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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
SLO County fights gang activity in response to fatal Oceano shooting (Paso Robles, CA): The shooting happened without warning. In an instant, as darkness fell on an Oceano street corner, a gun was fired, a 17-year-old boy was felled by a bullet, and a community was left reeling.
Source: The Tribune Date: December 18, 2011
Homicide total at 11, with many unsolved (Santa Cruz, CA): After a weekend of back-to-back homicides, Santa Cruz County is poised to close out 2011 with 11 homicides, four of which remain unsolved. That’s a decrease from 2010, which finished out with 15 deaths listed as homicides.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 18, 2011
Five tied to Barrio Azteca gang heading to prison (El Paso, TX): Five El Pasoans tied to the Barrio Azteca gang were sentenced to prison for their roles in racketeering and drug trafficking, court records show.
Source: El Paso Times Date: December 17, 2011
Union City gang member gets life in prison for shooting Fremont police officer (Oakland, CA): A Union City gang member found guilty of trying to kill an undercover Fremont police officer will spend at least six decades, and most likely the rest of his life, in prison, a judge declared Friday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 17, 2011
Gang violence investigated at William R. Davie Middle (Roanoke Rapids, NC): A fight between two William R. Davie Middle students resulted in one being taken to the hospital while charges are pending against the other.
Source: The Daily Herald Date: December 17, 2011
Deputies, feds partner up to fight local gangs (Victorville, CA): San Bernardino County Sheriff's and FBI personnel have joined together in order to strengthen their fight against gangs in the Victor Valley, authorities said.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 17, 2011
San Jose police bust prolific tagging crew (San Jose, CA): For two years, the prolific HYSU graffiti crew spray-painted its way around the South Bay, leaving its acronym, which stands for "Have You Seen Us?" This week, San Jose police emphatically answered that yes, they had.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 16, 2011
49 fugitives picked up in Benton, Franklin gang sweep (Kennewick, WA): Forty-nine fugitives in the Tri-Cities got an unwelcome holiday surprise when law enforcement officers set out on a two-day gang sweep. "Operation Holiday Express" targeted criminal gang members in the Tri-Cities who had warrants out for their arrests.
Source: The News Tribune Date: December 16, 2011
Four arrested in killing of boy, 14 (Watsonville, CA): Santa Cruz County authorities say four people have been arrested in the gang-related killing of a 14-year-old boy.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 16, 2011
Gang members sentenced to at least 50 years for teen’s murder (Lompoc, CA): Daniel Rodriguez only spent 14 years on Earth due to the murderous actions of two Lompoc gang members. Those gang members — Richard Reyes, 21, and Roberto Barrera, 22 — will pay heavily for the young life they snuffed out by serving a minimum of 50 years in prison each.
Source: Lompoc Record Date: December 16, 2011
FBI busts suspected Detroit gang (Detroit, MI): The FBI has busted a dangerous Detroit gang. Authorities say "The Hustle Boys," sold drugs and commonly engaged in violence with rival gangs.
Source: WDIV News Date: December 16, 2011
Man gets life for killing two rival gang members (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member who was 16 at the time when he participated in an execution-style shooting that left two rivals dead and a third in a coma was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 16, 2011
Four teens arrested for alleged gang-related stabbing (Redwood City, CA) : Four teens have been arrested in connection with an apparent gang-related stabbing in Redwood City on Tuesday, police said.
Source: RedwoodCityPatch Date: December 16, 2011
Two members of Texas Mexican Mafia sentenced to prison (San Antonio, TX): Two former members of the Texas Mexican Mafia who helped the government crack down on the gang have been sentenced for their roles in a handful of killings and other acts that police blamed for some of the violence on San Antonio's streets.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 16, 2011
Police say 'Felony Lane' gang responsible for North Texas burglaries (Dallas TX): They've come all the way from Florida, with one target in mind. McKinney Police say the so-called "Felony Lane" gang could be operating in North Texas.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: December 16, 2011
Number of gang members in Montana’s prisons, surprises panel (Helena, MT): Some members of the state Legislature’s Law and Justice Interim Committee learned there are now 172 gang members among Montana’s prison population.
Source: Montana Watchdog Date: December 16, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 15 years in prison (Pittsburgh, PA): A member of the once-feared Brighton Place/Northview Heights Crips was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: December 15, 2011
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