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Security store owner doubts value of body armour ban (Calgary, AB) : Critics of the government's restrictions on body armour say new rules will do little to keep bulletproof vests and other similar protective garb away from criminals.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: March 16, 2012
Recent Half Moon Bay gang incidents not indicative of increased problem (Half Moon Bay, CA) : Just a year ago, it might have been unimaginable on the streets of Half Moon Bay. Yet over the course of a few months — from August to October 2011 — five people were shot at (three in August, two in October) in rival Norteños vs. Sureños gang shootings on city streets.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: March 16, 2012
Sheriff's Gang Task Force investigating middle school girl fight (New Hanover County, NC): According to Sgt. Jerry Brewer, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Gang Task Force Unit is investigating an incident that happened Thursday at Williston Middle School.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: March 16, 2012
Ordered by the Mexican Mafia to do a hit...but killed the wrong guy! (Whittier, CA) : A Whittier gang member…convicted of two murders, including a botched hit for the Mexican Mafia - was sentenced to the death penalty.
Source: KTTV FOX 11 News Date: March 16, 2012
Guilty verdict in gang murder (Wilmington, DE): The two defendants in the Trapstars gang participation and homicide trial were found guilty of the most serious charges against them today including assault and gang participation. One was convicted of murder.
Source: The News Journal Date: March 16, 2012
Gang members arrested (Santa Maria, CA): Two Santa Maria gang members have been arrested for weapons and narcotics possession.
Source: KVEC 920 News Date: March 16, 2012
Murder suspect sentenced in gang assault at juvenile detention center (Manassas, VA): Days before his murder trial is set to begin, the man accused of killing an Osbourn High School student walking home from school was sentenced to prison for another crime.
Source: News & Messenger Date: March 16, 2012
Graffiti in South LA: The story behind the spray (Los Angeles, CA): In South Los Angeles, graffiti is as commonplace as storefront churches, sidewalk peddlers and foreclosed homes. Because it's so ubiquitous, it rarely warrants more than a knowing glance from locals.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: March 16, 2012
KPD teach family class to prevent future gang activity (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick Police say they've come across kids as young as 12 years old who are involved in gang activity, so they're finding a creative way to stop that, by promoting a strong, solid family.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: March 16, 2012
St. Paul man charged in drive-by shooting (St. Paul, MN): An 18-year-old man who is reportedly a gang member is charged in a drive-by shooting on St. Paul's West Side, allegedly directed at a former member of another gang.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 16, 2012
Chattanooga gang bills pass hurdle; projected cost still a concern (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield’s anti-gang bills flew over their first hurdle Tuesday in the House Judiciary Subcommittee, but the projected $1.92 million annual cost on one of the measures could trap it in the legislative equivalent of the slammer.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 15, 2012
Most crimes dropped in 2011 in Bell Gardens (Bell Gardens, CA): A rash of gang violence last fall is being blamed for a 75 percent increase in homicides, according to Bell Gardens Police Captain Jeff Travis, who said four of the seven homicides that occurred in 2011 have been solved, though one suspect is still at-large. There were four homicides in Bell Gardens in 2010.
Source: EGP News Date: March 15, 2012
Parents upset about gang label (Abbeville, GA): During the Tuesday meeting of the Wilcox Board of Education, several parents and a representative of the NAACP questioned the school system’s handling of a recent incident that caused the high school basketball team to have to forfeit a state playoff game. "I don’t believe we have a gang problem, but now we have that label," said one parent.
Source: Cordele Dispatch Date: March 15, 2012
Five arrested at two Easton locations suspected in drug dealing, Bloods gang activity, police say (Easton, PA): Five people were arrested this morning in raids at two Easton locations that police had been investigating for suspected drug dealing and possible ties to the Bloods gang, police say.
Source: The Express-Times Date: March 15, 2012
Azusa police officers awarded by civil-rights group for working to take down racist street gang (Azusa, CA): At a ceremony in Los Angeles this week, several members of the Azusa Police Department were recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for their work in taking down more than 50 members of the Azusa 13 street gang last year.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 15, 2012
Rockford gang member charged in gunfire exchange (Rockford, IL): A man shot in the head while exchanging gunfire with a rival gang member Wednesday was arrested.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: March 15, 2012
Gang members convicted of killing actor (Santa Ana, CA): Two Long Beach gang members were convicted of first-degree murder plus special circumstances for their roles in the robbery/slaying of actor Armand Jones, who was shot to death when he tried to break up a robbery in Anaheim in 2006 shortly after he finished filming the movie "Freedom Writers.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 15, 2012
Another arrest in Clinton St. attack (Albany, NY): A second man has been charged in connection with the Sunday evening beating that left a 61-year-old man with a fractured skull and jaw and bleeding on the brain, police said.
Source: Times Union Date: March 15, 2012
Former Latin King gang leader sentenced to 28 years in prison (Philadelphia, PA): A former Latin King gang leader from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, who once traveled with other gang members to slaughter a rival gang in Vineland, New Jersey, was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Philly Date: March 15, 2012
Man sentenced to death for two gang-related slayings (Norwalk, CA): A 39-year-old gang member was sentenced to death Thursday for his involvement in a pair of gang-related murders committed in Whittier about five years apart.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: March 15, 2012
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