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Walla Walla man, 20, stabbed, police say (Walla Walla, WA) : A 20-year-old Walla Walla man was stabbed early Wednesday after being confronted by two men who asked if he had any gang affiliations, police said.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: December 7, 2012
Guadalupe gang member to spend at least 63 years in prison (Santa Maria, CA): A high-ranking Guadalupe gang member was sentenced to at least 63 years in prison Thursday for the first-degree murder of a fellow Guadalupe resident, even as he continued to proclaim his innocence.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: December 7, 2012
Gang member arrested in Trenton while fleeing from shooting scene (Trenton, NJ): A Bloods gangster scheduled to be in court today for a hearing on his indictment for manslaughter was arrested while fleeing from the scene of a shooting Tuesday night, police said.
Source: The Times Date: December 7, 2012
Gang members get 50 years for teen death (Salinas, CA): Two California gang members have been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy.
Source: KTVN 2 News Date: December 7, 2012
Ex gang members speak at Godby (Tallahassee, FL): An increase in gang-related violence in Tallahassee this summer has law enforcement looking at preventive measures to deal with the problem.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: December 7, 2012
Questions about disorderly conduct law impact on gang funerals (Chicago, IL): Chicago aldermen on Thursday advanced a plan to change the city's disorderly conduct ordinance in a way they argued could help police disperse crowds at gang funerals as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's get-tough stance on the gatherings.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 7, 2012
Hayward police awarded $500,000 anti-gang grant (Hayward, CA): Hayward police have been awarded a state $500,000 grant to continue their anti-gang program.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 7, 2012
Derrick Jones, a former MMA fighter, is helping kids avoid gang violence through a junior MMA tournament (Culver City, CA) : Derrick likes to teach and work with the younger upcoming generation where gangs and unforeseen circumstances prey on the inner city children. Derrick Jones provides mentoring and a basic belief in the possibility of children. Children learn to lead by example.
Source: Send2Press Date: December 7, 2012
Arrests deal staggering blow to South LA street gang (Los Angeles, CA): Federal and local law enforcement personnel arrested 18 suspects connected to South Los Angeles' Harpys Street Gang during a racketeering sting Thursday morning.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: December 7, 2012
Charges dropped against Hyattsville man sought in connection with teen's slaying (Prince George's County, MD): Prince George's County police have dropped the charges against one man and issued an arrest warrant for another while investigating a the slaying of a 14-year-old in Lewisdale last week that is believed to be gang related.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 7, 2012
MS-13 gang member gets 76 years (Washington, DC): A leader of the violent MS-13 gang in the Middle Atlantic region pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to a conspiracy responsible for a long list of crimes, including murders, federal authorities announced Friday.
Source: CNN Date: December 7, 2012
Playboy Bloods gang members plead guilty in federal court (Las Vegas, NV): Two more members of the Playboy Bloods street gang pleaded guilty this week in a racketeering conspiracy that included murder and drug trafficking.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: December 7, 2012
Gangs' "community guns" make it harder to catch shooters, police say (New York, NY): Criminal gangs in parts of New York City are getting increasingly savvy at carrying out violent crimes and eluding police detection, thanks to a practice of hiding and sharing so-called "community guns," police and prosecutors say.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: December 6, 2012
14-year-old shot on North Side in apparent gang conflict (Chicago, IL): A 14-year-old boy walked into the emergency room of a Northwest Side hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder Wednesday night after being shot in an apparent gang conflict, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 6, 2012
Edison man gets 12 year prison sentence for role in New Brunswick gang-related murder (Edison, NJ): An Edison man has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison for his role in a gang-related murder in New Brunswick in 2008.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: December 6, 2012
Former gang members, law enforcement warn students of gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Two former gang members and local law enforcement officials spoke to students at Godby High School this morning about the dangers of gang activity.
Source: Tallahassee Democrat Date: December 6, 2012
18 arrested in federal crackdown on gang that operated near USC (Los Angeles, CA): Federal authorities on Thursday announced a sweeping racketeering indictment against a Mexican Mafia-controlled gang that operated in an L.A. neighborhood just north of USC and was allegedly involved in at least one slaying, drug sales, extortion and robberies.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 6, 2012
Long Beach police arrest 11 in gang bust (Long Beach, CA): Long Beach police say they've arrested 11 members and associates of a violent street gang that is accused of operating a large-scale fraud ring.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 6, 2012
29 charged in Calif gang indictment (Los Angeles, CA): More than two dozen people have been charged with racketeering conspiracy stemming from an investigation that targeted South Los Angeles gangs controlled by a Mexican Mafia member serving a life sentence at Pelican Bay State Prison.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: December 6, 2012
Daughter helped jailed father run street gang, prosecutors say (Los Angeles, CA): When her father was convicted of the murder of a rival gang member and sentenced to life in prison without parole almost three decades ago, Vianna Roman was a 9-year-old girl.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 6, 2012
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