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Chicago mentor fights gang violence with wrenches (Chicago, IL): Alex Levesque's body shop is on Chicago's tough southwest side. The 56-year-old former architect always loved cars -- and kids of a certain kind. "I'm looking for the disenfranchised," Levesque says. "The gang members running around aimlessly doing crimes because they don't feel they have any other options to be successful."
Source: CBS News Date: December 12, 2012
San Jose Police Department spokesman clarifies remarks, says all stabbings are investigated (San Jose, CA): A police spokesman on Monday clarified remarks he made about the suspected gang-related stabbing of a 14-year-old boy, saying these cases are all investigated regardless of an ever-growing case load.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 11, 2012
Syracuse's first female to be charged as street gang member pleads guilty (Syracuse, NY): The first woman to be arrested as a street gang member in Syracuse admitted today that she was involved in acts of violence and drug possession with the V-Not gang.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 11, 2012
Former high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples, Harold "Noonie G" Ward, pledges 5000 copies of his new book/DVD release to youth organizations for holiday season giveaway (Chicago, IL): As street gang violence in Chicago rages out of control, law keepers and politicians continue to toil with solutions. A generational saga, not many can relate to the back-story causes that rest at the root of this very tragic dilemma.
Source: PR Newswire Date: December 11, 2012
NY's top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist (Albany, NY) : New York's highest court says street gangsters that commit assaults and murders are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Source: WPTZ 5 News Date: December 11, 2012
'Critical' anti-gang police squad faces uncertain future (Montreal, QC): After nearly a month of uncertainty, the Montreal police force still doesn’t know whether it will be able to keep its specialized anti-gang unit up and running past the beginning of next year.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 11, 2012
Gang-related shooting in northeast Kansas City injures two teens (Kansas City, MO): Two 16-year-old boys were injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in northeast Kansas City. The two and another teen had just left Budd Park and were simply walking down the street when they were shot about 2:55 p.m. Tuesday.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: December 11, 2012
Memphis part of national youth violence forum (Memphis, TN): This week Memphis, along with nine other cities, will participate in a Department of Justice national forum work session to address the reduction of youth violence, gang activity, and improve public safety.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: December 11, 2012
Gang activity down in Memphis Schools (Memphis, TN): Memphis City Schools says it's making strides against gang activity in its schools. District leaders say they've seen progress in the past several years that prove gang activity is dropping.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: December 10, 2012
Freeport man convicted of murdering gang rival (Nassau County, NY): A Freeport man was convicted Monday of gunning down a rival gang member in the parking lot outside a Hempstead bar last year. A Nassau County jury found Ramiek Smalls guilty of second-degree murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: Long Island Press Date: December 10, 2012
Alleged members of Trinitarios street gang charged in strong-armed robberies in Bergen, Passaic (Hackensack, NJ): Police in Bergen County say five gang members are responsible for a string of random strong-armed robberies in Lodi, Hackensack and Passaic.
Source: NJ.com Date: December 10, 2012
Gang members indicted in Front Range, Springs child sex ring (Colorado Springs, CO) : Authorities arrested 12 people in connection with a trafficking ring operated in Colorado Springs and elsewhere along the Front Range that used the Internet to pimp out teen girls.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 10, 2012
Closing arguments heard in case of Long Beach mom charged in killing of son's 13-year-old gang rival (Long Beach, CA): Jurors on Tuesday are expected to begin deliberating the fate of a Long Beach mom charged with murder in the slaying of her son's 13-year-old gang rival.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: December 10, 2012
Cops: Gwinnett woman killed by rival gang (Norcross, GA): Police say a fight between rival gangs early Sunday led to the shooting of a 21-year-old Gwinnett County woman.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 10, 2012
Chicago gang violence shows no signs of stopping (Chicago, IL): There is a war going on -- not overseas, but right here on the streets of America. A gang war has taken over parts of Chicago. Over the weekend, 14 people were shot. Two were killed. So far this year, there have been more than 2,364 shootings and 487 homicides.
Source: CBS News Date: December 10, 2012
Gang crackdown nets 38 arrests in Toledo (Toledo, OH): A recent crackdown on Toledo area gangs netted 38 arrests that included 11 felony charges and thousands of dollars in seized drugs, authorities said today.
Source: The Blade Date: December 10, 2012
Alleged gang member pleads guilty to second-degree drug charge (Trenton, NJ): An alleged Gangster Killer Bloods gang member who was arrested on numerous charges alongside group kingpin Bernard "Petey Black" Green in 2010 pleaded guilty today to a drug offense.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: December 10, 2012
Gang trio arrested after Collier car break-ins (Collier County, FL): Blind sided by a bunch of bad guys from another part of the state, victims' identities stolen so fast they didn't know what hit them. Collier County deputies say three gang members traveled the state, busting into cars and taking what they pleased - until they got to Southwest Florida.
Source: WBBH NBC2 News Date: December 10, 2012
Meeting again to stop gang violence (Savannah, GA): Community members are trying to bring a stop to the violence. They met Monday evening at First African Baptist Church in Savannah. They say they are coming up with a plan of action and they say after their last meeting, more of the fair shooting suspects turned themselves in.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: December 10, 2012
Salinas gang slaying trial to start today (Salinas, CA): On the brink of a long-delayed trial, two Salinas men who face charges in a 2009 quadruple shooting that left two dead have turned down plea offers, attorneys said.
Source: The Herald Date: December 9, 2012
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