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Three teenagers indicted on aggravated murder charges in slaying of 13-year-old (Portland, OR): Portland Police Chief Mike Reese on Friday announced the indictments of three teenagers in the November beating and fatal shooting of 13-year-old Julio Cesar Marquez.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 20, 2012
Toronto murders drop after Jamaica-based gang crackdown (Toronto, ON): Police in Toronto and Jamaica say gang-related homicides have significantly declined in the 20 months since the arrests of key leaders of the Shower Posse, a violent criminal organization involved in drug and arms trafficking that operates in several countries.
Source: CBC News Date: January 19, 2012
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond stands firm on gang statements (Chattanooga, TN): Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond continues to stand by a controversial statement he made last week about gang members, despite flak from some community leaders. When it comes to dealing with hardened gang members, Hammond told the Brainerd Kiwanis Club, "We need to run them out of town, put them in jail or send them to the funeral home."
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 19, 2012
Police continue crackdown on St. Catharines street gang (St. Catharines, ON): Niagara Regional Police say they are continuing their crackdown on a St. Catharines street gang called the Saint City Crooks.
Source: Bullet News Niagara Date: January 19, 2012
Brazen killing may be gang retaliation (Vancouver, BC): Police across the Lower Mainland are bracing for possible retaliatory killings after the brazen public execution of longtime gangster Sandip (Dip) Duhre by someone he was meeting at the Sheraton Wall Centre Tuesday night.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: January 19, 2012
Rolling gang attack: Man killed, suspects at large, SAPD says (San Antonio, TX): San Antonio police are looking for two carloads of suspected gang members who they said are linked to the murder of a man on Fredericksburg Road. Two other men were also victims of the deadly shooting, but they survived.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: January 19, 2012
Man struck by SUV in apparent gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on a Santa Rosa street Wednesday afternoon appears to have been an intentional, gang-related act, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: January 19, 2012
Gang member caught in Hyannis probe (Barnstable, MA): An alleged member of one of the most dangerous gangs in America was arrested after a two-week-long joint investigation between local police and a government agency.
Source: Cape Cod Times Date: January 19, 2012
Gang member gets life for Tulare County shootings (Visalia, CA) : Prosecutors say a 26-year-old gang member will be spending the rest of his life in prison for killing two people and wounding six others in separate shootings in Tulare County in 2006.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 19, 2012
43 in two warring gangs are indicted in Brooklyn (New York, NY): Rival gang members called it "going to the beach," code for venturing into territory controlled by a landlocked crew in Brooklyn that called itself the Wave Gang.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 19, 2012
Two to be arraigned in Long Beach homeless camp killings (Los Angeles, CA): Two reputed members of a Watts-based street gang were scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on murder charges stemming from a shooting in which five people were killed at a homeless encampment in Long Beach, according to investigators because one had an unpaid drug debt.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 19, 2012
Trial begins in alleged gang-ordered killing in Passaic (Passaic, NJ): It was a test of Passaic street-gang loyalty that ended in murder, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday during opening statements in the trial of a Bloods member charged with grooming a young protégé by ordering him to kill.
Source: The Record Date: January 19, 2012
10 charged in connection with gang-related assaults posted on Facebook (Pflugerville, TX): An Austin school district student and four Round Rock students are among 10 suspects accused of gang-related assaults on three youths and of posting videos of the attacks on Facebook, police officials said Thursday.
Source: Austin American-Statesman Date: January 19, 2012
Gang-related crime in South Charleston sends one woman to jail (Kanawha County, WV) : A woman is behind bars for her involvement in a gang related crime. Wednesday a Kanawha County Judge sentenced Brittany Lanham to ten years in jail after she lured a man she met at a gas station to a South Charleston park, where he was attacked.
Source: WSAZ 3 News Date: January 19, 2012
Broken Arrow graffiti has neighbors worried about gangs growing (Broken Arrow, OK): Neighbors living in a low income Broken Arrow community are upset over recent gang-related graffiti. On Monday morning the words similar to "South Side" appeared painted in black on the entire front side of a vacant mobile home in the Camino Villa trailer park.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: January 19, 2012
Arraignment postponed for Watts gang member accused of mass killing at Long Beach homeless camp (Los Angeles, CA): Arraignment was postponed Thursday for one of two known gang members charged in one of the worst mass-killings in Long Beach history.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 19, 2012
Gang member guilty of killing 16-year-old in Tustin (Santa Ana, CA): An Orange County jury on Thursday found a gang member guilty in the killing of a 16-year-old in Tustin at a party.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 19, 2012
City's gang task force works with ministers (Jackson, TN): Members of the Jackson Gang Prevention Task Force followed Wednesday's teen employment planning meeting with a neighborhood-centered meeting Thursday. The goal is to attack gang problems with a two-fold plan in which officials will structure activities in target neighborhoods throughout the city and place at-risk teenagers in an employment and job-readiness training program, said Vicki Lake, chairwoman of the task force.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: January 19, 2012
TPD officer helping students make right choices (Thomasville, NC) : Misty Hartwell, a 12-year veteran of the Thomasville Police Department, is helping students make the right choices in her new role at her law enforcement agency.
Source: The Dispatch Date: January 19, 2012
Rohnert Park man hit by car, injured in suspected gang-related crash (Santa Rosa, CA): What appeared to be a hit-and-run crash in which a pedestrian was struck by a car Wednesday on West College Avenue may actually have been an intentional gang-related assault, police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 19, 2012
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