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Judge sentences Reno teen to 10 years in prison for drive-by shooting (Reno, NV): A high school dropout with gang ties — who was 17 when he fired gunshots out of a car window toward guests at a birthday party in North Reno — was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison related to wounding a 19-year-old man who was killed months later during a separate incidence of gang violence.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: December 9, 2011
Gang member sentenced for Lehigh student robberies (Bethlehem, PA): A 21-year-old Liberty High School dropout who police say robbed Lehigh University students to help fund the Bloods gangs was sentenced Friday to 31/2 to 12 years in state prison.
Source: The Morning Call Date: December 9, 2011
One man critically injured in possible gang-related fight at La Cascada restaurant (Merced, CA): A 21-year-old man was shot during a fight Friday at 1 a.m. in the parking lot of La Cascada restaurant on the 2600 block of Santa Fe Road.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 9, 2011
Bismarck Police Department dispels gang rumors (Bismarck, ND) : A lot of women in Bismarck may have been thinking twice about walking across a parking lot alone after a rumor that circulated throughout the city during the past week. The rumor talked about gangs of Somali men following women in parking lots to attack them.
Source: KFYR-TV 5 News Date: December 9, 2011
Guns, gangs 'creeping our way': police (Milton, ON): Guns and gangs are not just 'a Toronto thing'. "Even here in Halton, there is some gang activity," said Det. Const. John MacKinnon of the Halton Regional Police Service's guns and gangs unit. "We don’t have gang-controlled buildings, they are not looming on every street corner. I'm not here to scare you."
Source: InsideHalton.com Date: December 9, 2011
Gang suspects charged with murder following collision during Concord police chase (Martinez, CA): Two men in a car that struck and killed another motorist in Concord as they fled from police were charged with murder and gang participation, a prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: December 9, 2011
Troy teen sentenced in gang assault (Troy, NY): Patrick Chamberlain was sentenced Friday to five years of probation, according to the Rensselaer County District Attorney’s office, for his role in the gang attack on two students.
Source: The Saratogian Date: December 9, 2011
School district rescinds gang warning (Chester County, PA): A Chester County school district has backed off its effort to warn residents about possible gang activity in neighboring districts and issued an apology to one of them.
Source: The Inquirer Date: December 9, 2011
Los Banos man shot, his relative gives chase (Los Banos, CA) : A Los Banos man was shot in a gang-related incident last week, police said.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: December 9, 2011
Prosecutors get convictions against five gang members (Boise, ID): Federal prosecutors say five members of a gang operating in southwestern Idaho have pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: December 8, 2011
Prosecutor says guilty pleas are 'end of Baltimore Street Gang' (Hamilton, OH): Middletown’s Baltimore Street Gang has been dismantled now that the final three members plead guilty on Tuesday.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: December 8, 2011
Largest gang sweep in South County (Greenfield, CA): Nearly twenty known gangsters are off the streets and in jail. In one of the biggest gang sweeps this year in South Monterey County, fifty-five officers from nine different agencies were all there, hoping to use sweeps like this one as a blueprint for cities across California.
Source: KION 46 News Date: December 8, 2011
Tulare County supervisors award $95k to youth programs (Tulare County, CA): The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has awarded $95,000 in Step Up Youth Activities Grant funds to support programs that fight youths' exposure to gang activity and their joining gangs.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: December 8, 2011
Osceola school official offers uniform insight to Flagler audience (Palm Coast, FL): Uniforms have transformed the school culture in Osceola County and could benefit Flagler County too, an Osceola School Board member told Flagler officials, parents and students Wednesday night.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: December 8, 2011
31 arrested in Gilroy gang sweep (Gilroy, CA) : A massive raid targeting powerful Gilroy gang members resulted in 31 arrests in the South Bay this morning, Gilroy police said. A coalition of 20 federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies served search and arrest warrants and apprehended 21 suspected gang members and leaders.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: December 8, 2011
Former Bronx gang members mark 40th anniversary of truce that led to decline of street violence in the 1970s (Bronx, NY) : The tension in the room was palpable. More than 100 members of the city's most notorious gangs had gathered, strutting in their street regalia, at the Hoe Avenue Boys & Girls Club in Crotona Park.
Source: New York Daily News Date: December 8, 2011
Alleged gang members indicted in killings, other crimes (Washington, DC): A D.C. grand jury has indicted seven members of a criminal street gang located at 14th and Girard Streets NW who authorities said were responsible for several murders and shootings since 2006, including the 2010 murder of a rival gang member following an afternoon funeral in the busy U Street corridor, the U.S. Attorney’s office announced Thursday.
Source: The Washington Post Date: December 8, 2011
Feds crack down on Texas Syndicate in S.A. (San Antonio, TX) : Area authorities have obtained an indictment against 17 alleged members of the Texas Syndicate gang on federal racketeering charges and blame them for four killings in San Antonio. Six arrests were made Thursday morning.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: December 8, 2011
Gang ties an issue in Peppers murder appeal (Topeka, KS): Prosecutors didn't need to mention evidence that Antwan Peppers was a gang member when he was being tried in 2008 for killing one man and severely wounding a second outside a restaurant, Peppers' defense attorney said Thursday.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: December 8, 2011
Prison gangs are behind fights at Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem (Salem, OR): A clash between two rival prison gangs led to the inmate fights, gunfire and injuries Monday at Oregon State Penitentiary, according to state prison officials. They said 100 inmates have since been put into segregation or transferred to other prisons.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 8, 2011
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