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Gang members sentenced for racketeering (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods were sentenced in Norfolk federal court this week for what prosecutors called a pattern of racketeering acts.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: December 13, 2011
Pre-dawn raids close net on national street gang ring (Toronto, ON): What began as an investigation into a shooting in Toronto's gritty Jane-Finch neighbourhood last spring turned into a major bust of street gang members in four provinces.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: December 13, 2011
Teen gangbanger busted for shooting innocent bystander in Harlem (Harlem, NY): A teenaged gangbanger has been arrested for shooting an innocent bystander in Harlem on Sunday, The Post has learned.
Source: New York Post Date: December 13, 2011
Gangs turn to Facebook to plan, recruit (Nashville, TN): As Metro police investigated the murder of Jeremy Green, they took to the streets, interviewed witnesses and turned to a different source that is quickly becoming routine in gang investigations: Facebook.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 13, 2011
Anti-gang program labelled a success (Houston, TX): It's been one year since Harris County enacted its first ever anti-gang injunction. The move created a so-called "safe zone" in northeast Houston, to cut down on crime and gang activity.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: December 13, 2011
Violent gang members sentenced (Suffolk, NY): Two more members of the Bounty Hunter Blood street gang, including one of its alleged founders, have been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to crimes committed around Hampton Roads, including in Suffolk.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: December 13, 2011
Another 18th Street gang member sentenced to prison (Hyattsville, MD): U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Mario Molina-Valladares, a/k/a "Tiger," age 33, of Hyattsville, Maryland today to 293 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his membership in the 18th Street gang.
Source: The Bay Net Date: December 13, 2011
Ex-gang members share nightmarish world with students (Kamloops, BC): Getting into a street gang is far easier than getting out of one alive, a group of Aboriginal students was told Tuesday. That grim prospect came from a reliable source: six young First Nations men with criminal and gang-related pasts who have walked across Canada to share their stories.
Source: The Kamloops Daily News Date: December 13, 2011
Two Newburgh Latin Kings gang members convicted of federal drug, gun charges (White Plains, NY): Two brothers, who are members of the Latin Kings street gang in Newburgh, were found guilty in federal court in White Plains on drug and gun possession charges.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: December 13, 2011
Sunnyside teen gang member gets prison for threats (Sunnyside, WA): A 16-year-old gang member from Sunnyside was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for threatening to shoot a group of boys playing football in the street.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 13, 2011
Shots fired in East Cliff Plaza were gang-related (Santa Cruz, CA) : The East Cliff Shopping Center, located on East Cliff Drive and 14th Avenue in Santa Cruz, was as bustling as ever on Tuesday morning, despite reports of gun shots fired outside of the Dollar Tree store Sunday.
Source: Capitola-SoquelPatch Date: December 13, 2011
Bloods leader from Portsmouth gets 15 years in prison (Norfolk, VA): A leader of a violent faction of the Bloods street gang walked into federal court Monday facing a minimum of 50 years under federal guidelines, which are only advisory.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 13, 2011
Teen killed, girl injured in Northwest Side shooting (Chicago, IL): One teen was killed and another was seriously wounded Monday evening in a gang-related shooting on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 13, 2011
Teens reportedly attacked with baseball bat, run over by vehicle (Palian Indian Reservation, CA): Two injured teenagers found Saturday along Highway 76 near the Lilac Road extension said rival gang members beat them with a baseball bat, then ran over them with a vehicle, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.
Source: North County Times Date: December 13, 2011
Video: Omaha's gangs…A numbers game (Omaha, NE): According to the Omaha Police Department's own numbers—numbers emblazoned on the department's website—gang crime in Omaha has been skyrocketing: It's up 120 percent for the first nine months of 2011.
Source: Nebaraska Watchdog Date: December 13, 2011
Gangs resilient despite jailings (Calgary, AB): The violence between two rival Calgary gangs is at a low ebb with many of the main players dead or in prison, but the groups are still conducting their dangerous business.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 12, 2011
Watsonville teen, 14, killed in Hecker Pass shooting (Watsonville, CA): A 14-year-old Watsonville boy was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting on Highway 152 near the base of Mount Madonna on Saturday night, sheriff's deputies said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 12, 2011
'Gang' graffiti in Brick: What does it mean? (Brick, NJ) : Feet from where shoppers loaded big-screen televisions and expensive computers into their cars last weekend were some markings that few would notice. But the seemingly random combination of letters and numbers spray painted on the glass enclosure surrounding the NJ Transit bus stop near the Best Buy electronics store in Brick may have a deeper meaning – or none at all.
Source: BrickPatch Date: December 12, 2011
Shandon graduates first anti-gang class in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson joined Shandon Unified School District Superintendent Rod Wallace, Shandon Elementary Principal Judy Bedell and the students and parents of Mr. Martin's 7- 8th grade class, along with Mrs. Seidel's 6-7th grade class for the graduation ceremony of the first Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program in San Luis Obispo County.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: December 12, 2011
Shootings continue in days following standoff with gang members (Chicago, IL) : Chicago's Uptown neighborhood has been plagued by violence in recent weeks, and one alderman says gangs are to blame.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: December 12, 2011
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