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Modesto injunction instills the fear of arrest (Modesto, CA): Officer Bob Meredith handed out several police badge stickers to a group of children playing in their front yard during a patrol of a south Modesto neighborhood troubled by gang activity.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 31, 2011
South Modesto residents wary of gangs despite two years of change (Modesto, CA): Two years after enactment of a gang injunction intended to protect south Modesto residents routinely terrorized by the Deep South Side Norteños, neighbors have mixed feelings when asked if their neighborhood is any safer. Authorities said 150 gang members had nearly 20,000 law-abiding residents paralyzed with fear.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: December 31, 2011
Offering alternatives to gangs (Beloit, WI): Founder and director of Fierce Youth Outreach Brandon Duncan is getting some national media attention and finding new ways to raise funds.
Source: Beloit Daily News Date: December 31, 2011
Two teens shot, one dead (Toledo, OH): Two male teenagers were shot multiple times in Central Toledo right before midnight Friday night. A person driving near the intersection of Tecumseh and Hoag noticed the young men lying in the street.
Source: WNWO 24 News Date: December 31, 2011
El Rio graffiti, gun bring arrests of two teens (El Rio, CA): Two teenage boys were arrested Saturday morning, one on an accusation of carrying a loaded handgun, after being caught spray-painting gang-related graffiti on an El Rio neighborhood wall, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office reported.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: December 31, 2011
Chattanooga Police Department studying shooting clues (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Police Department investigators are sending off numerous casings to the lab and interviewing gunshot victims as they recover and hope to prevent any retaliation that may happen if a church youth group goes forward with a planned New Year’s Eve party.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: December 30, 2011
Mississauga’s eighth murder of the year could be gang-related: police (Mississauga, ON): A 19-year-old Mississauga man is dead after being stabbed in the chest in what police believe could be a gang-related attack.
Source: National Post Date: December 30, 2011
Teen injured in gang-related shooting (Salinas, CA): A teen was listed in critical condition Thursday night after what police described as a gang-related shooting.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: December 30, 2011
Faith-based program a fresh start for Memphis juvenile delinquents (Memphis, TN): Jhukuruin Corley said he used to terrorize the streets of Memphis -- selling drugs, and robbing and attacking people as part of a violent street gang.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: December 30, 2011
Arrest made in attempted drive-by shooting (Eugene, OR): Eugene police have arrested a local street gang member in connection with an attempted drive-by shooting.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: December 30, 2011
Domestic and gang-related violence drive spike in killings (San Jose, CA): In a year that saw a spike in gang slayings, a vigilante murder-suicide and a disgruntled quarry trucker gun down three co-workers, another disturbing trend unfolded in Silicon Valley's homicide statistics: a surge in domestic killings.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 30, 2011
Eugene police hope gang arrests will slow down violent activity (Eugene, OR): Eugene police say they're hoping the arrests of three Eugene gang members will slow down gang-related criminal activity in west Eugene.
Source: KEZI 9 News Date: December 30, 2011
Gang member arrested in Brockton on gun charge (Brockton, MA): A known gang member has been arrested and charged with a firearms offense, Brockton police said Friday.
Source: Enterprise News Date: December 30, 2011
Gang member charged with ammo possession in Oak Lawn (Oak Lawn, IL): A gang member was charged with possession of ammunition Dec. 14 after police found 44 hollow-point bullets under the hood of his car, police said.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: December 30, 2011
Gang dispute leads to southeast Wichita shootings (Wichita, KS): A dispute between rival gang members likely led to a shooting in southeast Wichita, officials said. Police said two groups of people were arguing inside, when they took the fight outside. The dispute turned violent, and three people were hurt from gunshot wounds.
Source: KAKE News Date: December 30, 2011
Sting slowed gang activity, but more homicides followed (Los Banos, CA): State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris headlined a press conference at City Hall June 8, announcing the arrest of 101 gang members -- including five high-ranking members of Nuestra Familia.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: December 30, 2011
Salinas police restart anti-gang strategy (Salinas, CA): There is no more state anti-gang money for Salinas and no state gang office to lead the way. But money or no money, Salinas police say they are committed to restart the use of the anti-gang violence strategy called Ceasefire.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 29, 2011
Fugitive suspect in four deaths returns to Calif. (San Bernardino, CA): A man who had been on the run for more than a decade has arrived in Southern California from Mexico to face charges in the fatal shootings of four people, including two gang leaders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 29, 2011
Gang members arrested in traffic stop (Princeton, MN): Two known members of the Native Mob street gang are in jail on weapons, burglary and drug charges because of the watchful eye of an observant drug agent.
Source: Princeton Union-Eagle Date: December 29, 2011
Scarborough lawmaker's bill targets gang recruitment in Maine (Scarborough, ME): Maine must do more to prevent the growth of criminal street gangs, whose numbers are rising in rural states like this one where they can operate under the radar.
Source: The Forecaster Date: December 29, 2011
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