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Kent County leaders say Gaines Township shooting shows need for more protection in rural areas (Grand Rapids, MI): What authorities are calling recent gang violence including an incident over the weekend which saw more than 30 gun shots fired from multiple weapons and left a local pastor shot in the head is proof more Kent County Sheriff’s patrols are needed in outlying areas, county leaders said.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: January 10, 2012
Gang violence declines in areas with community programs (Los Angeles, CA): Gang violence continued to decrease for a fourth year in a row in areas where city and community programs such as Summer Night Lights have taken root, officials said Tuesday.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 10, 2012
Feds: Send Latin King gang leader to prison for 60 years (Chicago, IL): The head of the Latin Kings street gang should go to prison for 60 years on a racketeering conspiracy conviction, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Prosecutors filed a recommendation for Augustin Zambrano, 51, to receive the maximum prison term. The gang has more than 10,000 members in Illinois, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 10, 2012
Witness: 10-year-old girl was unintended target of gang shooting (Chicago, IL): The shot that snuffed out Nequiel Fowler’s young life on Labor Day 2008 started with the words of a ranking Latin Dragon to an underling: "Go light up some Kings."
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 10, 2012
Vandalism may have been gang initiation (Albany, GA): An Albany auto shop owner thinks thousands of dollars in damage to his business was done as part of a gang initiation.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: January 10, 2012
Teen arrested in connection with gang shooting (Portland, OR): Portland police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with a shooting in southeast Portland. Bennie London III, who police believe is a gang associate, now faces three counts of attempted aggravated murder with a firearm.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 10, 2012
Shooter admits to killing gang rival in Mpls. alley in '96 (Minneapolis, MN): More than 15 years after a fatal shotgun blast brought down a rival gang member who was trying to run away in a Minneapolis alley, a Bloomington man has admitted to pulling the trigger.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 10, 2012
Third person sentenced in 2007 gang-related shooting death (Napa, CA): The third of five original defendants has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison in connection with the shooting death of a rival gang member in Napa four years ago.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: January 10, 2012
Monterey County top in youth murders again (Salinas, CA): Despite a drop from the previous year, Monterey County's youth murder rate remains the highest in the state for a second consecutive year, according to a study released Tuesday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: January 10, 2012
Edinburg shooting gang-related; two men charged (Edinburg, TX): Two men remain behind bars in connection with a shooting and a car chase. Authorities believe the feud that led to the shooting is gang-related.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 10, 2012
Police and Explorers clean up gang graffiti (Yuma, AZ): Cocopah Tribal Police Explorers invited their counterparts in other local law enforcement agencies to help stamp out graffiti over the weekend.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: January 10, 2012
Police arrest 15-year-old suspect in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Monday who they said pulled the trigger in gang-related shooting Sunday afternoon.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 10, 2012
Empty residence shot during gang fight (Moses Lake, WA): An apparently stray bullet hit the window of a residence during a gang-related altercation in the Larson housing area north of Moses Lake.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Out of the gang, but still on the database (Elgin, IL): Every time LeVan Blalark gets into his car, he thinks about what might happen if he gets pulled over. For him, it’s never just a simple traffic stop.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Police arrest suspected gang members (St. Catharines, ON): Niagara Regional Police say they have arrested two members of a gang which was selling drugs from a north St. Catharines home.
Source: Niagara This Week Date: January 9, 2012
Idaho high court says gang recruitment law is constitutional (Boise, ID): The Idaho Supreme Court has decided a state law designed to stop gangs from recruiting new members is constitutional.
Source: The Republic Date: January 9, 2012
Portland police arrest man in connection with summer shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Saturday in connection with a gang-related shooting last summer in Northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 9, 2012
Border Patrol agents find 952 pounds of pot, gang member in desert (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents at the Casa Grande Station found nearly half a million dollars worth of marijuana abandoned in the desert Sunday, and also apprehended a Guatemalan man who admitted to being in a dangerous criminal gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: January 9, 2012
Woman gets 10-year sentence in Project Fusion bust (Toronto, ON): By day, Lisa Parmanand was working as a college-educated personal care worker tending to seniors and the disabled. Her sideline job was much more lucrative, secretive and dangerous: She was illegally trafficking firearms in Toronto in 2009.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 9, 2012
Suspect in Sheboygan Walmart shooting has gang ties, violent past (Sheboygan, WI): A 21-year-old Sheboygan man accused of killing one man and critically injuring another in a shooting outside the south-side Walmart was identified Monday as a young man with gang ties and a history of violence.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: January 9, 2012
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