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Suffolk police units' message to gangs: We're watching (Suffolk, VA): In a windowless room of the Police Department's 1st Precinct, the walls tell the story of a four-year war on gangs. Near the door, a color-coded map outlines downtown gang territories.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: December 21, 2011

Gang members sentenced for racketeering (Norfolk, VA): Two members of the Bounty Hunter Bloods were sentenced in Norfolk federal court this week for what prosecutors called a pattern of racketeering acts.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     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

Officials call for action against local gang activity (Charlottesville, VA): Officials Wednesday night called for increased action against gangs in Central Virginia. "We talk a lot in this community, about a whole lot of things all the time," said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo, speaking at a forum hosted by the Albemarle/Charlottesville Safe Schools/Healthy Students Project. "We talk things to death. … We've got to do something."
Source: The Daily Progress    Date: December 7, 2011

Parents, officials react to gang fight at local middle school (Broadway, VA): Fears of gang violence are high in Rockingham County after police arrest a 12 year old boy, for leading a fight at Frank Hillyard Middle School in Broadway.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: December 1, 2011

Eleven men arrested in investigation of drug and weapons ring (Manassas, VA): Authorities on Wednesday arrested 11 men, several of whom have ties to street gangs, on charges of cocaine and firearms trafficking in Northern Virginia, officials said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: December 1, 2011

Man admits to Norfolk beating death, gets 35 years (Norfolk, VA): A member of the Bounty Hunter Bloods street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder, assault and racketeering charges in the beating death of a teenager in Ocean View four summers ago.
Source: The Virginian-Pilot    Date: November 30, 2011

Gang activity in local schools under investigation (Harrisonburg, VA) : The C.H.A.R.G.E. Gang Task Force is investigating a gang recruitment related incident in Rockingham County. Harrisonburg Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff's Office Gang Task Force was contacted on Nov. 16 by a School Resource Officer about pre-teens recruiting other students for the Crips street gang.
Source: WHSV 3 News    Date: November 30, 2011

Gangs enter new territory with sex trafficking (Fairfax, VA): The MS-13 gang got its start among immigrants from El Salvador in the 1980s. Since then, the gang has built operations in 42 states, mostly out West and in the Northeastern United States, where members typically deal in drugs and weapons.
Source: NPR News    Date: November 14, 2011

MS-13 gang is branching into underage prostitution, authorities say (Fairfax,VA): The 12-year-old runaway was desperate — she was out of money and had no place to stay. So she turned to the one man her friends said could help: a top MS-13 gang member.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: November 13, 2011

Roanoke holds gang conference (Roanoke, VA): Virginia may be for lovers, but police know it's also home to gangs. Gangs are such an issue in the Commonwealth, that leaders have put together a training conference here in Roanoke. We're told 48% of crimes in Virginia are gang-related, and a gun was used in most of those crimes (90%).
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: November 10, 2011

Gang member gets 21 years in prison (Portsmouth, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Wednesday in Norfolk federal court to 21 years in prison for participating in a pattern of racketeering activity, including a home invasion and conspiring to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in a crime of violence.
Source: WAVY FOX43 News     Date: November 9, 2011

Man guilty in gang-activity, assault case (Stafford County, VA): An Arlington man who started a fight at a Stafford County party earlier this year is facing more than six years in prison after being convicted under a state statute that his lawyer calls "a disgrace."
Source: The Free Lance-Star    Date: November 7, 2011

MS13 street gang and others tied to child prostitution (Alexandria, VA): A Fairfax man with ties to the notorious MS-13 street gang was sentenced by a federal judge to 24 years in prison for luring teenage girls from the Northern Virginia area into the horrific world of child prostitution.
Source: WUSA 9 News    Date: November 4, 2011

Gang member sentenced for crimes (Portsmouth, VA): The Portsmouth gang member convicted of participating in racketeering activity including; attempted murder, home invasion and conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
Source: WAVY-TV 10 News     Date: November 1, 2011

New valley report focuses on gangs and youth (Staunton, VA): Shenandoah Valley gangs are relatively small and unorganized, but still pose a real threat to kids. Those are the findings of a 200 page study on valley gang activity, which also offers some plans of attack.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: November 1, 2011

Target gang activity in Augusta County, say advocates (Staunton, VA): The bad news is there are about 300 gang members within the borders of Augusta County. The good news is that area gangs are not well-organized and few, if any, have ties to the national affiliations they might claim.
Source: The News Leader    Date: November 1, 2011

Man sentenced for gang activity (Norfolk, VA): A Portsmouth man was sentenced Monday in Norfolk federal court to 15 years in prison for racketeering and other charges.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald    Date: October 31, 2011

Six juveniles charged in Suffolk gang investigation (Suffolk, VA): Six teenagers, ages 11 through 17, are charged with crimes in Suffolk. Police searched four homes Thursday as part of its ongoing investigation into the so-called Lloyd Street Gang.
Source: WVEC 13 News    Date: October 28, 2011

Staunton-Waynesboro-Augusta youth office gets anti-gang grant (Staunton, VA): The area's Office on Youth won a $250,000 grant to develop anti-gang programs. The office will use the funds help police agencies suppress gangs, to run programs to get members out of gangs and find ways to keep kids from joining gangs.
Source: The News Leader    Date: October 28, 2011

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