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Sociologist receives grant to study gang youth (Santa Barbara, CA): Victor Rios, associate professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, has received a $300,000 grant from the William T. Grant Foundation for a study examining how the interactions between gang-associated youth and their parents, school professionals, police and probation officers affect their identity and criminal behavior.
Source: UC Newsroom Date: January 24, 2012
Suffolk cops to redeploy anti-gang unit to precincts (Huntington Station, NY): Suffolk County is redeploying the police department's anti-gang investigators from a centralized unit back into the seven precincts to make it easier to gather intelligence and be more engaged with communities, County Executive Steve Bellone announced Tuesday in Huntington Station.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 24, 2012
Use of juvenile information source of contention in Santa Barbara gang injunction case (Santa Barbara, CA) : It's unlikely the City of Santa Barbara's bid to implement a gang injunction will keep its March 5 trial date, since the two sides haven't yet established how juvenile records will be used in the case. Santa Barbara's civil gang injunction would restrict the activities of 30 named individuals who are allegedly members of either the Westside or Eastside criminal street gangs.
Source: Noozhawk Date: January 24, 2012
San Juan Police Department - Gang activity on the rise (San Juan, CA): San Juan Police said they have noticed an increase in gang activity in the past few weeks. On Tuesday morning, they arrested Abdon Bazan, 18 a member of the Tri-City Bombers for leading them on a chase across Hidalgo County from San Juan to Mercedes.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: January 24, 2012
New gang officer in Hermiston (Hermiston, OR): Gangs have proven to know no boundaries and show no signs of fading away. KEPR has told you about the spike in major crimes in Umatilla County. And now we've learned Police in Hermiston are stepping up to do something about it.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: January 24, 2012
Gang member from Auburn convicted of burglary (Auburn, WA): A King County Superior Court jury convicted a 20-year-old Auburn man and his sister Tuesday for first-degree burglary in connection with an Auburn case.
Source: Auburn Reporter Date: January 24, 2012
Pico Rivera gang focus pivotal in 2007 murder (Norwalk, CA): Crossing out another gang's graffiti shows disrespect to that group and could lead to a violent confrontation or worse, a detective testified Tuesday in the trial of three gang members accused of killing a Pico Rivera grandmother.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 24, 2012
Police bracing for more gang violence (Surrey, BC): One of two men gunned down in Surrey, B.C., late Thursday was the half-brother of a gang associate shot to death there in October, the Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: January 23, 2012
Officials in Chattanooga propose tougher gang law (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga-area elected officials, law enforcement officers, state and federal prosecutors and social agency representatives have joined in seeking tougher sentencing guidelines to punish gang violence and to expand efforts to keep children from joining gangs.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 23, 2012
Canada looks to Chicago to reduce 'honour' crimes (Chicago, IL): At first glance, gang crime in a U.S. city would seem to have little in common with the family conflicts that led to the killing of several women in Canada in recent years.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: January 23, 2012
Feds, city dismantle 'violent' street gang (Buffalo, NY): 12 people have been arrested and one person is still at large following early morning raids throughout the city of Buffalo. Ten of the suspects were named in a federal criminal complaint and were arraigned in U.S. District Court in downtown Buffalo late Monday afternoon.
Source: WKBW 7 News Date: January 23, 2012
Alleged gang member arrested for tagging (Santa Cruz, CA): A 32-year-old alleged Santa Cruz gang member was arrested Saturday after a patrol officer saw him hiding in some bushes on the 1500 block of Ocean Street and found evidence he had written gang slogans on the side of a building, police said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: January 23, 2012
St. Catharines youth gang targeted by police (St. Catharines, ON): The Saint City Crooks street gang has a target on its back. It's in the sights of Niagara Regional Police. In recent weeks, police have been investigating and charging gang members. As well, officers are actively discouraging local teens from joining.
Source: The Standard Date: January 23, 2012
Prosecutor says gang slaying was revenge for Libby Lake killings (Oceanside, CA): Three young Oceanside men pleaded not guilty Monday to killing a rival gang member as payback for the May murders of two teenagers in Libby Lake Park, a prosecutor said.
Source: North County Times Date: January 23, 2012
NJ gang member sentenced in plot to kill rival (Newark, NJ): A New Jersey street gang member who conspired to kill a rival gang member two years ago has been sentenced to nearly nine years in federal prison.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: January 23, 2012
Springfield City Council wants more information before accepting $800,000 anti-violence grant (Springfield, MA): The City Council on Monday again delayed acceptance of an $800,000 state grant to combat youth and gang violence, with some councilors saying they remain concerned that some community groups may not have received a fair chance to compete for the funds.
Source: The Republican Date: January 23, 2012
Police: Gang task force needed (Bennington, VT): Local and state police are working with a veteran lawmaker to create a statewide gang task force and amend state laws to counter a growing illicit drug trade they say is driven by gangs and organized crime.
Source: The Bennington Banner Date: January 23, 2012
Three alleged Santa Cruz gang members held on heroin sale, gang charges (Santa Cruz, CA): Three alleged Santa Cruz gang members were held to answer on heroin sales and gang charges during a preliminary hearing Monday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 23, 2012
Police investigate gang ties to shooting (Syracuse, NY): All anyone saw was a man with the hood of a sweatshirt pulled down over his face. Then that man started shooting at a car parked in front of a house on Midland Avenue. That according to Syracuse police, who say the target was 24-year-old Adrian Jones, who was hit multiple times. But Jones wasn't alone.
Source: YNN News Date: January 23, 2012
Officials deliver tough line to area gangs (Chattanooga, TN): Flanked by city and county officials, members of federal law enforcement agencies and heads of the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Mayor Ron Littlefield said there would be "no magic solution" to Chattanooga's ongoing gang problem.
Source: Nooga.com Date: January 23, 2012
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