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Yuma police use tear gas to end standoff (Yuma, AZ): A gang member who barricaded himself inside a mobile home and refused to come out Wednesday night finally surrendered after Yuma police fired tear gas into the residence.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: February 2, 2012
Gang Task Force targets south Hanford (Hanford, CA): The Kings County Gang Task Force has cracked down on a trouble spot in south Hanford, using unmarked cars to apprehend three alleged gang members.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: February 2, 2012
Authorities arrest gang members wanted for murder (Edinburg, TX): Residents of a quiet neighborhood were shocked to find a large armored vehicle rolling down their street Thursday as more than 50 law enforcement officials from various agencies began an operation to arrest three murder suspects.
Source: The Monitor Date: February 2, 2012
A fresh start for inked youth (San Luis Obispo, CA): Community Action Partnership recently received funding of up to $89,422 from the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) to support the purchase of a new laser machine for the Liberty Tattoo Removal program.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: February 2, 2012
Gang member convicted of murdering Skyway boy (Seattle, WA): After less than a day of deliberations, a King County jury this afternoon found Curtis Walker guilty of first-degree murder in the April 2010 shooting death of Alajawan Brown, a 12-year-old boy who was gunned down after stepping off a Metro bus in Skyway.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 2, 2012
Highland Elks make donation to police anti-gang program (Highland, IN): Highland's Gang Resistance Education and Training program got a $10,000 boost, compliments of the Elks.
Source: The Times Date: February 2, 2012
Police investigate gang violence after shooting near Walmart (Albuquerque, NM) : Albuquerque police investigated a shooting on Thursday at the Walmart at Coors and Rio Bravo boulevards. "It's gang activity without a doubt," said Rob Gibbs, of the Albuquerque Police Department. "There's some sort of gang activity occurring, and unfortunately that could happen any time at any part of the city."
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: February 2, 2012
City's new anti-gang measures (Gilroy, CA): In some ways, Gilroy has become the poster child for an aggressive anti-gang movement over the last four months, highlighted by two celebrated and widely publicized raids that netted roughly 80 total known gang members and their associates.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: February 2, 2012
Chattanooga's gang steering committee seeks public input (Chattanooga, TN): Members of a city committee set up to combat gangs hope to learn what community programs already exist and involve community members in the process.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 1, 2012
Nine charged with murder, robbery, racketeering in Brooklyn gang investigation (New York, NY): Nine members of a violent Brooklyn street gang, known as Folk Nation, are charged with murder, racketeering, robbery, assault and firearms violations in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: February 1, 2012
Anti-gang bill clears committee hurdle (Yakima, WA): A get-tough-on gangs bill that supporters have been seeking for several years made it through a key committee Tuesday with bipartisan support.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 1, 2012
Three suspected Native Mob gang members at large (Minneapolis, MN): Three northern Minnesota men allegedly belonging to the Native Mob — a gang federal authorities say is responsible for violent criminal activities on American Indian reservations throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas — are on the lam after the indictment last week of two dozen suspected gang members on racketeering and other charges.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: February 1, 2012
Link seen between stabbing, national street gang MS-13 (Richmond, VA): Authorities are investigating a link between a brutal stabbing in Richmond last month and the national street gang MS-13. Law enforcement authorities have arrested five suspects in the Jan. 14 abduction and stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond. Police said Tuesday that multiple suspects stabbed the victim as many as seven times, but he survived.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 1, 2012
Area street gang member hit with drug-selling charges (Hanover Township, PA): A member of the G-Stone Crip street gang was hit with more charges Tuesday on allegations he peddled heroin in an apartment complex and a fast food restaurant.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 1, 2012
Police round up more suspects in December gang slayings (New Garden Township, PA): A dozen suspects linked with December’s brutal slayings of two men are in custody for what authorities contend was a gang-related crime in New Garden.
Source: Avon Grove Sun Date: February 1, 2012
Alleged gang members arrested in burglary (Dalton, GA): Dalton police arrested three teens in connection with a burglary after a neighbor called in a tip.
Source: WGCL CBS Atlanta Date: February 1, 2012
Third teen charged in shooting of 1-year-old girl (Chicago, IL): Officers investigating a noise disturbance on the South Side arrested a teenager wanted in a gang-related shooting last August that critically wounded a 1-year-old girl.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 1, 2012
Gang member convicted in Hanford murder case (Hanford, CA): A young gang member who gunned down his rival more than two years ago at the El Dorado Mobile Home Park west of Lemoore was recently found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of 19-year-old Jose Manuel Aguirre, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: February 1, 2012
Does San Clemente have a gang problem? (San Clemente, CA) : Earlier this month, a hazy nighttime video caught the last pieces of a violent street fight on Avenida Rosa and in the background voices are heard yelling racial slurs. The gang-related incident left one man, struck by brick, in a coma. The following weekend a shooting left two injured and hospitalized.
Source: San Clemente Times Date: February 1, 2012
Court unseals indictment of Native American gang members (Minneapolis, MN): Federal authorities were looking for three members of a Native American gang on Wednesday charged alongside 21 others in a 47-count federal indictment with racketeering and drug offenses.
Source: Reuters Date: February 1, 2012
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