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Tracy police to add gang suppression unit (Tracy, CA): Tracy's police department is in the midst creating a new gang crimes unit, amongst other changes. "We are taking a proactive approach here," said Police Chief Gary Hampton. "Previously we didn't have a dedicated gang suppression team. This new structure is a multifaceted approach with suppression, intervention and prevention."
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 12, 2012
Chattanooga police nab two juvenile suspects in Mosaic Christmas shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 15-year-old charged in the early Christmas shooting at Mosaic church also was the target of a shooting attempt Tuesday where no one was injured, according to Chattanooga police.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 12, 2012
Appeals court overturns Sacramento teen's manslaughter conviction (Sacramento, CA): An appellate court has thrown out a teenager's conviction in a high-profile gang prosecution stemming from the 2008 killing of another young person at a house party in the Meadowview area of Sacramento.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 12, 2012
Alleged Flushing gang head indicted (New York, NY): Ten suspected members of the MS-13 gang were charged last week with violent crimes involving baseball bats and machetes, but the indictment read in Brooklyn federal court also provided a picture of rivalries played out on the streets of Flushing.
Source: TimesLedger Date: January 12, 2012
Alleged Barrio Azteca gang member declared incompetent for trial in murder case (El Paso, TX): An alleged Barrio Azteca gang member has been found incompetent to stand trial for the murder of a trucker in 2010.
Source: El Paso Times Date: January 12, 2012
Man slain in Little Armenia in possible gang-related attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death today in the Little Armenia section of Los Angeles in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 12, 2012
Abbeville takes proactive approach to gang activity (Abbeville, SC): Though Abbeville doesn't seem to have a gang problem, local officials are doing what they can to ensure they prevent it from ever happening by educating the local community about gangs. The first step Wednesday evening was a gang awareness session.
Source: Index-Journal Date: January 12, 2012
Gang member sentenced for counterfeiting (Gulfport, MS): A Gulfport man, identified as a gang member, has been sentenced to 16 months in prison and fined $3,000 for making counterfeit money.
Source: Sun Herald Date: January 12, 2012
Survey: D.C. youths in gangs aren’t actually committing that many crimes (Washington, DC): And more on violent crime dropping: An Urban Institute report from last November notes that in a survey of 161 D.C. youths age 14-21, nearly 17 percent identified themselves as being in a crew or a gang.
Source: Washington City Paper Date: January 12, 2012
Expert: Expect more gang violence in London, Ont. (London, ON): As the news filtered out -- a series of suspicious fires at shops, parlours and clubs connected to biker gangs, along with a shooting outside a suspected Hells Angels clubhouse -- it seemed logical to conclude that London had unwittingly found itself in the middle of a biker war.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 12, 2012
Street gang in war with Hells Angels (London, ON): Street gangs with outside muscle, targeting the Hells Angels, have sparked the outburst of violence that's left five adult businesses in flames and two people shot, London police said Wednesday.
Source: St. Thomas Times-Journal Date: January 12, 2012
Bringing gang members to God on a rooftop (Chicago, IL): In the nearly two months since Corey Brooks, a little-known minister, began living, praying and preaching in a tent pitched on the roof of a vacant motel, politicians, hip-hop musicians and grieving mothers have traveled to the South Side for an audience with the “rooftop pastor.”
Source: The New York Times Date: January 12, 2012
Teen gang member shot while walking along Planada street (Merced ,CA): A teenager in Planada was shot at least twice in the legs Wednesday night while walking along Childs Avenue, the Merced Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 12, 2012
'Dead Presidents' homicide suspect held on charges (San Bernardino, CA): The last suspect in the "Dead Presidents" quadruple homicide more than a decade ago was ordered held on multiple charges Thursday by a Superior Court judge.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 12, 2012
Gang member found guilty in Tacoma murder (Tacoma, WA): One of the gang members accused of killing a Tacoma woman in February, 2010 was found guilty Thursday of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and assault.
Source: KOMO News Date: January 12, 2012
Suspect in last week's Yakima shooting arrested (Yakima, WA): A suspect known by the street name "Cricket" has been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting last week in Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 12, 2012
Edinburg residents fear rise in gang violence (Edinburg, TX): Edinburg Police are investigating their second gang-related shooting in four days. They say eight gunmen opened fire on a man sitting inside his SUV at the Aztek Car Wash on 27th Avenue and University Drive.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: January 12, 2012
Gang issues the focus of Newport News panel discussion (Newport News, VA): Andre Robinson, a senior at Warwick High School, said he's upset that at times gang mentality takes over schools and neighborhoods.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 12, 2012
Central fight gang-related, arrest report says (Chattanooga, TN): A high school brawl that ended with seven students being arrested involved gang-related slurs, according to an arrest report.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 11, 2012
Bishop's 'divine' plan to stop gang violence (Salinas, CA): New information about a "divine" plan to stop gang violence in Salinas. On Tuesday, the Diocese of Monterey defended it's plan to end the shootings, even though there have been five this year.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 11, 2012
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