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Judging Santa Rosa's anti-gang efforts (Santa Rosa, CA): Since 2004, when Santa Rosa voters approved Measure O, taxpayers have spent more than $7 million on gang prevention and intervention programs. The goal has been to undermine the growing influence of gangs by supporting programs to reform existing gang members and keep at-risk youth from being drawn to gangs.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 25, 2012
Madera Police respond to recent violence (Madera, CA): Over the last couple of weeks, Madera detectives have seen a spike in gang violence. The last shooting happened Monday night, and resulted in the victim driving his car into the side of a home.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: February 25, 2012
Community confronts gang issue after teen's slaying (Lafourche, LA) : Damien Wagner's nickname is "Super." It stems from when he was a boy and tried repeatedly to fly like his favorite superhero. "He used to run out of the house like Superman," said his mother, 43-year-old Jennifer Wagner. Those care-free days are long gone for both mother and son.
Source: Daily Comet Date: February 25, 2012
Teachers disarm machete-wielding teen (Santa Rosa, CA): Two rugby coaches, one a former police officer, leapt into action Friday night to disarm a machete-wielding teen involved in an apparent gang-related confrontation in the stands during a match at Santa Rosa's Elsie Allen High School.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: February 25, 2012
Experts: Region's gang policy ineffective (Washington, DC): The day after a fire raged through an overcrowded Honduran prison,killing 350 inmates – most of them awaiting trial or being held as suspected gang members - two top experts on the subject briefed a U.S. audience on theroots of Central America's mushrooming gang problem.
Source: Tico Times Date: February 24, 2012
Getting streetwise at forum on gangs (Wilkes-Barre, PA): While police continue to investigate whether the machete attack near GAR High School earlier this month was gang-related, several hundred people attended a forum Thursday night on how to prevent the spread of gangs in their communities and schools.
Source: The Times Leader Date: February 24, 2012
Violent crime rise alarms activists (Boston, MA): A spate of deadly violence and nonfatal shootings and stabbings in recent weeks has rocked several of Boston’s communities, after a relatively calm start to the year.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 24, 2012
State of Minnesota seeks ideas on how to identify gang members (Duluth, MN): Gang members involved in organized crime are less likely today than in the past to flash signs, wear colors or draw attention to themselves because gang members face enhanced penalties if convicted of a crime.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: February 24, 2012
No suspects after teen gang member is shot (Atwater, CA): A 17-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night in the area of Kelso and Nashua streets, police reported. The victim's injuries weren't life-threatening and no suspects are in custody. The victim is a documented gang member, and he wasn't cooperative with police, according to Chief Frank Pietro.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 24, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's gang violence: Part two (Santa Monica, CA): Santa Monica's gang war of October 1998 that included four homicides and five shootings over a two-week period was pivotal in the creation of the Pico Youth & Family Center, according to Executive Director and Founder Oscar de la Torre.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: February 24, 2012
Judge sentences gang member to 35 years for shooting rival (Greeley, CO): A Greeley gang member looked straight ahead and blinked once this morning as he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for shooting at a rival gang member last May.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: February 24, 2012
15-year-old arrested in Norteño gang attack (Half Moon Bay, CA): A 15-year-old Norteño gang member was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly sucker-punching an adult on the street after challenging the man to a fight.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: February 24, 2012
Judge OKs anti-Norteño injunction in Oakland (Oakland, CA): An Alameda County judge has approved Oakland's second gang injunction, a legal order prohibiting nearly 40 alleged members of the Norteños from gathering in the city's Fruitvale neighborhood.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 24, 2012
10th Street Gang member gets 6 1/2-year prison term (Buffalo, NY): Renel Velazquez, a member of the notorious 10th Street Gang, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve 6z years in prison on his RICO conspiracy conviction in connection with the gang’s activities.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: February 24, 2012
Oakland police officer's legacy funds crime fighting initiatives (Oakland, CA): The Oakland Police Department is beginning a new campaign to fight violent crime which doesn’t involve city government or the use of city funds. In fact, it is being spearheaded by a former Oakland police officer who's been dead for years.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: February 24, 2012
U.S. jury convicts Chicago street gang leader of federal drug charges (Chicago, IL): The leader of a west side drug trafficking conspiracy operated by members and associates of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang was convicted by a jury Thursday of federal narcotics charges following a trial in U.S. District Court.
Source: eNews Park Forest Date: February 24, 2012
Detective: Law enforcement needs to know how to recognize, use female gang members (Downey, CA): Don't mess with the Hello Kitty Mafia. That was just one of the female gangs discussed Friday at the third annual Symposium on Street Gangs and School Safety by the Los Angeles County Department of Education.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: February 24, 2012
Three men arrested after gang-related stabbing attack (Menifee, CA): Three Perris men suspected in a gang-related stabbing attack Tuesday night in Menifee have been arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: February 24, 2012
Four gang members convicted in West Texas drug case (Midland, TX): A federal jury in West Texas has convicted four gang members in a drug and racketeering investigation going back to 2006.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: February 23, 2012
Body ID'd as gangster (Edmonton, AB): Police have identified the man found dead Sunday in an Abbots-ford field as 31-year-old Edmonton gangster Jimmy Chau.
Source: The Province Date: February 23, 2012
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