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Cuccinelli leads anti-gang workshop in Weyers Cave (Augusta County, VA): Virginia's top prosecutor is claiming some key victories in the war on criminal street gangs. But during a daylong workshop in Augusta County Wednesday, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said those efforts must be a continual battle.
Source: WVIR 29 News    Date: June 6, 2012

Gang leader gets 50 years for sex trafficking (Alexandria, VA): A leader in the MS-13 street gang has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for preying on teenage girls and forcing them into prostitution throughout northern Virginia.
Source:    Date: June 1, 2012

Tri-County Task force thwarts gang activity (Montross, VA): The Tri County Task force has served warrants on two more individuals, Dwayne C. West 27 of Colonial Beach and Hayes J. Johnson, 30 of Hague as a part of Operation Impact.
Source: The Journal    Date: May 25, 2012

Targeting gangs throughout Virginia (Salem, VA): Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will kick off a series of five community and law enforcement gang trainings across the Commonwealth.
Source: WDBJ 7 News    Date: May 24, 2012

Jury recommends 58 years in Lynchburg shooting (Lynchburg, VA): A Lynchburg jury recommended 58 years in prison for a known Bloods gang member on Tuesday after it convicted him on two counts of malicious wounding and related firearms charges and one gang-related charge.
Source: WSLS 10 News    Date: May 22, 2012

Two additional gang associates plead guilty in Fairfax prostitution ring, officials say (Alexandria, VA): Two more people have pleaded guilty to charges of participating in a prostitution ring in Fairfax County that recruited local high school girls, authorities said.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: May 18, 2012

Police say gang presence in Western Virginia is serious matter (Radford, VA): Gangs are a growing issue in Virginia that can only be tackled with awareness and information. That was the sentiment imparted Wednesday during an all-day gang training session held at Radford University. The training, first in a series of anti-gang sessions sponsored by the office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, were open to law enforcement and the public.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: May 17, 2012

Cucinelli's anti-gang video wins national award (Richmond, VA): An anti-gang video produced by the Virginia attorney general's office is receiving national recognition.
Source: WRIC 8 News    Date: May 17, 2012

Gang signs: Police seeing spike in young recruits (Charlottesville, VA) : Writings on the walls of tunnels and overpasses announce what street gangs are in town. The "tagging" has caught the eye of youngsters and police alike.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: May 17, 2012

Cuccinelli, George Mason students create anti-gang games (Fairfax, VA): That's how the George Mason University junior describes his semester-long experience designing and producing a video game intended to prevent local teens from joining gangs -- all at the request of the state attorney general.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: May 3, 2012

HPD officer uses DARE program to address gang problem, educate local elementary schools (Harrisonburg, VA): There are currently more than 100 gang members in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County that are under 18, and police fear this number is on the rise.
Source: The Breeze    Date: April 26, 2012

Arlington battles to keep kids out of MS-13 (Arlington, VA): Since notorious street gang MS-13 put down roots in the D.C. area, officials in tiny Arlington County have worked to establish one of the most extensive gang prevention programs in the region, focusing on keeping children out of gangs and helping current gang members get out.
Source: The Washington Examiner    Date: April 18, 2012

Manassas man pleads guilty to trafficking girl, 14 (Manassas, VA) : A Manassas-area man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sex trafficking a 14-year-old female runaway. Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, 20, of Manassas, is a member of transnational Hispanic street gang SUR–13, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: ManassasPatch    Date: April 13, 2012

Two Va. men linked to gang plead to teen hooker ring (Alexandria, VA): Two men linked to a Virginia-based offshoot of the Crips street gang have pleaded guilty to their roles in running a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls.
Source:    Date: April 12, 2012

Event to explore the gangs of Arlington (Arlington, VA): Arlington may have a relatively low crime rate and a reputation for being a idyllic “urban village,” but there are still gangs — including the notorious MS-13 street gang — operating in our midst.
Source:    Date: April 11, 2012

Inmate charged with soliciting murder of rival gang members (Richmond, VA) : A Virginia inmate has been charged with 13 counts of trying to have fellow gang members murdered. If convicted of all counts, he could be sentenced to up to 650 years in prison.
Source: The Charlottesville Newsplex    Date: April 5, 2012

Manassas man pleads guilty to conspiracy in teen's 2010 stabbing death (Manassas, VA): A Manassas man accused of instructing other gang members to kill a 15-year-old Osbourn High School student as he walked home from school in November 2010 pleaded guilty Thursday to two felony charges.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: April 5, 2012

Inmate sues over alleged gang beating at Western Virginia Regional Jail (Roanoke, VA): Officials at the Western Virginia Regional Jail failed to break up a gang that was terrorizing other inmates in one of its pods, according to an inmate who claims he was severely beaten as a result of their inaction.
Source: The Roanoke Times    Date: April 4, 2012

Five Va. men, alleged Crips members, charged in teen prostitution ring (Alexandria, VA): The Crips leader approached the 16-year-old on the Metro, federal prosecutors allege, told her she was pretty and broached an offer he and his associates would make to high school girls across the area: She could make a lot of money by having sex with men.
Source: The Washington Post    Date: March 29, 2012

Police hunt assailants in Manassas (Manassas, VA): Police are looking for two men who they said assaulted a 19-­year-old on Saturday. According to police, the assault was gang-related.
Source: News & Messenger    Date: March 22, 2012

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