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Police: Suffolk gang initiation led to attempted murder charge (Suffolk, VA): Police say three juveniles face attempted-murder charges in connection with a November gang initiation that was designed to kill someone.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: January 13, 2012
Alleged gang member suspected of shooting at occupied car (Porterville, CA): A Porterville man who police say is a known gang member, was arrested Wednesday for allegedly shooting at an occupied car during a confrontation between two groups on Jan. 3 at the Walmart Shopping Center.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: January 13, 2012
New Lenox man, a high-ranking Latin King, gets 26 years on drug charge (Chicago, IL): A high-ranking member of the Latin Kings street gang with a long and violent criminal past has been sentenced to 26 years in prison on a narcotics charge, Will County prosecutors said Friday.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: January 13, 2012
New arrests made in recent Corcoran gang attack (Corcoran, CA) : Two more arrests have been made in the weekend gang attack that left a 20-year-old in the hospital with multiple stab wounds.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 13, 2012
Two face attempted murder charges in NE Portland gang shootings (Portland, OR): A Multnomah County Grand Jury has indicted two men on attempted aggravated murder charges in connection with two gang shootings that occurred in North Portland last November.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: January 13, 2012
Medford deals with gang graffiti problem (Medford, OR): A Medford neighborhood says it is repeatedly hit by gang related graffiti. It's the area around north Medford high school, and each time neighbors clean it up, they say it comes right back.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: January 13, 2012
Hammond says aim is to run gang members out of town, put them in jail or "send them to the funeral home" (Chattanooga, TN): Sheriff Jim Hammond told members of the Brainerd Kiwanis Club on Friday it is time for a get-tough stance with local gang members. He said there are about 15 "solid gangs" operating here.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: January 13, 2012
Suburban Lake Worth shooting gang related, investigators say (Lake Worth, FL): Investigators have learned that a shooting in a suburban Lake Worth apartment complex that left two men suffering from gunshot wounds to the chest Thursday afternoon was gang related.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: January 13, 2012
Gang member surrenders in connection with Franklin murder (Franklin, NJ): A member of a Crips street gang, wanted for the stabbing death of a Texas man at a Franklin hotel, has surrendered to police.
Source: Courier News Date: January 13, 2012
Wicomico's first murder victim this year had gang ties (Salisbury, MD): Salisbury resident and known associate of gang members, 20-year-old Arnold Fagans Jr., became Wicomico County's first murder statistic of 2012 when his body was found with bullet holes in his torso just before midnight Thursday, according to the Wicomico Bureau of Investigations.
Source: The Daily Times Date: January 13, 2012
Riviera Beach residents say 'the crime has to stop' (Riviera Beach, FL): Police are still searching for those responsible for firing the gun that killed 17-year-old Gary Jackson. People who knew him tell us they believe it is gang related. Which is the kind of violence people in the community say has got to stop.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: January 13, 2012
Portland crime charts of the day show shifts in gun crime (Portland, OR): A Portland Police Bureau report prepared this week for the Multnomah County Local Public Safety Coordinating Council illustrates the migration of gun and gang crime over the past decade and a half.
Source: Willamette Week Date: January 13, 2012
Gang member sentenced (Suffolk, VA): A member of a violent gang that operated in North Suffolk and Portsmouth was sentenced this week for a variety of gang charges, including attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: January 13, 2012
Tracy police to add gang suppression unit (Tracy, CA): Tracy's police department is in the midst creating a new gang crimes unit, amongst other changes. "We are taking a proactive approach here," said Police Chief Gary Hampton. "Previously we didn't have a dedicated gang suppression team. This new structure is a multifaceted approach with suppression, intervention and prevention."
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 12, 2012
Chattanooga police nab two juvenile suspects in Mosaic Christmas shooting (Chattanooga, TN): A 15-year-old charged in the early Christmas shooting at Mosaic church also was the target of a shooting attempt Tuesday where no one was injured, according to Chattanooga police.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 12, 2012
Appeals court overturns Sacramento teen's manslaughter conviction (Sacramento, CA): An appellate court has thrown out a teenager's conviction in a high-profile gang prosecution stemming from the 2008 killing of another young person at a house party in the Meadowview area of Sacramento.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: January 12, 2012
Alleged Flushing gang head indicted (New York, NY): Ten suspected members of the MS-13 gang were charged last week with violent crimes involving baseball bats and machetes, but the indictment read in Brooklyn federal court also provided a picture of rivalries played out on the streets of Flushing.
Source: TimesLedger Date: January 12, 2012
Alleged Barrio Azteca gang member declared incompetent for trial in murder case (El Paso, TX): An alleged Barrio Azteca gang member has been found incompetent to stand trial for the murder of a trucker in 2010.
Source: El Paso Times Date: January 12, 2012
Man slain in Little Armenia in possible gang-related attack (Los Angeles, CA): A man was shot to death today in the Little Armenia section of Los Angeles in what may have been a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: January 12, 2012
Abbeville takes proactive approach to gang activity (Abbeville, SC): Though Abbeville doesn't seem to have a gang problem, local officials are doing what they can to ensure they prevent it from ever happening by educating the local community about gangs. The first step Wednesday evening was a gang awareness session.
Source: Index-Journal Date: January 12, 2012
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