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Tough talk from Rahm on cop crackdowns at gang funerals (Chicago, IL): Gang funerals in Chicago will be treated like "gang events" — with pat-downs and police muscle — because gang leaders have shown "no respect" for neighborhoods where those funerals take place, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 5, 2012
McCarthy sends department's gang expert to head up South Side district (Chicago, IL): With gang violence escalating in the Deering district, police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced a shake-up in his command staff by naming the department's foremost gang expert to head up that South Side district.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 5, 2012
Father of Pr. George's boy, 14, killed in shooting: 'It broke my heart' (Lewisdale, MD): By his father's account, 14-year-old Eliezer Benjamin Reyes headed out for the night about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday — ignoring his dad's pleas to stay in the house and out of trouble.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 5, 2012
Undercover operation snares gang members on drug, gun charges (Indianapolis, IN): Federal officials and Indianapolis police say they have broken up a violent drug-dealing network run by a longtime Northside street gang.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: December 5, 2012
Gang member charged in Operation Clean Sweep sentenced to 15 years in prison (Kingston, NY): A self-professed member of the Bloods street gang has been sentenced to 15 years in state prison stemming from his conviction on felony drug charges related to Kingston’s Operation Clean Sweep, according to Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: December 5, 2012
P.G. police prep for gang violence after teen's fatal shooting (Lewisdale, MD): Two specialized Prince George's County gang units and a host of other police resources will be detailed to the Lewisdale area to head off any possible retaliation from gang-related violence after a double shooting Wednesday that killed a 14-year-old boy.
Source: The Washington Times Date: December 5, 2012
Police take down violent Bronx gang that used Facebook to recruit (New York, NY): Ten members of a street gang in the Bronx have been indicted, in connection with multiple shootouts on the streets, and a recruitment campaign that targeted children as young as 14 through Facebook.
Source: CBS New York Date: December 5, 2012
Elementary shool students suspended for gang activity (Memphis, TN): It's a lifestyle centered around drugs, guns, and all types of violence. Apparently it's popping up in school where the focus should be learning, friends, and fun. The principal at Getwell Elementary sent overnight suspension letters home to a dozen students saying they were involved in gang activity.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: December 5, 2012
15 gang members, associates indicted (Stockton, CA): A criminal grand jury Tuesday returned one of the largest indictments in recent county history, charging nearly two dozen Norteño members and their associates implicated in a five-month investigation with drug trafficking, gun and gang charges.
Source: The Record Date: December 5, 2012
SRO receives honor for gang education work (Murfreesboro, TN): A Rutherford County Sheriff's school resource officer has received a national honor for his work on gang education. SRO Bobby Farley of Oakland High School recently received the Frederic Milton Thrasher Award of Superior Service in Gang Prevention, according to a sheriff's office news release.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 5, 2012
Lebanon police tout community gang awareness program (Lebanon, TN): Gang activity is not just a big city problem. Many small towns throughout the Midstate have reported issues with gangs in the past year. Now, one police department is teaching its citizens what to look for to help crackdown on these gangs.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: December 5, 2012
Modesto shooting likely gang-related (Modesto, CA): Modesto police on Monday said a shooting at a west Modesto market had nothing to do with the market, but was likely gang-related.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 4, 2012
Ohio man gets life in slayings of woman, teen son (Toledo, OH): A 27-year-old gang member from northwest Ohio is going to prison for life for gunning down a woman and her teenage son on their front steps last year.
Source: NBC4i.com Date: December 4, 2012
Saskatchewan has second highest homicide rate (Saskatchewan): Saskatchewan's homicide rate last year was twice that of Canada as a whole — and gang-related killings are a factor here, Statistics Canada says.
Source: CBC News Date: December 4, 2012
Homicide rates in Canada rise 7 percent (Ottawa, ON): The number of homicides in Canada rose to 598 in 2011, 44 more than the previous year, marking the first increase in three years, according to data released today. Across Canada, police considered 95 homicides to be gang-related in 2011, similar to 2010, but well below the peak of 138 reached in 2008. Gang homicides increased steadily from the early 1990s until 2008, before declining in both 2009 and 2010.
Source: CBC News Date: December 4, 2012
Teen charged in connection to Danzig shooting (Toronto, ON): A 16-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the mass shooting in July on Danzig Street. Also charged in connection to the Danzig shooting is Nahom "Gifted" Tsegazab, an alleged member of the Galloway Boys street gang.
Source: Global Toronto Date: December 4, 2012
Noted anti-gang activist talks suburbia (Littleton, CO): Unlike some people, Rev. Leon Kelly wasn't surprised when he heard Littleton might have had its first gang murder. When he first began his work in the mid-'80s, nobody thought there were gangs in Denver, either.
Source: Littleton Independent Date: December 4, 2012
Organization fighting gang violence by giving young men hands-on skills (Indianapolis, IN): Stop the Violence Indianapolis, a local nonprofit, is trying to help area police combat the ongoing violence and gang activity in the city with a new training program.
Source: WXIN FOX 59 News Date: December 4, 2012
10 indicted in Wilmington gang activity (Wilmington, DE): Prosecutors and police unsealed a massive 14-page, 24-count indictment today naming 10 defendants in a criminal street gang, called the SureShots, that was tied to the July daylight slayings at a soccer tournament in Eden Park.
Source: The News Journal Date: December 4, 2012
Police maintain 'presence' at reputed gang member's funeral (Chicago, IL): This time, the cops brought the guns to the funeral. Last week, a killer shocked Chicago when he fatally shot a reputed gang member on the steps of a South Side church after a funeral for another man.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 4, 2012
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