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Suspected gang member shot in the hand by police (Los Angeles, CA): A police officer responding to a reported drive-by shooting early Sunday morning wounded a suspected gang member by shooting him in the hand, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Source: KTLA News Date: November 27, 2011
Chattanooga gangs keeping jailers busier (Chattanooga, TN): Maybe it's a tattoo of a six-point star or a Teutonic thunderbolt. Perhaps it's the observations of a patrol officer transporting an inmate. But in both cases, it prompts jail officials to ask: "Are you a gang member?"
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 26, 2011
Recent wave of indictments attacking gang activity result of team effort (Lake County, IN): This month alone, the government named more than 25 alleged gang members and their associates in lengthy indictments, combining federal and local law enforcement with a federal racketeering statute originally designed to target the mafia.
Source: The Times Date: November 26, 2011
Stabbing incident sends 16-year-old to hospital, maybe gang-related (West Valley City, UT): A 16-year-old girl was hospitalized Friday afternoon after being stabbed in the stomach. Police said the incident is under investigation, but said there are "gang implications."
Source: Deseret News Date: November 26, 2011
Five arrested in gang-related shooting (Griffin, GA): The Griffin Police Department (GPD) responded to a shooting last Sunday night in the area of Knox Street and Ruth Street.
Source: The Griffin Daily News Date: November 26, 2011
Prosecuting gang members offers unique challenges, Oklahoma County officials say (Oklahoma City, OK): After Kendal Laron Richardson was acquitted of murder Nov. 1 in the shooting death of Jonathan Ingersoll, two jurors told the victim's father they thought Richardson was guilty, but could not prove all the “elements” of the case.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: November 25, 2011
Teen injured in shooting thought to be gang-related (Delhi, CA): A 16-year-old boy was injured Wednesday in Delhi after being shot during a possible gang fight, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: November 25, 2011
North Long Beach shootings spark gang-war fears (Long Beach, CA): A second shooting in as many nights in North Long Beach has community members concerned a gang war might be brewing.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: November 25, 2011
Teen charged with gang activity (Evansville, IN): An Evansville Police Department investigation of gang activity in a Downtown-area neighborhood has led to the arrest of a 17-year-old.
Source: Evansville Courier & Press Date: November 25, 2011
Man, woman shot in separate Brighton Park drive-by attacks (Chicago, IL): A man and a woman were shot in the head during separate drive-by attacks early Friday in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: November 25, 2011
Gang stabbing at Sacramento mall on Black Friday (Sacramento, CA): Police say a man was stabbed outside a Sacramento mall in an apparent gang-related incident as Black Friday shoppers were crowding the area.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: November 25, 2011
Quebec City gangs may be a myth (Quebec City, QC): Canada investigation that used hidden cameras to follow young people has questioned whether there is a street gang problem in Quebec City. The region gets about $1 million a year in government funding to fight street gang crime, but some say all that amounts to is police harassment and social profiling.
Source: CBC News Date: November 24, 2011
Gang members among those arrested in ICE sweep in Brockton (Brockton, MA): Eight purported Cape Verde gang members were among those arrested in a sweep by federal immigration officials and local authorities, including one man who tried to escape through a window, a Plymouth County sheriff official said on Wednesday.
Source: Enterprise News Date: November 24, 2011
Cedar Rapids intersection, house "tagged." Possible gang activity? (Cedar Rapids, IA): When Kathy Harwood looks outside her home of the past 31 years, what she sees is far from ideal. "I try not to look outside," said Harwood, who lives at the corner of 18th Street and 6th Avenue SE in Cedar Rapids, at the eastern edge of the Wellington Heights neighborhood.
Source: Eastern Iowa News Now Date: November 24, 2011
Federal, local agencies team up to battle gangs, drugs (Ventura County, CA): Federal officials are increasingly teaming with police agencies to investigate and bring larger local cases to federal court, such as one called Operation Supernova, which recently led to arrests of numerous Ventura County gang members.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: November 24, 2011
Gang war took focus off downtown: Chief (Winnipeg, MB): Police might have been able to help curb some of the violent crime in Winnipeg’s downtown were it not for the summer’s budding war between rival biker gangs, the city’s top cop suggested in a recent Winnipeg Sun interview.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: November 24, 2011
Community leaders call for end to Hub violence (Boston, MA): Boston ministers, police and the district attorney are calling on gang members to put their disputes aside, promoting the fifth annual Season of Peace initiative.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 24, 2011
Four former Vancouver mayors back call for an end to pot prohibition (Vancouver, BC): Four former Vancouver mayors of varying political stripes have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada, which they blame for rampant gang violence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 23, 2011
Task force aims to end street violence, reach out to youth (Tampa, FL): Gun violence has taken the lives of two East Tampa teenagers in the past month. On Oct. 29, John Singleton, 17, went to a party at Unique Island Grill on East Lake Avenue and was shot when a fight erupted outside. He died later at Tampa General Hospital.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: November 23, 2011
Gang member gets 57 years for 2009 stabbings (Santa Maria, CA): A Santa Maria man was sentenced to 57 years to life in prison Monday for a series of stabbings in September 2009.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 23, 2011
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