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Gang members get life in mom's slaying (Atlanta, GA): Two Atlanta gang members were sentenced to life in prison Friday in the slaying of a young mother who was shot five times through her apartment door.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: August 24, 2012
2005 Aurora beating murder was over gang handshake (Aurora, IL): A 23-year-old Aurora man has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for a 2005 beating death that was triggered, in part, over a gang handshake.
Source: Daily Herald Date: August 24, 2012
Police arrest two gang members for graffiti damage (Jurupa Valley, CA): Two men affiliated with a criminal street gang are behind bars for vandalizing several locations throughout Jurupa Valley with graffiti, officials reported.
Source: Southwest Riverside News Network Date: August 24, 2012
Former Asian Boyz gang leader gets 218 years (Los Angeles, CA): A former Asian Boyz gang leader was sentenced today to 218 years to life for four counts of first-degree murder and other felonies for his role in a 1990s crime spree.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 24, 2012
19-year sentence in attempted murder case involving detective's affair (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member showed no emotion as he was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for the attempted murder of a rival gang member, prosecutors said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: August 24, 2012
Man fatally shot in San Jose gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA) : San Jose city leaders say they are ramping up their efforts to stop the latest wave of violence after the city's 33rd homicide of the year.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 24, 2012
Auroran draws life term in second gang murder (Aurora, IL): A 29-year-old Aurora man will spend the rest of his life in prison for taking part in two gang-motivated murders.
Source: The Beacon-News Date: August 24, 2012
Taskforce learns from HPD (Houston, TX): City officials met with the Houston Police Department last week on Thursday and Friday to gain information on how to face challenges regarding drugs and gang violence.
Source: Alice Echo-News Journal Date: August 24, 2012
Family Focus: Video shares teenage inmates' stories to help other teens (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte has a new strategy to combat crimes committed by kids. This school year, the Gang of One program will take a video into the classrooms of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: August 24, 2012
Sheriff's officials: Opposite gangs teaming up for crime (Fresno County, CA): Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims says home burglaries are on the rise because of gang members from different street gangs now working together.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: August 24, 2012
Graffiti removal slower in Chicago after budget cuts (Chicago, IL): When it comes to removing graffiti, Mayor Richard M. Daley was quicker on the draw than Mayor Rahm Emanuel. City Hall's budget cuts have hit the graffiti-removal program, eliminating nearly a third of the workers who scoured Chicago to clean public and private property spray painted by gang-bangers and taggers marking their turf.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 23, 2012
Cop's shotgun stolen by suspected gang member, police say (Murfreesboro, TN): A known gang member is suspected of stealing a gun out of the trunk of a car that belongs to a Metro Nashville police officer who lives in Murfreesboro.
Source: MSNBC Date: August 23, 2012
Two Woodland gang members convicted in 2009 attack (Woodland, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted two Woodland gang members of brutally attacking a man three years ago as he sat in his car outside a convenience store.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 23, 2012
Youngstown call-in offers teens 'a way out' of gangs (Youngstown, OH): The message to 18 young men in or affiliated with gangs was clear: Put down the guns and stop the violence. A "call-in" took place Wednesday at Mahoning County High School on the city’s South Side, and youths who are on juvenile probation and their parents learned of services available to help teens change their ways.
Source: The Vindicator Date: August 23, 2012
Three men arrested, another sought in connection with gang-related shooting in Sylmar (Sylmar, CA): Three men were arrested and a fourth was being sought in connection with a gang-related shooting at the Sylmar Recreation Center today that left two men in their 20s wounded, police said.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: August 23, 2012
City implements three-point action plan to address violence, prevent gang escalation (San Jose, CA): A three-point action plan was immediately implemented by the city and the San Jose Police Department to address seven homicides over the past week and to prevent further violence.
Source: Examiner Date: August 23, 2012
Gang Task Force members reveal enforcement (Albany, GA): The start-up gangs called hybrids in Albany are the ones that can be the most violent in their actions, according to an Albany Police Department Gang Unit officer.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: August 23, 2012
Fair law enforcement are on the watch for gang activity (Benton County, WA): The fair is a draw for many in town - including those up to no good. "I would definitely be scared - I would want to protect my son," said fairgoer Janet Ferguson.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: August 23, 2012
There's a new gang in town (Brideport, CT): While federal authorities are working to put away members of the Bloods gang from Marina Village, police say a new gang has emerged in the city. Police said the Hoovers were spotted in large numbers in a North End park on Friday.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 22, 2012
Gang Task Force cooperation to extend across the border (Chattanooga, TN) : Boyd Patterson, who heads up the city's Gang Task Force, said a pact has been worked out for cooperation in gang initiatives across the border.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: August 22, 2012
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