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Gang member testifies in Modesto home invasion death (Modesto, CA): The terror that criminal gangs wield over their own members was evident Thursday at a murder trial in Modesto. One of the four defendants testified that he was afraid gang leaders would target him for retaliation, so he reluctantly agreed to participate in a botched Modesto home-invasion robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a man.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 24, 2013
Teens charged in suspected gang shooting (Rocky Mount, NC): Three Rocky Mount teenagers were arrested for their suspected roles in the Wednesday afternoon shooting of a man.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: January 24, 2013
Raleigh teens charged with killing couple in possibly gang-related shooting (Raleigh, NC): Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison says a 16-year-old and 15-year-old have been charged with fatally shooting a husband and wife in their home.
Source: WGHP FOX 8 News Date: January 24, 2013
Prosecutor: Fight led to teen's death in Woodburn gang shooting (Woodburn, OR): Prosecutors said it was a fight that led to the gang-related slaying of a Woodburn teenager in 2011, according to opening statements in a murder that began Thursday.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: January 24, 2013
Twenty years later, Umoja men's group connects with youths to stop gang violence, promote values (Fort Worth, TX): Twenty years ago, Luther Perry was a Fort Worth police officer concerned about soaring gang violence. "We had 201 murders that year in the city of Fort Worth," said Perry, who said many were gang-related.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: January 24, 2013
High-ranking Latin King pleads guilty in three killings (White Plains, NY): On the eve of trial, a Newburgh gangster admitted his role in three murders. Jose "King Gordo" Lagos, 23, sold crack cocaine on Newburgh streets and was among the Latin Kings' leaders who ordered low-ranking members to carry out violent attacks throughout the city.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: January 23, 2013
Newport News police aim at gang issue in middle schools (Newport News, VA): Middle school students are the focus of a new program by the Newport News Police Department designed to keep youth away from gangs and out of trouble.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 23, 2013
Joliet gang confrontation ends with shooting; one dead (Joliet, IL): Two men were shot — one fatally — Tuesday night in a gang-related confrontation police said.
Source: The Herald-News Date: January 23, 2013
Too successful for our own good? (Santa Barbara, CA): Maybe those working to combat youth gang activity throughout the South Coast were too successful for their own good; perhaps other communities throughout the state are confronting more pressing gang problems.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: January 23, 2013
Boston reverend successful in efforts to curb gang violence (Las Vegas, NV): Police have identified more than 300 gangs in Las Vegas. While it's a problem across the country, some cities are having success in reducing gang violence.
Source: KLAS 8 News Date: January 23, 2013
Valley Bloods leader will serve over 14 years for gang activity (Staunton, VA): A Staunton man faces a long time in prison after taking a plea agreement in a gang-related assault case. 20-year-old Trey Aaron Scott pleaded guilty Wednesday to four felony charges, including aggravated malicious wounding.
Source: WVIR 29 News Date: January 23, 2013
Family of alleged gang members speak out (Waynesboro, GA): Families of alleged gang members in Waynesboro claim their loved ones are not gang members nor are there gangs in their city. Investigators arrested nine young men for participation in gang activity, which they say has wreaked havoc upon their city.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: January 23, 2013
Detroit to redeploy officers, disband Gang Squad (Detroit, MI): Officers in Detroit's formidable and at times notorious Gang Squad will be reassigned to regular patrols and other duties as part of a restructuring plan announced Wednesday aimed at preventing street crime and curbing the city's rising homicide rate.
Source: WXYZ Channel 7 News Date: January 23, 2013
Montreal man betrays fellow gang member in shotgun murder trial (Ottawa, ON): Darlind Jean took the witness stand in an Ottawa courtroom Wednesday and violated the code of Montreal street gangs he once so vigorously defended.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: January 23, 2013
One killed, one wounded in Joliet gang shooting (Joliet, IL): One man was killed and a second seriously wounded on Joliet's west side in what police say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 23, 2013
Abby ties to Surrey gang hit (Surrey, BC): A gang associate critically wounded in a targeted shooting in Surrey last Tuesday was arrested in connection to an Abbotsford drive-by shooting in September.
Source: Burnaby Now Date: January 22, 2013
American Indian gang trio face racketeering trial (Minneapolis, MN): Three members of a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people from the Twin Cities to reservations in greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond will go on trial Tuesday in what authorities call one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Country.
Source: USA Today Date: January 22, 2013
Pasco teen to be charged as adult in alleged Kennewick library attack (Kennewick, WA): A Pasco teen has been charged as an adult for allegedly attacking a 16-year-old in a Kennewick library and helping take his laptop because the victim was wearing a college sweatshirt in a rival gang color.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: January 22, 2013
Murder suspect pleads guilty (Forrest County, MS): The last of six suspects charged in a 2010 homicide has pleaded guilty. Thamos Vantroy Fairley, 36, was in Forrest County Circuit Court Tuesday morning to go on trial for aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, murder and three counts of criminal street gang activity when he decided to plead.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: January 22, 2013
Gang war led to killing (Ottawa, ON): A cop cupped a stricken man's guts in his hand, trying to stuff them back into the gaping hole in his abdomen. They would have been warm to the touch in the 3 a.m. cold of Feb. 19, 1998. It was the night that Montreal's gang war came to Ottawa.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: January 22, 2013
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