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Teen who had gun at school arrested, Polk deputies say (Lakeland, FL): An 18-year-old high school student was arrested in Polk County on Wednesday after he was caught carrying a handgun on school property, the Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 29, 2012
San Rafael gangster sentenced in fatal Gerstle Park stabbing (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man charged in the death of a rival gang member avoided a prison sentence Wednesday but could still be deported. The crimes occurred last May during a melee between two rival Hispanic gangs in San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: February 29, 2012
Sentencing slated in Providence gang-related murder (Providence, RI): Devon Letourneau is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for the 2010 gang-related murder of Manuel Hilario.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 29, 2012
Wilcox officials fed up with gangs (Wilcox County, GA): If you live in a small south Georgia town, you ought to feel safe. But some folks in Rochelle say they're scared to leave their houses at night because of gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 29, 2012
Tacoma gangs recruit middle schoolers (Tacoma, WA): Kids start joining gangs in middle school, according to a year long assessment of gang activity in Tacoma. The gang assessment report was presented to the Tacoma City Council on Tuesday.
Source: KPLU News Date: February 29, 2012
Huge gang fight leads to renewed police commitment (Ripley, TN): Residents in Ripley, TN, say they're fed up with crime and gang activity near their homes. There's a renewed commitment there from police to run these small town gangs out of town.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: February 29, 2012
Man arrested for illegal gun after Seattle shooting vigil (Seattle, WA): A man whom police say is a known gang member has been charged with unlawful firearm possession after being stopped with a gun following last Thursday's candlelight vigil for George "P-Nutt" Hendricks, Jr.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 29, 2012
Knoxville non-profit working to turn the tide of youth gangs and violence (Knoxville, TN): A man born and raised in Knoxville says drugs, gangs and violence are an even bigger issue for teens now than a decade ago, but help is available through a non-profit Christian ministry.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: February 29, 2012
Fourth arrest in fight at YMCA (Worcester, MA): A fourth person allegedly involved in the Feb. 20 fight inside the Greendale YMCA branch was arrested yesterday and arraigned in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 29, 2012
Gang unit officer gives inside perspective of life on Seattle's streets (Seattle, WA): Bobby Sevaaetasi likes when it rains in Seattle because usually that means it's going to be a calm night. Given all the violence that's been going on in the city, it would be a welcome break for the gang unit officer of more than 17 years. He says the rash of shootings over the past two months is "the worst I've seen in a while."
Source: KING 5 News Date: February 29, 2012
Dalton, Ga., police meet with residents (Dalton, GA): Dalton police outlined mounting concerns such as gang activity and property crime and encouraged more neighborhood involvement at a communitywide meeting Monday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 28, 2012
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
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