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Small Wash. town to track gunshots to nail gangs (Quincy, WA): Dozens of people had gathered for a family reunion at a modest home in this small farm town last September, when a gang member walked down the sidewalk and fired a shot into the air.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: January 26, 2012
Gang deaths often involve youth and guns, not drugs (Atlanta, GA): Gang-related deaths typically aren't the product of fights over drugs -- as many assume -- but rather result from grudges between rival gangs that erupt into violence, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Source: Reuters Date: January 26, 2012
Man fleeing police crashes into cruiser (San Diego, CA): An alleged drug dealer sought as part of a countywide anti-gang sweep that snared more than 100 suspects this week was arrested Thursday, after he plowed his truck into a police car at an Oak Park freeway entrance while trying to evade capture, a San Diego police lieutenant said.
Source: 10 News Date: January 26, 2012
Gang violence is less related to drugs than thought, CDC says (Washington, DC): Gang homicides are less likely to be drug-related than many people think -- and more likely to be the result of factors such as retaliation to ongoing gang violence, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. The report is from the first such study based on the agency’s National Violent Death Reporting System.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 26, 2012
Faith community led effort to prevent gang violence in North, Northeast Portland gaining attention, steam (Portland, OR): The 11:45 initiative, which mobilizes volunteers to support Portland youth and families, is expanding. More pastors are bringing their congregations to the table, and more than 400 volunteers have signed up. At the same time, the city and county’s youth violence prevention efforts have gained new programs and staff.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 26, 2012
Rise in gang membership prompting police, lawmakers to take action (Bangor, ME): Maine’s natural beauty and easy-going lifestyle have drawn tourists and retirees to the state for decades. Now a new demographic is moving in. According to the FBI, in the last three years up to 4,000 gang members have moved in to Maine, where there is a lucrative drug market. This surge has forced lawmakers and police to act.
Source: Bangor Daily News Date: January 26, 2012
Alleged gang members face charges in college student's beating (San Diego, CA) : A Berkeley college student nearly beaten to death in the College Area last month is making a remarkable recovery. He has been transferred out of the hospital, and now two suspected gang members are under arrest.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 26, 2012
Joint law enforcement operation targets Fitchburg gang activities (Worcester, MA): Six people secretly indicted last week as part of what prosecutors said was a federal and state investigation into drug trafficking, illegal firearm sales and related gang activities in Fitchburg were arraigned this afternoon in Worcester Superior Court.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 26, 2012
Eight arrests in South County gang sweep (South County, CA) : A gang sweep Wednesday in South County resulted in eight arrests and 16 searches of persons on probation and parole, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: January 26, 2012
Suspect in Yakima gang shooting arraigned (Yakima, WA): A suspect in a gang-related shooting in Yakima earlier this month was arraigned Thursday on a charge of first-degree assault in Yakima County Superior Court.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 26, 2012
North Philadelphia community, police meet to discuss gang activity (Philadelphia, PA) : In the aftermath of several gang-related killings, North Philadelphia community groups, and the police department gathered at the West Kensington Ministries at Norris Square on Thursday night for a workshop on gangs.
Source: CBS Philly Date: January 26, 2012
Study looks at causes of gang violence (Portland, OR) : Gang violence has increased in the Northwest over the last few years. A new report finds that gang homicides are less likely to involve drugs or other criminal activity than generally believed.
Source: OPB News Date: January 26, 2012
Trial for suspects in 2007 Pico Rivera murder nears end (Norwalk, CA) : The prosecution and the defense finished presenting their cases Thursday in the trial of three alleged Pico Rivera gang members accused of killing a grandmother who tried to stop their fellow gang member from tagging a wall.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 26, 2012
Teen gets 10 years for soliciting gang membership (Texas City, TX): A Texas City teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of soliciting members for a street gang, a prosecutor said.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 25, 2012
Gangster charged with shooting (Worcester, MA): A known member of a violent gang in Lowell was arraigned in Central District Court yesterday in the shooting of a man three times outside a Benefit Street home after a fight at a party Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 25, 2012
More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, more than 530 people under the age of 21 have been killed since 2008 and many more have been shot or have otherwise suffered violence—often at the hands of their peers and particularly in the city's African-American and Latino communities. Nearly 80 percent of youth homicides occurred in 22 black or Latino communities on the city's South, Southwest and West sides—even though just one-third of the city's population resided in those communities.
Source: The Chicago Reporter Date: January 25, 2012
Ivy Street gang member to be sentenced in murders (Newport News, VA): A member of the Ivy Street Gangstas is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Wednesday for his involvement in two drug-related homicides.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 25, 2012
Young man shot to death in Brooklyn in possible gang rubout, police source says (New York, NY) : A gunman unloaded three shots on a busy commercial strip in Brooklyn early Tuesday night, killing a man with a single shot to the back of the head.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 25, 2012
Minnesota's prisons locked down as feds target Indian gang (Minneapolis, MN): Federal charges against two dozen suspected members of an Indian gang were revealed on Wednesday in what authorities called a "sweeping racketeering indictment'' intended to "disrupt an extremely dangerous gang."
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 25, 2012
Top Mexican mafia leaders among defendants in gang sweep (San Diego, CA) : Federal indictments and complaints were unsealed Wednesday charging 117 street gang members and associates of the Mexican Mafia in San Diego -- including two Mexican Mafia leaders -- with racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking and firearm offenses.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 25, 2012
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