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Former gang members work to stop gun violence among youth (Harlem, NY): After a string of shootings in Harlem last year refocused the spotlight on local violence, one organization is turning to ex-felons to keep young people from committing violent crimes. Operation S.N.U.G.—which spells "guns" backwards—recruits former gang members and others who have served prison time to work directly with at-risk youth.
Source: Columbia Daily Spectator Date: February 21, 2012
Irvington man is fatally shot in Newark (Newark, NJ): An Irvington man was shot and killed on Newark’s border with the township Monday night, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release this morning.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 21, 2012
Shooting caught on tape; Madera sees spike in gang activity (Madera, CA): Madera police say they're seeing a surge in gang violence; Police have linked two shootings in the past two days to rival gangs. Gangs are leaving their mark all over Madera. "When they fire their weapons, innocent people can get hit," says Sgt. Dino Lawson of the Madera Police Department.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: February 21, 2012
City Council approves gang assessment funds; Asks tougher sentences for most-violent gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The City Council on Tuesday night voted 7-2 to fund a gang assessment carried out by the Ochs Center and was unanimous in asking the state Legislature to set tougher sentences for the most violent gang members.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: February 21, 2012
Why youths choose gangs over church (Durham, NC): Nine youths who know what the street life is like shared their take on why at-risk youths choose gangs versus church during "Gangs and Faith: A Dialogue on Driver Street" held Tuesday at the Holton Center on Driver Street.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: February 21, 2012
Gang members plead guilty in Norristown arson case (Norristown, PA): Four local members of the "Bloods" gang accused of firebombing houses in Norristown pleaded guilty to corrupt organizations and related charges Tuesday.
Source: The Times Herald Date: February 21, 2012
Man, teen jailed in deadly street stabbing (San Diego, CA): A young man and a teenage boy were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of murder in connection with the apparently gang-related weekend stabbing of a Mountain View resident near his home.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News Date: February 21, 2012
Five juveniles and one adult charged in Murfreesboro shooting (Murfreesboro, TN): Five juveniles and one adult have been arrested in connection to Monday's shooting of a 14-year-old near Cason Lane Academy in Murfreesboro.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 21, 2012
Neighbors mobilize to battle gang graffiti on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): An ongoing graffiti war between rival gangs in a Northwest Side neighborhood has spurred residents to take action before it can escalate into violence.
Source: Medill Reports Date: February 21, 2012
Boy, 14, hit in central Fresno gang shooting (Fresno, CA): A gang-related shooting in central Fresno Tuesday night put a 14-year-old boy in the hospital, police said. Five males had been standing around a vehicle when a suspect approached, made gang calls and began firing a pistol, Lt. Anthony Martinez said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 21, 2012
Man stabbed to death in suspected gang argument in Pico-Union (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles police Tuesday evening were investigating a suspected gang-related attack that left one man dead from multiple stab wounds in the Pico-Union neighborhood.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 21, 2012
Conviction No. 40 won against Bloods (Albany, NY): They asked him a simple question: What's your favorite basketball team? He answered "The Lakers." To members of a violent Albany-based crew of Bloods gang members, that question had a special meaning — and the man did not know it. He failed their test. He was not a Blood. He was just passing himself off as one.
Source: Times Union Date: February 21, 2012
Police: War on gangs working (Chicago, IL): It's been more than six months since Chicago police declared war on street gangs and the city's top cop says it's working.
Source: WGN TV News Date: February 21, 2012
Martin County has strong gang presence, expert says (Hobe Sound, FL): The greatest gang problem in Martin County isn't drugs or violence or prostitution; it's people who don't believe the area has a gang problem. That's what gangs specialist Sgt. Edward Brochu stressed Tuesday evening during a Gang Awareness Presentation at the Boys & Girls Club in Hobe Sound. Brochu, from the Martin Sheriff's Office, began his talk with numbers — 45 known gangs in Martin County, 550 people in the county jail, approximately 200 juveniles on probation, approximately 750 gang members identified who either live in, have been arrested in, or stopped by law enforcement in Martin County.
Source: TC Palm Date: February 21, 2012
LA gang member pleads guilty to killing man in DHS (Desert Hot Springs, CA): A Los Angeles-area gang member pleaded guilty today to fatally shooting a man in front of a Desert Hot Springs supermarket and was immediately sentenced to 35 years to life in state prison.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: February 21, 2012
Three arrested in Porterville after shooting at a house (Porterville, CA): On Sunday night Porterville Police officers were conducting an investigation near Leggett and Olive when they heard gun shots nearby. When Officers responded to the area of Doree and Willow, they found a home that was struck by gunfire, and spotted subjects fleeing the area on foot.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: February 21, 2012
10th Street Gang member sentenced to 30 years in prison (Buffalo, NY) : A member of the 10th Street Gang will spend the next 30 years behind bars. Michael Corchado-Jamieson, 20, of Buffalo was found guilty of two counts of Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with the April 17, 2006 shooting deaths of Darinell Young and Brandon MacDonald, and two counts of Attempted Murder in Aid of Racketeering in connection with shootings on April 26, 2006 and June 4, 2008.
Source: WGRZ 2 News Date: February 20, 2012
Supporters say anti-gang bill would reduce violence (Wilmington, NC): Last year, as Wilmington confronted a bloody tide of gang violence that resulted in a killing at the Rhino Club, law enforcement officials turned to a civil courtroom in a successful bid to shutter the nightspot they considered a hub of criminal activity.
Source: StarNews Date: February 20, 2012
Top cop's declaration of war has Maniac Latin Disciples reeling (Chicago, IL): The intersection looks like countless others on the Northwest Side. Lots of trees, well-kept frame homes, a plant-filled traffic circle. But there's also a street sign spray-painted with a blue pitchfork — the symbol of the Maniac Latin Disciples.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 20, 2012
Man leaving party is shot (Worcester, MA): A 25-year-old Shrewsbury man was shot in the abdomen Saturday night on Providence Street, an area of the city where police will add patrols and increase their presence based on the department’s shooting protocols.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 20, 2012
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