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Suffolk police units' message to gangs: We're watching (Suffolk, VA): In a windowless room of the Police Department's 1st Precinct, the walls tell the story of a four-year war on gangs. Near the door, a color-coded map outlines downtown gang territories.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 21, 2011
Jury deadlocks on murder charge in gang-related death (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday on the principal charge in the trial of a Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman, but convicted him of other felonies.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 21, 2011
Police say fights near Jersey City high school may have gang connection (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City police who found a long trail of blood and a blood-soaked T-shirt at Baldwin and Newark avenues on Monday are still probing possible gang connections as the cause of several fights that broke out shortly after classes let out at nearby Dickinson High School.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: December 21, 2011
Gang leader gets 19 years (San Jose, CA): A Salinas man who was a top target of the Operation Knockout gang takedown in 2010 was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 21, 2011
Apartments were gang's epicenter (Lawrenceville, GA): What started as an anonymous email to the chief of Gwinnett police culminated in a multi-agency gang crackdown that focused on a Norcross apartment complex once heralded for shedding its blight but described by a federal official Monday as "a veritable rats' nest of thieves."
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: December 21, 2011
Two plead guilty in 'Operation Garlic Press' anti-gang effort (Santa Clara County, CA): The first two defendants in what has been nicknamed "Operation Garlic Press" have entered guilty pleas to drug charges, which could land them maximum prison terms of 20 years apiece, according from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 21, 2011
Latin Kings enforcer receives 35-year prison sentence (Chicago, IL): A Chicago street gang enforcer — with his family, including five children asleep in the arms of relatives, packed into three rows behind him — was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for joining a criminal conspiracy that pressed drugs and violence in the city's troubled neighborhoods.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 21, 2011
Man sought in East Point ‘gang-related' shooting (East Point, GA): Police are seeking a 19-year-old man who they say was involved in a gang-related shooting last week in an apartment on Penny Lane in East Point.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 21, 2011
Plainfield gang member sentenced to prison on drug charge (Newark, NJ): A member of the Plainfield set of the G-Shine Bloods criminal street gang was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source: NJToday.net Date: December 21, 2011
Walla Walla police crack down on gang activity (Walla Walla, WA): Gang crime is still about the same for the city of Walla Walla, but something that has changed is the severity of the gang crimes.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 21, 2011
Man jailed for shooting woman in Hobbema (Hobbema, AB): A 20-year-old Hobbema man will spend more than three years in prison for what police are calling a gang-related shooting on the Samson First Nations Townsite.
Source: The Wetaskiwin Times Date: December 21, 2011
New gang -- or prank? -- in town (Bennington, VT): A new tag from a group known as the Juggalos, classified as a gang by the FBI, was found on the former middle school building on Main Street Wednesday, police said.
Source: The Bennington Banner Date: December 21, 2011
Authorities make strides against MS-13, Long Island's 'baddest' gang (New York, NY) : Before dawn on a balmy December day, about half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swarm in front of a ranch house on a quiet block in Brentwood, Long Island, and knock on the door of José Rubio.
Source: WNYC Radio Date: December 20, 2011
Police investigate Gastonia graffiti damage (Gastonia, NC): Gastiona police said seven businesses were tagged with graffiti damage over the weekend.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: December 20, 2011
Officials, community members to announce gang arrests in Portland (Portland, OR): A broad spectrum of law-enforcement officials and community leaders will gather at a North Portland center this afternoon to talk about recent arrests and indictments in connection with what they're calling "members from Portland's most violent gang sets."
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 20, 2011
Bloods gang leader gets life for murder of rival (Baltimore, MD): A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge sentenced a Bloods gang leader to life plus 20 years for his role in the kidnapping and fatal shooting of a rival gang leader three years ago.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: December 20, 2011
Three plead guilty to witness tampering (Gulfport, MS): Three reputed members and associates of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to witness tampering in a case involving threats against witnesses in a methamphetamine investigation, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald Date: December 20, 2011
Santa Rosa man convicted in gang-related killing (Santa Rosa, CA): A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man was convicted Tuesday of the 2009 fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man during an attack fueled by rival gang affiliations, Sonoma County District Attorney's officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: December 20, 2011
Portland police and federal agents crack down on 'toxic' gangs (Portland, OR): A 14-month effort to target the most violent of Portland's entrenched gangs focused on the Rolling 60s Crips, a gang Mayor Sam Adams called "toxic."
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 20, 2011
Seven suspects in Jacksonville gang crime charged with racketeering (Jacksonville, FL) : Seven men tied to ongoing violence in a Northwest Jacksonville community have been arrested under a state racketeering law that allows prosecutions of gang members as part of a criminal enterprise.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: December 20, 2011
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