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Community leaders call for end to Hub violence (Boston, MA): Boston ministers, police and the district attorney are calling on gang members to put their disputes aside, promoting the fifth annual Season of Peace initiative.
Source: Boston Herald Date: November 24, 2011
Four former Vancouver mayors back call for an end to pot prohibition (Vancouver, BC): Four former Vancouver mayors of varying political stripes have endorsed a coalition calling for an end to pot prohibition in Canada, which they blame for rampant gang violence.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: November 23, 2011
Task force aims to end street violence, reach out to youth (Tampa, FL): Gun violence has taken the lives of two East Tampa teenagers in the past month. On Oct. 29, John Singleton, 17, went to a party at Unique Island Grill on East Lake Avenue and was shot when a fight erupted outside. He died later at Tampa General Hospital.
Source: The Tampa Tribune Date: November 23, 2011
Gang member gets 57 years for 2009 stabbings (Santa Maria, CA): A Santa Maria man was sentenced to 57 years to life in prison Monday for a series of stabbings in September 2009.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: November 23, 2011
Elizabeth gang member charged in June slaying of rival gang member (Elizabeth, NJ): A known Elizabeth gang member was charged in the June slaying of a rival gang member, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: November 23, 2011
Jury begins deliberating in case of shooting that killed 8-year-old St. Petersburg girl (Largo, FL): Two and a half years after a gang shooting killed an 8-year-old girl and outraged St. Petersburg, prosecutor Doneene Dresback Loar stood before jurors with an assault rifle in one hand and a bullet in the other and told them to make a choice.
Source: St. Petersburg Times Date: November 23, 2011
RI gang member sentenced on firearms offense (Providence, RI): A Rhode Island street gang member has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison on a firearms violation.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: November 23, 2011
Federal indictment targets Canton's Rated R gang (Canton, OH): A federal grand jury has indicted 17 persons accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine and heroin in the Canton area. The indictment, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, follows an Oct. 26 raid by federal, state and local law enforcement on suspected members and associates of the Rated R street gang.
Source: Canton Repository Date: November 23, 2011
Man sentenced for shooting gang rival (San Diego, CA): A gang member convicted of gunning down a rival more than four years ago in southeast San Diego because the victim had supposedly "disrespected" the defendant's gang was sentenced on Wednesday to 50 years to life in state prison.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: November 23, 2011
LA sheriff's: Machete assault inquiry led to pot (Los Angeles, CA): Authorities say an investigation into the alleged machete assault of three Rosemead men led to the discovery of 1,400 marijuana plants worth an estimated $3 million inside a home.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: November 23, 2011
Pre-teens and gangs: Telltale signs (Los Angeles, CA): According to the Los Angeles Police Department, gang involvement can begin as early as elementary school. Children as young as seven or eight years of age have been recruited to work in criminal street gangs.
Source: The Van Nuys News Press Date: November 23, 2011
Ga. gang member gets 30-year prison sentence (Decatur, GA): A man prosecutors describe as the last member of a loosely knit gang has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other crimes in DeKalb County.
Source: FOX 11 News Date: November 23, 2011
El Paso gang member gets 45-year sentence (El Paso, TX): Victor Gomez, 31, a member of El Paso’s Barrio Azteca prison and street gang, broke down in tears Tuesday when a judge sentenced him to 45 years in prison and fined him $5,000, television station KFOX14 reported.
Source: Albuquerque Journal Date: November 23, 2011
Marina Village Blood sent away for eight years (New Haven, CT): A member of the Marina Village Bloods, a drug-gang implicated in a 2010 shootout that left two dead in the housing project, was sentenced to eight years and four months in prison for his role in dealing heroin and crack cocaine.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: November 23, 2011
Three men arrested in connection with Hacienda Heights gang-related shooting (El Paso, TX): Three men have been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting last month in the Hacienda Heights area of the Lower Valley.
Source: El Paso Times Date: November 23, 2011
Drug-related violence increases in Houston area (Houston, TX): Residents in a neighborhood were frightened during a drug-related shootout, but federal investigators said the violence created by drug cartels in the Houston area is increasing.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: November 23, 2011
Police tackle northwest gang problem (Glendale, CA): Police officials say they plan to boost their presence in a Northwest Glendale neighborhood due to an alarming jump in crime attributed mostly to gang and drug activity.
Source: La Canada Valley Sun Date: November 23, 2011
Mothers fed up with violence (Stockton, CA): Fed up with the gang-related homicides, shootings and stabbings, a grass-roots group aims to break the cycle of violence by going to crime scenes and reaching out to the affected communities and families.
Source: The Record Date: November 22, 2011
"Thug" shot woman who was putting grandchild in car seat (Columbia, SC): In Richland County's continued fight against gang violence, Sheriff Leon Lott says his department has identified a local "small time hoodlum" as a suspect in several violent incidents in 2011, including shooting a grandmother while she was putting her grandchild in a car seat.
Source: WCSC 5 News Date: November 22, 2011
GRASSY fighting gang violence (Memphis, TN): A Memphis City Schools gang resistance program has been nationally recognized as the right way to keep gangs out of schools.
Source: WHBQ FOX13 News Date: November 22, 2011
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