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Removal of gang tattoos becoming more common (Santa Rosa, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureño, which is what Cris Pulido used to be.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 4, 2011
Two arrested in Yuba City home shooting (Yuba City, CA): A Yuba City man who was acquitted of murder earlier this year was arrested again Friday on suspicion of allegedly shooting another man in the leg.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: December 4, 2011
Teen shot and killed at birthday party in Greenville (Greenville, NC): A teen is dead after shots rang out at a birthday party early Sunday at the Pirates Cove apartment complex in Greenville. Police say gang members tried to force their way into the party, resulting in a fight.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: December 4, 2011
Grandview teen murdered in gang shooting (Grandview, WA): An 18 year-old Grandview teen is dead this evening after being shot by gang members.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 4, 2011
Community weighs in on Gang Pointer File (St. Paul, MN): Though GangNet, the controversial gang database run by Ramsey County's now defunct Gang Strike Force, was shut down in August, and the Gang Pointer File, run by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehensions, has dwindled to less than a third of its numbers because its main feeder was GangNet, it's seemingly not over for the Gang Pointer File.
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet Date: December 4, 2011
Woman shot working in store near gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Two people were shot, including a woman in her 20s who police described as an innocent bystander, in a suspected gang-related shooting in the Uptown neighborhood Friday afternoon.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 3, 2011
Chief: No truth to rumor about gangs downtown (San Marcos, CA): An uptick in assaults in downtown San Marcos is a definite concern, but Police Chief Howard Williams said there’s no evidence the trend is related to gang activity.
Source: San Marcos Daily Record Date: December 3, 2011
St. Paul employs 'smarter, not softer' approach to gangs (St. Paul, MN): One recent day, members of the St. Paul Police Department's gang unit make the rounds of some homes of 18th Street gang members who were subjects of search warrants last spring.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: December 3, 2011
Military weapons in gangsters' hands (San Bernardino County, CA): Gangs are acquiring high-powered, military grade weapons more frequently, according to the latest National Gang Intelligence Center Report. And FBI and law enforcement officials suggest gang members — both enlisted and those working at military bases as contract civilians — may be funneling the firearms to their street-level counterparts.
Source: The Daily Press Date: December 3, 2011
Two Belleville residents arrested in connection with drug-distribution ring (Belleville, NJ): A Belleville home was being used to package and prepare heroin as part of a large drug-distribution network spanning New Jersey and the Carolinas, authorities said.
Source: Belleville Times Date: December 3, 2011
S.F. MS-13 gang members sentenced to life terms (San Francisco, CA): Five members of the MS-13 gang in San Francisco's Mission District were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a campaign of violence that included three 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 2, 2011
Albion Street shootout sentences handed out (Nashville, TN): The attorney for one of three men sentenced Thursday on gun charges associated with a shootout in which more than 100 rounds of ammunition were fired said his client was the target of a planned hit.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 2, 2011
Gang members regular presence in Cheney (Cheney, WA): When large fights, grafitti and drug trafficking crop up in a small community, some residents are quick to blame crime on gangs. It's not as simple as that.
Source: Cheney Free Press Date: December 2, 2011
Forum discusses multi-faceted, community-based approach to Portland's growing gang violence (Portland, OR): "How many of you have been touched by violence?" John Canda's words washed over a packed Jefferson High School cafeteria Thursday night as most of the audience put a hand in the air.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 2, 2011
Ex-Chicago cop admits robbing for street gang (Chicago, IL): A former Chicago police officer admitted Friday that he worked as a henchman for the Latin Kings, robbing the street gang’s rivals of cash, drugs and weapons while on duty.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 2, 2011
Carr gets 35 years for street brawl murder; gun confiscated from SUV outside courthouse (Bangor, ME): Holly Carr on Friday urged teenagers to stay in school, earn their diplomas, get jobs and be happy after her 20-year-old son was sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder. Nearly two years ago, Zachary Carr shot and killed John "Bobby" Surles, 19, of Bangor in a street fight between two rival groups.
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: December 2, 2011
Gaithersburg man guilty of gang activity that led to 2007 Hyattsville murder (Greenbelt, MD): A 36-year-old Gaithersburg man was sentenced to 23 years in prison Tuesday for his involvement with the 18th Street Gang, which was uncovered after the 2007 murder of Jose Felix Carcamo in Hyattsville.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 2, 2011
Teen accused of enlisting gang members to help abduct newborn (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl is accused of enlisting the help of 2 alleged gang members to kidnap her roommate's 15-day-old baby.
Source: KTLA News Date: December 2, 2011
One shot, injured in apparent gang-related attack (Anaheim, CA): A man was shot and injured during an apparent gang-related attack on Thursday night in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 2, 2011
Apparent gang-related shooting investigated (El Cajon, CA): El Cajon police Friday are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that sent one man to the hospital with two bullet wounds.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: December 2, 2011
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