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Two Newburgh Latin Kings gang members convicted of federal drug, gun charges (White Plains, NY): Two brothers, who are members of the Latin Kings street gang in Newburgh, were found guilty in federal court in White Plains on drug and gun possession charges.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: December 13, 2011
Sunnyside teen gang member gets prison for threats (Sunnyside, WA): A 16-year-old gang member from Sunnyside was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for threatening to shoot a group of boys playing football in the street.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: December 13, 2011
Shots fired in East Cliff Plaza were gang-related (Santa Cruz, CA) : The East Cliff Shopping Center, located on East Cliff Drive and 14th Avenue in Santa Cruz, was as bustling as ever on Tuesday morning, despite reports of gun shots fired outside of the Dollar Tree store Sunday.
Source: Capitola-SoquelPatch Date: December 13, 2011
Bloods leader from Portsmouth gets 15 years in prison (Norfolk, VA): A leader of a violent faction of the Bloods street gang walked into federal court Monday facing a minimum of 50 years under federal guidelines, which are only advisory.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot Date: December 13, 2011
Teen killed, girl injured in Northwest Side shooting (Chicago, IL): One teen was killed and another was seriously wounded Monday evening in a gang-related shooting on the Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 13, 2011
Teens reportedly attacked with baseball bat, run over by vehicle (Palian Indian Reservation, CA): Two injured teenagers found Saturday along Highway 76 near the Lilac Road extension said rival gang members beat them with a baseball bat, then ran over them with a vehicle, an officer with the California Highway Patrol said Tuesday.
Source: North County Times Date: December 13, 2011
Video: Omaha's gangs…A numbers game (Omaha, NE): According to the Omaha Police Department's own numbers—numbers emblazoned on the department's website—gang crime in Omaha has been skyrocketing: It's up 120 percent for the first nine months of 2011.
Source: Nebaraska Watchdog Date: December 13, 2011
Gangs resilient despite jailings (Calgary, AB): The violence between two rival Calgary gangs is at a low ebb with many of the main players dead or in prison, but the groups are still conducting their dangerous business.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: December 12, 2011
Watsonville teen, 14, killed in Hecker Pass shooting (Watsonville, CA): A 14-year-old Watsonville boy was killed in an apparent gang-related shooting on Highway 152 near the base of Mount Madonna on Saturday night, sheriff's deputies said.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: December 12, 2011
'Gang' graffiti in Brick: What does it mean? (Brick, NJ) : Feet from where shoppers loaded big-screen televisions and expensive computers into their cars last weekend were some markings that few would notice. But the seemingly random combination of letters and numbers spray painted on the glass enclosure surrounding the NJ Transit bus stop near the Best Buy electronics store in Brick may have a deeper meaning – or none at all.
Source: BrickPatch Date: December 12, 2011
Shandon graduates first anti-gang class in SLO County (San Luis Obispo County, CA): San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson joined Shandon Unified School District Superintendent Rod Wallace, Shandon Elementary Principal Judy Bedell and the students and parents of Mr. Martin's 7- 8th grade class, along with Mrs. Seidel's 6-7th grade class for the graduation ceremony of the first Gang Resistance Education And Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program in San Luis Obispo County.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: December 12, 2011
Shootings continue in days following standoff with gang members (Chicago, IL) : Chicago's Uptown neighborhood has been plagued by violence in recent weeks, and one alderman says gangs are to blame.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: December 12, 2011
KCSD responds to gang rumors in New Garden slaying (New Garden, PA): An automated email message sent last week by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has ruffled a few feathers in a neighboring school district.
Source: The Kennett Paper Date: December 12, 2011
Community leaders take stand against violence (Muskogee, OK): Community leaders are calling a recent deadly shooting in Muskogee a "Wake up Call". The victim was one of the teens charged in last year's deadly mall shooting in Muskogee.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: December 12, 2011
Man injured in Los Banos gang-related shooting (Los Banos, CA): The 15th gang-related shooting in Los Banos sent one man to the hospital Friday, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: December 12, 2011
Greenville Gang Task Force summary (Greenville, NC): In response to the recent violent crime and gang related activity, the Greenville Police Department in cooperation with other county law enforcement agencies, implemented a Gang Task Force.
Source: WNCT 9 News Date: December 12, 2011
Fourth member of Syracuse street gang pleads guilty in federal court (Syracuse, NY): A fourth member of Syracuse's Bricktown street gang pleaded guilty this morning to racketeering charges in federal court for alleged acts that included murder, drug trafficking and robbery, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: December 12, 2011
Gang member gets life for conspiring to kill federal judge (Camden, NJ): A Monmouth County man was sentenced on Friday to life in prison without parole for conspiring to murder New Jersey's chief federal judge in exchange for $100,000.
Source: Thomson Reuters Date: December 12, 2011
Gang trial ends with not-guilty felony verdicts (Albany, GA): Cortney Hicks and Jermaine Harrison were convicted on misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, but acquitted on the felony charges stemming for a gang round-up in August.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: December 12, 2011
Greenville Gang Task Force makes arrests (Greenville, NC) : The new Greenville gang task force, formed in response to recent murder, other violent crimes, and gang activity, says it has arrested two people.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: December 12, 2011
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