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S.F. MS-13 gang members sentenced to life terms (San Francisco, CA): Five members of the MS-13 gang in San Francisco's Mission District were sentenced to life in prison Thursday for a campaign of violence that included three 2008 murders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 2, 2011
Albion Street shootout sentences handed out (Nashville, TN): The attorney for one of three men sentenced Thursday on gun charges associated with a shootout in which more than 100 rounds of ammunition were fired said his client was the target of a planned hit.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 2, 2011
Gang members regular presence in Cheney (Cheney, WA): When large fights, grafitti and drug trafficking crop up in a small community, some residents are quick to blame crime on gangs. It's not as simple as that.
Source: Cheney Free Press Date: December 2, 2011
Forum discusses multi-faceted, community-based approach to Portland's growing gang violence (Portland, OR): "How many of you have been touched by violence?" John Canda's words washed over a packed Jefferson High School cafeteria Thursday night as most of the audience put a hand in the air.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 2, 2011
Ex-Chicago cop admits robbing for street gang (Chicago, IL): A former Chicago police officer admitted Friday that he worked as a henchman for the Latin Kings, robbing the street gang’s rivals of cash, drugs and weapons while on duty.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 2, 2011
Carr gets 35 years for street brawl murder; gun confiscated from SUV outside courthouse (Bangor, ME): Holly Carr on Friday urged teenagers to stay in school, earn their diplomas, get jobs and be happy after her 20-year-old son was sentenced to 35 years in prison for murder. Nearly two years ago, Zachary Carr shot and killed John "Bobby" Surles, 19, of Bangor in a street fight between two rival groups.
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: December 2, 2011
Gaithersburg man guilty of gang activity that led to 2007 Hyattsville murder (Greenbelt, MD): A 36-year-old Gaithersburg man was sentenced to 23 years in prison Tuesday for his involvement with the 18th Street Gang, which was uncovered after the 2007 murder of Jose Felix Carcamo in Hyattsville.
Source: The Gazette Date: December 2, 2011
Teen accused of enlisting gang members to help abduct newborn (Santa Ana, CA): A 17-year-old girl is accused of enlisting the help of 2 alleged gang members to kidnap her roommate's 15-day-old baby.
Source: KTLA News Date: December 2, 2011
One shot, injured in apparent gang-related attack (Anaheim, CA): A man was shot and injured during an apparent gang-related attack on Thursday night in Anaheim, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: December 2, 2011
Apparent gang-related shooting investigated (El Cajon, CA): El Cajon police Friday are investigating an apparent gang-related shooting that sent one man to the hospital with two bullet wounds.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: December 2, 2011
These graduates got GRIP on life (Rialto, CA): More than 260 students from Merle S. Casey Elementary School graduated Friday from a new program designed to give them strategies for steering clear from street gangs and drugs.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: December 2, 2011
Police to perform gang head count. Crip graffiti on Shelby house is latest indicator of possible gang activity (Shelby, NC): Is gang activity up, down or flat? Shelby police confirmed at a Project Safe Neighborhoods meeting Monday that graffiti was spray-painted on a house in western Shelby.
Source: The Star Date: December 2, 2011
Trial of men accused of gang activity continues (Albany, GA): Two defendants have had racketeering charges dropped, but Dougherty County prosecutors continue their goal of putting them away on street gang terrorism charges.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: December 2, 2011
Five Chester men sentenced in federal court on drug charges (Chester County, SC): The Chester County Sheriff’s Office announced that five men involved in gang activity in Chester were sentenced in federal court for drug charges on Tuesday.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: December 1, 2011
Police believe drugs, gang ties involved in Kearns home invasion (Kearns, UT): Police were searching Thursday for suspects in a home invasion that ended with a sleeping victim being beaten before his assailants stole his pickup truck.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 1, 2011
Alleged Perth Amboy gang leader, member indicted in 2009 kidnapping case (Perth Amboy, NJ): The reputed leader of the Netas street gang in Perth Amboy and a second gang member have been indicted for their roles in a December 2009 kidnapping in which a young man was beaten, taken to a Sayreville motel and held at gunpoint.
Source: Courier News Date: December 1, 2011
CBS/SI investigation: Sports, gangs often linked (Compton, CA): For years, the one area that seemed off-limits to gangs was organized sports. But now a CBS News/Sports Illustrated investigation finds a growing connection between gangs and sports, with athletes getting caught up in senseless gang violence at times.
Source: CBS News Date: December 1, 2011
Two charged after Abbotsford gang unit gun and drug bust (Chilliwack, BC) : Two men allegedly linked to a prominent Lower Mainland gang have been charged in connection to the January raid of a Chilliwack home by Abbotsford police.
Source: Chilliwack Times Date: December 1, 2011
Tracking WNC’s gangs, racial disparities in school discipline, state eugenics task force plans (Raleigh, NC): Some key federal data on criminal gangs recently went missing, but other information collected by local law enforcement is available and suggests that Western North Carolina has some of the lowest rates of gang activity in the state.
Source: Carolina Public Press Date: December 1, 2011
Man sentenced to life for 2008 Berkeley murders (Berkeley, CA): Desmen Lankford, 27, who was convicted in September of the murder of two East Bay men, was sentenced on November 10th to life in prison without parole.
Source: Berkeleyside Date: December 1, 2011
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