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New gang -- or prank? -- in town (Bennington, VT): A new tag from a group known as the Juggalos, classified as a gang by the FBI, was found on the former middle school building on Main Street Wednesday, police said.
Source: The Bennington Banner Date: December 21, 2011
Authorities make strides against MS-13, Long Island's 'baddest' gang (New York, NY) : Before dawn on a balmy December day, about half a dozen Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents swarm in front of a ranch house on a quiet block in Brentwood, Long Island, and knock on the door of José Rubio.
Source: WNYC Radio Date: December 20, 2011
Police investigate Gastonia graffiti damage (Gastonia, NC): Gastiona police said seven businesses were tagged with graffiti damage over the weekend.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: December 20, 2011
Officials, community members to announce gang arrests in Portland (Portland, OR): A broad spectrum of law-enforcement officials and community leaders will gather at a North Portland center this afternoon to talk about recent arrests and indictments in connection with what they're calling "members from Portland's most violent gang sets."
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 20, 2011
Bloods gang leader gets life for murder of rival (Baltimore, MD): A Baltimore City Circuit Court judge sentenced a Bloods gang leader to life plus 20 years for his role in the kidnapping and fatal shooting of a rival gang leader three years ago.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: December 20, 2011
Three plead guilty to witness tampering (Gulfport, MS): Three reputed members and associates of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to witness tampering in a case involving threats against witnesses in a methamphetamine investigation, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald Date: December 20, 2011
Santa Rosa man convicted in gang-related killing (Santa Rosa, CA): A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man was convicted Tuesday of the 2009 fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old man during an attack fueled by rival gang affiliations, Sonoma County District Attorney's officials said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: December 20, 2011
Portland police and federal agents crack down on 'toxic' gangs (Portland, OR): A 14-month effort to target the most violent of Portland's entrenched gangs focused on the Rolling 60s Crips, a gang Mayor Sam Adams called "toxic."
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 20, 2011
Seven suspects in Jacksonville gang crime charged with racketeering (Jacksonville, FL) : Seven men tied to ongoing violence in a Northwest Jacksonville community have been arrested under a state racketeering law that allows prosecutions of gang members as part of a criminal enterprise.
Source: The Florida Times-Union Date: December 20, 2011
Gang-related stabbing in Oceanside (Oceanside, CA): An 18-year-old man was injured in a gang-related stabbing Tuesday in the Eastside neighborhood, police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: December 20, 2011
Boy stabbed in SE Portland, likely gang-related (Portland, OR): A 16 year-old suspect is in custody in connection with the stabbing of 16 year-old Louie Aguilar in Southeast Portland Friday night. Portland police say the incident was likely gang-related.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: December 20, 2011
Homicide likely has gang ties (Murfreesboro, TN): Police here are investigating a Friday night homicide that occurred on Lakeshore Drive that is believed to have been gang related.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 20, 2011
Jail guards want more protection (Toronto, ON): Some Ontario Correctional Services officers are calling for Tasers or pepper spray to protect themselves from a growing number of violent inmates who belong to street gangs.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: December 20, 2011
Gang-fighters shift tactics in the Legislature (Mabton, WA): Proponents of new state laws aimed at curbing gang activity are at it again, but with a new strategy this time. After years of defeat, lawmakers, prosecutors and police officials plan to divide and conquer at the 2012 Legislature by introducing different anti-gang bills, each narrowly focused on a single issue.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 20, 2011
Man gunned down on Pittsfield street (Pittsfield, MA): A man who served prison time for what police say was a gang-related attack in 2006 was cut down by gunfire on a city street late Sunday in an apparent homicide.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: December 20, 2011
Suspects plead not guilty in gang homicide (Watsonville, CA) : Four men accused in the gang-motivated slaying of a Watsonville teenager pleaded not guilty to charges in Santa Cruz County Superior Court on Tuesday morning.
Source: WatsonvillePatch Date: December 20, 2011
Gang court's success serves as model for other courts (Yakima, WA): The success of gang court is spreading. It was a concept that was the first of its kind for the country. Now some of the elements could come out of the court system to help kids on the street.
Source: KIMA News Date: December 20, 2011
Programs fight gang enrollment in SLO County (Paso Robles, CA): One by one, five freshman boys filed into a small conference room at Paso Robles High School, dropped their backpacks and eased into oversized leather chairs.
Source: The Tribune Date: December 19, 2011
49 arrested in Gwinnett gang sweep (Lawrenceville, GA): Forty-nine alleged gang members have been arrested in Gwinnett County in connection with violent crimes surrounding an apartment complex, among them drug dealing, robberies of high school students and a murder.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 19, 2011
Two shot in suspected gang drive-by on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): Two men were injured -- one critically -- in a drive-by shooting early Monday in the Northwest Side in a gang-related attack.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: December 19, 2011
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