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Teen's kidnapping may have gang link (Montreal, QC): When Robert Paris heard about the young man who was kidnapped in Montreal North on Wednesday night, his reaction was spontaneous. For Paris, a former street worker-turned-co-ordinator of Pact de rue, the incident, which saw the SWAT team arrest five youths Thursday morning, is a reminder of the persistent presence of street gangs in Montreal, despite the best efforts of organizations like his, the police and schools to get vulnerable kids into boxing or basketball, and away from extortion and dealing.
Source: The Gazette Date: March 1, 2012
Bolsa shooting victim associated himself with FK gang, court hears (Calgary, AB): In the year before Sanjeev Mann was fatally shot at Bolsa Restaurant on New Year's Day 2009, he signed a form when admitted to the Calgary Remand Centre that indicated he was associated with the FK street gang.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: March 1, 2012
Jury convicts three Lawrenceville, Ga., gang members on charges of armed robbery, drug trafficking (Atlanta, GA): A federal district court jury has convicted three men of the gang called the Cartier crew on armed robbery and drug trafficking charges.
Source: The Republic Date: March 1, 2012
Eight arrested in drug, weapons busts (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police seized a large quantity of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons from what they say is a new street gang in the city.
Source: CBC News Date: March 1, 2012
Rival gang members in Beaverton machete-gun fight receive four years in prison (Beaverton, OR): A pair of rival gang members eyed each other through the glass of a Beaverton 7-Eleven store on a late summer night last year.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 1, 2012
State House allocates $250,000 to fight gangs (Olympia, WA): Plans to create a statewide anti-gang grant program were included in the House budget approved this week, but the funding fell well shy of expectations. The proposal calls for a one-time $250,000 allocation.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 1, 2012
LAPD asks community to help break 'cycle of violence' at packed Wilmington meeting (Wilmington, CA): Police implored a standing-room-only crowd in Wilmington Thursday to get more involved in their neighborhoods and to pass on anything that might help them break the cycle of violence that has gripped the port community in the past two months.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 1, 2012
Gang prevention focus of Salinas summit (Salinas, CA): A gang prevention campaign is rolling out its first event Saturday to share strategies designed to educate the community — keeping in line with its goal to turn Salinas into a city of peace.
Source: The Californian Date: March 1, 2012
New street gang in south end (Winnipeg, MB): Alleged "mid-level" dial-a-dealers were taken down during a drug bust targeting an emerging street gang in Winnipeg's south end, police said Thursday. The new street gang is known as the Goon Squad, sources tell the Winnipeg Sun.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: March 1, 2012
New charges, delays for woman convicted of ax attack (Mendocino County, CA): New charges have been filed against a Fort Bragg woman convicted last month of attacking two people with an ax in what authorities called a gang-related fight outside a coast recreation center, according to Mendocino County District Attorney's Office prosecutor Tim Stoen.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: March 1, 2012
LAPD arrests five known Wilmington gang members (Wilmington, CA): Los Angeles police arrested five known Wilmington gang members early Wednesday morning in a targeted effort related to recent violence in the community.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 1, 2012
Chattanooga moving fast on gangs, expert says (Chattanooga, TN): Compared with other cities that have implemented a national anti-gang plan, Chattanooga is moving faster, according to a gang expert. "It is much quicker. These time frames are typically what the gang centers see six to 12 months. You're on a very fast time frame except establish[ing] gang definitions," said Kimberly Porter, a research associate with Tallahassee, Fla.-based National Gang Center.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 29, 2012
'The right direction': Gang prevention (Red Lake, MN): In just the last month, authorities arrested 23 men, across Minnesota on federal charges of racketeering. A federal indictment connects them to the Native Mob, an organized Native American gang. Like other gangs, the Native Mob targets and recruits young men and women who often have nowhere else to turn.
Source: Northland's NewsCenter Date: February 29, 2012
Gang affiliation hard to prove for Montgomery County prosecutors at trial (Montgomery County, MD): It was five days into the trial of Charles Baxter and Shamire Moore when Montgomery County police detective Ed Wilcher took the stand and broached the subject of gangs.
Source: The Gazette Date: February 29, 2012
Three gang members convicted in Yolo court (Yolo County, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted three members of a Norteno street gang. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig reported the conviction occurred Monday. The three were accused of robbery, battery, assault, witness intimidation and street gang activity for their attack on three people in a Lowe's parking lot in West Sacramento on April 19, 2010.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: February 29, 2012
Teen killed in gang-related Marquette Park shooting (Chicago, IL): Police are seeking the gunman who shot and killed a teenage boy Tuesday night during a gang-related attack in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 29, 2012
Man sentenced in gang deaths (Richmond, VA): A Richmond man who participated in gang-related killings 12 days apart in Henrico and Powhatan counties last year is to serve 47 years in prison.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 29, 2012
Leader of notorious 'Texas 7' gang set to die (Huntsville, TX): The leader of the notorious "Texas 7" gang heads for execution for killing a suburban Dallas police officer during a robbery two weeks after organizing and pulling off the biggest prison break in Texas history.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: February 29, 2012
One man injured in targeted hit in Surrey (Surrey, BC): A residential Surrey neighbourhood was the site of a gang-related shooting late Tuesday that left one man injured.
Source: The Province Date: February 29, 2012
Police investigating 20th gang-related shooting of 2012 (Portland, OR): Police are investigating the 20th gang-related shooting of the year – eight more than at this time last last year.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: February 29, 2012
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