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Youths graduate from anti-gang program (Escondido, CA): About a year ago, Jorge Rodriguez, 14, might have been more likely to be handcuffed than shake hands with a police officer. But on Thursday night, the Escondido Police Department gave certificates to him and nine other boys for completing a 24-week program aimed to steer middle schoolers away from street gangs.
Source: North County Times Date: February 23, 2012
Mainland gang member indicted in isle drug case (San Francisco, CA): A San Francisco woman facing federal drug trafficking charges is affiliated with a Bay Area street gang that sold drugs and committed murder here in 2009-10, according to court records.
Source: Hawaii Reporter Date: February 23, 2012
Gang-related shooting at Fisherman's Wharf (San Francisco, CA): A shooting in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood on Wednesday night is believed to be gang-related, police said Thursday.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: February 23, 2012
Investigators responding to gang-related fight (Ripley, TN): Lauderdale County investigators contained what they called a gang-related fight in the Gay Street community in Ripley, Tennessee Thursday night.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: February 23, 2012
Battling the gang problem behind bars (Pitt County, NC) : While lawmen battle gang activity in communities across the east, they're also doing it behind bars when gang members get locked up. The Pitt County Detention Center currently has about 500 inmates. Officials say about 20 of them are known gang members, and that can present additional problems.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: February 23, 2012
Maine gangs part two: Bangor (Bangor, ME): Last December, 20-year-old Zachary Carr was sentenced in the murder of John "Bobby" Surles. A debate that sparked during sentencing caught our attention here at TV5. A state prosecutor said what occurred the night Surles was shot was gang-like activity, but other Bangor officials disagree.
Source: WABI 5 News Date: February 23, 2012
Gang Task Force ready for new year (Albany, GA): The 2011 accomplishments of the Albany Police Department Gang Unit will pave the way for a strong fight against gang crime in 2012, according to officials Thursday.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: February 23, 2012
CHP officers interrupt possible gang assault (Rohnert Park, CA): Two suspected gang members were arrested Wednesday in Rohnert Park after they allegedly threw a man into the street right in front of a passing CHP patrol car.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 23, 2012
Arrest made in Waukegan shooting (Waukegan, IL): A Waukegan man was arrested Thursday and charged in a recent gang-related shooting, according to police.
Source: Daily Herald Date: February 23, 2012
City condemns home where arrested gang member lived (Corpus Christi, TX): Members of the police gang unit and the city's code enforcement division visited two houses where gang members were arrested earlier this week, condemning one, and warning owners of the other.
Source: KZTV 10 News Date: February 23, 2012
Drug gangs in the Tri-States (Quincy, IL): Drug gangs. They exist in the Tri-States. In fact, police say Quincy is an ideal location for gangs to sell their drugs and the trickle down impact is being felt in your community. Just a few years ago, police say gang activity was slowing down in Quincy. But officers at the Quincy Police Department say activity has picked back up.
Source: WGEM News Date: February 23, 2012
Boy, 17, injured in Miramar drive-by shooting (Miramar, FL): A 17-year-old boy was injured in a drive-by shooting Thursday evening in front of a home known for drug and gang activity, police said.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 23, 2012
Police: Man stabbed at swap mall by gang members (Santa Ana, CA): A 19-year-old was stabbed Thursday during a fight at the Bristol Swap Mall, police said. The stabbing victim was at the swap mall in the 1200 block of South Bristol Street with his father and sister shortly after noon when three or four men in their early 20s approached him, asking whether he was affiliated with a gang, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 23, 2012
Arkansas gang violence (Little Rock, AR): Gang violence in Little Rock is on the rise - and is bringing back memories for those embroiled in the early '90s gang war that ravaged the city.
Source: FOX16 News Date: February 23, 2012
Macon teen indicted in 'Sweet 16' killing (Macon, GA): Bibb County grand jurors indicted a Macon teenager Tuesday on charges that he killed another teenager and shot two others outside a "Sweet 16" birthday party last year. The killing was "for the benefit of, at the direction of and in association with the street gang Crips," according to the indictment.
Source: The Telegraph Date: February 22, 2012
Two SC teens in Rock Hill gang beating plead guilty; three others held (Rock Hill, SC): Less than a month after a teenager threatened to shoot a police officer and another threatened to "shoot up" the block after a gang-related mob attack, both Rock Hill teens pleaded guilty Tuesday to beating two teenaged girls.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: February 22, 2012
75 years for another defendant in slaying of 10-year-old girl (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was sentenced to 75 years in prison Tuesday for the slaying of a 10-year-old girl caught in gang crossfire while stooping to tie the shoes of her blind younger sister near their South Side home.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 22, 2012
Wilson High student escapes gang violence, strives for success (Portland, OR): It's a violent and dangerous problem that's not going away. Portland police investigated a record number of gang-related crimes in 2011. The gang-enforcement team responded to about 100 shootings, stabbings and assaults, according to police.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: February 22, 2012
Trial involving violent Mexican drug gang begins in San Diego, victims said to be put in acid (San Diego, CA): A trial in San Diego will determine whether two alleged members of a violent Mexican drug gang are guilty of murder. A prosecutor says two victims had their bodies dissolved in acid.
Source: Daily Reporter Date: February 22, 2012
Crime and punishment: The search for a comprehensive answer to Chattanooga's gang problem (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga leaders are searching for new solutions to a problem that is more than a decade old and has many layers of complexity: gangs and violent crime.
Source: Nooga.com Date: February 22, 2012
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