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Survey: D.C. youths in gangs aren’t actually committing that many crimes (Washington, DC): And more on violent crime dropping: An Urban Institute report from last November notes that in a survey of 161 D.C. youths age 14-21, nearly 17 percent identified themselves as being in a crew or a gang.
Source: Washington City Paper Date: January 12, 2012
Expert: Expect more gang violence in London, Ont. (London, ON): As the news filtered out -- a series of suspicious fires at shops, parlours and clubs connected to biker gangs, along with a shooting outside a suspected Hells Angels clubhouse -- it seemed logical to conclude that London had unwittingly found itself in the middle of a biker war.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: January 12, 2012
Street gang in war with Hells Angels (London, ON): Street gangs with outside muscle, targeting the Hells Angels, have sparked the outburst of violence that's left five adult businesses in flames and two people shot, London police said Wednesday.
Source: St. Thomas Times-Journal Date: January 12, 2012
Bringing gang members to God on a rooftop (Chicago, IL): In the nearly two months since Corey Brooks, a little-known minister, began living, praying and preaching in a tent pitched on the roof of a vacant motel, politicians, hip-hop musicians and grieving mothers have traveled to the South Side for an audience with the “rooftop pastor.”
Source: The New York Times Date: January 12, 2012
Teen gang member shot while walking along Planada street (Merced ,CA): A teenager in Planada was shot at least twice in the legs Wednesday night while walking along Childs Avenue, the Merced Sheriff's Department said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: January 12, 2012
'Dead Presidents' homicide suspect held on charges (San Bernardino, CA): The last suspect in the "Dead Presidents" quadruple homicide more than a decade ago was ordered held on multiple charges Thursday by a Superior Court judge.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 12, 2012
Gang member found guilty in Tacoma murder (Tacoma, WA): One of the gang members accused of killing a Tacoma woman in February, 2010 was found guilty Thursday of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and assault.
Source: KOMO News Date: January 12, 2012
Suspect in last week's Yakima shooting arrested (Yakima, WA): A suspect known by the street name "Cricket" has been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting last week in Yakima.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 12, 2012
Edinburg residents fear rise in gang violence (Edinburg, TX): Edinburg Police are investigating their second gang-related shooting in four days. They say eight gunmen opened fire on a man sitting inside his SUV at the Aztek Car Wash on 27th Avenue and University Drive.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: January 12, 2012
Gang issues the focus of Newport News panel discussion (Newport News, VA): Andre Robinson, a senior at Warwick High School, said he's upset that at times gang mentality takes over schools and neighborhoods.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 12, 2012
Central fight gang-related, arrest report says (Chattanooga, TN): A high school brawl that ended with seven students being arrested involved gang-related slurs, according to an arrest report.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 11, 2012
Bishop's 'divine' plan to stop gang violence (Salinas, CA): New information about a "divine" plan to stop gang violence in Salinas. On Tuesday, the Diocese of Monterey defended it's plan to end the shootings, even though there have been five this year.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 11, 2012
Four juveniles in Suffolk plead guilty to gang charges (Suffolk, VA): Four juvenile members of a street gang that police say is responsible for mob attacks and assaulting police officers pleaded guilty Tuesday to a variety of gang-related charges.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 11, 2012
Houser: Gang survey will guide long-term plan (Chattanooga, TN): Mayor Littlefield's plans to conduct a gang study are on hold for now after the City Council decided not to redirect funds earmarked for the Multicultural Chamber and the Urban League.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: January 11, 2012
Teen stabbed in gang attack at school (San Marcos, TX): A gang-related jumping during a class break left a 13-year-old stabbed at a San Marcos Middle School. It happened Tuesday at Goodnight Middle School during the first passing period between 8:14 a.m. and 8:20 a.m.
Source: KXAN News Date: January 11, 2012
Three in custody after Friday night fight (San Clemente, CA): Deputies made three arrests stemming from the street fight on Avenida Rosa Friday night. Filiberto Cordoba, 23; Francisco Sanchez, 31; and Gilberto Valazquez, 31, all face possible attempted murder charges with a gang enhancement, according to Lt. Paul D'Auria, chief of police services.
Source: San Clemente Times Date: January 11, 2012
Known gang members arrested in Corcoran stabbing (Corcoran, CA): Two known gang members were arrested in connection with an attempted murder, Corcoran police said Tuesday.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 11, 2012
Shooting deaths spur San Mateo County to confront youth gun violence and gangs (South San Francisco, CA): Joseph Maharaj was practically born with a mustache, and that threw everyone off, his mother said with a smile. He always looked so grown up.
Source: Peninsula Press Date: January 11, 2012
Life sentence for Aurora gang member who killed two (Aurora, IL): A 24-year-old Aurora man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after being found guilty last fall of gunning down a Chicago man in March 2007 who he mistakenly thought was a rival gang member.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 11, 2012
Student stabbed in apparent gang-related incident (San Marcos, CA): A 13-year-old student was stabbed with a pen or pencil in an apparent gang-related assault Tuesday morning at Owen Goodnight Middle School in San Marcos, city officials say.
Source: Hays Free Press Date: January 11, 2012
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