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Documentary looks at gang violence (Chattanooga, TN) : While the city is trying new tactics to combat the gang problem in Chattanooga, some local organizations are trying to fight it as well. The Oak Project produced a documentary examining the recent gang-related crime
Source: WDSI FOX 61 Date: January 5, 2012
Slaying a revolt against gang leader, trial told (Brandon, MB): A Winnipeg gang leader was allegedly killed by members of his own criminal organization who turned on him while they were all serving time at Stony Mountain penitentiary.
Source: Brandon Sun Date: January 5, 2012
Suburb tackles murder problem (Abbotsford, BC): In a huge turnaround that has police in a cautiously celebratory mood, suburban Abbotsford, B.C., has gone from Canada's murder capital to no murders at all in just two years.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: January 4, 2012
Chief blames killings on gangs (San Antonio, TX): The five drive-by shootings that erupted in seven days on the East Side last month all involved gang members, Police Chief William McManus told a community meeting Tuesday evening.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 4, 2012
Alleged gang member from Newport News pleads guilty to role in two drug-related homicides (Newport News, VA): A Newport News man, allegedly a member of a street gang, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to federal charges that he participated in two drug-related homicides on the Peninsula.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 4, 2012
Apparent gang-related shooting leaves one dead (Los Angeles, CA): Police today were investigating an apparent gang-related shooting in West Los Angeles that left one man dead and another person injured.
Source: MarvistaPatch Date: January 4, 2012
Gang ties disputed in Salinas shooting case (Salinas, CA): Did a trained Marine and Gang Task Force deputy mistake a 15-inch-tall paint spray nozzle for a fist-sized black gun? Testimony began Tuesday before a jury that will attempt to answer that question in the case of a Salinas auto shop owner charged with assaulting the sheriff's deputy who shot him after the defendant allegedly pointed a gun.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 4, 2012
Flagler School Board hears uniforms reduce gang activity (Bunnell, FL): As Flagler County School Board members gear up to make a controversial decision about whether students should wear uniforms, they heard from an administrator about how the common dress might impact gang activity.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: January 4, 2012
Security increased at 2 Lafourche high schools after fatal shooting (Lafourche Parish, LA): Authorities in Lafourche Parish are beefing up security at two high schools following what authorities are calling the gang-related death of a teenager.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: January 4, 2012
Police hunt gang members for street killing (Los Angeles, CA): Investigators say suspected gang members shot and killed a man and wounded another in a volley of bullets on a Los Angeles street.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 4, 2012
Alberta First Nation votes to give band power to evict gang members (Calgary, AB): On Mistawasis First Nation, west of Prince Albert, Sask., a particularly troublesome resident who persisted in selling drugs was the first - and only - band member to be exiled under a new banishment law.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: January 4, 2012
Tackling gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Ron Littlefield says the gang problem has grown so bad, that they're ready to take the next step to fight it. Littlefield says he's now using a comprehensive initiative modeled after one from the University of Chicago.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 4, 2012
Man pleads guilty in Camille Love slaying from two years ago (Tacoma, WA): A 21-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder in the death of Camille Love, who was randomly gunned down on a Tacoma street two years ago by suspected gang members allegedly looking to avenge the shooting of a friend.
Source: The News Tribune Date: January 4, 2012
Two wounded on Venice Boardwalk in suspected gang shooting (Venice, CA): Two people were wounded on the Venice Boardwalk in an apparent gang-related attack that rocked the popular destination with multiple gunshots, police said Wednesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 4, 2012
Pair get prison time for gang shooting (Napa County, CA): Two men were sentenced to prison Wednesday in Napa County Superior Court in connection with the shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: Napa Valley Register Date: January 4, 2012
Gang member sentenced to 18 years in 2010 shooting (Santa Cruz, CA): A 21-year-old who shot another man four times at a Santa Cruz housing complex was sentenced Wednesday to 18 years in prison.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: January 4, 2012
City's homicides drop to four in 2011 (Saskatoon, SK): For Saskatoon police major crimes investigators, the past year could have been a lot worse. It could have been more like 2010, when they responded to nine homicides - most of them gang-related - in various parts of the city, and ended the year with three unsolved cases.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: January 3, 2012
Chicago police say 19-year-old was the city's first murder victim (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old trying to get away from a man flashing gang signs became Chicago's first murder victim in 2012.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
Graffiti tagging raises concerns in Talent (Talent, OR): Graffiti is on the increase and much of it is gang-related, says the town's police chief. "Most of the stuff involves the gangs the Norteños and the Sureños," said Police Chief Mike Moran. "They like to mark their territory. It's kind of showing that 'Hey, the gangs are here.' "
Source: Mail Tribune Date: January 3, 2012
Documentary highlights local violence, group working to help (Chattanooga, TN): A local filmmaker has produced a documentary profiling the gang violence in the Scenic City and how one group trying to help. Jeff Neal's The Oak Project focuses on two women who were affected by the city's rash of gang violence last year, and how The Oak Project hopes to break the cycle of poverty and abuse in these communities.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 3, 2012
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