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Recent shooting highlights gang activity (Medford, OR): Medford Police say teens are trying to impress older gang members with destructive behavior. Medford Police are searching for a 15-year-old suspect in a reported drive-by shooting. Police say Tuesday's drive by shooting was likely gang-related.
Source: KDRV 12 News Date: May 10, 2013
Witnesses to gang-related stabbing sought (Calgary, AB): Investigators trying to solve the stabbing of a veteran gang member last month believe there were witnesses to the attack who did not come forward.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: May 10, 2013
Citizens target epidemic of gang violence (Salinas, CA): Like obesity, drugs and smoking, gang violence in Monterey County is an epidemic best targeted with an ounce of prevention through college prep programs, better recreational opportunities and parental education, a coalition of community members decided Thursday night.
Source: The Californian Date: May 10, 2013
Teen who lost brother says no future in gangs (Fort Wayne, IN): Robert Ward remembers his older brother, Paul, as his "bro" – a 22-year-old with a fun personality who had his back no matter what.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: May 10, 2013
Omaha man serving life for fatal shooting appeals (Omaha, NE): The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear arguments in the appeal of an Omaha man given life in prison for the gang-related shooting death of a 20-year-old man.
Source: KGWN 5 News Date: May 9, 2013
Six members of DC street gang facing sentencing hearing for series of assaults, robberies (Washington, DC): Six reputed members of a criminal street gang in the District of Columbia are being sentenced for a series of assaults. The men, who prosecutors belonged to a gang known as Show Out, are scheduled to be sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 9, 2013
Street gangs growing, evolving in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): An estimated 20,000 street gang members and their associates prowl neighborhoods all over southern Nevada, the highest number for the valley yet. Metro Police said the number of known gangsters in Las Vegas has increased 10 percent in each of the past two years, and there are now almost 600 individual gangs.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: May 9, 2013
Gang member arrested in college student's murder; gunman on the loose (Scranton, PA): One member of the Crips street gang is in custody and another is wanted for the murder of a Lackawanna College student in Scranton on Sunday night.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: May 9, 2013
18 alleged gang members indicted in drug conspiracy (Baltimore, MD): A federal indictment that was unsealed Wednesday details a gang-related drug enterprise in Howard County that has led to charges against 18 alleged gang members and three others who officials said were operating on the street and from behind jail walls.
Source: WBAL 11 News Date: May 9, 2013
Scott Denno guilty, both counts (Elizabethtown, NY): Jurors found Scott E. Denno guilty on Wednesday of first-degree manslaughter and gang assault in the beating death of Robert M. Rennie.
Source: Press-Republican Date: May 9, 2013
Harlem Youth Marines steers kids from gang violence (New York, NY): With names like Cash Money Brothers, Broad Day Shooters, Make It Happen Boyz, Addicted to Green, Da Broadway Bullies and From Da Zoo, gangs are swarming Harlem's streets with police precincts reporting nearly 30 youth crews in northern Manhattan.
Source: New York Amsterdam News Date: May 9, 2013
Fresno gang members are using arson for intimidation (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are following a disturbing new trend. They say gang members are using flames as a fear factor.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: May 9, 2013
In Briana Allen killing, prosecutors unleash major racketeering indictment (New Orleans, LA): Almost a year after 5-year-old Briana Allen was fatally shot at a birthday party and 33-year-old Shawanna Pierce caught a deadly bullet while driving through the Central City neighborhood, the investigation has led to this: a sprawling indictment naming 15 people in a racketeering conspiracy involving 15 killings, numerous attempted murders and armed robberies and other violence across the city.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: May 9, 2013
Police: Gang member fired shots (Greenville, NC): Greenville police on Wednesday arrested a gang member on charges he fired into an occupied vehicle.
Source: The Daily Reflector Date: May 9, 2013
Police identify suspect in Langside shooting (Winnipeg, MB): It was a cold-blooded execution in broad daylight of a young man mistaken for a gang member. Now a countrywide manhunt is underway for the teen suspect Winnipeg police believe is responsible for pulling the trigger.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: May 8, 2013
Gang members plead guilty on drug charges (Williamsport, PA): Three gang members with ties to the Shamokin and Mount Carmel areas pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiring to sell crack cocaine and heroin.
Source: The News Item Date: May 8, 2013
Alleged gang member sentenced for assault in holding cell (Dayton, OH): Richard Benton III, whom law enforcement officials say is a member of the Robert "Booby" Hill gang they say ran a local heroin distribution ring, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 days in prison on Wednesday for assaulting another individual.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: May 8, 2013
Hearing in north Modesto gang slaying postponed (Modesto, CA): A judge Wednesday postponed an arraignment hearing for eight defendants charged with murder in connection with the death of a 20-year-old man in north Modesto.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 8, 2013
Two men injured in nightime knife attack at Healdsburg High School (Healdsburg, CA): Two men were stabbed Tuesday night at Healdsburg High School in what officials are calling a rare incident of gang violence in the community. "We are not immune. We wish we were," said City Councilman Gary Plass, a retired Healdsburg Police sergeant. "It does raise its ugly head occasionally."
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 8, 2013
Police shed light on gangs (Hopewell, VA): It can be something as simple as the color of a hat, a backpack, beads around someone's neck or a tattoo. All these things can be used to identify a gang member.
Source: The Hopewell News Date: May 8, 2013
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