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Crips, Bloods, and Commuters: Seattle gang territory mapped on Google (Seattle, WA): Which gangs hang out downtown at 3rd and Pine? Who is responsible for all the graffiti tags in South Park? And why is the dividing line between Central District and South Seattle gang territory a Burger King? These questions and more can now be answered by Google.
Source: Seattle Weekly Date: February 7, 2012
Trenton Bloods gang founder arrested after running from city cops (Trenton, NJ): One of the city's original Bloods gangsters was back in handcuffs Friday afternoon after he allegedly fled from detectives when they found him at a clothing store he runs in the Wilbur section, police said.
Source: The Times Date: February 7, 2012
Visalia, Tulare crime rates dropped in 2011 (Visalia, CA): The crime rate is down in Tulare County's two largest cities. In Visalia it dropped two percent last year from 2010. In Tulare crime fell a 12.89 percent. Visalia police said the downward trend was related to a decrease in robberies, burglaries and stolen vehicles. The department is also reporting a 50 percent reduction in gang-related crime.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: February 7, 2012
Indictments returned against five suspected MS-13 gang members (Richmond, VA): A grand jury on Monday indicted five suspected MS-13 gang members on more than three dozen new charges in a vicious stabbing of a 21-year-old man in South Richmond.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 7, 2012
Testimony begins in Hampton gang killings (Hampton, VA): When police found Thomas Needam III dead on his living room floor in 2010, his nine-year-old son was kneeling on the floor with his hands over his ears in a nearby room.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 7, 2012
City clerk investigates: Does city sticker have gang signs? (Chicago, IL): City Clerk Susana Mendoza is investigating claims that the city’s 2012-13 vehicle sticker — intended for every Chicagoan’s windshield — includes symbols honoring the gang that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy vowed to destroy.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 7, 2012
34 indicted for roles in reputed NJ drug ring (Paterson, NJ): Thirty-four people have been indicted for their alleged roles in a Paterson-based drug ring that had ties to a local street gang.
Source: Asbury Park Press Date: February 7, 2012
Member of Allentown's 2ND gang admits selling crack (Allentown, PA): The first of 14 men charged in federal court following an October raid on Allentown's 2ND gang pleaded guilty Tuesday.
Source: The Morning Call Date: February 7, 2012
No arrests made in gang-related stabbing (Sunnyvale, CA): A 22-year-old Sunnyvale man was cut with a screwdriver on Jan. 29 on the 300 block of Acalanes Drive in what police are saying was a gang-related stabbing. No arrests have been made.
Source: The Sun Date: February 7, 2012
Police keep vigilant after alleged inter-gang killing (San Juan, TX): Flowers and funeral wreaths marked the spot next to a trash bin where Rogelio Pardo Jr. was found beaten to death. Pardo was a member of the Vallucos prison gang, and the people being held in connection with his slaying are Tri-City Bombers.
Source: The Monitor Date: February 7, 2012
Police say while gangs not a problem, they keep ears and eyes open (Hinsdale, IL): While local law enforcement officials said there is no evidence of gang activity in Hinsdale or Clarendon Hills, they continue to be proactive in keeping up with gang-related information from neighboring towns.
Source: The Doings Date: February 7, 2012
Town hall meeting talks gangs in suburbs (Chattanooga, TN): About 100 parents came to a Hixson town hall meeting Tuesday night to learn more about gangs in their area. A Hixson parent, Jamie Goebel, asked the most straightforward question of the night: "We know we have a gang problem. My question is, how did they get here?"
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: February 7, 2012
Hillcrest Park homicide: Alleged teen gang members plead not guilty to murder, among other charges (Martinez, CA): Two teens accused of murdering a 27-year-old man in Concord last August for wearing a rival gang's color pleaded not guilty to all charges against them Tuesday in Contra Costa County Superior Court.
Source: WalnutCreekPatch Date: February 7, 2012
Police in southern Chester County say they're targeting gangs aggressively (Chester County, PA) : In a remote area of southern Chester County's mushroom-growing country, young people partying around a bonfire on Dec. 3 scattered when two carloads of Sureños - a Hispanic gang - roared up, wielding bats, boards, knives, brass knuckles, and broken bottles.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 6, 2012
Man wounded in shooting believed to be gang-related (Anaheim, CA): A 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen in what officials believe was a gang-related shooting Sunday night, officials said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 6, 2012
Police: Teen startles acquaintance, shot in chest (Greenville County, SC): A 19-year-old was shot in the chest over the weekend by an acquaintance he startled, according to the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.
Source: WYFF 4 News Date: February 6, 2012
Man killed in South L.A. shooting; gang connection suspected (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his 20s was fatally shot early Monday in South Los Angeles in an incident that authorities say they suspect was gang-related.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 6, 2012
Feds join APD investigating video of possible hate crime attack (Atlanta, GA): Federal authorities joined Atlanta police Monday in investigating video footage posted online of an apparent gang-related beating in southwest Atlanta.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: February 6, 2012
Brother-in-law says Ramos left gang clique because it wasn't violent enough (San Francisco, CA): The brother-in-law of Edwin Ramos, an alleged MS-13 gang member accused of a triple killing in San Francisco in 2008, testified today that Ramos changed cliques in the gang because he felt his old clique was not violent enough.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal Date: February 6, 2012
Linda gang gunman sentenced to 13 years in prison (Linda, CA) : A Linda gang member was sentenced Monday to 13 years in prison for shooting at man in October, the Yuba County District Attorney's Office reported.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: February 6, 2012
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