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Gang, bullying seminar: The Internet is the new playground (Riverhead, NY) : The internet is today's playground – and no child or teen is safe from online predators. So said Det. Sgt. John Sumwalt of the Suffolk County Police Department's computer crimes unit on Thursday at a conference organized by the East End Gang Awareness Committee and held at the Long Island Aquarium and Exhibition Center.
Source: Riverhead Patch Date: March 23, 2012
Bloods member gets 60 years for ordering fatal street shooting (Paterson, NJ): A Bloods street gang member was sentenced to 60 years in state prison Friday for ordering a 15-year-old beginner in the gang to rob and fatally shoot a man in Passaic as the victim sat in his car.
Source: The Record Date: March 23, 2012
Minneapolis teen charged in three drive-by shootings (Minneapolis, MN): A 16-year-old Minneapolis boy is accused of being involved in three gang-related shootings and is believed to be involved in an unsolved murder, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.
Source: WCCO 4 News Date: March 23, 2012
Appeals Court upholds Franklin gang member's manslaughter conviction, says sentence too harsh (Franklin Township, NJ): An appellate court has upheld the 2009 conviction of a Franklin Township man found guilty of manslaughter and simple assault in the 2007 gang-related murder of another township man.
Source: Somerset Messenger-Gazette Date: March 23, 2012
Gang fight leads to arrest of Kenenwick boy, 16 (Kennewick, WA): A 16-year-old gang member was arrested today after reportedly pulling out a knife and confronting a rival gang member near a Kennewick store parking lot.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: March 23, 2012
29 gang-related shootings this year (Portland, OR): A 19-year-old man was wounded in what Portland police are saying with the 29th gang-related shooting of the year.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: March 23, 2012
Seven arrested during Hollister gang sweep (Hollister, CA): The sweep was funded by a CalGRIP grant in response to gang activity and violence in Hollister. During the operation 40 people were contacted resulting in seven arrests for offenses ranging from parole/probation violations, resisting arrest, and outstanding arrest warrants.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: March 23, 2012
Alleged gang boss ordered man's killing, witness says (Vancouver, BC): The alleged leader of the Greeks gang ordered the killing of a man believed to have informed on a former drug runner for them, a jury was told Wednesday.
Source: The Province Date: March 22, 2012
Anti-gang book to be distributed at Tulare Co Schools (Visalia, CA): The fight against gangs has intensified in the South Valley. The Tulare County Office of Education is distributing a new, bulked up, version of its street gangs resources booklet.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: March 22, 2012
Teen clings to life after Norwalk shooting (Norwalk, CA): A teenage boy was clinging to life today after being wounded in Norwalk in what authorities called a possible gang-related shooting.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 22, 2012
Police hunt assailants in Manassas (Manassas, VA): Police are looking for two men who they said assaulted a 19-year-old on Saturday. According to police, the assault was gang-related.
Source: News & Messenger Date: March 22, 2012
Horry County addresses gangs and crime (Conway, SC): Horry County leaders continue to examine ways to address crime in Horry County. Three months into 2012, police have already investigated seven deaths.
Source: Florence Morning News Date: March 22, 2012
Jersey City man charged with numerous weapon offenses after he points cellphone at cops (Jersey City, NJ): A reputed gang member who was spotted carrying a gun pointed an object at Jersey City police officers yelling "Shoot me," but they didn't fire and it turned out to be a cell phone, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: March 22, 2012
Gang rivalries escalate (Kankakee, IL): Tension between rival gangs escalated into multiple shootings in east Kankakee Tuesday, according to police. The Kankakee Police Department issued a news release Wednesday calling the incidents "related and retaliatory in nature."
Source: The Daily Journal Date: March 22, 2012
Man hospitalized after gang-related shooting (Wichita, KS) : Police tonight are looking for a blue pickup that was involved in a gang-related shooting that sent a man to a hospital in serious condition.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 22, 2012
South Sioux City shooting may be gang-related (Sioux City, IA): Tuesday's South Sioux City shooting appears to be gang related, police said Thursday. South Sioux City Police Lt. Chuck Carson would not elaborate on why the shooting appears to be gang related, and said no arrests have been made.
Source: Sioux City Journal Date: March 22, 2012
Monticello man in hospital after 'gang related' shooting (Monticello, NY): A "gang-related" shooting Wednesday night in the village left a Monticello man in the hospital overnight, police say.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: March 22, 2012
FBI gives award to Charlotte based anti-gang program (Charlotte, NC): A Charlotte-based anti-gang program received a national award from the Federal Bureau of Investigations. In two years, the Gang Alternatives Principles, or GAP, program has helped to educate 200 young men about the dangers of gang life. The nine week course also teaches these youth other like skills like financial management.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: March 22, 2012
Gang Task Force members seek help from local leaders (Hamilton County, TN): Chattanooga Gang Task Force members say they are making progress on the organized effort to stop current gang activity. They are taking their message to everyone in the community, not just those who are more directly impacted.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 22, 2012
Bricktown Gang defendant sentenced to 60 months in prison (Syracuse, NY): Anthony Braswell, 20, a member of the Bricktown Gang, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Syracuse to 60 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, after previously pleading guilty to a RICO conspiracy charge.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: March 22, 2012
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