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Military trained gang members worry FBI, Oklahoma law enforcement (Lawton, OK): News On 6 supports our men and women in the military and their families. But there is a problem that's become so serious; the FBI calls it a threat to our national security.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: February 16, 2012
Larkspur council approves new graffiti ordinance (Larkspur, CA): Larkspur property owners soon could be responsible for removing graffiti on their buildings. The Larkspur City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Wednesday declaring graffiti a public nuisance and requiring property owners to remove tags within seven days of receiving a city notice, City Manager Dan Schwarz said
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: February 16, 2012
Local youth gang court making progress with participants (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Juvenile Gang Court is getting a lot of attention from state legislators, with a bill being considered in the Senate. The program is just a few months away from it's one year anniversary. Yakima County has the only Juvenile Gang Court in the state, and one of the few in the country.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: February 16, 2012
Spark for lethal gang war revealed (Wilmington, DE): In opening arguments at a homicide trial Tuesday, prosecutors revealed for the first time that a gang war was responsible for a series of shootings in Wilmington in the spring and summer of 2010, leaving at least two dead and three to four others severely wounded.
Source: The News Journal Date: February 15, 2012
Man arrested in gang-related shooting, assault (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police have arrested a man who is accused in a gang-related assault, records show.
Source: Tulsa World Date: February 15, 2012
Gang lifestyle results in prison time or death (Prince Albert, SK): Oftentimes, one's introduction to the gang lifestyle begins with the initiation process of being physically beaten up, with things not really improving thereafter.
Source: Prince Albert Daily Herald Date: February 15, 2012
Gang-related shooting could net life sentences (Sacramento, CA): District Attorney Jan Scully announced that Isaac Givens and Cesar Santana were convicted by jury of shooting into an inhabited house for the benefit of the Norteno criminal street gang.
Source: Sacramento Today Date: February 15, 2012
Boys and Girls Clubs to open in North Park Hill (Denver, CO): In May of 2008, gang members set fire to the old Holly Shopping Center on E. 22nd Ave. in Denver. The fire was set in retaliation for the killing of a rival gang leader, according to Denver Police.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: February 15, 2012
Second brother gets 60 years in Aurora gang murder (St. Charles, IL): Justin Cavazos sat silently Wednesday morning as prosecutors called him a "cold-blooded killer." He looked straight ahead when, through a written statement, Oscar Rodriguez's mother described 21-year-old Cavazos as a "coward."
Source: The Beacon-News Date: February 15, 2012
West Texas gang leader sentenced to life in prison (El Paso, TX): Officials say a Barrio Azteca gang leader in West Texas has been sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: February 15, 2012
Street gang members face attempted murder charges (Orlando, FL): A second member of a street gang called "G.U.K." has been charged with shooting the victim of a Jan. 16 home invasion during which a woman and child were threatened at gunpoint, records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 15, 2012
Anti-gang bill still alive, unlikely to win funding (Yakima, WA): A bill to establish a statewide gang prevention and intervention grant program survived a cutoff in the House Tuesday but has slim odds of passing as legislators focus on the state's budget problem.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 15, 2012
Anti-gang-fraternizing strategy brings two Elgin arrests, adds McHenry County (Elgin, IL): The first two arrests have been made under a plan by the city that seeks to disrupt the Latin Kings street gang operations through a court order forbidding certain gang members from hanging around with each other.
Source: The Courier-News Date: February 15, 2012
Feds dismantle elaborate gang network (Buffalo, NY): The streets of Buffalo may be a little safer now that authorities have rounded up more than a dozen suspected gang members and drug dealers.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: February 15, 2012
Local audience told of signs, symptoms of gang membership (Charlottesville, VA): Two factors are most likely to prevent children from joining criminal street gangs — monitoring by parents and good coping skills, said Gretchen Ellis, director of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Commission on Children and Families.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: February 15, 2012
Four hospitalized in shootout between Po'Boys, sheriff says (Alamo, TX): Bad blood between members of the same street gang led to a "moving" shootout Wednesday that left four males in the hospital and a trail of blood and bullet casings in the street, authorities said.
Source: The Monitor Date: February 15, 2012
Gang member sentenced to 30 years for assaulting federal officers (Trenton, NJ): A member of the Hoover-Five Deuce Crips street gang was sentenced to 30 years in prison today for his role in an assault on an FBI special agent in Newark and a task force officer, federal authorities said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 15, 2012
Crime in Chicago caused mainly by gangs (Chicago, IL): Crime in urban communities like Englewood on Chicago's South Side and Austin on the West Side are committed largely because of street gangs, local law enforcement officials cited at a recent forum.
Source: Examiner Date: February 15, 2012
Violence spike spurs gang crackdown (Stockton, CA): In the wake of a violent Friday night - which saw two men gunned down on opposite sides of the city - the Stockton Police Department has instructed officers to make targeting gang members their highest priority.
Source: The Record Date: February 14, 2012
Police advise parents to look out for "gang-related" activity (Aiken, SC): Aiken Public Safety officials say there are "not quite" gangs in our area. "We've identified some groups, that have little organization, but not enough organization that we would consider them gangs," said Corp. Jeremy Hembree.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: February 14, 2012
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