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City woman charged with witness intimidation (Muhlenberg Township, PA): Muhlenberg Township police arrested a Reading woman on Tuesday and charged her with witness intimidation and related offenses in the July 9 gang-related shooting of Amber Putt, who was found wounded near Routes 61 and 222 in the township.
Source: Reading Eagle Date: December 12, 2012
Edison man imprisoned for role in gang-related murder (Edison, NJ): Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that an Edison man has been sentenced to state prison for participating in a gang-related murder in New Brunswick in 2008.
Source: Sentinel Date: December 12, 2012
BOE, MPD to implement prevention program (Milledgeville, GA): The Baldwin County Board of Education announced its collaboration with the Milledgeville Police Department during Monday's work session to provide Oak Hill Middle School students with life skills to avoid delinquent behavior, violence and gangs. The new educational prevention program is called G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education And Training).
Source: The Union-Recorder Date: December 12, 2012
Three arrested in killing of Newark teen (Newark, CA): Three alleged gang members have been charged with murdering a former Newark high school football star in 2010, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 12, 2012
MS-13 gang enforcer sentenced in Richmond stabbing (Richmond, VA): An enforcer for the MS-13 gang who participated in a near-fatal, gang-related stabbing in Richmond last January was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: December 12, 2012
Two UN gangsters jailed for cocaine conspiracy (Vancouver, BC): Two senior UN gang members have received lengthy jail terms after pleading guilty to a cocaine conspiracy. Douglas Vanalstine, the co-founder of the gang, and Daryl Johnson, a senior gang member, entered their guilty pleas in July in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
Source: The Province Date: December 12, 2012
Cops: Arrest of parolee part of crackdown on gang funeral violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago's crackdown on violence at gang funerals continued Wednesday when officers nabbed a parolee with a gun on the West Side, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 12, 2012
Violent prison uprising gang-related, officials say (Walla Walla, WA): An assault on three correctional officers at the Washington State Penitentiary Tuesday afternoon may have been gang related, the Department Of Corrections announced Wednesday.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: December 12, 2012
Police believe school vandalism, burglary may be gang-related (Beeville, TX): An investigation is underway in Beeville after vandals broke into a middle school there, causing more than $100,000 worth of damage.
Source: KIII News Date: December 12, 2012
Police hope new photos will shed light on gang-related double homicide (Calgary, AB): Homicide investigators say they’ve recently received new information in a four-year-old double homicide case with gang ties that permits them to finally release surveillance photos of two persons of interest.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 12, 2012
Modesto witness says he's marked for death (Modesto, CA): Domingo Becerra has spent more than half his life incarcerated for committing crimes on behalf of his Norteño street gang in Modesto's airport neighborhood. The 25-year-old testified that he's shot at rival gang members, thrown Molotov cocktail bombs at homes and burglarized stores, all to benefit the gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 12, 2012
Anti-gang injunction creates Stanton 'safety zone' (Stanton, CA): Authorities have gone to court to fight a local gang, serving 27 people they suspect are gang members with an injunction that prohibits them from socializing with each other on the gang's turf.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 12, 2012
NYPD takes down street gang with female faction called 'Bad Barbies' (New York, NY): The NYPD announced Wednesday that it has taken down a street gang with female factions that went by names such as "Bad Barbies" and "One Seven Hoes."
Source: CBS New York Date: December 12, 2012
Street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charge (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man admitted Wednesday he was a member of a street gang that used violence to control its drug trade in the city for more than a decade.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 12, 2012
Chicago mentor fights gang violence with wrenches (Chicago, IL): Alex Levesque's body shop is on Chicago's tough southwest side. The 56-year-old former architect always loved cars -- and kids of a certain kind. "I'm looking for the disenfranchised," Levesque says. "The gang members running around aimlessly doing crimes because they don't feel they have any other options to be successful."
Source: CBS News Date: December 12, 2012
San Jose Police Department spokesman clarifies remarks, says all stabbings are investigated (San Jose, CA): A police spokesman on Monday clarified remarks he made about the suspected gang-related stabbing of a 14-year-old boy, saying these cases are all investigated regardless of an ever-growing case load.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 11, 2012
Syracuse's first female to be charged as street gang member pleads guilty (Syracuse, NY): The first woman to be arrested as a street gang member in Syracuse admitted today that she was involved in acts of violence and drug possession with the V-Not gang.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 11, 2012
Former high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples, Harold "Noonie G" Ward, pledges 5000 copies of his new book/DVD release to youth organizations for holiday season giveaway (Chicago, IL): As street gang violence in Chicago rages out of control, law keepers and politicians continue to toil with solutions. A generational saga, not many can relate to the back-story causes that rest at the root of this very tragic dilemma.
Source: PR Newswire Date: December 11, 2012
NY's top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist (Albany, NY) : New York's highest court says street gangsters that commit assaults and murders are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Source: WPTZ 5 News Date: December 11, 2012
'Critical' anti-gang police squad faces uncertain future (Montreal, QC): After nearly a month of uncertainty, the Montreal police force still doesn’t know whether it will be able to keep its specialized anti-gang unit up and running past the beginning of next year.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 11, 2012
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