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Springfield officials defend decisions leaving AWAKE organization without anti-violence grant funds (Springfield, MA): City officials said that a grassroots group known as AWAKE was omitted from a share of an $800,000 anti-violence grant because it never produced the documentation needed to prove its claim of being a leader in the fight against youth and gang violence.
Source: The Republican Date: January 28, 2012
In your face: Front-and-center tattoos no longer just a gang trend (Philadelphia, PA): "I get tattoos like a stress reliever," said Wheeler, 23, of Oxford Circle. Below a tattoo of a cross near his right eye is a teardrop tattoo, adorned by a facial piercing. The letters "FOE" line the arch of his hairline - Family Over Everything. The same tattoos and piercings decorate the left side of Wheeler's face - except for the "$OMM" near his hairline, which stands for Money on My Mind.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 27, 2012
Report: Newark's level of gang-related murders among highest in nation (Newark, NJ): Fueled largely by the drug trade, gang violence in Newark is on par with historically violent California cities like Los Angeles and Oakland, according to a report the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 27, 2012
Vermont Senate panel hears testimony on drug trade (Montpelier, VT): Evidence of gang activity is on the rise in Vermont, spurred by an active illicit drug market and the ease of obtaining guns in the state, the commander of the Vermont Narcotics Investigation Unit told a Senate panel Thursday.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: January 27, 2012
Gang member who faced life freed after testimony (Richmond, VA): A longtime Richmond-area gang member whose testimony last week helped prosecutors win convictions and a recommendation of life in prison against the gang's leader walked free Thursday from the Henrico County Jail.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 27, 2012
Police intensify crackdown on gang activity (Nashville, TN): Metro Police detective Gerry Hyder and his partner were staking out a known gang hideout in October when a suspect they were tailing suddenly emerged from the woods and opened fire on their unmarked truck.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 27, 2012
16 nabbed in Fitchburg gang sweep (Fitchburg, MA): The city is a safer place after the culmination of "Operation Red Wolf," a federal, state and local bust of 16 people with ties to gang activity, drugs and illegal weapons, Police Chief Robert DeMoura said Thursday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: January 27, 2012
Man charged in Sheboygan Walmart shooting due in court today (Sheboygan, MI): The Sheboygan man charged in the gang-related shooting outside Sheboygan’s south side Walmart on Jan. 8 that left one man dead and another critically injured is due back in court today for a preliminary hearing.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: January 27, 2012
Officers explain signs of gangs (Wilkesboro, NC): Law enforcement officials talked about indicators of the presence of gangs and said they're in Wilkes County during a meeting Saturday morning. "We do have gang-related graffiti. We don't see anywhere near the scale of what's in big cities, but to say they (gang members) are not here, we are lying to ourselves," said Capt. Tommy Rhodes of the Wilkesboro Police Department.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot Date: January 27, 2012
New anti-gang bill wins bipartisan support with legal provision (Yakima, WA): The latest anti-gang legislation in Olympia includes a new provision that could get the measure past a long-standing partisan roadblock.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 27, 2012
Bucking the trend, Newark gang activity fueled by drugs: Report (Newark, NJ) : Gang homicides in Newark are largely related to drug trade, unlike in other gang violence ridden cities, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.
Source: WNYC Radio Date: January 27, 2012
Officers arrest two juvenile street gang members: one for stabbing black teen, second for probation violation (San Diego County, CA): Officers with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department arrested two 16-year-old males, both documented members of the Varrio Fallbrook Locos criminal street gang yesterday afternoon, Thurs., Jan. 26 at the same time but on different charges.
Source: The Village News Date: January 27, 2012
Gang-related shooting suspect arrested after SERT serves search warrant, deploys tear gas at Southeast Portland home (Portland, OR): A suspect in a fall 2011 gang-related shooting was arrested Friday afternoon after Portland police's Special Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at a Southeast Portland home.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 27, 2012
Gang-related incidents net seven arrests in San Mateo (San Mateo, CA) : The San Mateo Police Department has arrested at least seven suspects this month in connection with gang-related incidents.
Source: SanMateoPatch Date: January 27, 2012
Today's gang-related shooting triggers emotional alarms in quiet Fairview Slopes (Vancouver, BC): Tenth between Cambie and Oak is, at least on the surface, an unlikely setting for gang related shootings. The Cambridge Garden apartments at the corner of 10th and Ash are full of families with small children, elderly people, and singles who love the neighborhood for its proximity to City Square, the Canada Line, and it's stunning urban views.
Source: Vancouver Observer Date: January 27, 2012
Gangs violence rising in rural Pacific Northwest (Quincy, WA): Dozens of people had gathered for a family reunion at a modest home in this small farm town last September, when a gang member walked down the sidewalk and fired a shot into the air.
Source: Times-News Date: January 27, 2012
Criminal justice and public safety committee holds hearing on gang activity bill (Augusta, ME) : A new bill targets gang activity in Maine. The Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee held a public hearing on LD 1707, "An Act To Define, Prevent and Suppress Gang Activity in the State" at the State House on Friday.
Source: WABI 5 News Date: January 27, 2012
Cops get break, arrest in Beacon Hill robberies (Beacon Hill, WA): Seattle police have arrested a suspect they believe has been part of a gang that has committed up to 10 violent street robberies on Beacon Hill.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 27, 2012
Book shows how gangs are using social media (Chicago, IL) : A new book spells out how Chicago area street gangs are using social media to plot and carry out their dirty work. Among the newest information is how street gangs use some of the very same social media sites we all use, but to stir up trouble and intimidate.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: January 26, 2012
As gangs gain traction in Maine, prison braces (Warren, ME): To prepare for the possibility of housing more gangsters, Maine State Prison officials are writing new guidelines to help identify which prisoners belong to gangs.
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: January 26, 2012
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