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'Beat Down Posse' leader Gustafson guilty (Minneapolis, MN): A jury has found the head of a north Minneapolis gang known as the "Beat Down Posse" guilty of racketeering.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: January 21, 2012
Gangster talked of getting out shortly before shooting: Heed (Vancouver, BC): Just months before his public execution Tuesday, gangster Sandip Duhre admitted he regretted his choices and would get out of the life if he could.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 20, 2012
Dozens arrested in sweep (Spokane, WA): A multiagency effort led to the arrest of more than two dozen people throughout the region early Thursday morning. A long-term investigation led by the Spokane Violent Crimes Gang Task Force culminated in a massive sweep in which law enforcement seized more than eight pounds of methamphetamine, 40 firearms, a grenade, an estimated $150,000 in currency and valuables, and 10 vehicles.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 20, 2012
Gun shop burglary leads to arrest of four teens (Chicago, IL): Four teens were arrested following a weekend burglary at a suburban gun shop in which more than 200 firearms were stolen, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 20, 2012
Gang member gets extra year for hitting Middleton Jail guard (Salem, MA): A former member of a Lynn street gang, already serving six years in state prison for a violent Salem home invasion that left a 6-year-old girl with permanent damage to her eye, will serve a seventh year for punching a Middleton Jail correctional officer last spring.
Source: The Salem News Date: January 20, 2012
Woman gets life in slaying of actor (Santa Ana, CA): A female Long Beach gang member was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Friday for her role in a shootout at an Anaheim restaurant that resulted in the 2006 slaying of an actor who had just finished a movie featuring scenes about street gangs.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 20, 2012
Four nabbed in Hempstead gang-drug house raid (Hempstead, NY): Four people have been arrested during a raid on a Hempstead house where members of the Crips street gang are suspected of running a drug-dealing operation, New York State police said.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 20, 2012
Member wants out of gang, police arrest five (Selma, CA): Selma Police early Sunday morning rescued a bloody 21-year-old Selma man from a house on Young Street. The man reportedly told Bulldog gang members that he wanted out of the gang and a fight broke out. The gang members threatened to cut off the man's tattoos, but they never got to that point, interim Police Chief Myron Dyck said Wednesday.
Source: The Selma Enterprise Date: January 20, 2012
Man pleads guilty to bus-stop killing (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member pleaded guilty Friday to killing a rival at a Fullerton bus stop after an earlier trial ended in a hung jury.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 20, 2012
Brooklyn gang takedown inspires new hope for youth programs (New York, NY): The arrest of 43 gang members from Brownsville has local residents concerned about violence, but they’re also concerned about keeping teens and young adults from turning to a life of gangs and crime.
Source: NY1 News Date: January 20, 2012
Threat from gangs heightens anxiety in a Brooklyn neighborhood (New York, NY): In the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Yizbeth Leon and her co-workers stopped walking to the B12 bus stop after dark for fear of being robbed or attacked.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 20, 2012
DA seeks injunction against gang (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County district attorney has gone to court in an effort to restrict the activities of a street gang that has operated in the Rancho Cucamonga area since at least the 1960s.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 20, 2012
Elgin gang lawsuit upheld against four who want to preach (Elgin, IL): A Kane County judge Friday declined to remove four men from a lawsuit by Elgin against some 81 members of the Latin Kings street gang, prohibiting members from congregating or associating with each other.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 20, 2012
Rancho Cucamonga gang target of continuing county crackdown (San Bernardino County, CA) : San Bernardino County prosecutors took aim Friday at the Cucamonga Kings, seeking a court injunction that would make the Rancho Cucamonga gang the 13th in the county to be subject to severe restrictions.
Source: The Sun Date: January 20, 2012
Anti-gang grant bill has wide support (Yakima, WA): A Democratic proposal for a statewide, anti-gang grant program is enjoying bipartisan support heading into a public hearing in the House next week. House Bill 2432 would have the state Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice award grants locally to fund projects focused on criminal street gang prevention and intervention.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 20, 2012
Beating gangs - teens describe their power (Chattanooga, TN) : This week, Newschannel 9 has questioned our city and county leaders on how to help our growing gang problem. Now, we're hearing from the teenagers themselves, who are targeted by gang leaders.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 20, 2012
Four arrests in connection with gang shooting in Clearfield (Clearfield, UT) : Two teenagers and two adults who police say were involved in a Jan. 6 gang-related shooting have been arrested. "Over the course of several days following the shooting, Clearfield detectives worked tirelessly to apprehend two males and two juvenile males believed to be responsible for the shooting of Darrell Morris," said Lt. Adam Malan.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: January 20, 2012
Dress code works to fight gangs (Austin, TX): An Austin ISD middle school is using a strict dress code to help curb gang activity in the school and administrators believe it is working.
Source: KXAN News Date: January 20, 2012
Chattanooga area gang enforcement team to be introduced Monday (Chattanooga, TN): Officials said the new Chattanooga Area Gang Enforcement (CAGE) team will be introduced at a press conference on Monday. Also, proposed anti-gang legislation will be announced and discussed.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 20, 2012
Medford law enforcement sheds light on gangs (Medford, OR): Law enforcement agencies joined together with Southern Oregon University to shed light on the severity of gang activity. Officers say in 2010, there were more than 400 gang-related cases. In 2011, it jumped to 642. There are 12 known gangs in Southern Oregon.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: January 20, 2012
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