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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
Police seek true justice for victims of deadly gang war (Calgary, AB): At the height of a war between two Calgary gangs, the sides were meting out justice at gunpoint, sentencing rivals to death before they ever saw the inside of a courtroom.
Source: Canada.com Date: November 11, 2012
El Paso police roundup ends with 100 gang-related arrests (El Paso, TX): A nearly three-month operation that targeted gang-related crimes in Northeast El Paso resulted in more than 100 arrests -- most of which were on outstanding narcotics warrants.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 10, 2012
FBI arrests major gang leader from Salinas (Salinas, CA): A high-ranking Nuestra Familia gang leader from Salinas was arrested this week in an FBI takedown of one of the gang's largest street regiments, federal officials said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 10, 2012
Six suspected gang members behind bars after park assault in Santa Rosa (Santa Rosa, CA): Police arrested six suspects Friday in connection with a gang-related assault that occurred at a park in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, according to Santa Rosa police.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: November 10, 2012
Danzig shooting: Gang conflict behind deadly incident, police say (Toronto, ON): Shaquan Mesquito was still in primary school when Toronto police swooped down on his east-end neighbourhood and arrested dozens of members and associates of the Malvern Crew.
Source: Toronto Star Date: November 9, 2012
Liberian man sentenced in shooting (Spokane, WA): A Liberian national, who became a father and turned 22 this week, was sentenced Thursday to seven years in prison for a gang-related shooting in Spokane that left a 6-year-old girl wounded.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: November 9, 2012
Indictment charges eight additional suspected gang members (East Chicago, IN): A federal indictment Friday charged another eight suspected Imperial Gangster members in connection with an ongoing investigation into local street gang activity.
Source: The Times Date: November 9, 2012
Gang shooting suspect pleads to lesser charges (Medford, OR): Attempted murder charges have been dropped against a Southern Oregon man who will spend 31/2; years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary, menacing and weapons charges.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: November 9, 2012
Gang member gets life for 'Compound' murder (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento street gang member was sentenced today to life in prison with no chance of parole for the 2010 robbery killing of a man in a north side apartment building known as "The Compound."
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 9, 2012
Three arrested in Bomb Squad case appear in court (Peoria, IL): The last three men indicted last month for being part of a Peoria street gang appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: November 9, 2012
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