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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond's stance on gangs seen as troubling by some (Chattanooga, TN): A statement by Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond could set a policy tone that could expose the county to legal liability in future civil rights claims, local attorneys say.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 22, 2012
Two teens charged with August murder (Pasadena, CA): Two teens have been charged with murder for what police say was the gang-related slaying of an 18-year-old man on a Pasadena street in August.
Source: Pasadena Sun Date: January 22, 2012
One person hurt after gang fight in Bryan (Bryan, TX): One man was hospitalized with a knife wound after a gang fight that took place in Bryan on Saturday afternoon, police said. Between 8 and 20 people were involved in the fighting between two groups on Dansby Street.
Source: The Eagle Date: January 22, 2012
Armed gang member arrested in East Kildonan (Winnipeg, MB) : Police say a known gang member was arrested Saturday afternoon after officers were called to a family trouble call in East Kildonan.
Source: CTV Winnipeg Date: January 22, 2012
Posthumous US asylum bid highlights gang debate (Jersey City, NJ): Josue Rafael Orellana Garcia fled his impoverished neighborhood in Honduras for the United States as a teenager, to escape what began as teasing over his disabilities and escalated into what his mother said were threats to kill him if he did not join a gang.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: January 22, 2012
Murder trial of alleged SF gang member finally begins in deaths of father, sons (San Francisco, CA) : The triple-murder trial of an accused MS-13 gang member, whose case brought the country’s immigration debate to the steps of San Francisco City Hall three years ago, is set to officially begin today.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: January 22, 2012
Former top cop sees alarming trends in gang murders (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are celebrating the lowest murder rate since 1965. But a former police superintendent said he sees some alarming trends in both murders and the gang members who frequently commit them.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: January 22, 2012
Henrico jury find gang enforcer guilty of murder (Henrico County, VA): A Henrico County jury found a gang enforcer guilty on all counts for ordering a robbery that resulted in a murder, and recommended a sentence of life in prison plus 23 years.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 21, 2012
Chattanooga community gathers to fight gangs (Chattanooga, TN): As T.J. Johnson stood at the front of a church congregation Friday night, he held up a silver platter holding money, a fake gun and a bag representing a kilo of cocaine.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 21, 2012
Cellphones, weapons and drugs flood Ohio prisons (Columbus, OH): Illegal drugs, weapons, tobacco and cellphones are flooding Ohio’s prisons, spurring a new wave of violence as rival gangs battle for control of the black market.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: January 21, 2012
DA: Teen charged with murder in gang-related deaths (Houston, TX): A 17-year-old was behind bars Saturday, charged as an adult with two counts of murder for his roles in the deaths of two people last year. Noe Armando Artiga is an alleged gang member accused of killing Anayanci Roche and Jonathan Hernandez last year.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: January 21, 2012
Judge sets hearing for gangster dismissed from McCook camp (Lexington, NE): A probation hearing has been scheduled on Feb. 24 for Rene Garcia after he was terminated from the Work Ethics Camp at McCook.
Source: Kearney Hub Date: January 21, 2012
Gang members arrested in Merced (Merced, CA): Three Fresno gang members are arrested with guns in Merced.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: January 21, 2012
Assault linked to gang retaliation in Walla Walla (Walla Walla, WA): An assault at Walla Walla High School last week was most likely a gang-related retaliation for an earlier assault that occurred at a youth function at St. Patrick’s Church.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: January 21, 2012
Details on area’s gang sweep remain unclear (Walla Walla, WA): Details on Thursday’s multi-agency gang sweep that resulted in numerous arrests across Eastern Washington are still unclear, as the documents in those cases remain tied up in federal court.
Source: Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Date: January 21, 2012
'Beat Down Posse' leader Gustafson guilty (Minneapolis, MN): A jury has found the head of a north Minneapolis gang known as the "Beat Down Posse" guilty of racketeering.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: January 21, 2012
Gangster talked of getting out shortly before shooting: Heed (Vancouver, BC): Just months before his public execution Tuesday, gangster Sandip Duhre admitted he regretted his choices and would get out of the life if he could.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 20, 2012
Dozens arrested in sweep (Spokane, WA): A multiagency effort led to the arrest of more than two dozen people throughout the region early Thursday morning. A long-term investigation led by the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Task Force culminated in a massive sweep in which law enforcement seized more than eight pounds of methamphetamine, 40 firearms, a grenade, an estimated $150,000 in currency and valuables, and 10 vehicles.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 20, 2012
Gun shop burglary leads to arrest of four teens (Chicago, IL): Four teens were arrested following a weekend burglary at a suburban gun shop in which more than 200 firearms were stolen, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 20, 2012
Gang member gets extra year for hitting Middleton Jail guard (Salem, MA): A former member of a Lynn street gang, already serving six years in state prison for a violent Salem home invasion that left a 6-year-old girl with permanent damage to her eye, will serve a seventh year for punching a Middleton Jail correctional officer last spring.
Source: The Salem News Date: January 20, 2012
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