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Sudanese refugees in Omaha wrestle with rise of street gangs (Omaha, NE) : When government soldiers from the north attacked Mun Nam Koak's village in southern Sudan nearly 20 years ago, he fled on foot to safety in neighboring Ethiopia. With his infant son on his back, the 22-year-old Nam and his wife took only what they could carry on their three-day trek to the crowded refugee camps across the border.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: December 23, 2011
Chief of Albemarle PD wants to fight back against gang activity (Albemarle, NC): The chief of the Albemarle Police Department said gang activity is growing. He believes the murder of a teenager in November is gang-related. Now, he wants to transform his department to fight back.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: December 23, 2011
Pair of teens plead guilty to 2009 shooting between rival gang associates (Grand Rapids, MI): A pair of teens pleaded guilty to reduced charges stemming from the 2009 shooting death of 15-year-old Nate Jones.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: December 23, 2011
Shooting victim's sister speaks; warns of gang activity (Tucson, AZ): Police are still searching for the people involved in a shooting that killed 18-year-old Christian Gauna-Castillo, and left another person wounded. Police say the violence was targeted and gang-related.
Source: KGUN 9 News Date: December 23, 2011
Judge orders Macias held for trial in 2010 double shooting (Santa Paula, CA): A Superior Court judge found sufficient evidence and continued a multi-million dollar bail to hold a Ventura man for trial in connection with the 2010 gang-related shooting of two young men in Santa Paula that left one victim with critical injuries.
Source: Santa Paula Times Date: December 23, 2011
Man killed in apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park (Glasell Park, CA): Police were looking Thursday for a gunman who killed another man in an apparent gang-related shooting in Glassell Park.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 22, 2011
Los Angeles uses multi-pronged approach to reduce gang violence (Los Angeles, CA): Some of the more notorious gangs originated in Los Angeles, like the Crips and Bloods. L.A. has a long history of gangs and gang violence, and some of the gangs from L.A. have taken hold in Memphis.
Source: WKNO 91.1 News Date: December 22, 2011
Man linked to TX Syndicate prison gang arrested (New Braunfels, TX) : Authorities say they have arrested a man, who is linked to the most violent prison gang operating in the United States, for the distribution of methamphetamine in the New Braunfels area.
Source: FOX 7 News Date: December 22, 2011
Trio convicted in D.C. drive-by attack (Washington, DC): Three District men were convicted of a drive-by shooting last summer that targeted a rival neighborhood crew, U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. announced Thursday.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: December 22, 2011
Driver charged in gang-related murder in Round Lake Park (Round Lake Park, IL): Reckless homicide is among the charges filed against a Round Lake Park man accused of chasing rival gang members in the vehicle he was driving in July.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 22, 2011
Suburban King County conducts survey on gangs (King County, WA): Residents of several King County communities are being surveyed about their perceptions of gang activity and violence as part of a larger effort to assess the scope of the suburban gang problem and develop strategies to combat it.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: December 22, 2011
'Mean looks' led to Fresno slayings by gang members, police say (Fresno, CA): "Mean looks" between groups of teens Tuesday night sparked a confrontation that led to the shooting deaths of two teens, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 22, 2011
Suicidal man reports phony gang-related shooting (Murfreesboro, TN): A suicidal man who told police he was the victim of a gang-related shooting may be facing criminal charges after police said they learned he made the whole thing up.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 22, 2011
Golf course killing case heads back to juvenile court (West Valley City, UT): The Utah Court of Appeals ordered a juvenile court judge on Thursday to reconsider his decision to allow a then-14-year-old boy to be tried as an adult for a gang-related killing on a West Valley City golf course.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 22, 2011
50 years in mistaken identity killing of teen (Alhambra, CA): A Southern California woman has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the gang-related mistaken identity shooting death of a teenager in 2005.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 22, 2011
Fifth suspect in Dec. 13 stabbing arrested in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A Redwood City man was arrested in Southern California Thursday, the fifth teenager to be arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Redwood City earlier this month, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: December 22, 2011
Gang tattoo removal a growing trend (San Francisco, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureno, which is what Pulido used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 22, 2011
Graffiti is sign of gang activity in Mooresville (Mooresville, NC): Mooresville barbershop owner Anthony Gallo is always looking for ways to attract clients, but the signage on his business isn't exactly what he was thinking. One morning in November, Gallo found gang-related graffiti on three sides of his building.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 21, 2011
Sacramento gang task force to focus on prevention, intervention (Sacramento, CA) : In another sign that officials are shifting the way they go after the region's gangs, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday his gang task force will turn much of its focus toward prevention and intervention tactics.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 21, 2011
Youngstown officials seek to curb city's violence (Youngstown, OH): City officials are searching for new ways to curb violence and are looking at programs that have worked in other Ohio cities as a possible solution.
Source: The Vindicator Date: December 21, 2011
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