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Visalia's first homicide of 2012 (Visalia, CA): The Visalia Police Department is investigating whether the City's first homicide is gang related. The murder comes after a string of gang-related shootings in Visalia. The victim's family says they're not sure what led to the shooting.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: February 3, 2012
Fort Worth police say two shootings may be gang-related (Fort Worth, TX): Police were investigating two shootings early Friday that they believe were gang-related -- one in Sundance Square and one in north Fort Worth.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: February 3, 2012
Gang members sentenced in Camille Love murder (Tacoma, WA) : Five men convicted in the killing of 20-year-old Camille Love received prison sentences Friday ranging from 12 to 75 years – punishment the father of the murdered woman said was not nearly enough.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 3, 2012
FBI gang statistics for Maine questioned (Portland, ME) : Ever since the FBI released a report last fall about the threat of gangs, a surprising statistic has surfaced about Maine: that there are up to 4,000 gang members in our state. Just last week, that number was used to bolster support for a potential bill that aims to suppress gang activity. But how accurate is that statistic?
Source: Maine Public Broadcasting Network Date: February 3, 2012
Teen escaped Indian River to avoid gang (Massillon, OH): A youth who escaped last month from the Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility told investigators he ran to avoid being forced to join a gang.
Source: The Independent Date: February 3, 2012
Visalia gang member runs, drops guns (Visalia, CA): A 24-year-old Visalia gang member was arrested Friday on suspicion of possessing two guns and violating his parole, Sgt. Amy Watkins said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 3, 2012
Incarcerated Bloods gang member gets more prison time for gun possession (Trenton, NJ): The alleged leader of a Trenton faction of the Bloods street gang, already in prison on unrelated charges, was sentenced Friday to more prison time for unlawfully possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
Source: The Trentonian Date: February 3, 2012
Court hearing confirms shooting stemmed from feuding gangs (Batesville, MS): Two rival street gangs brought guns to a fight January 16 in Batesville that left one of their members, Jeremy Wright, shot on Vance Street, a police detective testified this week.
Source: The Panolian Date: February 3, 2012
Murder victim figured in gang fight (Philadelphia, PA): Gang involvement could be to blame for the grisly murder of an Olney man in his own home Tuesday. Court records show that the victim, Sophos Siv, was set for a court proceeding next month on charges that included attempted murder for a gang-related fight April 17, 2010, during which a man was stabbed.
Source: The Inquirer Date: February 2, 2012
Gang members found not guilty of in-jail assaults (Saskatoon, SK) : Two gang members have been found not guilty of sexually assaulting a fellow prisoner at the Saskatoon jail.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: February 2, 2012
Deported immigrant in custody again (Smithfield, NC): Immigration authorities are trying to again deport a suspected gang member who moved to Selma after twice crossing the Mexican border illegally.
Source: The News & Observer Date: February 2, 2012
Cops seek shooter in slaying of 20-year-old whose family said he rejected a gang's recruitment efforts (New York, NY): Cops have identified a suspect wanted in a possible gang-related shooting last week in Brooklyn, authorities and sources said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News Date: February 2, 2012
Sleeping boy wounded in Santa Fe Springs shooting (Santa Fe, CA): A sleeping boy was hit by a stray bullet Wednesday night in a random shooting in Santa Fe Springs that may have been gang-related, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 2, 2012
FBI: Manhunt for leader of deadly NYC "Folk Nation" gang (New York, NY): Authorities are searching for one of the reputed leaders of the violent New York City "Folk Nation" gang that they say is responsible for a series for armed robberies and shootings.
Source: CBS News Date: February 2, 2012
MS-13 gang graffiti found at Garinger, MLK Middle (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools crews are cleaning graffiti left on two schools by a gang overnight. Police officials said the graffiti was written by the MS-13 gang and directed at a rival gang.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: February 2, 2012
Teen arrested in apparent gang shooting at South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach, FL): Gang detectives have arrested a teenager in connection to Sunday's double shooting at the South Florida Fair, a long-time attraction for rival Palm Beach County gangs.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 2, 2012
Reputed Latin King leader agrees to plead guilty to murder (Hammond, IN): A Highland man, described by friends as a doting dad dedicated to his children's Little League activities, pleaded guilty to murder and drug charges Thursday in one of the region's largest gang prosecutions.
Source: The Times Date: February 2, 2012
Police seek person of interest in Ft. Smith gang fight (Fort Smith, AR): Fort Smith Police are looking for Manuel DeJesus Ortiz, 18, suspected of being involved in a gang stabbing near Northside High School Wednesday evening. According to police, officers were dispatched to 2301 N. "B" Street in reference to a basketball player being stabbed by a Hispanic gang.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS Date: February 2, 2012
New anti-gang measures in the works (Morgan Hill, CA): In some ways, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Hollister have become poster children for an aggressive anti-gang movement over the past four months, highlighted by their participation in two celebrated and widely publicized raids that netted roughly 80 known gang members and their associates.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: February 2, 2012
Reformed gangster fights gang violence with nonprofit (San Rafael, CA) : Terra Linda resident Danny Saint-Amans casually lifts his black t-shirt to reveal the work "murder" tattooed on his chest in faded ink. The tattoo is memento of a tough past filled with gangs, robberies, drugs and money. "There's nothing I haven't done," Saint-Amans said as he sipped his coffee at Peet's in Northgate.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: February 2, 2012
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