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La Habra gang member gets death in mistaken ID killing (Norwalk, CA): A La Habra gang member has been sentenced to death for killing two people in Whittier, including a man who was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: March 15, 2012
What makes someone a gang member? State revising criteria (Minneapolis, MN): What makes someone a gang member? After a 1997 state law directed the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to create a database of gang members, a law enforcement panel came up with 10 criteria for inclusion.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 15, 2012
As gangs move to New York suburbs, so does crime (New York, NY): Over the past few years, authorities have arrested more than 200 gang members in an unexpected place: the tree-lined suburbs along the Hudson River in New York. Drug traffickers with ties to the Bloods, the Latin Kings and other gangs have put down roots there.
Source: NPR News Date: March 14, 2012
Graffiti gang beating teens in McKinley Park area (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police are warning McKinley Park neighborhood residents of recent graffiti gang related attacks on the South Side.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: March 14, 2012
Two arrested in gang-retaliation killing (Santa Ana, CA): Detectives arrested two Santa Ana gang members early Wednesday morning on suspicion of killing a gang rival during a retaliation shooting, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 14, 2012
Founder of Latin Kings group in Pa. gets 28 years (Allentown, PA): A founding member of a Latin Kings gang in the Lehigh Valley has been sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for plotting to kill rival gang members.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: March 14, 2012
Dalton man gets probation for meth (Dalton, GA): A Dalton man who pleaded guilty to violating the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act in the case involving the death of former Dalton High School student Andre Johnson in 2007 pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine in Whitfield County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Citizen Date: March 14, 2012
Six stabbed in El Paso gang-related incident (El Paso, TX): El Paso police say a gang-related argument has led to six young men being stabbed during a house party. Investigators say no one has been arrested over the fight early Wednesday.
Source: The Baytown Sun Date: March 14, 2012
Anti-gang task force working for "A Better Tomorrow" (Chattanooga, TN): You don't wind up in Washington Alternative School, unless the Hamilton County school district, or the court system, determines you have issues. So instructor Richard Bennett gets the answer he expects when he asks his students who, among them, knows a member of a gang.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 14, 2012
Recent spate of gang-related activity has police reminding local residents about the importance of being vigilant (Muscatine, IA): With the warmer weather comes heated disputes — and tempers came to a boil Tuesday night when a fight broke out in downtown Muscatine. Muscatine police say that in the past five days, there have been at least three reported incidents of gang activity in Muscatine.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: March 14, 2012
Stockton teen arrested in Tracy gang-related killing (Tracy, CA): Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old Stockton boy in connection with a deadly gang-related shooting last month, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 14, 2012
Rural communities try to combat gangs (Tulelake, CA): In rural Northern California, local police forces are still battling the gang issue. But police have to do it on less. Law enforcement officials say budget cuts in Siskiyou County are affecting the ways they can cracks down on gangs.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: March 14, 2012
Survey: Youths in state lockup concerned over violence (Giddings, TX): More than 100 youths surveyed at one of the state's largest juvenile correctional facilities said their most important concern is attacks from their peers, according to a report released today by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
Source: The Texas Tribune Date: March 14, 2012
CDCR releases new gang validation proposal (Oakland, CA): The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has released its "Security Threat Group Prevention, Identification and Management Strategy," which proposes new gang validation and Security Housing Unit (SHU) step down procedures. The document comes as a response to the historic prisoner hunger strikes which took place throughout the state of California in July and September of 2011.
Source: San Francisco Bay View Date: March 14, 2012
Public comment sought for criteria for new gang database (Minneapolis, MN): The Violent Crime Coordinating Council (VCCC) is taking public comment on its new proposed Gang Database criteria, which look remarkably like the old Gang Database Criteria. GangNet, the controversial gang database run by Ramsey County’s now defunct Gang Strike Force, was shut down in August, and the Gang Pointer File, run by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions, has dwindled because its main feeder was GangNet.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet Date: March 14, 2012
Fifth grade students graduate from G.R.E.A.T program (Springfield, MA): In a big accomplishment for 65 Springfield fifth graders Wednesday, Homer Street School students graduated from the Gang Resistance Education and Training program run by the Springfield Police Department.
Source: WSHM CBS 3 Springfield Date: March 14, 2012
Case against Flores in death of Samuel Reeves Jr. goes to the jury (Santa Paula, CA): The trial that featured secretly recorded comments of the defendant, admitting to the shooting of a Santa Paula teenager during a melee at a party and the gang culture that prosecutors allege led to the murder, is now in the hands of the jury.
Source: Santa Paula Times Date: March 14, 2012
'Take back the streets': OCSO asks residents to work together to help stop gangs (Santee, SC): An intricate world of codes exists in Orangeburg County which goes unnoticed by many residents but is all too well known by local law enforcement. The codes are linked to violence, illegal drugs and a multitude of other crimes perpetrated by gangs across The Times and Democrat Region.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: March 13, 2012
Man injured in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot and injured Monday night in an apparently gang-related shooting, police said. Officers about 11:15 p.m. responded to reports of multiple shots fired in the 800 block of South Shelton Street near Highland Street, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 13, 2012
15-year-old fatally shot in Stanislaus County (Empire, CA): Authorities believe the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy in the Stanislaus County city of Empire over the weekend was gang-related.
Source: KUSI News Date: March 13, 2012
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