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Some lured early into gang life (Odessa, TX): When she was just 8 years old, Maria joined Surenos Trece, a local gang, compelled by a sense of duty and family pride as well as the fantasy of what gangster life was like.
Source: Odessa American Date: April 21, 2012
York community, police talk solutions for gangs (York, PA): Community members discussed how parents can recognize gang activity and what the community can do about it Saturday morning at Lincoln Charter School. The city currently has 725 documented gang members, according to York City Officer Larry Lawrence, not all of whom are active. Some are in prison and some have died.
Source: York Daily Record Date: April 21, 2012
Basalt juveniles planned to kidnap man, let him starve (Basalt, CO): A juvenile male from Basalt confessed to law-enforcement officials Wednesday that he and three accomplices planned to lure another man to a park, beat him, then dump his bound body in the woods so he would starve to death, the Basalt Police Department said Friday.
Source: The Aspen Times Date: April 21, 2012
Teen Court opens the eyes of first-time offenders (Raleigh, NC): False rumors of gang involvement and whispers of a coming fight swirled around Dalvin Jordan as he stepped off a school bus at Daniels Middle School in Raleigh two years ago. Looks were exchanged, smack was talked and Dalvin, now 14, let his fist fly.
Source: The News & Observer Date: April 20, 2012
BU student is city's fourth homicide this week (Boston, MA): A violent week in the city of Boston continued Thursday morning when a Boston University graduate student was fatally shot in a part of the Allston section that is usually safe, police and neighbors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: April 20, 2012
Gang members to serve years for manslaughter (Grand Prairie, AB): A pair of Grande Prairie gang members pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges Thursday in the Remembrance Day 2010 slaying of a rival gang member.
Source: Grande Prairie Daily Herald Tribune Date: April 20, 2012
Proposed cut to anti-gang program sparks backlash (Boston, MA): A 64 percent cut to an anti-gang program in a House committee's proposed state budget caught some lawmakers off-guard and has set off a flurry of efforts to restore funding.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: April 20, 2012
Visalia city officals asks for help with gang violence (Visalia, CA): A recent spike in gang-related violence in Visalia has prompted city officials to ask the community for its help.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 20, 2012
City works to offset gang activity following rise in gun violence (Columbia, MO): With gun violence in Columbia rising to nearly record levels, the Columbia Police Department and local organizations are working to offset gang violence and get local youth on the right track.
Source: The Maneater Date: April 20, 2012
Gang member charged in warehouse party killing (Tacoma, WA): A gang member has been charged with second degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man last weekend at a Tacoma warehouse party.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: April 20, 2012
Gang expert speaks at Scranton neighborhood watch meeting (Scranton, PA): If you notice your child becoming withdrawn, coming home with unexplained bruises, wearing only certain colors or buying hats or necklaces with certain symbols, you could be seeing indicators of gang activity, a gang expert said.
Source: The Times-Tribune Date: April 20, 2012
Officials probe secret clique in L.A. County sheriff's gang unit (Los Angeles County, CA): The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a hard-charging clique of aggressive deputies known as the Jump Out Boys.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 20, 2012
Gang retaliations: A bloody tit for tat (Seattle, WA): Will Wednesday night's shooting in South Seattle bring retaliation? Police have said it appears gang-related, and one expert in gang violence prevention said that means, more often than not , more bullets will fly.
Source: KING 5 News Date: April 20, 2012
Sheriff's officials probe secret clique of deputies in anti-gang unit (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives have launched a probe into what appears to be a secret deputy clique within the department's elite gang unit, an investigation triggered by the discovery of a document suggesting the group embraces shootings as a badge of honor.
Source: KTLA News Date: April 20, 2012
Gang violence strikes two Fresno hotels (Fresno, CA): It was a violent night at two Fresno hotels early Friday morning. One man is dead and another was injured after shots were fired. Police say the two incidents were unrelated. Officers do say the both attacks were gang-related.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 20, 2012
Violent gang crime erupts in Visalia (Visalia, CA): A South Valley police chief is calling on the community to help stem a rise in violent crime. A double shooting this week near Downtown Visalia is the latest violent gang crime to erupt in the South Valley city.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: April 20, 2012
Murder of member's girlfriend led to Pa. gang case (Pittsburgh, PA) : Two murders - one of an alleged gang member's girlfriend - and a spate of armed robberies and other violent crimes led to 14 people being charged as part of an alleged gang-related heroin ring in Pittsburgh, a federal prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Centre Daily Times Date: April 20, 2012
Santa Ana gang member gets life in teen's death (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for his role in the 2010 death of a 16-year-old who was shot in the back as he fled semiautomatic gunfire, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 20, 2012
Injunction against Rancho Cucamonga-based gang has Northtown residents uncomfortable (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A court-ordered injunction has a number of Northtown residents feeling unfairly targeted by law enforcement. A recent town hall gathering to discuss an injunction against the Cucamonga Kings street gang resulted in a two-hour meeting where more than 150 community members expressed that the ban targets the whole neighborhood as opposed to those who are committing crimes.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 20, 2012
Former Air Force airman sentenced in gang-related beating death of Army sergeant in Germany (Washington, DC): A former airman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison in the gang-related beating death of an Army sergeant in Germany in 2005.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 20, 2012
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