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Gang member charged with ammo possession in Oak Lawn (Oak Lawn, IL): A gang member was charged with possession of ammunition Dec. 14 after police found 44 hollow-point bullets under the hood of his car, police said.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: December 30, 2011
Gang dispute leads to southeast Wichita shootings (Wichita, KS): A dispute between rival gang members likely led to a shooting in southeast Wichita, officials said. Police said two groups of people were arguing inside, when they took the fight outside. The dispute turned violent, and three people were hurt from gunshot wounds.
Source: KAKE News Date: December 30, 2011
Sting slowed gang activity, but more homicides followed (Los Banos, CA): State Attorney General Kamala D. Harris headlined a press conference at City Hall June 8, announcing the arrest of 101 gang members -- including five high-ranking members of Nuestra Familia.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: December 30, 2011
Salinas police restart anti-gang strategy (Salinas, CA): There is no more state anti-gang money for Salinas and no state gang office to lead the way. But money or no money, Salinas police say they are committed to restart the use of the anti-gang violence strategy called Ceasefire.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 29, 2011
Fugitive suspect in four deaths returns to Calif. (San Bernardino, CA): A man who had been on the run for more than a decade has arrived in Southern California from Mexico to face charges in the fatal shootings of four people, including two gang leaders.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 29, 2011
Gang members arrested in traffic stop (Princeton, MN): Two known members of the Native Mob street gang are in jail on weapons, burglary and drug charges because of the watchful eye of an observant drug agent.
Source: Princeton Union-Eagle Date: December 29, 2011
Scarborough lawmaker's bill targets gang recruitment in Maine (Scarborough, ME): Maine must do more to prevent the growth of criminal street gangs, whose numbers are rising in rural states like this one where they can operate under the radar.
Source: The Forecaster Date: December 29, 2011
Man arrested in gang-related shooting (Eugene, OR): A 20-year-old man faces accusations he shot up a house in retaliation for whisteblowing about gang activity a year ago. A grand jury indicted Barry Hasty on Tuesday. The Eugene Police Department arrested him Wednesday.
Source: KVAL News Date: December 29, 2011
Anti-bullying program works, educators say (Pittsburgh, PA): Several years ago, Woodland Hills High School was not a happy place. Students and teachers complained about incessant fighting and emerging gang activity, and 30 high school teachers were injured in one year when they broke student fights.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: December 29, 2011
Police seek information in two gang-related shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Police are looking for information that can help identify two suspects involved in a pair of gang-related shootings this week.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 29, 2011
Jose Gonsalo Flores tried to kill Jose Lopez in Gibsonville, turns himself in (Gibsonville, NC): A gang member has been charged after stabbing and attempting to kill his brother on Christmas day, after turning himself in at 11am on Thursday.
Source: WFMY News 2 Date: December 29, 2011
Police arrest two men in separate gang-linked shootings (Eugene, OR): Two men who claim to belong to rival street gangs are behind bars after police investigated a pair of unrelated cases of gun violence in the Trainsong Park area of west Eugene.
Source: The Register-Guard Date: December 29, 2011
Boise gangs getting more violent (Boise, ID): The gang population in Boise isn't obvious to most people who live in the city, but police say hundreds of gang members operate there and it's a problem.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: December 29, 2011
21-year-old man shot in possibly gang-related shooting (Fillmore, CA): A 21-year-old Fillmore man was shot in Fillmore on Tuesday night, and police believe the shooting was gang related.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: December 29, 2011
Police believe apartment shooting in Sparks gang-related (Sparks, NV): Sparks Police are searching for four male teenagers seen fleeing the Courtside Gardens apartment complex last night. 32 year old Jason Carthagena was found shot in the neck in the parking lot.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: December 29, 2011
While not prevalent, gang problems still exist in Conway (Conway, AR): In a city known more for colleges and Toad Suck Daze, not many people associate gang activity with Conway. For the most part, they would be right in thinking that the city is exempt from a problem that larger cities face.
Source: Log Cabin Democrat Date: December 29, 2011
Man killed in possible gang-related shooting in Lawndale (Lawndale, CA): A man was shot and killed Thursday evening in Lawndale in what Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide detectives are investigating as a possible gang-related slaying.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 29, 2011
Two Albany teens accused of gang beating (Albany, GA): Two people are in jail tonight accused of beating an Albany teen in a suspected gang-related attack.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 29, 2011
Gang-related arrests soar in wake of South SF triple homicide (South San Francisco, CA): Police efforts to prevent shootings like the triple homicide that shocked South San Francisco last December resulted in 118 gang-related arrests in the city during 2011.
Source: KCBS News Date: December 29, 2011
City sees drop in murder rate, but not in South Side’s Englewood (Chicago, IL): If you look at Englewood, you might think violence is spiraling out of control in Chicago. Week after week, the South Side neighborhood has been ground zero for harrowing crimes like Tuesday’s mass shooting at a fast-food restaurant that left two dead and five wounded.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 29, 2011
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