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Two arrested, one recovering after shooting (Panama City Beach, FL): A Panama City man is expected to recover from a shooting and two others were in jail Wednesday after “gang-related” violence eru
Source: The News Herald Date: March 7, 2012
Gang specialists discuss prevention tactics at San Rafael forum (San Rafael, CA): Gang activity in San Rafael is fueled in large part by the "racism" of the city's culture, a gang expert said Wednesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: March 7, 2012
Gang activity is increasing 'potential for terrorism-related events' but FBI plans to shut down Gang Intelligence Center (Washington, DC): An FBI budget proposal to eliminate a seven year-old body designed to help counter gang activity is a "mistake" that will hinder efforts to combat violent gangs, Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) told the bureau's director during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday.
Source: CNSnews.com Date: March 7, 2012
Man stabbed near Second Street in Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA): A man was stabbed in the back and chest in a gang-motivated attack near the 200 block of Second Street on Wednesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 7, 2012
Gallery: Criminal tattoos, wear at your own risk (Victoria, BC): These tattoos are from a new Canada Border Services handbook designed to help agents identify criminals and members of crime gangs. A version of the handbook was unofficially released on Feb. 28 by an advocacy group called "Public Intelligence."
Source: Times Colonist Date: March 7, 2012
Know your graffiti: Disses, threats and the Mexican Mafia (Los Angeles, CA): Sometimes the ubiquitous graffiti in South Los Angeles is pure artistic expression. Sometimes it's just kids' tagging and costing business owners or the city a couple hundred bucks in repainting expenses.
Source: OnCentral Date: March 7, 2012
Police arrest gang members (Saskatoon, SK): A street gang in North Battleford has had its wings clipped. Three adults and three youths - members of the Crazy Natives gang - were arrested early Saturday in North Battleford, about 130 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: March 6, 2012
Murder trial begins for gang member once featured on Discovery Channel (Oakland, CA): A gang member once featured in a Discovery Channel documentary series that focused on various police departments' efforts at combating gang violence is now being featured in an Alameda County courtroom as a suspect who killed a teenager because of a red baseball cap.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 6, 2012
Indianapolis conference educates Hispanic families on warning signs of gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): The gathering Monday night at George Washington Community High School was small, but the message from city and police leaders was big-time when it comes to gangs: Know the warning signs of gang activity and seek help if your kids are getting involved.
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: March 6, 2012
B.C. gangsters in over their heads in Mexico (Kamloops, BC): Gangsters from British Columbia are increasingly doing business with drug cartels in Mexico — a recklessly naive trend that has resulted in five deaths in the past four years, police say.
Source: CBC News Date: March 6, 2012
Sears: Anti-gang bill is moving through Senate (Bennington, VT): Legislation aimed at curbing what some lawmakers and law enforcement officials have labeled a growing gang problem has cleared a Senate panel and will be considered next week by the full chamber.
Source: The Bennington Banner Date: March 6, 2012
Several members of Detroit Boys gang arrested in Knoxville (Knoxville, TN): Seven members of a gang called The Detroit Boys were arrested Tuesday morning in Knoxville by officers in a joint investigation.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: March 6, 2012
Forest County tribes tackle gangs (Crandon, WI) : Recent violent crimes, like the stabbing in Mole Lake, have community leaders in Forest County taking action. This morning the Forest County Potawatomi Gang Task Force looked at ways it can step in. The National Violence Prevention Resource Center tailors gang prevention programs for specific communities around the U.S., and has already been working with Lac Du Flambeau leaders since last July.
Source: WJFW 12 News Date: March 6, 2012
Man in critical condition after gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities seek the shooter or shooters who left a man in critical condition after what investigators believe to be a gang-related fight, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 6, 2012
Men suspected in abduction and stabbing charged with gang activity (Richmond, VA): Court papers show a dangerous Latin gang may have ties to Richmond and Chesterfield. Five men have been charged with gang activity after police say they abducted and stabbed someone in January.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: March 6, 2012
Burglary, homicide were up in 2011, but aggravated assault, arson decreased (Watsonville, CA): A total of 2,229 adults and 481 juveniles were arrested by Watsonville police in 2011, a year that saw the city's homicide rate jump 400 percent even as violent crime overall dropped to the lowest rate since 2005.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 6, 2012
Anaheim police shoot, kill suspected gang member (Anaheim, CA): Anaheim police shot and killed an armed man believed to be a gang member on Tuesday night.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: March 6, 2012
Teens accused of gang attack on 12-year-old boy (Novato, CA): Two suspects were arrested in a gang-related attack on a 12-year-old Novato boy, and investigators were trying to identify a third suspect, police said Tuesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: March 6, 2012
MPD community policing plan to target gang, youth violence (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is sending a message to gang members and thugs. There is no more powerful gang in town than the Memphis Police Department, and no gang will run the cops out of a neighborhood.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: March 6, 2012
Know your graffiti: Art, vandalism or gang device? (Los Angeles, CA): There are graffiti artists who view themselves as just that – artists. "They look at it as art," said Brandon Barron, an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division. He works on the division's Gang Enforcement Detail. "They look at it as art and they don't think they're doing anything wrong. They're throwing it up there because they want people to see their artistic side."
Source: OnCentral Date: March 6, 2012
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