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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
Tongan Crip Gang: Salt Lake man to serve 10 years (Salt Lake City, UT): A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a 28-year-old Salt Lake City man to serve 10 years in prison for crimes committed on behalf of the Tongan Crip Gang.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: January 11, 2012
Prison gang leader gets 20 years in federal prison for attempted murder (Las Vegas, NV): Ronald "Joey" Sellers, once the leader of the violent Aryan Warriors prison gang, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday in the attempted jailhouse murder of an associate.
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal Date: January 11, 2012
'Dog Pound' gang member sentenced to life (New Orleans, LA): A 24-year-old New Orleans man who federal investigators say was a member of the infamous Josephine Dog Pound gang in Central City was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: January 11, 2012
Is there an increase in gang activity? (Amarillo, TX): Like it or not, gang activity is alive and well here in Amarillo. From graffiti, drugs and the occasional drive-by shootings. But is the amount of such activity increasing? It's a question Pronews 7 took to Amarillo Police.
Source: Pronews 7 Date: January 11, 2012
Top concerns are fatal wrecks and gangs (Albemarle County, VA): The area’s two top law enforcement officers said reducing Central Virginia gang activity and the number of fatal wrecks in Albemarle County were the chief concerns heading into the new year.
Source: The Daily Progress Date: January 11, 2012
Crossing enemy lines; Local coalition pushing city leaders for new gang commission (San Antonio, TX): "Gangs are more sophisticated now," said Dan Martinez, Director of the San Antonio Crime Coalition. "They don't readily hang out on street corners," he added. So then how do you cross enemy lines to curb gang activity? Wednesday night, Martinez emailed every council member a proposed plan to appoint a Commission for gang violence.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 11, 2012
City, Hopkins to expand Safe Streets intervention program (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore's Board of Estimates Wednesday morning was expected to approve funds to expand the Safe Streets violence intervention program into a new neighborhood, and officials say there could be an additional two new sites by 2013.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: January 11, 2012
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