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Watsonville man pleads no contest in 2011 berry field carjacking (Watsonville, CA): A Watsonville man arrested after a carjacking in October pleaded guilty to carjacking and participation in a criminal street gang Friday and will be sentenced to eight years in prison.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 2, 2012
Two Merced men arrested for methamphetamine for sale, gang conspiracy (Merced, CA): Two Merced men were arrested on the 1200 block of V Street Friday afternoon for possession of methamphetamine for sale and gang conspiracy.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 2, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's Gang Violence: Part three (Santa Monica, CA): When Angel Villaseñor was growing up in the Pico Neighborhood, he always looked up to his older brothers who were involved in gangs when they were young. He remembers how he was infatuated with the gang-culture and the respect they received from their peers.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 2, 2012
Grant to target gang activity (Newburyport, MA): With local budgets stretched to their limits, police departments in Newburyport, Salisbury and Amesbury recently received some good news from the federal government in the form of a $90,000 grant to combat gang-related activity in the communities.
Source: The Daily News Date: March 1, 2012
Suspected gang member shoots young man riding bike in southwest Houston (Houston, TX): A suspected gang member is on the loose after shooting a young man riding a bike in southwest Houston late Wednesday, according to Houston police.
Source: KHOU 11 News Date: March 1, 2012
Four men sentenced for 2009 Santa Monica gang shooting at Virginia Avenue Park (Santa Monica, CA): Four men involved in Santa Monica’s last fatal gang-related shooting, which occurred on Nov. 3, 2009, have all been convicted in the past week with sentences ranging from 50 to 90 years behind bars.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 1, 2012
Opening arguments begin in Galaxy Star gang case (Nashville, TN): Two gang members accused in a wide-ranging racketeering case involving a defunct anti-gang nonprofit were just "putting in work" when they participated in at least three murders, prosecutors said.
Source: The Tennessean Date: March 1, 2012
Coalition of grassroots groups will join Hands Across Harlem in a public effort to reduce gang and gun violence (Harlem, NY): A coalition of groups from across the city is formulating an ambitious program to combat gang and gun violence in Harlem. If organizers have their way, Uptown will host a never before seen event — Hands Across Harlem, a human chain stretching along 125th St. from Second Ave. to Broadway.
Source: New York Daily News Date: March 1, 2012
Teen's kidnapping may have gang link (Montreal, QC): When Robert Paris heard about the young man who was kidnapped in Montreal North on Wednesday night, his reaction was spontaneous. For Paris, a former street worker-turned-co-ordinator of Pact de rue, the incident, which saw the SWAT team arrest five youths Thursday morning, is a reminder of the persistent presence of street gangs in Montreal, despite the best efforts of organizations like his, the police and schools to get vulnerable kids into boxing or basketball, and away from extortion and dealing.
Source: The Gazette Date: March 1, 2012
Bolsa shooting victim associated himself with FK gang, court hears (Calgary, AB): In the year before Sanjeev Mann was fatally shot at Bolsa Restaurant on New Year's Day 2009, he signed a form when admitted to the Calgary Remand Centre that indicated he was associated with the FK street gang.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: March 1, 2012
Jury convicts three Lawrenceville, Ga., gang members on charges of armed robbery, drug trafficking (Atlanta, GA): A federal district court jury has convicted three men of the gang called the Cartier crew on armed robbery and drug trafficking charges.
Source: The Republic Date: March 1, 2012
Eight arrested in drug, weapons busts (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police seized a large quantity of cocaine, drug paraphernalia, cash and weapons from what they say is a new street gang in the city.
Source: CBC News Date: March 1, 2012
Rival gang members in Beaverton machete-gun fight receive four years in prison (Beaverton, OR): A pair of rival gang members eyed each other through the glass of a Beaverton 7-Eleven store on a late summer night last year.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 1, 2012
State House allocates $250,000 to fight gangs (Olympia, WA): Plans to create a statewide anti-gang grant program were included in the House budget approved this week, but the funding fell well shy of expectations. The proposal calls for a one-time $250,000 allocation.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 1, 2012
LAPD asks community to help break 'cycle of violence' at packed Wilmington meeting (Wilmington, CA): Police implored a standing-room-only crowd in Wilmington Thursday to get more involved in their neighborhoods and to pass on anything that might help them break the cycle of violence that has gripped the port community in the past two months.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 1, 2012
Gang prevention focus of Salinas summit (Salinas, CA): A gang prevention campaign is rolling out its first event Saturday to share strategies designed to educate the community — keeping in line with its goal to turn Salinas into a city of peace.
Source: The Californian Date: March 1, 2012
New street gang in south end (Winnipeg, MB): Alleged "mid-level" dial-a-dealers were taken down during a drug bust targeting an emerging street gang in Winnipeg's south end, police said Thursday. The new street gang is known as the Goon Squad, sources tell the Winnipeg Sun.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: March 1, 2012
New charges, delays for woman convicted of ax attack (Mendocino County, CA): New charges have been filed against a Fort Bragg woman convicted last month of attacking two people with an ax in what authorities called a gang-related fight outside a coast recreation center, according to Mendocino County District Attorney's Office prosecutor Tim Stoen.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: March 1, 2012
LAPD arrests five known Wilmington gang members (Wilmington, CA): Los Angeles police arrested five known Wilmington gang members early Wednesday morning in a targeted effort related to recent violence in the community.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 1, 2012
Chattanooga moving fast on gangs, expert says (Chattanooga, TN): Compared with other cities that have implemented a national anti-gang plan, Chattanooga is moving faster, according to a gang expert. "It is much quicker. These time frames are typically what the gang centers see six to 12 months. You're on a very fast time frame except establish[ing] gang definitions," said Kimberly Porter, a research associate with Tallahassee, Fla.-based National Gang Center.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 29, 2012
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