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Monterey County top in youth murders again (Salinas, CA): Despite a drop from the previous year, Monterey County's youth murder rate remains the highest in the state for a second consecutive year, according to a study released Tuesday.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: January 10, 2012
Edinburg shooting gang-related; two men charged (Edinburg, TX): Two men remain behind bars in connection with a shooting and a car chase. Authorities believe the feud that led to the shooting is gang-related.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 10, 2012
Police and Explorers clean up gang graffiti (Yuma, AZ): Cocopah Tribal Police Explorers invited their counterparts in other local law enforcement agencies to help stamp out graffiti over the weekend.
Source: The Yuma Sun Date: January 10, 2012
Police arrest 15-year-old suspect in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 15-year-old boy Monday who they said pulled the trigger in gang-related shooting Sunday afternoon.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 10, 2012
Empty residence shot during gang fight (Moses Lake, WA): An apparently stray bullet hit the window of a residence during a gang-related altercation in the Larson housing area north of Moses Lake.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Out of the gang, but still on the database (Elgin, IL): Every time LeVan Blalark gets into his car, he thinks about what might happen if he gets pulled over. For him, it’s never just a simple traffic stop.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 9, 2012
Police arrest suspected gang members (St. Catharines, ON): Niagara Regional Police say they have arrested two members of a gang which was selling drugs from a north St. Catharines home.
Source: Niagara This Week Date: January 9, 2012
Idaho high court says gang recruitment law is constitutional (Boise, ID): The Idaho Supreme Court has decided a state law designed to stop gangs from recruiting new members is constitutional.
Source: The Republic Date: January 9, 2012
Portland police arrest man in connection with summer shooting (Portland, OR): Police arrested a 20-year-old man on Saturday in connection with a gang-related shooting last summer in Northeast Portland.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: January 9, 2012
Border Patrol agents find 952 pounds of pot, gang member in desert (Tucson, AZ): Border Patrol agents at the Casa Grande Station found nearly half a million dollars worth of marijuana abandoned in the desert Sunday, and also apprehended a Guatemalan man who admitted to being in a dangerous criminal gang.
Source: KVOA 4 News Date: January 9, 2012
Woman gets 10-year sentence in Project Fusion bust (Toronto, ON): By day, Lisa Parmanand was working as a college-educated personal care worker tending to seniors and the disabled. Her sideline job was much more lucrative, secretive and dangerous: She was illegally trafficking firearms in Toronto in 2009.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 9, 2012
Suspect in Sheboygan Walmart shooting has gang ties, violent past (Sheboygan, WI): A 21-year-old Sheboygan man accused of killing one man and critically injuring another in a shooting outside the south-side Walmart was identified Monday as a young man with gang ties and a history of violence.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: January 9, 2012
Man sentenced to 12 years for gang-related shootings (Winnipeg, MB): A 21-year-old Winnipeg man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for two gang-related shootings in the city's West End, including one that unintentionally injured a 10-year-old girl.
Source: CBC News Date: January 9, 2012
Gang member admits to deadly Holbrook shooting (Suffolk County, NY): A reputed street gang member has admitted to his role in killing a Holbrook man as a part of a plot to kill another man. Luis Cherry pleaded guilty Friday at Suffolk County court to second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.
Source: Long Island Press Date: January 9, 2012
Gang Task Force head meets with city council (Chattanooga, TN): Saturday's killing in Orchard Knob has given Boyd Patterson a front-lines view of Chattanooga's War on gangs that he didn't have as an Assistant District Attorney.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 9, 2012
Gangs are eavesdropping on police radios via smartphone apps (Maryland) : Gang members are using police scanner smartphone apps to listen in on secure law enforcement radio transmissions. It's a tactic officers say could give criminals an unfair advantage and a means to avoid capture.
Source: SecurityNewsDaily Date: January 9, 2012
Group: Residents must help curb crime (Stockton, CA): Knowing police officers can't be the only tool to fight crime, several Stocktonians took it upon themselves to rally against violence in 2011.
Source: The Record Date: January 9, 2012
Two suspects arrested after shooting, pursuit in Edinburg (Edinburg, TX): Police arrested two suspects after a gang-related shooting and police pursuit Monday morning.
Source: The Monitor Date: January 9, 2012
Roller rink shooting by rival gangs, police say (Waterford, MI): Waterford police say it appears rival gangs from Pontiac were involved in a shooting that left five people wounded last month at a roller skating rink.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: January 8, 2012
16-year-old arrested after Saturday shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 16-year-old was charged in a shooting Saturday night that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 8, 2012
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