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Meeting on youth violence held (Providence, RI): Lawmakers held a special meeting at the State House this afternoon to discuss the rising problem of youth violence in Providence.
Source: WPRI 12 News Date: December 14, 2011
Two Tongan Crip Gang members sent to prison (Salt Lake City, UT): Daniel Maumau’s daughter gave a tiny wave as U.S. Marshals led her father out of a federal courtroom in shackles Wednesday.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 14, 2011
Five more gang members charged as part of 'Operation Wild Nation' (Niagara Falls, NY): Christopher "Drama" Carter’s last Facebook post said it all. "The feds got me," Carter wrote. Seconds later, he walked into FBI headquarters in Buffalo (apparently confusing it with the United States Courthouse across the street) and surrendered. He was charged with possession with intent to sell and distribute crack cocaine.
Source: Niagara Gazette Date: December 14, 2011
Stabbing was gang-related (Fresno, CA): On walk nights Christmas Tree Lane is heavily patrolled by the Police Dept., the Sheriff's Dept. and the CHP. That's why there was a quick responce to the stabbing, but the suspect in the gang-related incident got away.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: December 14, 2011
Gang member fights cops to avoid arrest (San Rafael, CA): A fight broke out between a known gang member and police after officers attempted to arrest the man for public intoxication in the Canal neighborhood Wednesday.
Source: SanRafaelPatch Date: December 14, 2011
Jury deliberating fate of Utah man in gang-related golf course slaying (West Valley City, UT): The gang-related shooting death of 18-year-old JoJo Brandstatt at a West Valley City golf course nearly three years ago was fueled by greed and an "insatiable lust for drugs," prosecutors said Wednesday during closing arguments at a trial for one of the alleged accomplices in the slaying.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 14, 2011
Teen injured in gang-related shooting (Sacramento, CA): A teenager was shot in a possible gang-related shooting near Broadway in Sacramento, the police department said Wednesday.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: December 14, 2011
Three arrested in Avenal assault (Avenal, CA): With tensions running high following the recent murder of 18-year-old Fabian Aguirre, gang-on-gang violence continues to be a problem on Kings County’s west side.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: December 14, 2011
Teen killed, girl injured in Albany Park shooting that hit restaurant (Chicago, IL): One teen was killed and another was seriously wounded Monday evening in a gang-related shooting on the Northwest Side. The 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were walking down the sidewalk in the 3100 block of West Montrose Avenue when the shooter approached at 7:47 p.m. and opened fire, police said.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: December 13, 2011
Teen charged as adult in gang attack sent to jail (Salt Lake City, UT): A teenage gang member who attacked a rival with a homemade knife at a Salt Lake juvenile detention facility has been sentenced to jail.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 13, 2011
Gang rivalry had cross-Canada crime tentacles (Toronto, ON): Police say "ruthless" street gangs that terrorized a northwest Toronto neighbourhood took investigators on a crime sweep across Canada today.
Source: The Canadian Press Date: December 13, 2011
Police raids net 60 arrests across Canada (Toronto, ON): Toronto police say it was an investigation into a street robbery and shooting in the city's northwest in May that led to the dozens of raids and scores of arrests carried out across the country early Tuesday morning.
Source: CBC News Date: December 13, 2011
Gang member gets nine years for making meth (Gulfport, MS): A documented member of the Simon City Royals street gang has been sentenced to nine years and four months in prison for conspiring to manufacture meth, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: December 13, 2011
Gang members sentenced for racketeering (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods were sentenced in Norfolk federal court this week for what prosecutors called a pattern of racketeering acts.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News Date: December 13, 2011
Pre-dawn raids close net on national street gang ring (Toronto, ON): What began as an investigation into a shooting in Toronto's gritty Jane-Finch neighbourhood last spring turned into a major bust of street gang members in four provinces.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: December 13, 2011
Teen gangbanger busted for shooting innocent bystander in Harlem (Harlem, NY): A teenaged gangbanger has been arrested for shooting an innocent bystander in Harlem on Sunday, The Post has learned.
Source: New York Post Date: December 13, 2011
Gangs turn to Facebook to plan, recruit (Nashville, TN): As Metro police investigated the murder of Jeremy Green, they took to the streets, interviewed witnesses and turned to a different source that is quickly becoming routine in gang investigations: Facebook.
Source: The Tennessean Date: December 13, 2011
Anti-gang program labelled a success (Houston, TX): It's been one year since Harris County enacted its first ever anti-gang injunction. The move created a so-called "safe zone" in northeast Houston, to cut down on crime and gang activity.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: December 13, 2011
Violent gang members sentenced (Suffolk, NY): Two more members of the Bounty Hunter Blood street gang, including one of its alleged founders, have been sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to crimes committed around Hampton Roads, including in Suffolk.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: December 13, 2011
Another 18th Street gang member sentenced to prison (Hyattsville, MD): U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Mario Molina-Valladares, a/k/a "Tiger," age 33, of Hyattsville, Maryland today to 293 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiracy to participate in a racketeering enterprise in connection with his membership in the 18th Street gang.
Source: The Bay Net Date: December 13, 2011
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