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One man's journey from gang member to academia (Santa Barbara, CA) : Victor Rios says he has lived two lifetimes. In his first, he was a gang member, juvenile delinquent and high school dropout. Today, he's a sociology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who studies at-risk youth.
Source: PBS Date: February 1, 2012
Bill to restrict gang member interaction going to the House (Olympia, WA) : A House committee has passed a measure that lets local law enforcement restrict the behavior of gang members. Under the bill police could stop known gang members from talking to, and hanging out with other criminals.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: February 1, 2012
Mexican Mafia: 119 members, associates nabbed in police dragnet (San Diego, CA): A federal grand jury in San Diego handed down 17 indictments and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California has filed eight criminal complaints charging a total of 119 suspects with federal racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking violations, and federal firearm offenses, according to a government report obtained by the 14,000-member National Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.
Source: Examiner Date: February 1, 2012
Lebanon gang forum draws little interest (Lebanon, TN): Police in Lebanon recently held a forum for citizens who are only starting to understand the gang problems in their own backyard. Fewer than 30 showed up.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 1, 2012
Golf course killing case back in district court—again (West Valley City, UT) : A teenager accused of pulling the trigger in the gang-related shooting of 18-year-old JoJo Lee Brandstatt at a West Valley City golf course nearly three years ago will stand trial for the crime as an adult in district court, a juvenile court judge has ruled for the second time.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 1, 2012
Two face attempted-murder charges in Visalia Mall shooting (Visalia, CA): Two men have been charged with six counts of attempted murder for the gang-related shootings inside Visalia Mall that injured two people, including an innocent bystander.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: February 1, 2012
Jurors begin deliberations in Skyway boy's slaying (Seattle, WA) : A King County jury began its deliberations this afternoon in the murder trial of Curtis Walker, who is accused of fatally shooting a 12-year-old boy he allegedly mistook as a rival gang member involved in a shootout minutes earlier at a Skyway apartment complex in April 2010.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: February 1, 2012
Criminal-assets money funds anti-gang program (Edmonton, AB): About $1 million raised from the sale of criminal assets is being made available to combat gang activity around Alberta, the province announced Monday.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: January 31, 2012
Meeting about gang problems at Chattanooga schools draws big crowd (Chattanooga, TN): Parents turned out in droves Monday evening to ask school and law enforcement officials for tougher enforcement of gang activities in schools. A recently formed parent group called Hamilton County Parents for Safe Education called the meeting at Tyner Academy to discuss ways to address gang problems in Hamilton County schools.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: January 31, 2012
Two killed, one injured in apparent gang-related shooting (Los Angeles, CA) : Two people were killed and a third was wounded in an apparent gang-related drive-by shooting outside of a minimart in Wilmington Monday night.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: January 31, 2012
Anti-gang activists say forum needs more participants (Scotch Plains, NJ): The program Thursday evening at the Union County Police Academy in Scotch Plains was billed as a dialogue on gang awareness.
Source: Courier News Date: January 31, 2012
Agundiz found guilty of engaging in criminal activity (College Station, TX): Brazos County jurors are expected to begin deliberations Tuesday in the punishment phase of an engaging in criminal activity case of a 28-year-old man who faces life in prison for his involvement in a 2008 gang shooting.
Source: The Eagle Date: January 31, 2012
Reputed gang members in custody after shots fired at officers (Los Angeles, CA): Two reputed gang members suspected of shooting at detectives in Wilmington were taken into custody, police said Tuesday night.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 31, 2012
Charges tell of iron grip by a gang (New York, NY) : They numbered only 40 or 50, but the members of the Six Tre Outlaw Gangsta Disciples Folk Nation, a gang based in the Ebbets Field Apartments in Flatbush, Brooklyn, had the effect of an occupying army.
Source: The New York Times Date: January 31, 2012
Fresno gang member arrested in Madera County (Fresno, CA): A self-admitted Fresno Bulldog gang member wanted in Madera County has been captured.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: January 31, 2012
Reputed gang member allegedly terrorized woman as retribution (Houston, TX): A reputed gang member is being sought for kidnapping a woman as a way of "paying her back" for a fight she had earlier with the man's girlfriend, Harris County authorities said.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: January 31, 2012
Man wanted in '11 murder arrested in Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI): A reputed gang member wanted in the slaying of a teen on Chicago’s West Side last year has been captured in Milwaukee, authorities said Tuesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 31, 2012
Reputed gang leader charged with murder in hatchet killing (Colorado Springs, CO): A reputed gang leader was charged with first-degree murder Monday on allegations that he set up a police informant’s brutal hatchet slaying in Colorado Springs.
Source: The Gazette Date: January 31, 2012
Ottawa Police extend crackdown on gang activity (Ottawa, ON) : Ottawa Police have extended a campaign to crackdown on gang activity in the capital. After a higher than normal number of shootings late last year, the service bolstered its Guns and Gang unit to identify suspects in the shootings and lay charges.
Source: 580 CFRA News Talk Radio Date: January 31, 2012
Police release map of gangs near North Park campus, but students remain safe school says (Chicago, IL): Street gangs decorate the borders of North Park University in the Northwest Side Albany Park neighborhood, but students are safe on campus, university authorities said.
Source: Medill Reports Date: January 31, 2012
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