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Minnesota indictment unlikely to dismantle American Indian gang (Minneapolis, MN): Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say they've also assaulted an informant on the White Earth Indian Reservation and shot up houses from Cass Lake to Mille Lacs.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: January 29, 2012
Man shot near Vancouver city hall as gang violence rages on (Vancouver, BC) : Vancouver police were on the scene of another targeted shooting Friday, across from city hall, and just 10 days after a dramatic gangland slaying in the Sheraton Wall Centre downtown.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 28, 2012
Officials look for payoff in Native Mob sweep (Minneapolis, MN): Members of the Native Mob gang have shot rivals in Minneapolis, sold drugs in Duluth, and thrown boiling water in a person's face in Crow Wing County. Authorities say they've also assaulted an informant on the White Earth Indian Reservation and shot up houses from Cass Lake to Mille Lacs.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 28, 2012
Alisal High helping change East Salinas image (Salinas, CA) : East Salinas. It's gotten national attention because of the gang violence. Now it's getting attention for a very different reason. Alisal High School is helping change the area's image.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 28, 2012
One killed, three wounded in shooting near downtown LA nightclub (Los Angeles, CA) : A shooting early Saturday morning near a downtown Los Angeles nightclub left one man dead and three other people wounded, according to police reports.
Source: KTLA News Date: January 28, 2012
Police make arrest in Visalia Mall shooting (Visalia, CA) : Police have arrested a suspected gang member after a shooting inside a Central Valley shopping mall that sent two men to the hospital.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 28, 2012
Two Orange Cove gang members shot (Orange Cove, CA): Police are investigating the shooting of two Orange Cove gang members early Friday. Both men are members of the Varrio Orange Cove Rifa Bulldogs, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: January 28, 2012
Springfield officials defend decisions leaving AWAKE organization without anti-violence grant funds (Springfield, MA): City officials said that a grassroots group known as AWAKE was omitted from a share of an $800,000 anti-violence grant because it never produced the documentation needed to prove its claim of being a leader in the fight against youth and gang violence.
Source: The Republican Date: January 28, 2012
In your face: Front-and-center tattoos no longer just a gang trend (Philadelphia, PA): "I get tattoos like a stress reliever," said Wheeler, 23, of Oxford Circle. Below a tattoo of a cross near his right eye is a teardrop tattoo, adorned by a facial piercing. The letters "FOE" line the arch of his hairline - Family Over Everything. The same tattoos and piercings decorate the left side of Wheeler's face - except for the "$OMM" near his hairline, which stands for Money on My Mind.
Source: The Inquirer Date: January 27, 2012
Report: Newark's level of gang-related murders among highest in nation (Newark, NJ): Fueled largely by the drug trade, gang violence in Newark is on par with historically violent California cities like Los Angeles and Oakland, according to a report the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 27, 2012
Vermont Senate panel hears testimony on drug trade (Montpelier, VT): Evidence of gang activity is on the rise in Vermont, spurred by an active illicit drug market and the ease of obtaining guns in the state, the commander of the Vermont Narcotics Investigation Unit told a Senate panel Thursday.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: January 27, 2012
Gang member who faced life freed after testimony (Richmond, VA): A longtime Richmond-area gang member whose testimony last week helped prosecutors win convictions and a recommendation of life in prison against the gang's leader walked free Thursday from the Henrico County Jail.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 27, 2012
Police intensify crackdown on gang activity (Nashville, TN): Metro Police detective Gerry Hyder and his partner were staking out a known gang hideout in October when a suspect they were tailing suddenly emerged from the woods and opened fire on their unmarked truck.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 27, 2012
16 nabbed in Fitchburg gang sweep (Fitchburg, MA): The city is a safer place after the culmination of "Operation Red Wolf," a federal, state and local bust of 16 people with ties to gang activity, drugs and illegal weapons, Police Chief Robert DeMoura said Thursday.
Source: Sentinel & Enterprise Date: January 27, 2012
Man charged in Sheboygan Walmart shooting due in court today (Sheboygan, MI): The Sheboygan man charged in the gang-related shooting outside Sheboygan’s south side Walmart on Jan. 8 that left one man dead and another critically injured is due back in court today for a preliminary hearing.
Source: Sheboygan Press Date: January 27, 2012
Officers explain signs of gangs (Wilkesboro, NC): Law enforcement officials talked about indicators of the presence of gangs and said they're in Wilkes County during a meeting Saturday morning. "We do have gang-related graffiti. We don't see anywhere near the scale of what's in big cities, but to say they (gang members) are not here, we are lying to ourselves," said Capt. Tommy Rhodes of the Wilkesboro Police Department.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot Date: January 27, 2012
New anti-gang bill wins bipartisan support with legal provision (Yakima, WA): The latest anti-gang legislation in Olympia includes a new provision that could get the measure past a long-standing partisan roadblock.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 27, 2012
Bucking the trend, Newark gang activity fueled by drugs: Report (Newark, NJ) : Gang homicides in Newark are largely related to drug trade, unlike in other gang violence ridden cities, according to a report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released Thursday.
Source: WNYC Radio Date: January 27, 2012
Officers arrest two juvenile street gang members: one for stabbing black teen, second for probation violation (San Diego County, CA): Officers with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department arrested two 16-year-old males, both documented members of the Varrio Fallbrook Locos criminal street gang yesterday afternoon, Thurs., Jan. 26 at the same time but on different charges.
Source: The Village News Date: January 27, 2012
Gang-related shooting suspect arrested after SERT serves search warrant, deploys tear gas at Southeast Portland home (Portland, OR): A suspect in a fall 2011 gang-related shooting was arrested Friday afternoon after Portland police's Special Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at a Southeast Portland home.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 27, 2012
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