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Evanston community bands together to fight youth violence (Evanston, IL): Nearly 30 years ago, a teenager was killed in Evanston as a result of gang violence, galvanizing the near-north suburb to deal with the burgeoning problem.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: October 10, 2012
11 members of MS-13 arrested during early morning sweep (Providence, RI): Providence's mayor announces a crack down on one of New England's deadliest gangs. Local, state and federal police arrest nearly a dozen members of MS-13 during an early morning sweep.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: October 10, 2012
Seven arrested in Santa Barbara gang sweep (Santa Barbara, CA): Santa Barbara police conducted a gang sweep Wednesday morning at residences throughout the city, leading to seven arrests.
Source: Noozhawk Date: October 10, 2012
Gang member receives lengthy prison sentence (Wilkes County, NC): A Caldwell County man identified as a street gang member was sentenced to between 101 and 131 months in prison after he pleaded no contest to felony first-degree kidnapping and other felony offenses in Wilkes Superior Court on Sept. 25.
Source: Wilkes Journal-Patriot Date: October 10, 2012
Police arrest suspect in gang-related shootings at UMC, Rio (Las Vegas, NV): Metro Police Gang Crimes detectives arrested a man on Tuesday who was suspected of taking part in two gang-related shootings at the Rio and University Medical Center on March 11.
Source: Las Vegas Sun Date: October 10, 2012
Law enforcement logs on: How authorities use online activity to fight gang-related crime (New York, NY): Last month, New York City announced the indictments of 49 members of two neighborhood gangs called "Very Crispy Gangsters" and "Rockstarz" on charges including murder, attempted murder and conspiracy. How did the department build the cases? They got online.
Source: CBS News Date: October 10, 2012
Fears of gang activity force changes in school bus route (Chattanooga, TN): He's lived on Fagan Street in Alton Park for most of his years. He calls it quiet. But he won't give an outsider anything more than his first name: Willie. "We don't have any gangs out here," Willie says. "Most of us are older people. During school hours, every now and then, you might see a few people standing on the corners, but it's no big deal."
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: October 10, 2012
Prime suspect arrested in Visitacion Valley gang slayings (San Francisco, CA) : The prime suspect in a July 30 broad-daylight shooting that killed two known gang members in Visitacion Valley — contributing to a deadly summer in the neighborhood — was charged with murder Wednesday.
Source: The San Francisco Examiner Date: October 10, 2012
Topeka police investigate unsolved murders (Topeka, KS): Detectives want to close the case files on the city's latest three murders, but they say a subculture of gang violence makes it harder to find leads.
Source: WIBW 13 News Date: October 10, 2012
Tigard man accused in gang-related shooting in Portland, police say (Portland, OR): Portland gang enforcement officers Tuesday arrested a 25-year-old man in Tigard who they've tied to the May 30 gang-related shooting and wounding of a 17-year-old in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Oregonian Date: October 10, 2012
Drug plot trial will call gang members (Nashville, TN): Multiple Vice Lord gang members, who pleaded guilty in what began as a 17-person drug conspiracy case, will testify in a federal jury trial scheduled to begin today.
Source: The Tennessean Date: October 9, 2012
Experts to study region's gangs, sex trafficking (San Diego, CA): A trio of local professors have received a $399,000 federal grant to research the scope and nexis of gang activity and sex trafficking in the region.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune Date: October 9, 2012
Boy, 17, fatally shot, another teen wounded (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head and another was wounded Monday night in a gang-related shooting in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 9, 2012
Trial under way in 2010 Richmond bicyclist killing (Richmond, CA): A gang member executed a bicyclist in broad daylight at Seventh Street and Florida Avenue in Richmond in 2010 because he believed the victim had disrespected his godbrother, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 9, 2012
Judge sentences teenaged Rockford gangster to prison (Rockford, IL): A man who suffered a grazing gunshot wound to the head and returned fire at a rival gang member March 12 was today sentenced to eight years in prison by Judge Rosemary Collins.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 9, 2012
Gang member guilty of shooting Elizabeth man to death over drugs (Elizabeth, NJ): A member of the Crips Street Gang was found guilty of murder today in Superior Court in Elizabeth for ordering the kililng of a 31-year-old man in a 2005 drug-related shooting.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 9, 2012
Belvidere credits prosecution, cameras for year five of less crime (Belvidere, IL): The Belvidere Police Department expects the level of gang-related crime to decline for the fifth straight year. Chief Jan Noble projects a drop from the 2011 level of 344 incidents of graffiti, vandalism and property damage. Gang-related crime peaked in 2008 at 690 cases.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 9, 2012
Cops suspect 'James Bond Gang' in burglaries, want the public's help (Morris Township, NJ): Police believe a burglary syndicate responsible for break-ins in Morris County over recent years may have increased its activity in the last few months. And at least two police chiefs hope residents will help nab the alleged crooks.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 9, 2012
Novato woman pleads guilty in Hamilton gang shooting (Novato, CA): A 24-year-old Novato woman pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting, leaving her two codefendants to face trial.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: October 9, 2012
Brother shields brother in gang plea (Wenatchee, WA): A Wenatchee man pleaded guilty Monday to gang-related witness tampering in order to shorten his brother’s jail sentence.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: October 9, 2012
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