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Chicago police announce arrests in gang and drug cases (Chicago, IL): Driving past a street corner adorned with three spray-painted tributes to young men shot and killed on the streets, Chicago police officers jumped out of their cars and pulled a suspected drug dealer from an apartment.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 9, 2012
Bricktown Gang member pleads guilty to RICO conspiracy in federal court in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): A member of Syracuse's Bricktown Gang pleaded guilty this morning in federal court to conspiring to exploit gang membership to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: February 9, 2012
Gang slayings down in Pasadena (Pasadena, CA): The number of homicides in Pasadena has dropped, and the number of gang-related slayings in the city has fallen dramatically since a 2007 peak of 11 homicides, many of which were gang-related.
Source: Pasadena Sun Date: February 9, 2012
Two men suspected of double homicide at North Hollywood summer party arrested (Los Angeles, CA): Two 20-year-old men suspected of the gang-related fatal shooting of two men at a party in North Hollywood in August were arrested today.
Source: NorthHollywood-TolucaLakePatch Date: February 9, 2012
Gang members served injunction (San Bernardino County, CA): Inland law enforcement agencies on Thursday served copies of a permanent gang injunction to 19 suspected members of the Rialto-based Hustla Squad Clicc gang.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: February 9, 2012
Two Hampton gang members convicted of murder sentenced to more than 200 years in prison (Hampton, VA): It was murder that brought Tonja Thomas and Mary Needam together in a Hampton courtroom this week. Their sons: Wynton Thomas and Thomas Needam III were killed a month apart in 2010.
Source: Daily Press Date: February 9, 2012
Cat burglar captured (Cumming, GA): A 22-year-old man with gang-related ties is in custody in the Forsyth County Detention Center after being charged with three counts of burglary and five counts of entering an auto in two different subdivisions in Forsyth County.
Source: AccessNorthGa.com Date: February 9, 2012
Communities in Schools: Nonprofit group aids at-risk kids (Hays, TX): Students can legally quit school at age 16. But according to Eric Metcalf of Communities in Schools, a drop-out prevention program that serves Hays CISD, they often disengage years earlier.
Source: Hays Free Press Date: February 9, 2012
Are we leaving children behind? (Hamilton County, TN): Could there be a link between the No Child Left Behind Act and gang activity in suburbs, like Hixson? That's what several people including Hamilton County Commissioner Mitch McClure said Tuesday night.
Source: WDSI FOX 61 Date: February 9, 2012
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond plans more officers in schools (Chattanooga, TN): Sheriff Jim Hammond announced Monday night at a gang violence meeting that he will place school resource officers in some inner-city elementary schools this fall.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: February 8, 2012
Jordan blames gangs for Oakland's violence spike (Oakland, CA): Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan attributed a rash of gun violence to feuding gangs Tuesday, and offered cash rewards for residents who come forward with information that leads to arrests.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 8, 2012
Teen fatally shot in Northlake living room (Chicago, IL): James Romero was watching television about midnight Monday at his Northlake home when four or five shots rang out and bullets pierced the living room window, his brother said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 8, 2012
Fall River gets $360K grant to combat youth violence (Fall River, MA) : The state funds that came through to help prevent youth violence and gang-related crime was welcome news with steep challenges ahead.
Source: Te Herald News Date: February 8, 2012
County: Talk up gang prevention (Durham County, NC): Durham County commissioners told the new gang-reduction strategy manager Monday to make sure the public knows what he's doing and how to get involved. "The mere fact that we are addressing the gang problem in this community seems to go unnoticed," said Chairman Michael Page.
Source: The Durham News Date: February 8, 2012
Reformed gang task force has its work cut out (Burlington, NC): Once products of urban terrains, street gangs are going country. These days cities are too hot for gang members to flourish, said Sgt. Brandon Jones of the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, who is also part of the recently re-formed City-County Gang Task Force.
Source: Times-News Date: February 8, 2012
Four arrested in gang-related stabbing after school (Orange, CA): Four people have been arrested in connection with the gang-related stabbing of a 17-year-old boy near El Modena High School, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: February 8, 2012
Man stabbed in gang fight on the Antelope Blvd. bridge (Red Bluff, CA): At least six men were involved in a gang-related fight Monday evening on the Antelope Boulevard bridge in which a 32-year-old man was stabbed in the arm.
Source: Red Bluff Daily News Date: February 8, 2012
Youths indicted on gang charges in ex-NFL player assault (Chesapeake, VA): Four youths police say attacked former NFL player Ed Beard were indicted today on gang-related charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: February 8, 2012
Argument about gangs leads to stabbing, two suspects jailed (El Paso, TX) : An argument about membership in rival gangs sparked a stabbing that left a man hospitalized and two others in jail, court documents stated.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 8, 2012
City sticker design yanked, but not without pain (Chicago, IL): As controversy swirled, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza weighed concerns from some quarters that gang signs adorned the new city sticker against the feelings of a 15-year-old boy who said winning the contest to design the decal was the best thing that ever happened to him. In the end, perception trumped emotion.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: February 8, 2012
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