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Major crimes up 11 percent in Tri-Cities over 2010 (Tacoma, WA): Major crimes climbed 11 percent in the Tri-Cities last year compared to 2010, with assaults, burglaries and thefts contributing to the rise. Crimes of opportunity, gang-related activity and economic factors were cited by law enforcement officials Monday as reasons for the increase.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 28, 2012
Men in double killing may have shot each other (Seattle, WA): A gun battle that left two men dead last week stemmed from a fight over a woman and investigators suspect the men killed each other, according to police officials familiar with the case.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 28, 2012
North Carolina school district allegedly forced Latinos into saying they belong to gangs (Gastonia, NC): The U.S. Education Department is investigating a school district in North Carolina for allegedly forcing Hispanic students to sign contracts admitting that they belong to gangs.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: February 28, 2012
Police say Central El Paso bar fight, stabbing gang-related (El Paso, TX): A 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries after he was apparently stabbed during a gang-related fight at a Central El Paso bar late Sunday.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 28, 2012
Lowell to receive $450,000 through grant program (Lowell, MA): The city will receive $450,000 this year to combat gang violence in the community, the city's Statehouse delegation and city officials announced Monday.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: February 28, 2012
Known gang member arrested on gun charges Tuesday morning (Norwalk, CT): A known gang member was caught with a handgun early Tuesday morning, two weeks after he was shot twice and a day before he is scheduled to be sentenced for selling drugs, police said.
Source: The Hour Date: February 28, 2012
Suffolk may abandon Wyandanch gang strategy (Wyandach, NY): Suffolk County is on the verge of abandoning an unorthodox strategy of barring 37 suspected gang members from associating with one another in a certain part of Wyandanch.
Source: Newsday Date: February 28, 2012
Alleged gang member indicted for toddler's shooting (Chicago, IL): A purported gang member was indicted Tuesday with shooting a toddler in the head as he aimed for a rival on the South Side last summer.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: February 28, 2012
Man gets 35 years in bus-stop slaying (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member was sentenced to 35 years in state prison Monday for killing a rival at a Fullerton bus stop. Jose Peralta Jr., 27, of Fullerton, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter, personal use of a firearm and street terrorism.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 28, 2012
Santa Rosa gang-crime stats spark council debate (Santa Rosa, CA): A turf war broke out on the Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday over whether the city is doing enough to measure the effectiveness of its gang prevention efforts, with rival council members sparring over whether the debate was a legitimate issue or political posturing.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 28, 2012
Wilcox Principal cracks down on gangs (Wilcox County, GA): The principal at Wilcox County High School says students involved in gang activity at school will not be allowed to go to school there.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 28, 2012
Gang boss says he ordered the shot that killed young mother (St. Charles Township, IL): Gang boss Manith "C.T." Vilayhong was the prosecution’s star witness Tuesday in the trial of one of his underlings for the murder of a 22-year-old mother in Elgin.
Source: The Courier-News Date: February 28, 2012
Stanton's 18th Street Gang used SUV as lethal weapon in turf battle (Stanton, CA): In a narrow Stanton alley at about 8 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2006, Rito "Boxer" Guajardo pedaled his mountain bike as fast as he could because the angry occupants of a pursuing, white Mercury Mountaineer SUV--three rival Latino gang members, including one nicknamed "Sick One"--wanted him dead.
Source: OC Weekly Date: February 27, 2012
Teens booked for gang activity (Indianpolis, IN): Three teens were arrested on gang charges late Sunday night as police tried to locate a shooting victim.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: February 27, 2012
Maine Township man named in Chicago Crime Commission's 'Gang Book' (Maine Township, IL) : A Maine Township man is identified among the leaders of a large street gang in a new publication recently released by the Chicago Crime Commission.
Source: ParkRidgeHerald-Advocate Date: February 27, 2012
Homegirl Café: Where rival gang members unite (Los Angeles, CA): Sometimes the most remarkable meals come from the most unexpected places. Recently, I went to the HomeGirl Café in Los Angeles with OrganicAuthority's Laura Klein to see what all the fuss was about. We had a great meal (their tacos are incredible) and heard stories of hopelessness and triumph from the Homeboys and Homegirls.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: February 27, 2012
Three suspects charged in gang shootings (Madera, CA): Madera police arrested three known gang members on charges of attempted murder in an ongoing and citywide anti-gang effort, the police department reported.
Source: The Madera Tribune Date: February 27, 2012
More resources needed to fight gang violence (Oklahoma City, OK): Days after two officers on gang patrol shoot a man, Oklahoma City's police chief says he needs more resources to fight gang violence.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: February 27, 2012
In-Depth: Are we once again, "Banging in the Rock?" (Little Rock, AR): As 2012 began, Central Arkansas was peppered with a rapid succession of killings, we stand at eight murders for 2012. As the numbers rose questions mounted; Was gang violence to blame? Was the police department ignoring a growing gang concern? Are we back in the mid nineties? And above all, why?
Source: KARK 4 News Date: February 27, 2012
Cops: 11 in Spalding charged with street gang terrorism after shootout (Spalding County, GA): Eleven young men -- including two juveniles -- face street gang terrorism charges after a shootout at a Spalding County subdivision on Feb. 20., authorities said.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 27, 2012
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