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Known gang members arrested in Corcoran stabbing (Corcoran, CA): Two known gang members were arrested in connection with an attempted murder, Corcoran police said Tuesday.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 11, 2012
Shooting deaths spur San Mateo County to confront youth gun violence and gangs (South San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj was practically born with a mustache, and that threw everyone off, his mother said with a smile. He always looked so grown up.
Source: Peninsula Press Date: January 11, 2012
Life sentence for Aurora gang member who killed two (Aurora, IL): A 24-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty last fall of gunning down a Chicago man in March 2007 who he mistakenly thought was a rival gang member.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 11, 2012
Student stabbed in apparent gang-related incident (San Marcos, CA): A 13-year-old student was stabbed with a pen or pencil in an apparent gang-related assault Tuesday morning at Owen Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos, city officials say.
Source: Hays Free Press Date: January 11, 2012
Tongan Crip Gang: Salt Lake man to serve 10 years (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a 28-year-old Salt Lake City man to serve 10 years in prison for crimes committed on behalf of the Tongan Crip Gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 11, 2012
Prison gang leader gets 20 years in federal prison for attempted murder (Las Vegas, NV): Ronald "Joey" Sellers, once the leader of the violent Aryan Warriors prison gang, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday in the attempted jailhouse murder of an associate.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: January 11, 2012
'Dog Pound' gang member sentenced to life (New Orleans, LA): A 24-year-old New Orleans man who federal investigators say was a member of the infamous Josephine Dog Pound gang in Central City was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: January 11, 2012
Is there an increase in gang activity? (Amarillo, TX): Like it or not, gang activity is alive and well here in Amarillo. From graffiti, drugs and the occasional drive-by shootings. But is the amount of such activity increasing? It's a question Pronews 7 took to Amarillo Police.
Source: Pronews 7 Date: January 11, 2012
Top concerns are fatal wrecks and gangs (Albemarle County, VA): The area’s two top law enforcement officers said reducing Central Virginia gang activity and the number of fatal wrecks in Albemarle County were the chief concerns heading into the new year.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: January 11, 2012
Crossing enemy lines; Local coalition pushing city leaders for new gang commission (San Antonio, TX): "Gangs are more sophisticated now," said Dan Martinez, Director of the San Antonio Crime Coalition. "They don't readily hang out on street corners," he added. So then how do you cross enemy lines to curb gang activity? Wednesday night, Martinez emailed every council member a proposed plan to appoint a Commission for gang violence.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 11, 2012
City, Hopkins to expand Safe Streets intervention program (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore's Board of Estimates Wednesday morning was expected to approve funds to expand the Safe Streets violence intervention program into a new neighborhood, and officials say there could be an additional two new sites by 2013.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 11, 2012
Portsmouth gang member sentenced to life in prison (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of two men during a home invasion.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: January 10, 2012
Anti-gang coordinator urges Chattanooga to spend $75,000 for crime study (Chattanooga, TN): The new coordinator of a mayoral initiative to combat gangs urged City Council members Monday to spend $75,000 on a study of the problem. "We need to find out specifically why our kids are joining gangs," said Boyd Patterson, coordinator for the city's Comprehensive Gang Initiative.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 10, 2012
Two gang members sentenced for racketeering (Boise, ID): The men belong to the "Brown Magic Clica" Sureno street gang. The two men appeared Monday before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: January 10, 2012
City's gang task force seeks to help at-risk teens (Chattanooga, TN): City of Chattanooga Parks and Recreation Administrator Larry Zehnder is encouraged by the mayor’s recent announcement that a task force is being assembled specifically to deal with gangs and related issues.
Source: Nooga.com Date: January 10, 2012
Judge postpones Latin Kings trial (Greensboro, NC): A federal judge on Monday agreed to postpone the start of the trial for six Latin Kings members charged with racketeering until at least the beginning of March, citing the complexity and enormity of discovery material.
Source: News & Record Date: January 10, 2012
Two more arrests in slaying of man killed by alleged rival gang members (Washington, DC): Marcellus E. Jackson, 23, and Kier M. Johnson, 21, were arrested Monday in connection with the 2010 slaying of Jamal Coates, D.C. police announced.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 10, 2012
February Weyers Cave shooting called gang-related (Weyers Cave, VA): A February shooting that injured a man at the Weyers Cave Community Center was gang-related, according court documents filed Friday in Augusta County Circuit Court.
Source: The News Leader Date: January 10, 2012
Shooter admits to killing gang rival in Minneapolis alley in '96 (Minneapolis, MN): More than 15 years after a fatal shotgun blast brought down a rival gang member who was trying to run away in a Minneapolis alley, a Bloomington man has admitted to pulling the trigger.
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 10, 2012
Chief hopes more people will come forward to fight crime (Hobbema, AB): Chief Marvin Yellowbird hopes members of his reserve in central Alberta will keep talking with police so more arrests are made in unsolved crimes, just as they have been in the killing of his five-year-old grandson.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: January 10, 2012
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