thursday afternoon at a Wendy's in Queens.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: March 2, 2012
Arrests by gang task force climb (Riverside County, CA): A task force charged with reducing gang activity across Riverside County made 678 more arrests in 2011 than it did a year earlier. The Riverside County Gang Task Force arrested 2,406 people last year — a 39 percent increase from 1,728 arrests in 2010, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 2, 2012
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