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Suicidal man reports phony gang-related shooting (Murfreesboro, TN): A suicidal man who told police he was the victim of a gang-related shooting may be facing criminal charges after police said they learned he made the whole thing up.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: December 22, 2011
Golf course killing case heads back to juvenile court (West Valley City, UT): The Utah Court of Appeals ordered a juvenile court judge on Thursday to reconsider his decision to allow a then-14-year-old boy to be tried as an adult for a gang-related killing on a West Valley City golf course.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: December 22, 2011
50 years in mistaken identity killing of teen (Alhambra, CA): A Southern California woman has been sentenced to 50 years to life in prison for the gang-related mistaken identity shooting death of a teenager in 2005.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 22, 2011
Fifth suspect in Dec. 13 stabbing arrested in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): A Redwood City man was arrested in Southern California Thursday, the fifth teenager to be arrested in connection with a gang-related stabbing in Redwood City earlier this month, police said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: December 22, 2011
Gang tattoo removal a growing trend (San Francisco, CA): The black tattoo that once wrapped Cris Pulido's throat now looks like a smear of grease. One year ago it was the Mayan symbol for the number 13, which in gang-speak signifies the 13th letter of the alphabet, M. M is code for Mexican Mafia, which is another code for Sureno, which is what Pulido used to be.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: December 22, 2011
Graffiti is sign of gang activity in Mooresville (Mooresville, NC): Mooresville barbershop owner Anthony Gallo is always looking for ways to attract clients, but the signage on his business isn't exactly what he was thinking. One morning in November, Gallo found gang-related graffiti on three sides of his building.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: December 21, 2011
Sacramento gang task force to focus on prevention, intervention (Sacramento, CA) : In another sign that officials are shifting the way they go after the region's gangs, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday his gang task force will turn much of its focus toward prevention and intervention tactics.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: December 21, 2011
Youngstown officials seek to curb city's violence (Youngstown, OH): City officials are searching for new ways to curb violence and are looking at programs that have worked in other Ohio cities as a possible solution.
Source: The Vindicator Date: December 21, 2011
Suffolk police units' message to gangs: We're watching (Suffolk, VA): In a windowless room of the Police Department's 1st Precinct, the walls tell the story of a four-year war on gangs. Near the door, a color-coded map outlines downtown gang territories.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 21, 2011
Jury deadlocks on murder charge in gang-related death (Indio, CA): A jury deadlocked Tuesday on the principal charge in the trial of a Coachella gang member accused of involvement in a shooting that killed a 19-year-old woman, but convicted him of other felonies.
Source: The Desert Sun Date: December 21, 2011
Police say fights near Jersey City high school may have gang connection (Jersey City, NJ): Jersey City police who found a long trail of blood and a blood-soaked T-shirt at Baldwin and Newark avenues on Monday are still probing possible gang connections as the cause of several fights that broke out shortly after classes let out at nearby Dickinson High School.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: December 21, 2011
Gang leader gets 19 years (San Jose, CA): A Salinas man who was a top target of the Operation Knockout gang takedown in 2010 was sentenced to 19 years in federal prison Tuesday.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: December 21, 2011
Apartments were gang's epicenter (Lawrenceville, GA): What started as an anonymous email to the chief of Gwinnett police culminated in a multi-agency gang crackdown that focused on a Norcross apartment complex once heralded for shedding its blight but described by a federal official Monday as "a veritable rats' nest of thieves."
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: December 21, 2011
Two plead guilty in 'Operation Garlic Press' anti-gang effort (Santa Clara County, CA): The first two defendants in what has been nicknamed "Operation Garlic Press" have entered guilty pleas to drug charges, which could land them maximum prison terms of 20 years apiece, according from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: December 21, 2011
Latin Kings enforcer receives 35-year prison sentence (Chicago, IL): A Chicago street gang enforcer — with his family, including five children asleep in the arms of relatives, packed into three rows behind him — was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday for joining a criminal conspiracy that pressed drugs and violence in the city's troubled neighborhoods.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: December 21, 2011
Man sought in East Point ‘gang-related' shooting (East Point, GA): Police are seeking a 19-year-old man who they say was involved in a gang-related shooting last week in an apartment on Penny Lane in East Point.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: December 21, 2011
Plainfield gang member sentenced to prison on drug charge (Newark, NJ): A member of the Plainfield set of the G-Shine Bloods criminal street gang was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Source: NJToday.net Date: December 21, 2011
Walla Walla police crack down on gang activity (Walla Walla, WA): Gang crime is still about the same for the city of Walla Walla, but something that has changed is the severity of the gang crimes.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 21, 2011
Man jailed for shooting woman in Hobbema (Hobbema, AB): A 20-year-old Hobbema man will spend more than three years in prison for what police are calling a gang-related shooting on the Samson First Nations Townsite.
Source: The Wetaskiwin Times Date: December 21, 2011
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
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