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Rival gangs exchange gunfire, Des Moines police say (Des Moines, IA): Members of two rival gangs have fired guns at each other on at least three occasions in the Des Moines area in recent weeks, and in one incident, six shots were fired at an occupied vehicle.
Source: The Des Moines Register Date: December 7, 2011
38 alleged Trinitarios gang members busted in Bronx & Manhattan (New York, NY): Authorities collared 38 Bronx and upper Manhattan gangbangers Wednesday after a two-year probe into a notorious crew, officials said. The alleged members of the Dominican-based Trinitarios gang all face charges of racketeering, narcotics conspiracy and gun trafficking, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 7, 2011
Two Long Beach men charged in shooting that left six injured near Aquarium (Long Beach, CA): Two Long Beach men have been charged in connection with a gang-related shooting near the Aquarium of the Pacific early Sunday that left six people injured, police confirmed Wednesday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: December 7, 2011
Gang member charged in City Hall plaza death (Worcester, MA): A known member of the Kilby Street gang has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Javier A. Santiago, who was shot and killed last week outside City Hall.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: December 7, 2011
Greensboro Police say parents need to watch for signs of gang activity (Greensboro, NC): Police says gangs are operating in the Triad, parents need to recognize the signs. Officer Demorrise Anderson is with the Greensboro Police Department's gang unit. He says they even get calls from elementary schools that suspect students are involved in gang activity.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: December 7, 2011
Law enforcement agencies work together to get a handle on gang violence (Greenville, NC): Gunshots and the possibility of gang violence terrorizing one city in the east is the reason the city's chief organized a meeting with all agencies in the county to help fight the violence.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: December 7, 2011
Yakima gangbangers costing you thousands to go to trial (Yakima, WA): First cuffed, then booked and sent to jail. That's all before Yakima gangbangers end up in the courtroom. All of that is far from free.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 7, 2011
Officials call for action against local gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Officials Wednesday night called for increased action against gangs in Central Virginia. "We talk a lot in this community, about a whole lot of things all the time," said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo, speaking at a forum hosted by the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project. "We talk things to death. … We've got to do something."
Source: The Daily Progress Date: December 7, 2011
Investigators: Know the signs of gang activity (Greensboro, NC): Police say the state's gang population is steadily growing. Investigators say it will take a community effort to push them out of the state one by one.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: December 7, 2011
State court tosses gang leader's death sentence (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court on Monday took the rare step of tossing out the murder convictions and death sentences of a Los Angeles gang leader who authorities believe was the "shot caller" responsible for dozens of murders.
Source: ABC News Date: December 6, 2011
Man gets 18 years for gang-related arson that killed 12-year-old boy (Mundelein, IL): A reputed gang leader whose "smash on sight" order prompted a 2009 firebombing that killed a 12-year-old Mundelein boy and severely injured two of his relatives was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 6, 2011
Four students arrested, one Tasered in fight at Northwest Side high school (Chicago, IL): Four students at a Northwest Side high school were arrested after a gang-related fight broke out Monday during school hours. One of the teens arrested was Tasered by police after he allegedly punched a female officer.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 6, 2011
Man shot in apparent gang attack (San Diego, CA): A 21-year-old man is recovering Tuesday after being shot in an apparent gang-related attack in San Diego's Nestor neighborhood, police said.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: December 6, 2011
Authorities say shootings in Gaylord, St. Peter gang related (Gaylord, MN): Charges filed in Sibley County Monday tie a 23-year-old Mankato man to what investigators are describing as gang-related shootings in Gaylord and St. Peter.
Source: The Free Press Date: December 6, 2011
Young men in court over rowdiness that followed shooting (Worcester, MA): Several men arrested over the weekend at a vigil for shooting victim Javier A. Santiago were arraigned today in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: December 6, 2011
Two arrested in gunfire barrage at soccer field (North Miami Beach, FL): Two men whom police identified as gang members have been arrested, accused of unleashing a barrage of gunshots in an attempt to kill a man at a soccer field where children were playing last month.
Source: 10 News Date: December 6, 2011
KC police bolster the gang squad (Kansas City, MO): Kansas City Police Chief Darryl Forté this week doubled the size of the department’s gang squad as part of his effort to reduce violent crime.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: December 6, 2011
Weld jury convicts Greeley gang leader on all counts in organized crime trial (Greeley, CO): In the end, the gang leader had the last word. Being led out of a Weld County courtroom on Tuesday, having just been the first gang member in the county convicted of organized crime, Christopher Cox, 30, shouted: "I still didn't talk!" to no one in particular in the courtroom gallery, muttering expletives under his breath.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: December 6, 2011
Naperville brothers convicted in Aurora gang-related killing (Aurora, IL): Two Naperville brothers have been convicted in the 2007 gang-motivated shooting death of a 15-year-old Aurora youth.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 6, 2011
Arrestee surveys reveal county trends in drug use and gang activity (San Diego County, CA): Nearly two-thirds of women (62 percent) and more than half of men (59 percent) arrested and booked into jail for crimes in San Diego County in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs, according to recent findings by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)
Source: LaJollaPatch Date: December 6, 2011
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