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Civil lawsuit targets Latin Kings in McHenry County (Harvard, IL): McHenry County's top prosecutor has filed a civil lawsuit against known Latin King members with lengthy criminal pasts in an attempt to curb gang violence and deter recruitment.
Source: TribLocal Date: February 22, 2012
Maine gangs part one: Statewide (Bangor, ME): Most Mainers would agree that gang members aren't lurking around every corner, but what seems to be harder to grasp is whether or not it is a problem that needs dealing with. A bill introduced this session aimed to address that issue on a statewide level. To some members of the legislature, LD 1707 addressed an issue they hadn't given much thought to before.
Source: WABI 5 News Date: February 22, 2012
Schools try to thwart lure of gang life (Houston, TX): The life of a gang member is brutal, often ending in violence or prison. Yet, this world of weapons, crimes and colors is somehow still appealing to many Houston area kids. "For any gang to thrive, you have to have recruits," Houston Independent School District Police Chief Jimmy Dotson said. Dotson estimated there are 250 documented gang members, representing 125 different gangs, enrolled at schools throughout the district.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: February 22, 2012
Police report surge in student gang arrests (Indianapolis, IN): Franklin Township Schools is grappling with a surge in gang activity after the arrests of nearly a dozen students in the past month. Eleven suspected gang members face charges in a slew of violent crimes, from vandalism to intimidation and gun violence, records show.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: February 22, 2012
Crips gang member, 17, busted in teen's shooting, police say (New York, NY) : Plainclothes cops nabbed a 17-year-old Crips gang member Wednesday morning after he shot a teen outside a grocery store as the officers drove by, police said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 22, 2012
Man gets three years for gang activity (Norwalk, CA): A man was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for participating in a Pico Rivera street gang.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: February 22, 2012
San Jose mom accused of driving getaway car arraigned on attempted murder charges (San Jose, CA): A San Jose mother accused of driving her son and another teen during the reported gang-related attack of a 13-year-old boy was charged Wednesday with attempted murder, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 22, 2012
Attempted-murder charges from Elgin double-stabbing (Elgin, IL): Two Elgin youths have been charged with attempted murder, accused of taking part in a stabbing in a west-side parking lot Saturday night, police announced Wednesday. Police said the stabbing grew out of a fight involving about 17 people motivated by gang tensions.
Source: The Courier-News Date: February 22, 2012
Colorado fugitive arrested in Andover (Andover, MA): A fugitive wanted in Colorado was captured on Tuesday in Andover following an investigation involving U.S. Marshals and authorities from both states.
Source: WFXT FOX25 News Date: February 22, 2012
Chattanooga City Council expected to vote tonight on assigning gang study (Chattanooga, TN): To learn more about the city's gang problem, the Chattanooga City Council is expected to approve $75,000 in funding for a local organization to conduct a gang study.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 21, 2012
Police see a boom in drugs: report (Hamilton, ON): Hamilton police cleared city streets of $2.3 million worth of illicit drugs last year. That's a $2-million increase over the previous year's seizures.
Source: The Hamilton Spectator Date: February 21, 2012
Gang violence a 'significant concern,' Desert Hot Springs police chief says (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Three years after a multimillion-dollar, military-style operation to crack down on gangs, gang violence remains a "significant concern" in Desert Hot Springs, the police chief says. The city of 25,000 is home to more than 200 gang members, with an additional 60 known gang members living in the unincorporated Dos Palmas neighborhood nearby.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: February 21, 2012
Vandals target Petaluma school with ethnic slurs, gang symbols (Petaluma, CA): Police are searching for vandals who tagged a school and several homes with gang signs and ethnic slurs in Petaluma this weekend.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 21, 2012
Former gang members work to stop gun violence among youth (Harlem, NY): After a string of shootings in Harlem last year refocused the spotlight on local violence, one organization is turning to ex-felons to keep young people from committing violent crimes. Operation S.N.U.G.—which spells "guns" backwards—recruits former gang members and others who have served prison time to work directly with at-risk youth.
Source: Columbia Daily Spectator Date: February 21, 2012
Irvington man is fatally shot in Newark (Newark, NJ): An Irvington man was shot and killed on Newark’s border with the township Monday night, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release this morning.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: February 21, 2012
Shooting caught on tape; Madera sees spike in gang activity (Madera, CA): Madera police say they're seeing a surge in gang violence; Police have linked two shootings in the past two days to rival gangs. Gangs are leaving their mark all over Madera. "When they fire their weapons, innocent people can get hit," says Sgt. Dino Lawson of the Madera Police Department.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: February 21, 2012
City Council approves gang assessment funds; Asks tougher sentences for most-violent gang members (Chattanooga, TN): The City Council on Tuesday night voted 7-2 to fund a gang assessment carried out by the Ochs Center and was unanimous in asking the state Legislature to set tougher sentences for the most violent gang members.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: February 21, 2012
Why youths choose gangs over church (Durham, NC): Nine youths who know what the street life is like shared their take on why at-risk youths choose gangs versus church during "Gangs and Faith: A Dialogue on Driver Street" held Tuesday at the Holton Center on Driver Street.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: February 21, 2012
Gang members plead guilty in Norristown arson case (Norristown, PA): Four local members of the "Bloods" gang accused of firebombing houses in Norristown pleaded guilty to corrupt organizations and related charges Tuesday.
Source: The Times Herald Date: February 21, 2012
Man, teen jailed in deadly street stabbing (San Diego, CA): A young man and a teenage boy were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of murder in connection with the apparently gang-related weekend stabbing of a Mountain View resident near his home.
Source: KSWB FOX 5 News Date: February 21, 2012
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