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Three gang members convicted in Yolo court (Yolo County, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted three members of a Norteno street gang. Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig reported the conviction occurred Monday. The three were accused of robbery, battery, assault, witness intimidation and street gang activity for their attack on three people in a Lowe's parking lot in West Sacramento on April 19, 2010.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: February 29, 2012
Teen killed in gang-related Marquette Park shooting (Chicago, IL): Police are seeking the gunman who shot and killed a teenage boy Tuesday night during a gang-related attack in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 29, 2012
Man sentenced in gang deaths (Richmond, VA): A Richmond man who participated in gang-related killings 12 days apart in Henrico and Powhatan counties last year is to serve 47 years in prison.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: February 29, 2012
Leader of notorious 'Texas 7' gang set to die (Huntsville, TX): The leader of the notorious "Texas 7" gang heads for execution for killing a suburban Dallas police officer during a robbery two weeks after organizing and pulling off the biggest prison break in Texas history.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: February 29, 2012
One man injured in targeted hit in Surrey (Surrey, BC): A residential Surrey neighbourhood was the site of a gang-related shooting late Tuesday that left one man injured.
Source: The Province Date: February 29, 2012
Police investigating 20th gang-related shooting of 2012 (Portland, OR): Police are investigating the 20th gang-related shooting of the year – eight more than at this time last last year.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: February 29, 2012
Teen who had gun at school arrested, Polk deputies say (Lakeland, FL): An 18-year-old high school student was arrested in Polk County on Wednesday after he was caught carrying a handgun on school property, the Sheriff's Office said.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: February 29, 2012
San Rafael gangster sentenced in fatal Gerstle Park stabbing (San Rafael, CA): A San Rafael man charged in the death of a rival gang member avoided a prison sentence Wednesday but could still be deported. The crimes occurred last May during a melee between two rival Hispanic gangs in San Rafael.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: February 29, 2012
Sentencing slated in Providence gang-related murder (Providence, RI): Devon Letourneau is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for the 2010 gang-related murder of Manuel Hilario.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: February 29, 2012
Wilcox officials fed up with gangs (Wilcox County, GA): If you live in a small south Georgia town, you ought to feel safe. But some folks in Rochelle say they're scared to leave their houses at night because of gangs.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: February 29, 2012
Tacoma gangs recruit middle schoolers (Tacoma, WA): Kids start joining gangs in middle school, according to a year long assessment of gang activity in Tacoma. The gang assessment report was presented to the Tacoma City Council on Tuesday.
Source: KPLU News Date: February 29, 2012
Huge gang fight leads to renewed police commitment (Ripley, TN): Residents in Ripley, TN, say they're fed up with crime and gang activity near their homes. There's a renewed commitment there from police to run these small town gangs out of town.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: February 29, 2012
Man arrested for illegal gun after Seattle shooting vigil (Seattle, WA): A man whom police say is a known gang member has been charged with unlawful firearm possession after being stopped with a gun following last Thursday's candlelight vigil for George "P-Nutt" Hendricks, Jr.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 29, 2012
Knoxville non-profit working to turn the tide of youth gangs and violence (Knoxville, TN): A man born and raised in Knoxville says drugs, gangs and violence are an even bigger issue for teens now than a decade ago, but help is available through a non-profit Christian ministry.
Source: WATE 6 News Date: February 29, 2012
Fourth arrest in fight at YMCA (Worcester, MA): A fourth person allegedly involved in the Feb. 20 fight inside the Greendale YMCA branch was arrested yesterday and arraigned in Central District Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 29, 2012
Gang unit officer gives inside perspective of life on Seattle's streets (Seattle, WA): Bobby Sevaaetasi likes when it rains in Seattle because usually that means it's going to be a calm night. Given all the violence that's been going on in the city, it would be a welcome break for the gang unit officer of more than 17 years. He says the rash of shootings over the past two months is "the worst I've seen in a while."
Source: KING 5 News Date: February 29, 2012
Dalton, Ga., police meet with residents (Dalton, GA): Dalton police outlined mounting concerns such as gang activity and property crime and encouraged more neighborhood involvement at a communitywide meeting Monday night.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 28, 2012
Major crimes up 11 percent in Tri-Cities over 2010 (Tacoma, WA): Major crimes climbed 11 percent in the Tri-Cities last year compared to 2010, with assaults, burglaries and thefts contributing to the rise. Crimes of opportunity, gang-related activity and economic factors were cited by law enforcement officials Monday as reasons for the increase.
Source: The News Tribune Date: February 28, 2012
Men in double killing may have shot each other (Seattle, WA): A gun battle that left two men dead last week stemmed from a fight over a woman and investigators suspect the men killed each other, according to police officials familiar with the case.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: February 28, 2012
North Carolina school district allegedly forced Latinos into saying they belong to gangs (Gastonia, NC): The U.S. Education Department is investigating a school district in North Carolina for allegedly forcing Hispanic students to sign contracts admitting that they belong to gangs.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: February 28, 2012
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