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Idaho inmates claim gangs run prison (Boise, ID): A gang war that appears to have taken over parts of an Idaho private prison is spilling into the federal courts, with some inmates contending prison officials are ceding control to gang leaders in an effort to save money.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 13, 2012
Source: CeaseFire has 'no significant success stories' (Chicago, IL) : More than three months into a $1 million contract with the city, the anti-violence group CeaseFire has "no significant success stories," a ranking police source said. It’s hard to evaluate CeaseFire's mediation of gang conflicts without getting timelier reporting from the group, the source added.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 13, 2012
Gangs are making their way to the suburbs (Tipton County, TN): A top ranking member of the West Tennessee Vice Lords broke his code of silence and spoke exclusively with Action News 5 about gang activity and how it is making its way into the suburbs.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: November 13, 2012
Montreal anti-gang squad facing cuts (Montreal, QC): Federal budget cuts have left the future of the specialized Montreal police Eclipse Squad, which fights organized crime, in jeopardy.
Source: CBC News Date: November 13, 2012
Dodge City gang member faces up to 20 years in prison in assault (Dodge City, KS): A 20-year-old Dodge City street gang member faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a hefty fine after assaulting those he thought were members of a different gang, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: November 13, 2012
Last of 24 suspects in federal drug, gang sting are sentenced (Orlando, FL): All 24 suspects arrested in a five-month federal sting operation into drug dealing, firearms and gang activity have been sentenced.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: November 13, 2012
Police identify 'Cut Throat Gang' as new Athens threat (Athens, GA): An Athens street gang was publicly identified for the first time in a document recently filed in Clarke County Superior Court.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: November 13, 2012
Berkley Street defendant found not guilty of murder, guilty of manslaughter (Camden, NJ): A member of a sect of the Bloods street gang was found not guilty of murder, but guilty of manslaughter, conspiracy and weapons charges in connection with a brutal 2010 slaying in a home in Berkley Street in Camden.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: November 13, 2012
Sheriff: Lansing shooting likely gang-related (Austin, MN): Authorities believe Saturday night's shooting that injured five people near Lansing is gang-related. "There are several gangs that are involved in this situation," said Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi.
Source: Austin Daily Herald Date: November 13, 2012
Spike in gang activity keeps police on lookout for dangerous behavior (Bloomington, IL): After shots rang out on Orchard Road last week some began to wonder if their safety is at risk. According to police there's two parts to that answer.
Source: WMBD News Date: November 13, 2012
Female gang member charged in church deacon's slaying (Los Angeles, CA): A female gang member was charged Tuesday with murder, attempted murder and vandalism for her role in the Nov. 4 fatal shooting of a church deacon outside a Westlake district church when he and others tried to stop her from vandalizing the church.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: November 13, 2012
Man convicted in gang shooting, even though victim denies he was gunman (Seattle, WA): A 19-year-old South Seattle gang member was convicted of three felonies Tuesday for a shooting in May that wounded a man who claimed on the witness stand that another man had shot him.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: November 13, 2012
Purdue app aims to wipe out gang graffiti (West Lafayette, IN): You don't have to go far in Indianapolis to find graffiti. It may look like a jumble, but researchers at Purdue are using sophisticated techniques to help police read the writing on the wall and keep your family safe.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: November 13, 2012
Gangs are a big problem in South Mississippi (South Mississippi): Street gangs are something many of you probably associate with poor neighborhoods in big cities, and you visualize its members as being just like the actors you see in television shows or movies.
Source: WDAM 7 News Date: November 13, 2012
Long sentences tied to gangs hit roadblock (Yakima, WA): Troy Clements, a Yakima County deputy prosecutor, is worried the courts are starting to water down new legislation designed to combat gang crime.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: November 12, 2012
Third Trece member has name taken off injunction (Ogden, UT): Another Trece has left the gang, convincing officials to take his name off the Ogden Trece Injunction. Zack Stirdivant, 33, becomes the third Trece to take advantage of the opt-out clause in the 2-year-old injunction, a unique law-enforcement tool meant to clear the streets of Treces, Ogden’s oldest street gang. All three to leave are older members.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: November 12, 2012
Two teens arrested during gang-related stabbing (San Diego, CA): Two juveniles were in custody Monday in connection with an apparent gang-related stabbing that occurred during a party in San Diego's Swan Canyon neighborhood, police said.
Source: San Diego 6 News Date: November 12, 2012
CDCR implementing its new gang management reforms (Sacramento, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) is now implementing a pilot program that will reduce long-term confinement in Security Housing Units (SHU) and overhaul the way gangs are managed.
Source: CorrectionsOne Date: November 12, 2012
Former Bloods member killed in Newark had become peaceful filmmaker (Newark, NJ): Throughout the 1990s, Hykine Johnson rose through the ranks of "Sex, Money, Murder," eventually becoming a leader in the subset of the notorious Bloods street gang.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 11, 2012
Hobbema residents still fear gang violence (Hobbema, AB): Days after three teens pleaded guilty in a shooting that killed a five-year-old boy in their community, people living on the troubled Hobbema reserve in central Alberta said gang violence remains a constant fear in their lives.
Source: CBC News Date: November 11, 2012
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