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East Ridge talks gangs, school bullies (Chattanooga, TN): Days after a student falsely claimed that she was raped at East Ridge Middle School, law enforcement and education officials answered questions from concerned parents about safety and gang activity at the school, emphasizing that though there are gang members in East Ridge and even some gang activity in schools, the problems at the school are minor and no different from those all middle schools face.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 15, 2012
State of Texas alleges that gang-ridden Southwest Houston condo complex is a public nuisance (Houston, TX) : Claiming essentially that it is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, the State of Texas and Harris County are attempting to force a Southwest Houston condominium complex to clean up its act or shut down -- and each and every unit owner is listed as a defendant.
Source: Houston Press Date: May 15, 2012
Gas bar closed off to investigate knife attack (Langley, BC): A stabbing incident that closed down a Langley gas station Thursday morning was gang-related, police said: "This is believed to be directly linked to gang activity and not a random act of violence. There appears to be no immediate threat to public safety," said Sgt. Peter Thiessen of the Lower Mainland District RCMP.
Source: Langley Advance Date: May 15, 2012
Saquan Evans sentenced for murdering toddler in gang-related shooting (Syracuse, NY): It's been nearly a year and a half since 20-month-old Rashaad Walker, Jr. was killed in a gang retaliation shooting, and the man found responsible was sentenced Tuesday morning.
Source: CNY Central Date: May 15, 2012
Rahm Emanuel crime strategy: Facing high murder rate, Chicago mayor announces 'new' plan (Chicago, IL) : Facing criticism concerning Chicago's soaring homicide rate thus far this year, Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new "wraparound" crime-fighting strategy on the eve of his one-year anniversary as the city's mayor.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: May 15, 2012
Pros and cons arise in anti-gang zone proposal for North Highline (White Center, WA): During the week of May 7 King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (District 9) proposed legislation (2012-0135) that would allow the council to establish "anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas" in unincorporated swaths of King County, and give judges the ability to bar people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering those areas. If deputies see individuals banned from an area spending time there, they can be arrested.
Source: West Seattle Herald Date: May 15, 2012
Two men convicted on armed robbery charges, leading police on high-speed chase through Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ): Two Newark men were convicted this morning of an armed robbery in which they robbed a woman and her two young daughters at gun point and then led police on a high-speed chase through Elizabeth, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 15, 2012
Jogger attacked and robbed in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police arrested a man for robbery with a gang enhancement after they say he chased a man down the street, and began beating him.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 15, 2012
Rancho Cordova triple-slaying trial opens with gang-violence scenario (Sacramento, CA) : The prosecutor described it as a case "about a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon" – shattered by two gang members who chased down three Rancho Cordova kids on bicycles and shot them dead.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 15, 2012
Bibb sheriff seeks anti-gang grant (Macon, GA): Macon and Bibb County officials often discuss gang activity, and now the Bibb County Sheriff's Office wants funding to help combat the problem.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: May 15, 2012
B.C. gang violence victims cited in awareness campaigns (Abbotsford, BC): B.C. police are citing the deaths of two gang violence victims to make parents aware of the dangers of youth joining the criminal underworld.
Source: Vancouver 24 Hours Date: May 15, 2012
The challenges of keeping student riders safe from gangs and bullies (Washington, DC): In March, a group of five girls in Lorain, Ohio, jumped a 16-year-old after she got off the school bus. In December, a 16-year-old boy was beaten up on his bus for refusing to join the Bloods street gang of Earle, Ark.
Source: School Transportation News Date: May 15, 2012
KC to target violent criminals through new initiative (Kansas City, MO): Kansas City leaders are promising the city's most violent criminals a long hot summer. And it has nothing to do with the weather. A new initiative announced Tuesday afternoon will target those thought to be disproportionally responsible for the majority of violent crime on Kansas City streets.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: May 15, 2012
Three suspected gang members charged in deadly San Pablo drive-by shooting (San Pablo, CA): Three men suspected of being members of a violent street gang have been charged in a drive-by shooting that killed a San Pablo man last month, according to police, who say the attack was retribution for a shooting two years ago.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 15, 2012
Buena Park gang member charged with attempted murder (Buena Park, CA): A gang member was charged today with attempted murder of a police officer and premeditated attempted murder of another victim following a police pursuit in Fullerton.
Source: Orange County Breeze Date: May 15, 2012
Two booked on suspicion of gang-related killing in Salinas' Veterans Memoral Park last summer (Salinas, CA): Salinas police investigators said Tuesday that they believe they have solved an 8-month-old gang-related homicide from last summer.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: May 15, 2012
Santa Rosa couple arrested in suspected gang-related assault (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa couple suspected of having connections to a white supremacist gang were arrested Tuesday for ramming their car into the vehicle of former associates, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 15, 2012
Gang member convicted in 1994 killing after DNA link (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles County jury has convicted a gang member in the 1994 killing of a Studio City man and the attempted murder of the man's wife after DNA tied him to the crime scene.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 15, 2012
Madera man gets 40 years in gang killing (Madera, CA): A 21-year-old Madera man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of another man nearly four years ago, the Madera County District Attorney's Office said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 15, 2012
Money headed to three Yakima County cities for gang problem (Yakima County, WA): Tens of thousands of dollars are on the way to fight gangs in Yakima County, but in a new twist for the county Gang Commission its going to three different cities.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 15, 2012
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