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Portland gang member hurt in shooting (Portland, OR): A Portland gang member was shot on Sunday and police were trying to figure out exactly how and where it happened.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: December 26, 2011
Small town gang problems overflowing into the Tri-Cities (Walla Walla, WA): KEPR has told you about the increasing gang violence in Walla Walla, Prosser and Sunnyside. The appearance of new, more organized gangs has law enforcement cracking down.
Source: KEPR-TV News Date: December 26, 2011
Possible post office arson may be gang-related (Verdi, NV): Investigators now believe the possible Christmas Day post office arson in Verdi is not anti-government related. The Sierra Fire Protection District Captain originally thought graffiti on scene was anti-government related. But Monday afternoon, he told news four they now believe the markings may be gang related instead.
Source: KRNV News 4 Date: December 26, 2011
School violence reports mixed for Mercer County districts (Trenton, NJ): The state’s public schools reported higher numbers of incidents of violence and other offenses last year, according to a state Department of Education report that also gave a mixed assessment of problems faced by districts in Mercer County.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: December 25, 2011
Alleged gang member faces drug charges (Guadalupe County, TX): An alleged member of the Texas Syndicate was arrested on Monday on drug charges. Guadalupe County Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Flores said Joseph Adam "Rooster" Rodriguez, 28, was arrested on a federal charge of distributing methamphetamine in Guadalupe and Comal counties.
Source: Seguin Gazette Date: December 25, 2011
Police: Gang fight leads to Christmas shootings; officer on paid leave (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga police say the Christmas Day shootings downtown are the result of a fight between rival gangs.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: December 25, 2011
Two stabbed in Walla Walla gang-related incident (Walla Walla, WA): A fight between two gang members believed to belong to the same gang led to one being hospitalized for a stab wound to his neck, according to Walla Walla Police Department.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: December 25, 2011
Man with gang ties charged with attempted murder (Portland, OR): A man who police says has ties to a gang is charged with attempted murder after he allegedly shot at a woman in Northeast Portland Friday night.
Source: The Oregonian Date: December 24, 2011
Gang gunfire injures seven at central Fresno party (Fresno, CA): Seven people were wounded by gunfire among rival west Fresno gang members at a birthday party late Friday in the Fresno High School neighborhood of central Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: December 24, 2011
Gun seizures by Vancouver-area cops triple in 2011 (Vancouver, BC): The Vancouver-area Gang Task Force has seized almost three times as many guns so far in 2011 as it did in all of 2010, Supt. Tom McCluskie said Thursday.
Source: Times Colonist Date: December 23, 2011
Three stabbed by gang members during party (San Diego, CA): Three people were stabbed by gang members during a house party early Friday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: December 23, 2011
Two arrested in Antioch drug house (Antioch, IL): Antioch police arrested a violent sex offender and gang member, along with a woman, on charges the two were running a drug house on Drom Court.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: December 23, 2011
Anti-gang unit ramps up seizures (Vancouver, BC): The Gang Task Force has seized almost three times as many guns so far in 2011 than it did in all of 2010, Supt. Tom McCluskie said Thursday.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: December 23, 2011
Three stabbed at San Diego party; gang members sought (San Diego, CA): San Diego police are looking for four gang members they say crashed a party and stabbed three young people.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: December 23, 2011
Gang Task Force arrests two in Watsonville for weapons charges, probation violations (Watsonville, CA): Two men were arrested Thursday in Watsonville during a patrol by the Santa Cruz County Gang Task Force.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 23, 2011
Gang violence in Stillwater prison leads to felony charges for three inmates (Stillwater, MN) : Three inmates at the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Stillwater are facing felony assault charges in connection with an alleged 3-on-1 fight that occured on Aug. 11 inside one of the prison cells.
Source: StillwaterPatch Date: December 23, 2011
Gang members arrested in Merced (Merced, CA): Eight alleged members of the Sureno gang were arrested Thursday on accusations ranging from violation of probation to illegal possession of a firearm, the Merced Police Department said Friday.
Source: Examiner Date: December 23, 2011
Sudanese refugees in Omaha wrestle with rise of street gangs (Omaha, NE) : When government soldiers from the north attacked Mun Nam Koak's village in southern Sudan nearly 20 years ago, he fled on foot to safety in neighboring Ethiopia. With his infant son on his back, the 22-year-old Nam and his wife took only what they could carry on their three-day trek to the crowded refugee camps across the border.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: December 23, 2011
Chief of Albemarle PD wants to fight back against gang activity (Albemarle, NC): The chief of the Albemarle Police Department said gang activity is growing. He believes the murder of a teenager in November is gang-related. Now, he wants to transform his department to fight back.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: December 23, 2011
Pair of teens plead guilty to 2009 shooting between rival gang associates (Grand Rapids, MI): A pair of teens pleaded guilty to reduced charges stemming from the 2009 shooting death of 15-year-old Nate Jones.
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: December 23, 2011
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