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Organization hopes to start safe-house for youth wanting to leave gangs (Edmonton, AB): A local not-for-profit organization is pushing for an initiative which it believes could help troubled youth gang members leave behind their lives of violence and crime.
Source: Global Edmonton Date: March 3, 2012
Conference focuses on teen gangsters (Edmonton, ON): A Somali-Canadian community leader says he thinks the key to getting kids off the streets and away from gangs, drugs and violence is to bring them elsewhere to be rehabilitated.
Source: Edmonton Sun Date: March 3, 2012
Study: Gang members active in five of eight Tacoma geographic areas (Tacoma, WA): Gangs are most active in five of Tacoma’s eight major geographic areas. Their members are armed and involved in drug crimes. And the youngest gangsters often are lured into the lifestyle in middle school.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 3, 2012
Teachers look for new weapons against gangs (Bethlehem, PA): On Simon Boddie's first day as a police officer at Broughal Middle School, three students cornered a boy in a stairwell and beat him mercilessly. It was a hit ordered by a 12-year-old gang leader – and a sobering realization of what Boddie had gotten himself into.
Source: The Morning Call Date: March 3, 2012
Three suspected Madera gang members arrested after chase (Fresno, CA): Police have arrested three suspected gang members after a high speed chase through the city of Madera.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: March 3, 2012
Courthouse clerk denies any affiliation with gangs (Chicago, IL): Maurice Henderson knew trouble was heading his way. When the Chicago Crime Commission recently published a book naming him as a leader of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang, it was only a matter of time before someone at the Maywood courthouse put two and two together.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 2, 2012
Three shot as gunfire breaks out at Queens Wendy's in suspected gang dispute (Queens, NY): Three young men, including a teenager, were shot as gunfire broke out Thursday afternoon at a Wendy's in Queens.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: March 2, 2012
Arrests by gang task force climb (Riverside County, CA): A task force charged with reducing gang activity across Riverside County made 678 more arrests in 2011 than it did a year earlier. The Riverside County Gang Task Force arrested 2,406 people last year — a 39 percent increase from 1,728 arrests in 2010, law enforcement officials announced Thursday.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: March 2, 2012
Man stabbed after vandalizing car (San Diego, CA): A 20-year-old man was hospitalized with multiple stab wounds Friday following an apparent gang-related attack in Palm City, where the victim was chased after he vandalized his alleged attacker's car in Chula Vista, police said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: March 2, 2012
Culpeper man charged with gang activity in school area (Culpeper, VA): A Culpeper Man was arrested and charged with being a gang member and possession of drugs with intent to distribute following a foot pursuit Monday.
Source: Star Exponent Date: March 2, 2012
Elgin man convicted of murder in drive-by case (Elgin, IL): Kane County authorities say a man convicted in a gang-related shooting faces up to 60 years in state prison when he returns to court for sentencing next month.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: March 2, 2012
San Mateo County Gang Task Force reports increase in searches, seizures (San Mateo County, CA): While the total number of gang member arrests decreased, an increased number of searches and seizures took place in 2010 compared to the year before, according to never-before released data from the San Mateo County Gang Task Force to Half Moon Bay Patch.
Source: HalfMoonBayPatch Date: March 2, 2012
Police seek two suspected gang members in shooting of Banning baseball coach (Wilmington, CA): Police are searching for two suspected gang members who allegedly shot an assistant Banning High baseball coach in Wilmington.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 2, 2012
Gang activity is popping up on social media (Medford, OR): As gang members go online, Medford Police are logged on waiting. Gang members use social media sites like Facebook and YouTube to post their criminal activity. Police call it e-thugging.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: March 2, 2012
Charges filed for two accused of trying to run down officer (Chicago, IL): Two alleged gang members were charged with attempted murder and a third released after they were accused of trying to run over an off-duty Chicago Police officer who booted them from a Little Village restaurant for their rowdy behavior Wednesday night.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 2, 2012
Crime Commission: Court clerk a gang leader (Chicago, IL): His name and face are in a book of known Chicago gang members but a clerk working for the Cook County court system says he's not in a gang.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: March 2, 2012
Gang member subject of manhunt (Albuquerque, NM): Federal authorities say a New Mexico gang member is the subject of a manhunt after he jumped bail related to drug trafficking charges.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: March 2, 2012
Drug arrests herald new street gang, police say (Winnipeg, MB): Police have arrested eight people in an effort to clamp down on an emerging street gang, and have seized cocaine and OxyContin. Officers from the street crimes unit seized the drugs as part of an investigation that cracked down on mid-level dealers operating mainly in the city's south end.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 2, 2012
Gang leader to be arraigned today on new charges (Fall River, MA): A New Bedford gang leader will be arraigned today on charges he recruited an associate to kill a 28-year-old man.
Source: The Standard-Times Date: March 2, 2012
San Rafael gang teen who fired semiautomatic gets chance to avoid prison (San Rafael, CA): A 17-year-old San Rafael gang member who shot a semiautomatic at three people in the street was placed on probation for five years.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: March 2, 2012
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