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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
Gang-related stabbing in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was injured in a gang-related stabbing Tuesday in the Eastside neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 20, 2011
Boy stabbed in SE Portland, likely gang-related (Portland, OR): A 16 year-old suspect is in custody in connection with the stabbing of 16 year-old Louie Aguilar in Southeast Portland Friday night. Portland police say the incident was likely gang-related.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: December 20, 2011
Homicide likely has gang ties (Murfreesboro, TN): Police here are investigating a Friday night homicide that occurred on Lakeshore Drive that is believed to have been gang related.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 20, 2011
Jail guards want more protection (Toronto, ON): Some Ontario Correctional Services officers are calling for Tasers or pepper spray to protect themselves from a growing number of violent inmates who belong to street gangs.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: December 20, 2011
Gang-fighters shift tactics in the Legislature (Mabton, WA): Proponents of new state laws aimed at curbing gang activity are at it again, but with a new strategy this time. After years of defeat, lawmakers, prosecutors and police officials plan to divide and conquer at the 2012 Legislature by introducing different anti-gang bills, each narrowly focused on a single issue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 20, 2011
Man gunned down on Pittsfield street (Pittsfield, MA): A man who served prison time for what police say was a gang-related attack in 2006 was cut down by gunfire on a city street late Sunday in an apparent homicide.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: December 20, 2011
Suspects plead not guilty in gang homicide (Watsonville, CA) : Four men accused in the gang-motivated slaying of a Watsonville teenager pleaded not guilty to charges in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: December 20, 2011
Gang court's success serves as model for other courts (Yakima, WA): The success of gang court is spreading. It was a concept that was the first of its kind for the country. Now some of the elements could come out of the court system to help kids on the street.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 20, 2011
Programs fight gang enrollment in SLO County (Paso Robles, CA): One by one, five freshman boys filed into a small conference room at Paso Robles High School, dropped their backpacks and eased into oversized leather chairs.
Source: The Tribune Date: December 19, 2011
49 arrested in Gwinnett gang sweep (Lawrenceville, GA): Forty-nine alleged gang members have been arrested in Gwinnett County in connection with violent crimes surrounding an apartment complex, among them drug dealing, robberies of high school students and a murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 19, 2011
Two shot in suspected gang drive-by on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): Two men were injured -- one critically -- in a drive-by shooting early Monday in the Northwest Side in a gang-related attack.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: December 19, 2011
Ottawa police promise crackdown on gangs (Ottawa, ON): With nearly a dozen shootings on city streets in the past month and a half, and with no arrests or charges so far, Acting Police Chief Charles Bordeleau said Monday the service was undertaking an intense, two-month “high-enforcement” campaign to clamp down on gang activity.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: December 19, 2011
‘Felony Lane Gang’ members charged in Naperville (Naperville, IL): Four members of a Florida gang that is believed to have committed more than 60 smash-and-grab vehicle burglaries in Naperville since 2010 have been arrested, according to police.
Source: Daily Herald Date: December 19, 2011
Muscatine Police: Drive-by shooting could be gang-related (Muscatine, IA): Muscatine police are investigating what Lt. Tim Hull called a drive-by shooting. "This is possibly gang related," Hull said Monday. "It wasn't random, as certain people were targeted."
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: December 19, 2011
Police investigate gang angle in shooting of teen on Marina Boulevard (San Leandro, CA) : San Leandro police are investigating whether there is a gang connection to a shooting that occurred Friday on the 2100 block of Marina Boulevard, leaving an 18-year-old Hayward man with a bullet hole in his right hand.
Source: SanLeandroPatch Date: December 19, 2011
South King County gang council requesting residents take online survey (King County, WA): The Suburban King County Coordinating Council on Gangs ("the Council") is a unique partnership between the Center for Children and Youth Justice and high-level decision makers from across South and East King County that is focused on creating a coordinated and collaborative response to gang violence.
Source: The Highline Times Date: December 19, 2011
Santa Maria police arrest last suspect in stabbing death (Santa Maria, CA): Santa Maria police said today they have arrested the last of four suspects in a gang-related fatal stabbing earlier this month.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: December 19, 2011
Gang member sentenced to 155 years for killing student at homecoming football game (Long Beach, CA): A gang member has been sentenced to 155 years in prison for the shooting death of a 16-year-old honor student after a homecoming football game at a Long Beach high school.
Source: FOX News Date: December 19, 2011
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