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Men suspected in abduction and stabbing charged with gang activity (Richmond, VA): Court papers show a dangerous Latin gang may have ties to Richmond and Chesterfield. Five men have been charged with gang activity after police say they abducted and stabbed someone in January.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: March 6, 2012
Burglary, homicide were up in 2011, but aggravated assault, arson decreased (Watsonville, CA): A total of 2,229 adults and 481 juveniles were arrested by Watsonville police in 2011, a year that saw the city's homicide rate jump 400 percent even as violent crime overall dropped to the lowest rate since 2005.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 6, 2012
Anaheim police shoot, kill suspected gang member (Anaheim, CA): Anaheim police shot and killed an armed man believed to be a gang member on Tuesday night.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: March 6, 2012
Teens accused of gang attack on 12-year-old boy (Novato, CA): Two suspects were arrested in a gang-related attack on a 12-year-old Novato boy, and investigators were trying to identify a third suspect, police said Tuesday.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: March 6, 2012
MPD community policing plan to target gang, youth violence (Memphis, TN): Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is sending a message to gang members and thugs. There is no more powerful gang in town than the Memphis Police Department, and no gang will run the cops out of a neighborhood.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: March 6, 2012
Know your graffiti: Art, vandalism or gang device? (Los Angeles, CA): There are graffiti artists who view themselves as just that – artists. "They look at it as art," said Brandon Barron, an officer in the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division. He works on the division's Gang Enforcement Detail. "They look at it as art and they don't think they're doing anything wrong. They're throwing it up there because they want people to see their artistic side."
Source: OnCentral Date: March 6, 2012
Los Banos barber to be tried in gang, drug case (Los Banos, CA): A barbershop owner accused of allowing his business to become a haven for illegal activity conducted by members of Nuestra Familia and the Norteños criminal street gang will go on trial this month.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 5, 2012
Three men shot in Inglewood in what police say is gang-related attack (Inglewood, CA): Three men were expected to survive gunshot wounds suffered in a gang-related shooting in northwest Inglewood, a police lieutenant said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 5, 2012
Arrest made in December '11 Fresno homicide (Fresno, CA): Authorities announced on Monday that Joe Anthony Aguilar Rodriguez, a Fresno man and known gang member, has been arrested for the stabbing death of a man in south west Fresno in early December.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: March 5, 2012
Girl, man wounded in Spokane gang shooting (Spokane, WA): Police say the shooting of a man and a girl Sunday night in Spokane was gang-related, and the shooter is still at large.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 5, 2012
Crip gang member convicted of 2010 Karma shooting (Victorville, CA): 30-year-old Crip gang member was convicted of shooting and killing a rival gangster at Karma Nightlife in 2010. After less than two hours of deliberations Friday, the jurors found Joseph Ray Rice guilty of all charges and allegations, including the first-degree murder of Delvon Williams to benefit a gang.
Source: Daily Press Date: March 5, 2012
Gang outreach leader reaching out to other youth, too (Contra Costa County, CA): There's a familiar, though inspiring, story in many American cities about a young man who grew up in the gang life, turned himself around and has built a life reaching out to the new generation of young gangsters.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: March 5, 2012
Regina Police Street Gang Unit makes four arrests (Regina, SK): Four men have been arrested on gang related charges in Regina. The arrests come after a lengthy investigation by the Regina Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit and the Street Gang Unit.
Source: CTV Regina Date: March 5, 2012
Battlefords RCMP arrest members of suspected street gang (Battleford, SK): RCMP believe six people now in custody are part of a street gang after they were arrested early Saturday morning in North Battleford following a number of complaints.
Source: Global Saskatoon Date: March 5, 2012
Teenager behind bars on suspicion of gang-related slaying (San Diego, CA): A teenage boy was behind bars Monday on suspicion of the gang-related slaying of a man at a North County house party over the weekend.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: March 5, 2012
Man slain in Van Nuys in apparent gang-related attack (Van Nuys, CA): A man was fatally shot during an apparent gang-related argument at a Van Nuys apartment complex, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: March 5, 2012
Racial tensions high in Riverside after slaying of ROTC student (Riverside, CA): Relatives of a Riverside high school freshman who was shot and killed near his grandmother’s house pleaded on Monday for the public's help to solve the seemingly random murder.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 5, 2012
Nacogdoches Co. authorities arrest five in drive-by shooting (Nacogdoches County, TX): Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office arrested four people Sunday night, in what was reported to be a drive-by shooting. Sheriff Thomas Kerss said two more arrests were made a day later.
Source: KTRE 9 News Date: March 5, 2012
Desert Hot Springs Youth Violence Committee discusses solutions (Desert Hot Springs, CA): Gang violence is on the decline in Desert Hot Springs, according to the Police department, and the newly created Youth Violence and Gang Intervention Committee wants to keep it that way.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: March 5, 2012
19-year-old man stabbed in Los Banos (Los Banos, CA): A 19-year-old man is in stable condition after being stabbed during a gang-related fight Sunday in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue, Los Banos police reported.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: March 5, 2012
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