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Beloit Police investigating shooting (Beloit, WI): Beloit Police are looking for two men involved in a gang-related shooting over the weekend. They tell us they were in a white sedan when they pulled up to two people walking down St. Lawrence Avenue.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: January 28, 2013
Renewed focus on gang violence after recent conviction (Richmond, VA): A known MS-13 gang member now faces years in prison for a murder near Richmond's Pony Pasture. Just days ago the killer in a 2011 summertime shooting that left one person dead was convicted.
Source: WTVR CBS 6 News Date: January 28, 2013
Task force talks gang violence (Jackson, TN): The meeting may have been held in Jackson, but the concern of gang activity extends into smaller communities.
Source: The Jackson Sun Date: January 28, 2013
Prosecutors unsure whether the right man was arrested in street gang raid (Dorchester, MA): Turns out one of the roughly 30 people who were arrested in a gang sweep in Dorchester nearly two weeks ago may not have been the man authorities were looking for, after all.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 28, 2013
Gervais man guilty of murder (Woodburn, OR): A 12-person jury found a Gervais man guilty Monday of murdering a Woodburn teenager in May 2011 in a gang-related shooting.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: January 28, 2013
Fresno sweep nets 98 in effort to curb feuding gangs (Fresno, CA): Fresno police arrested 98 people and seized 12 firearms during a five-day gang sweep that concluded Sunday in an effort to reduce gun violence caused by feuding West Fresno gangs.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: January 28, 2013
Newark detective preaches literacy in new anti-gang program (Newark, NJ): Rasheen Peppers spent his career chasing down Newark's most dangerous fugitives, groups of 20-somethings and teens who got caught up in the sprawling gang landscape of the state’s largest city.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 27, 2013
Two double murder trials to open in Kane County (Kane County, IL): The trials of two men accused of double homicides are scheduled to begin Monday in adjacent Kane County courtrooms, a rare coincidence that has required officials to beef up the jury pool.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: January 27, 2013
Gangs increasing presence in human sex trafficking in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino County, CA): Those fighting in the war to end human sex trafficking say gangs are getting involved in the activity because women and girls are seen as a renewable commodity.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: January 27, 2013
Woodlake man arrested in drug case (Woodlake, CA): A two-week investigation from the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department ended with a 21-year-old man being arrested on various drug charges and street gang activity on Friday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: January 27, 2013
Clearlake man pleads guilty to gang-related stabbing in Santa Rosa (Lake County, CA): A Clearlake man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August 2012 stabbing in Santa Rosa that prosecutors charged as a hate crime.
Source: Lake County News Date: January 26, 2013
Gang related incidents triple in one year (Yakima, WA): Yakima's gang problem has reached an unexpected level. KIMA found the number of gang related incidents tripled last year. They average more than one a day. Yakima's Gang-Free Initiative is supposed to address it.
Source: KIMA News Date: January 26, 2013
Police: Teen wounded in gang-related shooting (Red Bluff, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy was injured Friday night in a gang-related shooting. The teen, whose identity is being withheld, was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff for a gunshot wound to his ankle. He was released from the hospital, Red Bluff police said.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: January 26, 2013
Trenton gang member gets 20-year sentence for slaying (Trenton, NJ): A Trenton gang member who is serving two consecutive life terms for his role in a deadly house fire has been sentenced for another unrelated slaying.
Source: CBS Philly Date: January 26, 2013
Witness: Teen needed killing for gang 'letters' (Richmond, VA) : Dour-faced Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello has barely said a word during his two-day gang-related murder trial this week. But if a Richmond Circuit Court jury convicts him today of the first-degree murder of a gang informant and other charges, it will likely be because Ramirez-Cabello talked too much.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 25, 2013
Police say gang activity is prevalent in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Fayetteville is home to about 900 validated gang members, Fayetteville police said Thursday night.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: January 25, 2013
Teens arrested after traffic stop in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two teens and an adult were arrested Thursday for firearm ammunition violations, probation violations and gang enhancements, according to Watsonville Police.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 25, 2013
Alleged MS-13 gang member convicted of murdering innocent man in Chelsea (Suffolk County, NY): A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found alleged MS-13 gang member Santos Portillo guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Braulio Gomez, who was slain on a Chelsea street because Portillo wrongly believed Gomez was in a rival gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 25, 2013
Teens arrested in SW Portland gang stabbing (Portland, OR): A man was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in Southwest Portland Thursday night, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 25, 2013
Gang targeted 'typical American family' in hate crime, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say they are continuing to investigate alleged efforts by two Latino gang members to drive a black family from their Compton home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 25, 2013
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