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Chief hopes more people will come forward to fight crime (Hobbema, AB): Chief Marvin Yellowbird hopes members of his reserve in central Alberta will keep talking with police so more arrests are made in unsolved crimes, just as they have been in the killing of his five-year-old grandson.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: January 10, 2012
Assault near Dalla' NorthPark revives fears of gang violence (Dallas, TX): An attack on three teen boys in a parking lot across Central Expressway from NorthPark Center has revived Internet chatter that the mall is a dangerous place infested with violent gangs.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: January 10, 2012
Kent County leaders say Gaines Township shooting shows need for more protection in rural areas (Grand Rapids, MI): What authorities are calling recent gang violence including an incident over the weekend which saw more than 30 gun shots fired from multiple weapons and left a local pastor shot in the head is proof more Kent County Sheriff’s patrols are needed in outlying areas, county leaders said.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: January 10, 2012
Gang violence declines in areas with community programs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang violence continued to decrease for a fourth year in a row in areas where city and community programs such as Summer Night Lights have taken root, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 10, 2012
Feds: Send Latin King gang leader to prison for 60 years (Chicago, IL): The head of the Latin Kings street gang should go to prison for 60 years on a racketeering conspiracy conviction, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors filed a recommendation for Augustin Zambrano, 51, to receive the maximum prison term. The gang has more than 10,000 members in Illinois, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 10, 2012
Witness: 10-year-old girl was unintended target of gang shooting (Chicago, IL): The shot that snuffed out Nequiel Fowler’s young life on Labor Day 2008 started with the words of a ranking Latin Dragon to an underling: "Go light up some Kings."
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 10, 2012
Vandalism may have been gang initiation (Albany, GA): An Albany auto shop owner thinks thousands of dollars in damage to his business was done as part of a gang initiation.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: January 10, 2012
Teen arrested in connection with gang shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting in southeast Portland. Bennie London III, who police believe is a gang associate, now faces three counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 10, 2012
Shooter admits to killing gang rival in Mpls. alley in '96 (Minneapolis, MN): More than 15 years after a fatal shotgun blast brought down a rival gang member who was trying to run away in a Minneapolis alley, a Bloomington man has admitted to pulling the trigger.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 10, 2012
Third person sentenced in 2007 gang-related shooting death (Napa, CA): The third of five original defendants has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison in connection with the shooting death of a rival gang member in Napa four years ago.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: January 10, 2012
Monterey County top in youth murders again (Salinas, CA): Despite a drop from the previous year, Monterey County's youth murder rate remains the highest in the state for a second consecutive year, according to a study released Tuesday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: January 10, 2012
Edinburg shooting gang-related; two men charged (Edinburg, TX): Two men remain behind bars in connection with a shooting and a car chase. Authorities believe the feud that led to the shooting is gang-related.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 10, 2012
Police and Explorers clean up gang graffiti (Yuma, AZ): Cocopah Tribal Police Explorers invited their counterparts in other local law enforcement agencies to help stamp out graffiti over the weekend.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: January 10, 2012
Police arrest 15-year-old suspect in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Monday who they said pulled the trigger in gang-related shooting Sunday afternoon.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 10, 2012
Empty residence shot during gang fight (Moses Lake, WA): An apparently stray bullet hit the window of a residence during a gang-related altercation in the Larson housing area north of Moses Lake.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Out of the gang, but still on the database (Elgin, IL): Every time LeVan Blalark gets into his car, he thinks about what might happen if he gets pulled over. For him, it’s never just a simple traffic stop.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Police arrest suspected gang members (St. Catharines, ON): Niagara Regional Police say they have arrested two members of a gang which was selling drugs from a north St. Catharines home.
Source: Niagara This Week Date: January 9, 2012
Idaho high court says gang recruitment law is constitutional (Boise, ID): The Idaho Supreme Court has decided a state law designed to stop gangs from recruiting new members is constitutional.
Source: The Republic Date: January 9, 2012
Portland police arrest man in connection with summer shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Saturday in connection with a gang-related shooting last summer in Northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 9, 2012
Border Patrol agents find 952 pounds of pot, gang member in desert (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents at the Casa Grande Station found nearly half a million dollars worth of marijuana abandoned in the desert Sunday, and also apprehended a Guatemalan man who admitted to being in a dangerous criminal gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: January 9, 2012
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