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Threat from gangs heightens anxiety in a Brooklyn neighborhood (New York, NY): In the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Yizbeth Leon and her co-workers stopped walking to the B12 bus stop after dark for fear of being robbed or attacked.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 20, 2012
DA seeks injunction against gang (San Bernardino County, CA): The San Bernardino County district attorney has gone to court in an effort to restrict the activities of a street gang that has operated in the Rancho Cucamonga area since at least the 1960s.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: January 20, 2012
Elgin gang lawsuit upheld against four who want to preach (Elgin, IL): A Kane County judge Friday declined to remove four men from a lawsuit by Elgin against some 81 members of the Latin Kings street gang, prohibiting members from congregating or associating with each other.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 20, 2012
Rancho Cucamonga gang target of continuing county crackdown (San Bernardino County, CA) : San Bernardino County prosecutors took aim Friday at the Cucamonga Kings, seeking a court injunction that would make the Rancho Cucamonga gang the 13th in the county to be subject to severe restrictions.
Source: The Sun Date: January 20, 2012
Anti-gang grant bill has wide support (Yakima, WA): A Democratic proposal for a statewide, anti-gang grant program is enjoying bipartisan support heading into a public hearing in the House next week. House Bill 2432 would have the state Partnership Council on Juvenile Justice award grants locally to fund projects focused on criminal street gang prevention and intervention.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 20, 2012
Beating gangs - teens describe their power (Chattanooga, TN) : This week, Newschannel 9 has questioned our city and county leaders on how to help our growing gang problem. Now, we're hearing from the teenagers themselves, who are targeted by gang leaders.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: January 20, 2012
Four arrests in connection with gang shooting in Clearfield (Clearfield, UT) : Two teenagers and two adults who police say were involved in a Jan. 6 gang-related shooting have been arrested. "Over the course of several days following the shooting, Clearfield detectives worked tirelessly to apprehend two males and two juvenile males believed to be responsible for the shooting of Darrell Morris," said Lt. Adam Malan.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: January 20, 2012
Dress code works to fight gangs (Austin, TX): An Austin ISD middle school is using a strict dress code to help curb gang activity in the school and administrators believe it is working.
Source: KXAN News Date: January 20, 2012
Chattanooga area gang enforcement team to be introduced Monday (Chattanooga, TN): Officials said the new Chattanooga Area Gang Enforcement (CAGE) team will be introduced at a press conference on Monday. Also, proposed anti-gang legislation will be announced and discussed.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 20, 2012
Medford law enforcement sheds light on gangs (Medford, OR): Law enforcement agencies joined together with Southern Oregon University to shed light on the severity of gang activity. Officers say in 2010, there were more than 400 gang-related cases. In 2011, it jumped to 642. There are 12 known gangs in Southern Oregon.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: January 20, 2012
Gang concerns: Rider High School violence (Wichita Falls, TX) : There were several parents concerned about possible gang violence at Rider High School. Parents alerted Newschannel 6, worried about student safety.
Source: KAUZ NewsChannel 6 Date: January 20, 2012
Neb. high court OKs murder conviction, sentence (Omaha, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday upheld the conviction and sentence of an Omaha man who received life in prison without parole for his part in a 2009 gang-related shooting.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: January 20, 2012
One dead, one critical after targeted B.C. gang hit (Vancouver, BC): One man is dead and another is in critical condition after what RCMP in Surrey, B.C. say was a targeted gang shooting late Thursday.
Source: Canada.com Date: January 20, 2012
Former Metro Detroit gang member speaks out (Garden City, MI): Imagine your son no longer wants to play Little League and then joins a gang in the suburbs. The trend is happening more often, but the Original Suburban Gangster has a message for parents and their children.
Source: ClickOnDetroit.com Date: January 20, 2012
Three teenagers indicted on aggravated murder charges in slaying of 13-year-old (Portland, OR): Portland Police Chief Mike Reese on Friday announced the indictments of three teenagers in the November beating and fatal shooting of 13-year-old Julio Cesar Marquez.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 20, 2012
Toronto murders drop after Jamaica-based gang crackdown (Toronto, ON): Police in Toronto and Jamaica say gang-related homicides have significantly declined in the 20 months since the arrests of key leaders of the Shower Posse, a violent criminal organization involved in drug and arms trafficking that operates in several countries.
Source: CBC News Date: January 19, 2012
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond stands firm on gang statements (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond continues to stand by a controversial statement he made last week about gang members, despite flak from some community leaders. When it comes to dealing with hardened gang members, Hammond told the Brainerd Kiwanis Club, "We need to run them out of town, put them in jail or send them to the funeral home."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 19, 2012
Police continue crackdown on St. Catharines street gang (St. Catharines, ON): Niagara Regional Police say they are continuing their crackdown on a St. Catharines street gang called the Saint City Crooks.
Source: Bullet News Niagara Date: January 19, 2012
Brazen killing may be gang retaliation (Vancouver, BC): Police across the Lower Mainland are bracing for possible retaliatory killings after the brazen public execution of longtime gangster Sandip (Dip) Duhre by someone he was meeting at the Sheraton Wall Centre Tuesday night.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 19, 2012
Rolling gang attack: Man killed, suspects at large, SAPD says (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police are looking for two carloads of suspected gang members who they said are linked to the murder of a man on Fredericksburg Road. Two other men were also victims of the deadly shooting, but they survived.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 19, 2012
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