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Gang Task Force head meets with city council (Chattanooga, TN): Saturday's killing in Orchard Knob has given Boyd Patterson a front-lines view of Chattanooga's War on gangs that he didn't have as an Assistant District Attorney.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 9, 2012
Gangs are eavesdropping on police radios via smartphone apps (Maryland) : Gang members are using police scanner smartphone apps to listen in on secure law enforcement radio transmissions. It's a tactic officers say could give criminals an unfair advantage and a means to avoid capture.
Source: SecurityNewsDaily Date: January 9, 2012
Group: Residents must help curb crime (Stockton, CA): Knowing police officers can't be the only tool to fight crime, several Stocktonians took it upon themselves to rally against violence in 2011.
Source: The Record Date: January 9, 2012
Two suspects arrested after shooting, pursuit in Edinburg (Edinburg, TX): Police arrested two suspects after a gang-related shooting and police pursuit Monday morning.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 9, 2012
Roller rink shooting by rival gangs, police say (Waterford, MI): Waterford police say it appears rival gangs from Pontiac were involved in a shooting that left five people wounded last month at a roller skating rink.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: January 8, 2012
16-year-old arrested after Saturday shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 16-year-old was charged in a shooting Saturday night that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 8, 2012
Gang-related shooting leaves one man hurt (Chattanooga, TN): A man is shot Saturday night and a juvenile is charged with attempted first degree murder. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. 19-year-old Ronald Spence told police that he was walking in the area of Camden Street and Dodson Avenue when he was approached by the suspect who called out to him.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 8, 2012
Beat Down Posse leader's trial begins (Minneapolis, MN): The leader of a notorious north side gang known as the Beat Down Posse is now going on trial as prosecutors try to prove Joe Gustafson Sr. and his son were running a criminal enterprise involving guns, drugs and violence.
Source: FOX 9 News Date: January 8, 2012
Black Disciples leader who ran drug, gun trade, dead at 60 (Chicago, IL): On the street, Jerome Freeman was king. They called him "King Shorty," reputed leader of the Black Disciples street gang. At just over 5-feet tall, the moniker fit.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 8, 2012
Gang member arrested in Orchard Park shooting (Clarksville, TN): A man authorities say is affiliated with the Crips street gang has admitted to shooting another man in what he said was an act of self-defense.
Source: The Leaf-Chronicle Date: January 8, 2012
Teen shot, another robbed in two incidents (Garden Grove, CA): A boy was shot in Garden Grove Saturday night and taken to UCI Medical Center, but police said he was expected to survive.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 8, 2012
Five Portland gang shootings reported in 10 hrs (Portland, OR): A shooting early Monday morning rounded out a violent Sunday, when Portland police investigated four shootings within just a one-hour span, and gang officers were investigating all of the gunfire.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 8, 2012
Oakland homicides spike in rough 2011 (Oakland, CA): Staring at a colorful display of balloons, flowers and candles at a makeshift memorial in East Oakland, Todd Walker estimated he went to at least 50 of the funerals for this city's 110 homicide victims in 2011.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: January 8, 2012
Shootups blamed on gang war (Winnipeg, MB): A recent flare-up in Winnipeg street violence is being blamed on renewed hostilities between two long-standing city gangs.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: January 7, 2012
Salinas shootings plunge (Salinas, CA): The number of shootings in Salinas took a dramatic plunge in 2011, falling to 49 — far below half of recent years' totals. While both gun and gang-related homicide numbers have dropped slightly over the past two years, some see last year's sudden decline in total shootings as nothing less than stunning.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 7, 2012
In plea deal, gang member agrees to testify against his brother, others in death of 13-year-old (Trenton, NJ): Nearly three years after gang gunfire killed 13-year-old Tamrah Leonard at a city block party, the man behind of the wheel of the drive-by shooting pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter yesterday and implicated his younger brother and others in the crime.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: January 7, 2012
Gang members arrested in teen attack (Avenal, CA): Two Sureño gang members confronted a group of teenagers, stole their hats, kicked over their drinks, knocked their food to the ground and wound up in police custody this week, authorities said Friday.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 7, 2012
LA tries new test to find gang members wanting out (Los Angeles, CA): Melissa Pirraglio spent many of her 11 years of gang life in drug-addled despair seeking a way out. "There's an inkling in every single gang member looking for an opportunity to come out," said Pirraglio, now 34 and a counselor to troubled youth. "You get to the point where you see the whole lifestyle is a lie."
Source: CBS News Date: January 7, 2012
Hamilton County assistant district attorney to lead anti-gang task force (Hamilton County, TN): A Hamilton County assistant district attorney who in two weeks will become project coordinator for a communitywide gang project emphasized the positive focus of the group's work Thursday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 6, 2012
Portsmouth gang members sentenced in federal court (Norfolk, VA): Three members of a Portsmouth gang have been sentenced on federal charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 6, 2012
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