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FBI: Manhunt for leader of deadly NYC "Folk Nation" gang (New York, NY): Authorities are searching for one of the reputed leaders of the violent New York City "Folk Nation" gang that they say is responsible for a series for armed robberies and shootings.
Source: CBS News Date: February 2, 2012
MS-13 gang graffiti found at Garinger, MLK Middle (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools crews are cleaning graffiti left on two schools by a gang overnight. Police officials said the graffiti was written by the MS-13 gang and directed at a rival gang.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: February 2, 2012
Teen arrested in apparent gang shooting at South Florida Fair (West Palm Beach, FL): Gang detectives have arrested a teenager in connection to Sunday's double shooting at the South Florida Fair, a long-time attraction for rival Palm Beach County gangs.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: February 2, 2012
Reputed Latin King leader agrees to plead guilty to murder (Hammond, IN): A Highland man, described by friends as a doting dad dedicated to his children's Little League activities, pleaded guilty to murder and drug charges Thursday in one of the region's largest gang prosecutions.
Source: The Times Date: February 2, 2012
Police seek person of interest in Ft. Smith gang fight (Fort Smith, AR): Fort Smith Police are looking for Manuel DeJesus Ortiz, 18, suspected of being involved in a gang stabbing near Northside High School Wednesday evening. According to police, officers were dispatched to 2301 N. "B" Street in reference to a basketball player being stabbed by a Hispanic gang.
Source: KFSM 5NEWS Date: February 2, 2012
New anti-gang measures in the works (Morgan Hill, CA): In some ways, Gilroy, Morgan Hill and Hollister have become poster children for an aggressive anti-gang movement over the past four months, highlighted by their participation in two celebrated and widely publicized raids that netted roughly 80 known gang members and their associates.
Source: Morgan Hill Times Date: February 2, 2012
Reformed gangster fights gang violence with nonprofit (San Rafael, CA) : Terra Linda resident Danny Saint-Amans casually lifts his black t-shirt to reveal the work "murder" tattooed on his chest in faded ink. The tattoo is memento of a tough past filled with gangs, robberies, drugs and money. "There's nothing I haven't done," Saint-Amans said as he sipped his coffee at Peet's in Northgate.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: February 2, 2012
17-year-old stabbed in gang-related fight at High Point High School (Prince George's County, MD): A 17-year-old boy stabbed and wounded another 17-year-old boy during an apparently gang-related fight Thursday at Beltsville’s High Point High School, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post Date: February 2, 2012
Fort Bragg man admits gang-related charges, sentenced to year in jail (Fort Bragg, CA): A Fort Bragg man has been sentenced to one year in the county jail as a condition of a three-year grant of supervised probation after he entered a guilty plea in Mendocino County Superior Court to a felony battery charge with serious bodily injury, a crime he admitted was for the benefit of a criminal street gang.
Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal Date: February 2, 2012
Yuma police use tear gas to end standoff (Yuma, AZ): A gang member who barricaded himself inside a mobile home and refused to come out Wednesday night finally surrendered after Yuma police fired tear gas into the residence.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: February 2, 2012
Gang Task Force targets south Hanford (Hanford, CA): The Kings County Gang Task Force has cracked down on a trouble spot in south Hanford, using unmarked cars to apprehend three alleged gang members.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: February 2, 2012
Authorities arrest gang members wanted for murder (Edinburg, TX): Residents of a quiet neighborhood were shocked to find a large armored vehicle rolling down their street Thursday as more than 50 law enforcement officials from various agencies began an operation to arrest three murder suspects.
Source: The Monitor Date: February 2, 2012
A fresh start for inked youth (San Luis Obispo, CA): Community Action Partnership recently received funding of up to $89,422 from the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) to support the purchase of a new laser machine for the Liberty Tattoo Removal program.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: February 2, 2012
Gang member convicted of murdering Skyway boy (Seattle, WA): After less than a day of deliberations, a King County jury this afternoon found Curtis Walker guilty of first-degree murder in the April 2010 shooting death of Alajawan Brown, a 12-year-old boy who was gunned down after stepping off a Metro bus in Skyway.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 2, 2012
Highland Elks make donation to police anti-gang program (Highland, IN): Highland's Gang Resistance Education and Training program got a $10,000 boost, compliments of the Elks.
Source: The Times Date: February 2, 2012
Police investigate gang violence after shooting near Walmart (Albuquerque, NM) : Albuquerque police investigated a shooting on Thursday at the Walmart at Coors and Rio Bravo boulevards. "It's gang activity without a doubt," said Rob Gibbs, of the Albuquerque Police Department. "There's some sort of gang activity occurring, and unfortunately that could happen any time at any part of the city."
Source: KOAT 7 News Date: February 2, 2012
City's new anti-gang measures (Gilroy, CA): In some ways, Gilroy has become the poster child for an aggressive anti-gang movement over the last four months, highlighted by two celebrated and widely publicized raids that netted roughly 80 total known gang members and their associates.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: February 2, 2012
Chattanooga's gang steering committee seeks public input (Chattanooga, TN): Members of a city committee set up to combat gangs hope to learn what community programs already exist and involve community members in the process.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 1, 2012
Nine charged with murder, robbery, racketeering in Brooklyn gang investigation (New York, NY): Nine members of a violent Brooklyn street gang, known as Folk Nation, are charged with murder, racketeering, robbery, assault and firearms violations in a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch said.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: February 1, 2012
Anti-gang bill clears committee hurdle (Yakima, WA): A get-tough-on gangs bill that supporters have been seeking for several years made it through a key committee Tuesday with bipartisan support.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: February 1, 2012
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