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Stabbing led to Andress High School student's revenge slaying (El Paso, TX): El Paso police Wednesday arrested an alleged gang member in the shooting death of an Andress High School student who was killed in apparent retaliation for the stabbing of a rival gang member.
Source: El Paso Times Date: February 8, 2013
Once a gang member, Grand Rapids teen now looking to college: 'I didn't want to be a disappointment' (Grand Rapids, MI): The afternoon Daniel Vargas vowed never again to be afraid remains just as clear for him as if it happened yesterday. He was 13 and walking home from school with an older brother and two friends when they came upon a group of high school kids. Suddenly, they knew what was coming. They were about to be "jumped."
Source: The Grand Rapids Press Date: February 8, 2013
Bricktown street gang member gets 12 years in prison (Syracuse, NY): A street gang member was sentenced to 12 1/2 years in prison today for conspiring with other gang members to use violence to control their drug trade.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: February 8, 2013
Orange County cracks down on gang activity (Orange County, TX): An Orange County judge has fined eight Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School students who are part of the "Gata's" gang.
Source: KBMT 12 News Date: February 8, 2013
Reputed Compton gang members to be indicted on civil-rights charges (Los Angeles County, CA): The U.S. Attorney's office is bringing federal civil rights charges against reputed members of a Compton gang arrested for alleged hate crimes against a black family.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: February 8, 2013
Hobbema shooting gang-related, RCMP confirm (Hobbema, AB): As the community here mourns the death of a teenage boy killed last week in a gang-related shooting, a Samson Cree First Nation councillor called on the 19-year-old man now wanted on a Canada-wide warrant in the murder to turn himself in.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: February 8, 2013
Fifth V-NOT gang member pleads guilty (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man today admitted his role in a street gang that used violence to control its drug sales within its territory.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: February 8, 2013
Judge gives former Latin Kings leader 40 year prison sentence (Chicago, IL): He ruled over 10,000 young "soldiers" in one of the nation's largest and most feared street gangs, ordering killings with blithe indifference.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: February 8, 2013
Police announce litany of gang-related arrests (Glendale, AZ): Police hosted a press conference Feb. 6 to announce news of significant local gang arrests. Members of the Glendale Police Department discussed the conclusion of a long term criminal investigation that involved numerous arrests for violent crimes including armed robbery, aggravated assault, and murder.
Source: The Glendale Star Date: February 8, 2013
Seven Calif. deputies to be fired for roles in clique (Los Angeles, CA): Seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies from an anti-gang unit have been notified that the department intends to fire them for being members of a secret law enforcement clique that allegedly encouraged unethical conduct.
Source: ABC News Date: February 7, 2013
Trial in 2010 Richmond killing of El Cerrito man mistaken for gang member goes to jury (Martinez, CA): Jury deliberations begin Thursday at the trial of a North Richmond man who testified he thought he was shooting at rival gang members when he fired upon a car carrying two young Muslims on an errand for their mosque in 2010.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: February 7, 2013
Despite shootings, gang crime in Portage Park on decline, police say (Chicago, IL): Two shootings — one fatal — in less than a week have some residents fearing that gang crime is spreading to the Northwest Side. Police officials told residents that gangs aren't warring in their neighborhood, but more squad cars would be assigned to patrol the area nonetheless.
Source: DNAinfo Date: February 7, 2013
KS officers learn about stopping gang activity (Garden City, KS): Trends, tattoos and tactics to fight gangs, that's the focus of a special conference in Garden City this week. Law enforcement officers from around Kansas are learning how to spot and stop gang activity.
Source: KWCH 12 News Date: February 7, 2013
Holyoke, Chicopee to share $445K 'Shannon Grant' to combat street-gang violence (Holyoke, MA): Two Western Massachusetts cities are among the benefactors of a $445,000 grant from the state's Sen. Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initiative to fight gang violence.
Source: The Republican Date: February 7, 2013
Lawrence police arrest three gang members, one associated with state-funded youth-violence program (Lawrence, MA): Lawrence police arrested three alleged members of a gang responsible for at least eight armed robberies, during apparent preparations for another robbery, police said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: February 7, 2013
Senate adopts Kan. RICO law, gang changes (Topeka, KS): Legislation intended to give Kansas prosecutors a new tool for curbing criminal gang activity has cleared the state Senate on a vote of 37-0.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 7, 2013
Latino students on supposed 'gang list' settle racial profiling case in LA (Glendale, CA): Latino students who said they were profiled as gang members, rounded up and searched without consent have reached a settlement in a racial profiling lawsuit against a suburban Los Angeles County school district and police department.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: February 7, 2013
Street Guns: A WTOL 11 investigation into Glass City gangs (Toledo, OH): There are dozens of gangs roaming Toledo streets. The Manor Boys, Cherrywoods, Smith Park, 900 boys, Stickney 33, and more. And every member is packing heat.
Source: Toledo News Now Date: February 7, 2013
17-year-old victim identified in suspected gang shooting (San Jose, CA): Authorities have identified a 17-year-old boy as the victim of a suspected gang-related shooting that also wounded a 14-year-old boy in East San Jose over the weekend.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: February 6, 2013
The Black Star Project: Parents failing to save kids' hearts, minds (Chicago, IL): The Black Star Project says the Chicago community must take an active role in curbing gun and gang violence, because new policing strategies will not work on their own. The culture must change.
Source: FOX 32 News Date: February 6, 2013
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