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Graffiti a never-ending problem for Las Cruces Codes officers (Las Cruces, NM): Armed with a can of gray paint, rollers and a drip pan, Craig Fenske and a volunteer took back a city-owned concrete flood drain claimed by the Sureños street gang.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: March 22, 2012
Gang member, 36, gets 50 years for fatally shooting boy in the back (Seattle, WA): Before sentencing Curtis Walker to 50 years in prison, King County Superior Court Judge Richard Eadie entreated the 36-year-old gang member to help steer other young men away from the violent path that led him to fatally shoot a 12-year-old boy in the back.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 22, 2012
Teen charged in alleged gang shooting that wounded woman (Rocky Mount, NC): A Braswell Alternative School student is behind bars for allegedly shooting at a rival gang member, but hitting the rival’s aunt instead.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: March 22, 2012
Gang brought down in undercover op (Jacksonville, TX): Jacksonville Police and the Tyler FBI branch are bringing down a Jacksonville gang after working seven months in an undercover sting operation, but one alleged member is still on the loose. CBS 19's Amanda Roberson has more on the bust.
Source: KYTX 19 News Date: March 22, 2012
Gang member turned to Craigslist to hire smugglers (Brownsville, TX): An illegal immigrant and Texas prison gang member has been charged with using Craigslist to recruit drivers to transport illegal immigrants within the Rio Grande Valley, by his accounts for the Gulf Cartel.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: March 22, 2012
Youth held in shooting of 13-year-old girl could be tried as adult (Chattanooga, TN): A 17-year-old male charged in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old girl could be tried as an adult, authorities say.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 21, 2012
Lodi granted $250,000 to target gang violence (Lodi, CA): The Lodi Police Department will put more cops on the street to fight gang violence and start a community outreach program modeled after Stockton's Operation Peacekeepers.
Source: The Record Date: March 21, 2012
National Gang Center to work with local leaders (Syracuse, NY): The organization is the National Gang Center. They research street gangs, provide technical assistance and training to address gang activity nationwide, among other services.
Source: Your News Now Date: March 21, 2012
Guilford schools panel may offer new anti-gang initiative (Greensboro, NC): Gang-related offenses represent a tiny portion of student violations in Guilford County Schools. But a committee of parents, student advocates and district staff want to help schools prevent gang activity from becoming a bigger problem.
Source: News & Record Date: March 21, 2012
Gangs pervasive in modern society (Grovetown, GA): Imagine SpongeBob SquarePants as a gangbanger. Devon Harris can. So pervasive is street gang culture in American society that elements have seeped into the popular children's cartoon, said the Augusta-based gang intervention specialist who delivered a lecture on gangs during a March 14 forum at Grovetown Middle School.
Source: The News-Times Date: March 21, 2012
Public's ideas about gang causes, solutions vary widely (Selah, WA): Nearly everyone believes Yakima County has a gang problem, but few parents suspect their kids would ever join a gang. More parents of gang members believe their children join for protection rather than money, power or fun.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 21, 2012
Conviction ends 'Beat Down' gang (Minneapolis, MN): Prosecutors in Hennepin County say the conviction of a gang leader ends the reign of the so-called "Beat Down Posse."
Source: WKBT News8000 Date: March 21, 2012
Two gang members arrested in weekend killing (Anaheim, CA): Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fight that left another man dead from a gunshot wound, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 21, 2012
Madera gang member convicted of murder (Madera, CA): Madera police are sending a message to gangs with a new murder conviction. 21-year-old Juan Amezcua was found guilty of second degree murder for a shooting in 2008. The victim was 28-year-old Victor Raqueno.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: March 21, 2012
Female Newark gang member indicted in fatal shooting of East Orange woman (Elizabeth, NJ): A woman with known gang connections was indicted this morning in the shooting death of a 19-year-old East Orange woman.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 21, 2012
Gangs 'expert' Mark Totten comes under fire from judges (Toronto, ON): A so-called Canadian gangs expert, whose testimony in a Toronto courtroom last year was used to help secure a first-degree murder conviction, has come under strong criticism by an Ontario Superior Court judge for a second time.
Source: Toronto Star Date: March 21, 2012
Man charged with shooting Chicago Police officer in chest (Chicago, IL): On his Facebook profile, Paris Sadler posed for photos throwing the hand sign of a gang with a chilling name: The Every Body Killers.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 21, 2012
Fighting gang activity inside jails walls (Binghamton, NY): Gang affiliation within jail walls is a growing problem across the state, but corrections officers say it's hard to keep track of.
Source: WBNG 12 Action News Date: March 21, 2012
Jury seated for trial of gang member accused of murdering woman (Temecula, CA): A jury was seated Wednesday for the murder trial of a Temecula gang member accused of gunning down an associate's girlfriend for reasons still unexplained.
Source: North County Times Date: March 21, 2012
La Villa gang leader named in sexual abuse case arrested in New York (Rochester, NY): A La Villa street gang leader accused in a sexual abuse investigation is now behind bars in upstate New York.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: March 21, 2012
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