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Santa Ana school police launch new safety effort (Santa Ana, CA): The Santa Ana Unified School District is launching a school safety measure with a COPS grant of nearly $500,000, awarded by the Department of Justice.
Source: HealthyCal Date: January 3, 2012
Gang members arrested in Tanglewood area (Santa Maria, CA): Four gang members were arrested Friday after deputies with the Sheriff's Special Investigation Bureau stopped their vehicle in the Tanglewood area and reportedly found methamphetamine packaged for sales, gang indicators and a homemade weapon, the Sheriff's Department reported today.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: January 3, 2012
Signs of new gang emerging in Albemarle County (Albemarle County, VA): Police believe a new gang is emerging in Albemarle County, specifically in the Southwood Mobile Home Park. One man allegedly assaulted a county police officer on New Year's Eve at the community located off Fifth Street Extended.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex Date: January 3, 2012
Big drop in Gary murder rate (Gary, IN): It was once called the murder capital of the United States. But the number of murders dropped so far last year in Gary, Ind., that city officials say they can’t recall the last time it was so low.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: January 3, 2012
Texas gangs have evolving relationship with cartels (San Antonio, TX): When the Gulf Cartel was looking for tons of marijuana that went missing north of the border in October, it turned to the experts.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: January 2, 2012
Tulsa homicides in 2011 down from previous year (Tulsa, OK): The number of homicides dropped for a second year to the lowest number recorded since 2004. Lead homicide detective Sgt. Dave Walker attributed at least some of the reduction to good patrol work and to the Tulsa Police Gang Unit turning up the pressure on gang activity.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 2, 2012
West Rogers Park man is city's first 2012 slaying (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old man shot in the back seat of an SUV in the Albany Park neighborhood this morning apparently became Chicago's first slaying victim of 2012.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 2, 2012
Dawson Co. backs anti-gang plan for kids (Lexington, NE): The Dawson County Commissioners have endorsed a program to counter juvenile gangs. After hearing a presentation from Steve Garcia, chairman of the county’s anti-gang program, and Deb Jensen, grant writer for Dawson Area Development, the commissioners on Friday authorized chairman Dean Kugler to sign documents requesting funding from the Nebraska Crime Commission.
Source: Kearney Hub Date: January 2, 2012
Vallejo police arrest four in drug, weapons cases (Vallejo, CA): Vallejo police Crime Suppression Unit have arrested four men, including three gang members, in two separate drug- and weapons-related incidents.
Source: Times-Herald Date: January 2, 2012
Prosecutor goes after gangs of Memphis (Memphis, TN): In his 17 months as U.S. attorney for West Tennessee, lifelong Memphian Edward Stanton has taken a tough stance against sex traffickers and drug rings, while also showing a willingness to get personally involved in the region’s most serious cases. Now, he plans to take on Memphis’ gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: January 2, 2012
Memphis police explain increase in murder rate (Memphis, TN): The Memphis police director is spending his first week on the job in 2012 learning from the city's homicide statistics in 2011.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: January 2, 2012
Lake County sees fewer murders in 2011 (Lake County, IL): Lake County officials see some positive signs in the homicide statistics for 2011, believing they indicate that programs created to reduce violence are taking root.
Source: Daily Herald Date: January 1, 2012
Man wounded in gang-related shooting (Tulsa, OK): A man was shot in the arm in a gang-related shooting Saturday afternoon, police said. About 10 people, including several teenagers and their grandmother, were inside a home in the 1700 block of East 50th Place North at about 3 p.m. when shooters opened fire on the house from at least two neighboring yards, said Sgt. Sean Larkin with the department's gang unit.
Source: Tulsa World Date: January 1, 2012
Portland gang-related killings in 2011 highest in a decade (Portland, OR): Seventeen shell casings in the street. A 14-year-old boy lying on the corner of Northeast Multnomah Street and 11th Avenue, shot in the head and back. Witnesses outside the Lloyd Center Mall watch three young men firing toward the corner.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 1, 2012
Gang members aren't as visible, but some Modestans fear being targeted (Modesto, CA) : The fear was evident as a south Modesto resident talked with gang investigator Froilan Mariscal. She clearly does not feel safer two years after authorities began enforcing an injunction to reduce rampant gang activity in her neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 1, 2012
Since injunction, Modesto area gangs spend time outside home turf (Modesto, CA) : The Deep South Side Norteños' loyalty to its turf is a prime reason it was targeted for Stanislaus County's only gang injunction two years ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 1, 2012
Fist fight quickly turns into gun fight (Yakima, WA): A man was shot three times in the hip Saturday night after getting into a fist fight with a rival gang member.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: January 1, 2012
Homicide rate drops to lowest in decade (Buffalo, NY): Buffalo's murder rate for 2011 dropped to its lowest in more than a decade and represents a downward trend for the second year in a row. "Our strategy in 2011 was simple, target the worst of the worst, work with our federal and state partners to remove violent gang members and work closely with our community partners," Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda said.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: January 1, 2012
City sees decades-low number of homicides (Charlotte, NC): Charlotte recorded fewer homicides in 2011 than any year in more than two decades as violent crime continued to decline in the city and across the nation.
Source: The Charlotte Observer Date: January 1, 2012
Suspected gangster charged in large haul of stolen firearms (Athens, GA): A purported street gang member was arrested this week in connection with a cache of stolen guns authorities found in his home last year, Athens-Clarke police said.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald Date: December 31, 2011
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