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Homicide likely has gang ties (Murfreesboro, TN): Police here are investigating a Friday night homicide that occurred on Lakeshore Drive that is believed to have been gang related.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 20, 2011
Jail guards want more protection (Toronto, ON): Some Ontario Correctional Services officers are calling for Tasers or pepper spray to protect themselves from a growing number of violent inmates who belong to street gangs.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: December 20, 2011
Gang-fighters shift tactics in the Legislature (Mabton, WA): Proponents of new state laws aimed at curbing gang activity are at it again, but with a new strategy this time. After years of defeat, lawmakers, prosecutors and police officials plan to divide and conquer at the 2012 Legislature by introducing different anti-gang bills, each narrowly focused on a single issue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 20, 2011
Man gunned down on Pittsfield street (Pittsfield, MA): A man who served prison time for what police say was a gang-related attack in 2006 was cut down by gunfire on a city street late Sunday in an apparent homicide.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: December 20, 2011
Suspects plead not guilty in gang homicide (Watsonville, CA) : Four men accused in the gang-motivated slaying of a Watsonville teenager pleaded not guilty to charges in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: December 20, 2011
Gang court's success serves as model for other courts (Yakima, WA): The success of gang court is spreading. It was a concept that was the first of its kind for the country. Now some of the elements could come out of the court system to help kids on the street.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 20, 2011
Programs fight gang enrollment in SLO County (Paso Robles, CA): One by one, five freshman boys filed into a small conference room at Paso Robles High School, dropped their backpacks and eased into oversized leather chairs.
Source: The Tribune Date: December 19, 2011
49 arrested in Gwinnett gang sweep (Lawrenceville, GA): Forty-nine alleged gang members have been arrested in Gwinnett County in connection with violent crimes surrounding an apartment complex, among them drug dealing, robberies of high school students and a murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 19, 2011
Two shot in suspected gang drive-by on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): Two men were injured -- one critically -- in a drive-by shooting early Monday in the Northwest Side in a gang-related attack.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: December 19, 2011
Ottawa police promise crackdown on gangs (Ottawa, ON): With nearly a dozen shootings on city streets in the past month and a half, and with no arrests or charges so far, Acting Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said Monday the service was undertaking an intense, two-month “high-enforcement” campaign to clamp down on gang activity.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 19, 2011
‘Felony Lane Gang’ members charged in Naperville (Naperville, IL): Four members of a Florida gang that is believed to have committed more than 60 smash-and-grab vehicle burglaries in Naperville since 2010 have been arrested, according to police.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 19, 2011
Muscatine Police: Drive-by shooting could be gang-related (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine police are investigating what Lt. Tim Hull called a drive-by shooting. "This is possibly gang related," Hull said Monday. "It wasn't random, as certain people were targeted."
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: December 19, 2011
Police investigate gang angle in shooting of teen on Marina Boulevard (San Leandro, CA) : San Leandro police are investigating whether there is a gang connection to a shooting that occurred Friday on the 2100 block of Marina Boulevard, leaving an 18-year-old Hayward man with a bullet hole in his right hand.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: December 19, 2011
South King County gang council requesting residents take online survey (King County, WA): The Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs ("the Council") is a unique partnership between the Center for Children and Youth Justice and high-level decision makers from across South and East King County that is focused on creating a coordinated and collaborative response to gang violence.
Source: The Highline Times Date: December 19, 2011
Santa Maria police arrest last suspect in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police said today they have arrested the last of four suspects in a gang-related fatal stabbing earlier this month.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 19, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 155 years for killing student at homecoming football game (Long Beach, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to 155 years in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old honor student after a homecoming football game at a Long Beach high school.
Source: FOX News Date: December 19, 2011
Suspect in officer's shooting may be linked to gang (Lakeland, FL): Lakeland police have arrested the suspect in the shooting of a police officer last night, saying he has had past run-ins with law enforcement and may be affiliated with a gang.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: December 19, 2011
Merced County Jail set to receive gang members (Merced County, CA): A recent decision by officials at the sheriff's department to move dozens of Norteno gangsters to the Main Jail has correctional officers worried about violent outbreaks at the facility -- but some think the change will improve safety.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 19, 2011
Youth violence is problem here (Muskogee, OK): Violence among Muskogee youth does not follow traditional definitions of gangs, community leaders say. Some youth may be friends with rival gang members. And members of gangs may live in the same side of town.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: December 18, 2011
Mentors steer youth from gangs (Muskogee, OK): Two recent gang-related shootings highlight the need to keep youth from joining gangs in the first place, community leaders say.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: December 18, 2011
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