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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
Myrtle Beach welcomes gang investigators' conference (Myrtle Beach, SC): One of the most effective tools in the war on gangs, officials say, is open communication among the law enforcement officers who investigate gang-related activity.
Source: The Sun News Date: February 20, 2012
Fatal Detroit shooting of baby gang-related, police say (Detroit, MI): Diamond Salter said she was asleep in her west-side home early Monday morning when shots rang out. As her son, Delric Miller IV, dozed nearby on a living room couch, bullets pierced windows and walls, striking the 9-month-old.
Source: The Detroit News Date: February 20, 2012
Chicago's top cop vows to keep pressure on gangs (Chicago, IL): Garry McCarthy is not the first Chicago police superintendent to warn gang leaders that all of their members would be held responsible for the violent actions of one.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: February 20, 2012
Police: More Elgin gang members arrested in civil ban (Elgin, IL): Elgin police charged two more men in connection to a lawsuit aimed at keeping gang members from associating with one another. They are scheduled to appear March 16 in the Elgin branch court.
Source: TribLocal Date: February 20, 2012
Franklin Park sees gang activity drop (Franklin Park, IL): The number of gang members in Northlake has increased over the last three years while the number in Franklin Park has decreased.
Source: FranklinPark Herald-Journal Date: February 20, 2012
Gang behind rash of break-ins (Indianapolis, IN): There's a cluster of apartments that sit between Rockville Road and 10th Street. The West side apartments have been targeted by thieves over the past couple of months.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: February 20, 2012
Chattanooga clergy to lead two anti-gang events (Chattanooga, TN): Omari Lawson was 12 years old when gang members asked him to join them. He refused. "It wasn't needed in my life," he said. "It would be a bad influence."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 19, 2012
Officials: Gang members likely attend area schools (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Are there gang members in area schools? The superintendents of Luzerne County’s three largest districts say yes, almost certainly. "I'd be naive to say we have no gang members," Wyoming Valley West Superintendent Chuck Suppon said, a sentiment echoed by Wilkes-Barre Area's Jeff Namey.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 19, 2012
Neighbors say GR teen shot in chest was gang-related (Grand Rapids, MI): Police have no suspects after a teenager was shot in the chest on Grand Rapids' southwest side early Sunday morning.
Source: FOX 17 News Date: February 19, 2012
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