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Wilcox Principal cracks down on gangs (Wilcox County, GA): The principal at Wilcox County High School says students involved in gang activity at school will not be allowed to go to school there.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 28, 2012
Gang boss says he ordered the shot that killed young mother (St. Charles Township, IL): Gang boss Manith "C.T." Vilayhong was the prosecution’s star witness Tuesday in the trial of one of his underlings for the murder of a 22-year-old mother in Elgin.
Source: The Courier-News Date: February 28, 2012
Stanton's 18th Street Gang used SUV as lethal weapon in turf battle (Stanton, CA): In a narrow Stanton alley at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2006, Rito "Boxer" Guajardo pedaled his mountain bike as fast as he could because the angry occupants of a pursuing, white Mercury Mountaineer SUV--three rival Latino gang members, including one nicknamed "Sick One"--wanted him dead.
Source: OC Weekly Date: February 27, 2012
Teens booked for gang activity (Indianpolis, IN): Three teens were arrested on gang charges late Sunday night as police tried to locate a shooting victim.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: February 27, 2012
Maine Township man named in Chicago Crime Commission's 'Gang Book' (Maine Township, IL) : A Maine Township man is identified among the leaders of a large street gang in a new publication recently released by the Chicago Crime Commission.
Source: ParkRidgeHerald-Advocate Date: February 27, 2012
Homegirl Café: Where rival gang members unite (Los Angeles, CA): Sometimes the most remarkable meals come from the most unexpected places. Recently, I went to the HomeGirl Café in Los Angeles with OrganicAuthority's Laura Klein to see what all the fuss was about. We had a great meal (their tacos are incredible) and heard stories of hopelessness and triumph from the Homeboys and Homegirls.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: February 27, 2012
Three suspects charged in gang shootings (Madera, CA): Madera police arrested three known gang members on charges of attempted murder in an ongoing and citywide anti-gang effort, the police department reported.
Source: The Madera Tribune Date: February 27, 2012
More resources needed to fight gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Days after two officers on gang patrol shoot a man, Oklahoma City's police chief says he needs more resources to fight gang violence.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: February 27, 2012
In-Depth: Are we once again, "Banging in the Rock?" (Little Rock, AR): As 2012 began, Central Arkansas was peppered with a rapid succession of killings, we stand at eight murders for 2012. As the numbers rose questions mounted; Was gang violence to blame? Was the police department ignoring a growing gang concern? Are we back in the mid nineties? And above all, why?
Source: KARK 4 News Date: February 27, 2012
Cops: 11 in Spalding charged with street gang terrorism after shootout (Spalding County, GA): Eleven young men -- including two juveniles -- face street gang terrorism charges after a shootout at a Spalding County subdivision on Feb. 20., authorities said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 27, 2012
Crime rates continue to drop in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): Crime in Belvidere is going down. Belvidere Police Chief Jan Noble says it's because of community support and cooperation with the Boone County Sheriff's Department. For the fifth year in a row crime rates in Belvidere have gone down, and maybe more importantly gang activity seems to be on the decline as well.
Source: WTVO 17 News Date: February 27, 2012
Six charged in guns and gang crackdown (Ottawa, ON): Police arrested six men and are hunting for others after weapons, drugs and cash were seized during weekend raids as part of a crackdown targeting gang activity in the Ottawa area.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: February 27, 2012
Residents, city disagree that Ripley fights were gang-related (Ripley, TN): Gangs started in big cities like Chicago and Los Angeles. Now they've spread small areas like Lauderdale County. Even though three adults arrested during a housing project brawl have no known gang affiliation, Ripley residents say the city has a big gang problem.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News Date: February 27, 2012
Citing 'public safety emergency,' McGinn vows to beef up police patrols to fight violence (Seattle, WA): There have been nine murders in Seattle so far this year, three times more than at this time last year. A major problem area is the Rainier Valley, where gang violence is escalating.
Source: Q13 FOX News Date: February 27, 2012
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield upbeat on anti-gang bills' chances (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield says he believes his anti-gang proposals are "moving in the right direction" at the state Capitol.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 26, 2012
Chicago gangs getting pushed out of city, into western suburbs (Chicago, IL): Chicago gang members are invading the western suburbs. Gangs have sent juveniles to Riverside to burglarize homes and steal TVs, computers, jewelry, cash and whatever else they could grab.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 26, 2012
Parolee charged in reported Waukegan gang shooting (Waukegan, IL): A Waukegan man on parole for a weapons-related conviction has been ordered held on $1 million bond for allegedly shooting a rival gang member.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 25, 2012
Gathering for students to focus on violence (Toledo, OH): Working with at-risk youth in Toledo during the past decade, Crystal Harris has become accustomed to hearing about violent incidents in children's lives.
Source: The Blade Date: February 25, 2012
Nine arrested in gang enforcement operation (Lodi, CA): A parole and probation enforcement operation turned into a foot chase, a car chase and a car crash, Lodi police said, before they were able to arrest nine people late Friday night.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: February 25, 2012
Shootings continue to plague Oakland neighborhoods (Oakland, CA): Bullets went whizzing past two small children in East Oakland Friday. It's the kind of reckless gang-related crime that seems to be nearly a daily occurrence lately.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: February 25, 2012
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