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City's homicides drop to four in 2011 (Saskatoon, SK): For Saskatoon police major crimes investigators, the past year could have been a lot worse. It could have been more like 2010, when they responded to nine homicides - most of them gang-related - in various parts of the city, and ended the year with three unsolved cases.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: January 3, 2012
Chicago police say 19-year-old was the city's first murder victim (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old trying to get away from a man flashing gang signs became Chicago's first murder victim in 2012.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
Graffiti tagging raises concerns in Talent (Talent, OR): Graffiti is on the increase and much of it is gang-related, says the town's police chief. "Most of the stuff involves the gangs the Norteños and the Sureños," said Police Chief Mike Moran. "They like to mark their territory. It's kind of showing that 'Hey, the gangs are here.' "
Source: Mail Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
Documentary highlights local violence, group working to help (Chattanooga, TN): A local filmmaker has produced a documentary profiling the gang violence in the Scenic City and how one group trying to help. Jeff Neal's The Oak Project focuses on two women who were affected by the city's rash of gang violence last year, and how The Oak Project hopes to break the cycle of poverty and abuse in these communities.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 3, 2012
Eleven people arrested in north Tulare County gang sweep (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Sheriff's Department's North-End Gang Violence Suppression Unit arrested 11 people and seized drugs and firearms during a series of gang sweeps from Wednesday through Sunday morning.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 3, 2012
Six arrested on charges linked to teen's death (Raceland, LA): Six teenagers were arrested Tuesday on a variety of charges stemming from what Lafourche Parish authorities described as gang-related activity that led to the death of 15-year-old Jamonta Miles.
Source: FOX News Date: January 3, 2012
Mayor appoints anti-gang czars (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield has named to two men to lead an anti-gang outfit, based on a Chicago program.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 3, 2012
Deadly shooting was gang-related, police say (Oceanside, CA): Police said Tuesday that the fatal shooting of 20-year-old man in Oceanside's Mesa Margarita neighborhood on Monday afternoon appeared to be gang-related, marking the third slaying in the neighborhood in the past eight months.
Source: North County Times Date: January 3, 2012
Man shot several times in possible gang-related violence (Las Vegas, NV): A 37-year-old man is in critical condition tonight after being shot at least six times near West Lake Mead and North Martin Luther King boulevards.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: January 3, 2012
Gang activity led to fatal shooting, police say (Thibodaux, LA): A Facebook feud between a Thibodaux gang and a Raceland resident ignited a series of events that led to the death of an eighth-grade gang member, police said Tuesday.
Source: Daily Comet Date: January 3, 2012
Man shot by Gary police identified as gang member (Gary, IN): Investigators identified the man critically wounded by Gary police as a member of the Glen Park-based "Grimey Boys" gang.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
SE Houston drive-by likely gang-related (Houston, TX): A drive-by shooting that left a man dead in southeast Houston appears to be gang related, police said late Tuesday.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 3, 2012
Testimony reveals Cicero murder as gang hit (Berwyn, IL): Recent court testimony in a major drug trafficking case has revealed a 2000 Cicero slaying to be a gang-related murder for hire.
Source: Berwyn Life Date: January 3, 2012
Modesto gang solution increases activity in Ceres (Ceres, CA): Police in Ceres have noticed an increase in gang activity that appears to be a result of Modesto's crackdown that featured injunctions.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: January 3, 2012
Santa Ana school police launch new safety effort (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana Unified School District is launching a school safety measure with a COPS grant of nearly $500,000, awarded by the Department of Justice.
Source: HealthyCal Date: January 3, 2012
Gang members arrested in Tanglewood area (Santa Maria, CA): Four gang members were arrested Friday after deputies with the Sheriff's Special Investigation Bureau stopped their vehicle in the Tanglewood area and reportedly found methamphetamine packaged for sales, gang indicators and a homemade weapon, the Sheriff's Department reported today.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: January 3, 2012
Signs of new gang emerging in Albemarle County (Albemarle County, VA): Police believe a new gang is emerging in Albemarle County, specifically in the Southwood Mobile Home Park. One man allegedly assaulted a county police officer on New Year's Eve at the community located off Fifth Street Extended.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: January 3, 2012
Big drop in Gary murder rate (Gary, IN): It was once called the murder capital of the United States. But the number of murders dropped so far last year in Gary, Ind., that city officials say they can’t recall the last time it was so low.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 3, 2012
Texas gangs have evolving relationship with cartels (San Antonio, TX): When the Gulf Cartel was looking for tons of marijuana that went missing north of the border in October, it turned to the experts.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 2, 2012
Tulsa homicides in 2011 down from previous year (Tulsa, OK): The number of homicides dropped for a second year to the lowest number recorded since 2004. Lead homicide detective Sgt. Dave Walker attributed at least some of the reduction to good patrol work and to the Tulsa Police Gang Unit turning up the pressure on gang activity.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 2, 2012
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