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No suspects after teen gang member is shot (Atwater, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in the area of Kelso and Nashua streets, police reported. The victim's injuries weren't life-threatening and no suspects are in custody. The victim is a documented gang member, and he wasn't cooperative with police, according to Chief Frank Pietro.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 24, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's gang violence: Part two (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica's gang war of October 1998 that included four homicides and five shootings over a two-week period was pivotal in the creation of the Pico Youth & Family Center, according to Executive Director and Founder Oscar de la Torre.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: February 24, 2012
Judge sentences gang member to 35 years for shooting rival (Greeley, CO): A Greeley gang member looked straight ahead and blinked once this morning as he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for shooting at a rival gang member last May.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: February 24, 2012
15-year-old arrested in Norteño gang attack (Half Moon Bay, CA): A 15-year-old Norteño gang member was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sucker-punching an adult on the street after challenging the man to a fight.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: February 24, 2012
Judge OKs anti-Norteño injunction in Oakland (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge has approved Oakland's second gang injunction, a legal order prohibiting nearly 40 alleged members of the Norteños from gathering in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 24, 2012
10th Street Gang member gets 6 1/2-year prison term (Buffalo, NY): Renel Velazquez, a member of the notorious 10th Street Gang, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve 6z years in prison on his RICO conspiracy conviction in connection with the gang’s activities.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 24, 2012
Oakland police officer's legacy funds crime fighting initiatives (Oakland, CA): The Oakland Police Department is beginning a new campaign to fight violent crime which doesn’t involve city government or the use of city funds. In fact, it is being spearheaded by a former Oakland police officer who's been dead for years.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 24, 2012
U.S. jury convicts Chicago street gang leader of federal drug charges (Chicago, IL): The leader of a west side drug trafficking conspiracy operated by members and associates of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang was convicted by a jury Thursday of federal narcotics charges following a trial in U.S. District Court.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: February 24, 2012
Detective: Law enforcement needs to know how to recognize, use female gang members (Downey, CA): Don't mess with the Hello Kitty Mafia. That was just one of the female gangs discussed Friday at the third annual Symposium on Street Gangs and School Safety by the Los Angeles County Department of Education.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 24, 2012
Three men arrested after gang-related stabbing attack (Menifee, CA): Three Perris men suspected in a gang-related stabbing attack Tuesday night in Menifee have been arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: February 24, 2012
Four gang members convicted in West Texas drug case (Midland, TX): A federal jury in West Texas has convicted four gang members in a drug and racketeering investigation going back to 2006.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 23, 2012
Body ID'd as gangster (Edmonton, AB): Police have identified the man found dead Sunday in an Abbots-ford field as 31-year-old Edmonton gangster Jimmy Chau.
Source: The Province Date: February 23, 2012
Reported crimes in Madison fell 9.3 percent in 2011 (Madison, WI): The number of crimes reported in the city of Madison fell 9.3 percent last year, despite increases in homicides, thefts and fraud cases, police said. Chief Noble Wray stressed that the crime data does not adequately reflect several community safety issues, including youth and gang violence.
Source: Wisconsin State Journal Date: February 23, 2012
Calistoga sees relatively little gang activity, police say (Calistoga, CA): Calistoga is not immune from the small but growing influence of gangs in Napa County, but gangs are not a major issue in the city at the moment, Police Chief Jonathan Mills told a county commission studying the problem.
Source: The Weekly Calistogan Date: February 23, 2012
Police: I-5 shooting tied to gangs (Stockton, CA): A rush-hour shooting on a downtown freeway Tuesday afternoon that left one man dead and two others wounded was gang-related, Stockton police said Wednesday.
Source: The Record Date: February 23, 2012
School violence, cyber bullying, National School Safety Center, U.S. Department of Education (Miami, FL): Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new government data reports an increase in cyber bullying and youth suicides.
Source: The Hour Date: February 23, 2012
Injunction goes to juvie (Santa Barbara, CA): A juvenile court judge will have to decide whether the city can use juvenile records to bolster its case for a gang injunction, Santa Barbara Superior Court Judge Colleen Sterne said Tuesday morning.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: February 23, 2012
Lynden fair shooter pleads guilty, gets 15 years in prison (Lynden, WA): A 16-year-old gang member pleaded guilty Thursday morning, Feb. 23, to shooting three people at the Northwest Washington Fair.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 23, 2012
Youths graduate from anti-gang program (Escondido, CA): About a year ago, Jorge Rodriguez, 14, might have been more likely to be handcuffed than shake hands with a police officer. But on Thursday night, the Escondido Police Department gave certificates to him and nine other boys for completing a 24-week program aimed to steer middle schoolers away from street gangs.
Source: North County Times Date: February 23, 2012
Mainland gang member indicted in isle drug case (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco woman facing federal drug trafficking charges is affiliated with a Bay Area street gang that sold drugs and committed murder here in 2009-10, according to court records.
Source: Hawaii Reporter Date: February 23, 2012
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