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Rash of graffiti believed to be gang-related (Lafayette, IN): Respect is a lesson Matt Rhoda wishes the vandals who struck Miami Elementary School and Columbian Park in Lafayette would learn.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: December 15, 2011
Man charged with gang-related murder (Bridgeport, CT): Police Wednesday arrested a city man being sought in the September fatal shooting of a witness in a gang related case.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: December 15, 2011
Kalispell gang member charged with attempted homicide in home-invasion stabbing (Kalispell, MT): Flathead County prosecutors on Wednesday filed charges of attempted deliberate homicide against a self-styled gang member who allegedly broke into a family's Kalispell home and stabbed a man.
Source: The Missoulian Date: December 15, 2011
Gang-related stabbing in Redwood City (Redwood City, CA): A 19-year-old Redwood City resident was stabbed several times in the abdomen Tuesday afternoon and police say it appears to be gang related.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: December 15, 2011
How bad is the gang problem in the Rogue Valley? (Medford, OR): Jackson County Juvenile Community Justice is planning to kick off a study to determine the severity of gang activity in the Rogue Valley. The study, which will be conducted by Juvenile Service Center officials, is needed to apply for federal grants that would go to community justice organizations.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: December 15, 2011
Four face murder charges in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Barbara County prosecutors have filed murder charges with gang allegations against four men suspected of being involved in a fatal stabbing last week in Santa Maria.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 15, 2011
Group addresses gang problem (New York, NY): Despite a decrease in overall New York City crime in the past 20 years, organized crime remains a staple in city culture. New York City Police Dept. Community Affairs Officer Keith O’Donnell gave a presentation at York College on the state of gang violence in the City.
Source: Queens Tribune Date: December 15, 2011
Man sentenced to six years for drug trafficking (Providence, RI): An alleged member of an Asian-American street gang in Rhode Island has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for trafficking in ecstasy, heroin and cocaine.
Source: WJAR NBC10 News Date: December 15, 2011
Second gang member arrested in Biloxi gets prison in meth case (Gulfport, MS) : Jamie Renee Duncan, sentenced to prison for her role in a conspiracy to make meth in Harrison County, is a documented member of the Simon City Royals street gang, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: December 15, 2011
Teen hit by gang gunfire in SE Portland (Portland, OR): A 17-year-old was hit by gunfire late Wednesday evening in Southeast Portland. Police said this marked yet another incident in a disturbing trend. They said gang violence incidents were on pace to reach 100 before year's end, easily outpacing 2010.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 15, 2011
Former gang member fighting gang violence (Omaha, NE): An Omaha man believes he can make a difference when it come to crime by helping kids avoid the choices he made as a gang member years ago.
Source: KETV 7 News Date: December 15, 2011
Police: Gangs use social media to attract youth (Jackson, MS): Facebook and YouTube have affected street gangs as much as they have popular culture, according to police officials, who say social networks have helped introduce gang culture to a wider youth audience. Authorities said gang recruitment is on the rise, while the reasons young people join gangs remain the same.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: December 15, 2011
Woman speaks up about gang activity in the city (Saskatoon, SK): A Saskatoon woman is speaking out about what she calls a rise in gang activity in the city. Her efforts follow a recent incident in in which she says she was assaulted.
Source: CTV Saskatoon Date: December 15, 2011
City target in massive raids (Windsor, ON): Windsor police executed three search warrants Tuesday and arrested two men as part of a massive multi-force, anti-gang investigation in Ontario and Western Canada.
Source: The Windsor Star Date: December 14, 2011
Drug raids in Niagara Falls net 17 suspects (Niagara Falls, NY): Authorities say they've arrested 17 street gang members on federal drug charges after more than 100 law enforcement officers carried out raids at three locations in Niagara Falls.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: December 14, 2011
Details of gang violence emerging (San Antonio, TX): Earlier this year, some law officers in San Antonio were puzzled by what seemed to be a stretch of random shootings.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 14, 2011
Area law enforcement officers complete DJJ gang, violence prevention training (Orangeburg, SC): Gangs present a unique challenge to today's youths. Many of these youths face significant peer pressure to make a decision on whether or not to join a gang. Recognizing this can be an issue in any community, the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice has partnered with the Gang Resistance Education and Training program in multiple communities across the state to bring the curriculum to local elementary and middle school youth.
Source: The Times and Democrat Date: December 14, 2011
Street gang associates sentenced for crack cocaine distribution (Edison, NJ): Two associates of the GShine Bloods criminal street gang, operating in Plainfield, have been sentenced to prison for their involvement with crack cocaine distribution in the area, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source: Sentinel Date: December 14, 2011
East Palo Alto killers sentenced to prison (East Palo Alto, CA): Two alleged gang members have been sentenced to prison after pleading no contest to voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting a rival's brother as he sat in his taxi in East Palo Alto.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 14, 2011
School graffiti could be gang-related (Lafayette, IN): Gang graffiti was found tagged on the side of a Lafayette school. Are the children there in danger? The graffiti does appear to be gang-related.
Source: WLFI 18 News Date: December 14, 2011
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