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Friend: Alleged triple-killer was active in gang (San Francisco, CA): An acquaintance of the man accused of gunning down a father and his two sons in San Francisco testified Wednesday that the defendant had been an active member of the MS-13 gang, countering defense arguments that he had been trying to leave the gang life to spend more time with his wife and baby.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 16, 2012
Details of Worcester gang activities emerge (Worcester, MA): The Providence Street Posse is the moving force behind recent violence and drug dealing, police say, and its members have been shot at repeatedly by a rival gang. One member was shot and killed near the front steps of City Hall in November.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 16, 2012
No gang activity on Battle Hill despite graffiti tags (White Plains, NY) : Though graffiti tags have been spotted in the Battle Hill neighborhood, police and the Battle Hill Association don’t believe there is any true gang activity in the historical neighborhood.
Source: WhitePlainsPatch Date: February 16, 2012
PA gangs tied to robberies (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur Police believe they've dismantled a gang that officers say has committed violent crimes in Port Arthur, Port Neches and Groves for five years.
Source: KFDM 6 News Date: February 16, 2012
Police bust graffiti ring (Corpus Christi, TX): Police officers on the hunt for drugs may have busted up the city's largest graffiti rings. The drug warrant went down around 10:00 PM Thursday night at a home on Carlton Street, which is near Horne and Ayers.
Source: KIII News Date: February 16, 2012
Prosecutors to appeal court decision freeing reputed gang member from Manatee (Manatee County, FL): The Florida Attorney General’s office said today it will try to reverse a recent court decision that tossed out a conviction against a reputed member of the SUR 13 criminal street gang in Manatee County.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 16, 2012
Seven Norte 14 gang members arrested (Port Arthur, TX): Seven suspected members of the Norte 14 street gang are now behind bars on charges of aggravated robbery for a crime spree that took place in Port Arthur, Groves and Port Neches.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: February 16, 2012
Suspected member of Bloods street gang indicted for tire iron assault in Kingston (Kingston, NY): An Ulster County grand jury has indicted a suspected member of the Bloods street gang for allegedly striking and injuring another man with a tire iron in Midtown earlier this month.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: February 16, 2012
Gang task force questions prevention strategies (Calistoga, CA): Napa needs new ways of dealing with youth to combat the lure of street gangs ways officials told a county commission studying the issue.
Source: The Weekly Calistogan Date: February 16, 2012
Military trained gang members worry FBI, Oklahoma law enforcement (Lawton, OK): News On 6 supports our men and women in the military and their families. But there is a problem that's become so serious; the FBI calls it a threat to our national security.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: February 16, 2012
Larkspur council approves new graffiti ordinance (Larkspur, CA): Larkspur property owners soon could be responsible for removing graffiti on their buildings. The Larkspur City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Wednesday declaring graffiti a public nuisance and requiring property owners to remove tags within seven days of receiving a city notice, City Manager Dan Schwarz said
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: February 16, 2012
Local youth gang court making progress with participants (Yakima, WA): Yakima County's Juvenile Gang Court is getting a lot of attention from state legislators, with a bill being considered in the Senate. The program is just a few months away from it's one year anniversary. Yakima County has the only Juvenile Gang Court in the state, and one of the few in the country.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: February 16, 2012
Spark for lethal gang war revealed (Wilmington, DE): In opening arguments at a homicide trial Tuesday, prosecutors revealed for the first time that a gang war was responsible for a series of shootings in Wilmington in the spring and summer of 2010, leaving at least two dead and three to four others severely wounded.
Source: The News Journal Date: February 15, 2012
Man arrested in gang-related shooting, assault (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa police have arrested a man who is accused in a gang-related assault, records show.
Source: Tulsa World Date: February 15, 2012
Gang lifestyle results in prison time or death (Prince Albert, SK): Oftentimes, one's introduction to the gang lifestyle begins with the initiation process of being physically beaten up, with things not really improving thereafter.
Source: Prince Albert Daily Herald Date: February 15, 2012
Gang-related shooting could net life sentences (Sacramento, CA): District Attorney Jan Scully announced that Isaac Givens and Cesar Santana were convicted by jury of shooting into an inhabited house for the benefit of the Norteno criminal street gang.
Source: Sacramento Today Date: February 15, 2012
Boys and Girls Clubs to open in North Park Hill (Denver, CO): In May of 2008, gang members set fire to the old Holly Shopping Center on E. 22nd Ave. in Denver. The fire was set in retaliation for the killing of a rival gang leader, according to Denver Police.
Source: KDVR 31 News Date: February 15, 2012
Second brother gets 60 years in Aurora gang murder (St. Charles, IL): Justin Cavazos sat silently Wednesday morning as prosecutors called him a "cold-blooded killer." He looked straight ahead when, through a written statement, Oscar Rodriguez's mother described 21-year-old Cavazos as a "coward."
Source: The Beacon-News Date: February 15, 2012
West Texas gang leader sentenced to life in prison (El Paso, TX): Officials say a Barrio Azteca gang leader in West Texas has been sentenced to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to participating in a racketeering conspiracy.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: February 15, 2012
Street gang members face attempted murder charges (Orlando, FL): A second member of a street gang called "G.U.K." has been charged with shooting the victim of a Jan. 16 home invasion during which a woman and child were threatened at gunpoint, records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 15, 2012
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