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Police hope new photos will shed light on gang-related double homicide (Calgary, AB): Homicide investigators say they’ve recently received new information in a four-year-old double homicide case with gang ties that permits them to finally release surveillance photos of two persons of interest.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 12, 2012
Modesto witness says he's marked for death (Modesto, CA): Domingo Becerra has spent more than half his life incarcerated for committing crimes on behalf of his Norteño street gang in Modesto's airport neighborhood. The 25-year-old testified that he's shot at rival gang members, thrown Molotov cocktail bombs at homes and burglarized stores, all to benefit the gang.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 12, 2012
Anti-gang injunction creates Stanton 'safety zone' (Stanton, CA): Authorities have gone to court to fight a local gang, serving 27 people they suspect are gang members with an injunction that prohibits them from socializing with each other on the gang's turf.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 12, 2012
NYPD takes down street gang with female faction called 'Bad Barbies' (New York, NY): The NYPD announced Wednesday that it has taken down a street gang with female factions that went by names such as "Bad Barbies" and "One Seven Hoes."
Source: CBS New York Date: December 12, 2012
Street gang member pleads guilty to racketeering charge (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man admitted Wednesday he was a member of a street gang that used violence to control its drug trade in the city for more than a decade.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 12, 2012
Chicago mentor fights gang violence with wrenches (Chicago, IL): Alex Levesque's body shop is on Chicago's tough southwest side. The 56-year-old former architect always loved cars -- and kids of a certain kind. "I'm looking for the disenfranchised," Levesque says. "The gang members running around aimlessly doing crimes because they don't feel they have any other options to be successful."
Source: CBS News Date: December 12, 2012
San Jose Police Department spokesman clarifies remarks, says all stabbings are investigated (San Jose, CA): A police spokesman on Monday clarified remarks he made about the suspected gang-related stabbing of a 14-year-old boy, saying these cases are all investigated regardless of an ever-growing case load.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 11, 2012
Syracuse's first female to be charged as street gang member pleads guilty (Syracuse, NY): The first woman to be arrested as a street gang member in Syracuse admitted today that she was involved in acts of violence and drug possession with the V-Not gang.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 11, 2012
Former high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples, Harold "Noonie G" Ward, pledges 5000 copies of his new book/DVD release to youth organizations for holiday season giveaway (Chicago, IL): As street gang violence in Chicago rages out of control, law keepers and politicians continue to toil with solutions. A generational saga, not many can relate to the back-story causes that rest at the root of this very tragic dilemma.
Source: PR Newswire Date: December 11, 2012
NY's top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist (Albany, NY) : New York's highest court says street gangsters that commit assaults and murders are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Source: WPTZ 5 News Date: December 11, 2012
'Critical' anti-gang police squad faces uncertain future (Montreal, QC): After nearly a month of uncertainty, the Montreal police force still doesn’t know whether it will be able to keep its specialized anti-gang unit up and running past the beginning of next year.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 11, 2012
Gang-related shooting in northeast Kansas City injures two teens (Kansas City, MO): Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in northeast Kansas City. The two and another teen had just left Budd Park and were simply walking down the street when they were shot about 2:55 p.m. Tuesday.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: December 11, 2012
Memphis part of national youth violence forum (Memphis, TN): This week Memphis, along with nine other cities, will participate in a Department of Justice national forum work session to address the reduction of youth violence, gang activity, and improve public safety.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: December 11, 2012
Gang activity down in Memphis Schools (Memphis, TN): Memphis City Schools says it's making strides against gang activity in its schools. District leaders say they've seen progress in the past several years that prove gang activity is dropping.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: December 10, 2012
Freeport man convicted of murdering gang rival (Nassau County, NY): A Freeport man was convicted Monday of gunning down a rival gang member in the parking lot outside a Hempstead bar last year. A Nassau County jury found Ramiek Smalls guilty of second-degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: Long Island Press Date: December 10, 2012
Alleged members of Trinitarios street gang charged in strong-armed robberies in Bergen, Passaic (Hackensack, NJ): Police in Bergen County say five gang members are responsible for a string of random strong-armed robberies in Lodi, Hackensack and Passaic.
Source: NJ.com Date: December 10, 2012
Gang members indicted in Front Range, Springs child sex ring (Colorado Springs, CO) : Authorities arrested 12 people in connection with a trafficking ring operated in Colorado Springs and elsewhere along the Front Range that used the Internet to pimp out teen girls.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 10, 2012
Closing arguments heard in case of Long Beach mom charged in killing of son's 13-year-old gang rival (Long Beach, CA): Jurors on Tuesday are expected to begin deliberating the fate of a Long Beach mom charged with murder in the slaying of her son's 13-year-old gang rival.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: December 10, 2012
Cops: Gwinnett woman killed by rival gang (Norcross, GA): Police say a fight between rival gangs early Sunday led to the shooting of a 21-year-old Gwinnett County woman.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 10, 2012
Chicago gang violence shows no signs of stopping (Chicago, IL): There is a war going on -- not overseas, but right here on the streets of America. A gang war has taken over parts of Chicago. Over the weekend, 14 people were shot. Two were killed. So far this year, there have been more than 2,364 shootings and 487 homicides.
Source: CBS News Date: December 10, 2012
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