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Holyoke street-gang sweep results in 20 arrests for drugs and weapons (Holyoke, MA): Federal, state and local police arrested 20 alleged street gang members on drug and firearms charges in morning raids that netted 3,300 bags of heroin and two guns. "It was directed at specific gang activity," Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni said.
Source: The Republican Date: February 10, 2012
Sex slaves trafficked from Montreal to Ontario (Montreal, QC): Young sex slaves are being trafficking from Montreal into southern Ontario, QMI Agency has discovered. Recruited mostly by Montreal street gangs, these young Quebec women are being brought across the border, away from their friends and family, to be more easily controlled.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: February 10, 2012
Police say gangs not involved in knife attack on Shelby mom (Shelby, NC): Police say gangs weren't involved in the throat-slashing attack on a Shelby mother, despite finding what a city councilman and longtime sheriff's deputy says is a gang symbol at the crime scene.
Source: The Star Date: February 10, 2012
Gang prevention plan puts its best foot forward (Orange, CA): In an ongoing effort to keep kids out of gangs, law-enforcement officials on Thursday challenged about 1,200 students to stay out of trouble and do well in school by offering them free tickets to a Chivas USA professional soccer game.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 10, 2012
Teens face gang charges after robbery (Suffolk, VA): Three Suffolk teens are facing gang-related charges after police say they robbed a pizza delivery driver in December.
Source: WAVY Date: February 10, 2012
Police looking to offer gang prevention meeting in Spanish (Los Banos, CA): The Los Banos Police Department is planning a Spanish-only informational meeting on gang activity in the next few weeks. Los Banos has about 500 validated gang members that predominately belong to the Norteño or Sureño criminal street gangs or their subgroups.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: February 10, 2012
Gang member charged with slaying of boy, 15, on West Side (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged in the 2011 slaying of a 15-year-old boy on the West Side, authorities said Friday.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: February 10, 2012
Man beaten, stabbed, in gang-related attack (Santa Maria, CA): A man was beaten and stabbed Thursday night as he walked with a male teenager in the 200 block of N. Pine Street after several carloads of Hispanic men, 10 to 15 people, pulled up and began chasing them, according to the Santa Maria Police Department.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: February 10, 2012
Plains Township shooting suspect’s hearing continued (Plains Township, PA): A preliminary hearing was continued from today for a man township police say shot another man in an act of retaliation involving two rival gang members.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 10, 2012
Feds, state, county join anti-crime blitzkrieg in two violent districts (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department's plan to target gangs and drug markets in the city's two most violent police districts is paying early dividends and will now be supplemented by an unprecedented infusion of county, state and federal resources.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 10, 2012
Gang-related drive-by shooting kills two, critically injures one (San Antonio, TX): Police are working to sort out the details of a shooting that left two people dead and one man in the hospital. Witnesses told police a dark colored car pulled up alongside a silver Mazda and opened fire at IH-10 and Fresno at about 2:00 a.m. Friday.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio Date: February 10, 2012
Sarasota 'Fast Life' mural to come down (Sarasota, FL): Scott Gerber has changed his mind again — ostensibly for the final time — and now says the controversial "fast life" mural on the side of his Sarasota building will be removed.
Source: The Herald-Tribune Date: February 10, 2012
Arrest made in deadly shooting (Sacramento, CA): Cops say a deadly shooting outside a liquor store Thursday morning was possibly gang related, and they have one suspect in custody.
Source: KTXL FOX40 News Date: February 10, 2012
Three charged with gang activity (Suffolk, VA): Suffolk police have added new charges to three teens already accused of robbing a pizza delivery driver in December.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: February 10, 2012
Reputed gang member from Staten Island pleads guilty in fatal stabbing (Staten Island, NY): A West Brighton resident will be sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting he fatally stabbed another man last year during a domestic dispute in Stapleton.
Source: Staten Island Advance Date: February 10, 2012
Modesto defendant's gang affiliation is trial's focus (Modesto, CA): A defendant, accused of attempted murder, testified on the witness stand in his trial Friday, telling the jury he did not a shoot an 18-year-old man in a brazen attack in south Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: February 10, 2012
Gang member to serve 32 years for Powhatan slaying (Powhatan, VA): A member of the Bloods gang was sentenced today to serve 32 years for shooting a fellow gang member and critically wounding another in May in Powhatan County.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 10, 2012
Jersey City stabbing murder may have been gang-related, authorities say (Jerset City, NJ): Gang ties appear to have played a role in yesterday's machete murder in the Jersey City Heights in which a 15-year-old boy has been charged, officials said today.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: February 10, 2012
Group helps at-risk youths change paths (Lowell, MA) Group helps at-risk youths change paths : When Xavier Hardin stopped showing up to his job-training program at the United Teen Equality Center in Lowell early last year, he began getting daily visitors at home. It was the center's street team workers wondering when he'd be coming back.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 9, 2012
Norwood Middle School facing city revamp amid gang problems (Bronx, NY): At a town hall meeting to discuss persistent problems with gang activity in the area, school officials at Norwood’s MS 80 came out against a city plan to dramatically overhaul the school by replacing half of its staff.
Source: Norwood News Date: February 9, 2012
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