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Dozens arrested in Denver-area drug probe (Denver, CO): Hundreds of officers awoke before dawn Thursday to start arresting 97 suspected gang members, drug dealers and associates — some of whom were still sleeping when agents arrived — in what federal prosecutors called one of the largest drug-bust operations in Denver history.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: February 9, 2012
Man guilty of killing teen by wrongly thinking SUV had rivals (Chicago, IL): Stephanie Herrera was the first in her family to attend college. The teenager was a role model to her two younger siblings and dreamed of becoming a surgeon because she wanted to help non-English speaking patients like her mother have an easier time navigating the health care system.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 9, 2012
State's new public safety plan targets drug abuse, violent crime (Nashville, TN): State officials are touting a new comprehensive "public safety action plan" being implemented now as the best chance yet at making significant reductions to Tennessee's rates of violent crime and drug abuse.
Source: Knoxville News Sentinel Date: February 9, 2012
Three reputed Harbor Area gang members charged (Los Angeles, CA): Three reputed gang members have been charged in a crackdown on gangs in the Harbor Area, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: February 9, 2012
San Pedro gang member gets 180 days for having assault rifle (Long Beach, CA): A San Pedro gang member has been sentenced to 180 days in jail for possessing an assault rifle, prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: February 9, 2012
Gang task force apprehends teen with weapon (Lemoore, CA): A teenager found walking the streets in gang attire was arrested on Friday night after investigators said they found him carrying an open-blade knife.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: February 9, 2012
Judges uphold use of MySpace in murder trial (Houston, TX): The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday an accused killer's MySpace pages were properly used as evidence by prosecutors to help convince a jury to convict the Dallas-area street gang member of murder.
Source: The Eagle Date: February 9, 2012
Gangs trade gunfire in Exeter (Exeter, CA): Rival gang members traded gunfire in Exeter on Friday night, but police say no one was injured.
Source: Sun-Gazette Date: February 9, 2012
Maine committee kills anti-gang bill (Augusta, ME): A bill to crack down on gang activity by making recruitment illegal has been killed for this session by a Maine legislative committee.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 9, 2012
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
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