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New sentencing guidelines don’t apply in case involving street gang (Hammond, IN): Although dozens of local defendants will serve less time in federal prison thanks to changes to crack cocaine sentencing guidelines, the members of the CCA street gang won’t after the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled against them.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: May 31, 2012
Suspect arrested, victim identified in Aptos overpass drive-by shooting (Aptos, CA): Deputies arrested a Prunedale man Wednesday night for the gang-related killing of a 21-year-old Live Oak man, shot to death on a freeway overpass.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 31, 2012
Union wants chaplain to resign over comments about gangs (Norwalk, CT): City police union officials are calling for the department's chaplain to resign after she accused police officers of racial profiling following a Memorial Day incident in which a police officer calling for backup said more than 100 Crips and Bloods gang members were at Calf Pasture Beach.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 31, 2012
Police investigate gang shooting early Thursday in Yakima (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are investigating what they're calling a gang-related shooting that left a 37-year-old man hospitalized early Thursday.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 31, 2012
Two Laval men lightly hurt in gang shooting (Montreal, QC): Two Laval men were targeted by gunmen early Thursday morning as they parked in the Ste-Rose sector of the Montreal suburb, neither man was seriously injured in what police are calling a street gang-related incident.
Source: CTV Montreal Date: May 31, 2012
Guilty plea to gang activity in 11-year-old's death (DeKalb County, GA): A man has pleaded guilty to gang activity in connection with the 2010 shooting death of a Chamblee 11-year-old.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: May 31, 2012
Mayor says liquor stores contribute to gang violence (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago has closed four liquor stores since April and is eyeing closing 30 more as it tries to get a handle on gang violence that claimed 10 lives Memorial Day weekend.
Source: Examiner Date: May 31, 2012
Feds bust gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi (Pascagoula, MS): A three-year investigation into a gang-related gun operation in South Mississippi has resulted in 15 individuals being charged in a 30-count, federal firearms indictment, the U.S. Attorney's office in Gulfport announced Thursday.
Source: The Mississippi Press Date: May 31, 2012
Deadly gang shooting at Port Moody rec centre raises public-safety worries, police say (Port Moody, BC): Yet another Lower Mainland gang war continues to put innocent lives at risk, as a 35-year-old gangster connected to the embattled Dhak/Duhre crime group was fatally shot outside a busy Port Moody recreation centre Wednesday night.
Source: The Province Date: May 31, 2012
Mayor seeks advice on youth gun violence from gang leaders (Memphis, TN): Memphis Mayor A C Wharton met with the leaders of the city's gangs, and asked them for help. Mayor Wharton is starting a program to get guns out of the hands of young people.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: May 31, 2012
Six CeaseFire workers charged with crimes in the past five years (Chicago, IL): Juan Johnson and Harold Martinez were street workers for the CeaseFire anti-violence group back in 2007. But on an August day that year, they were focused on a drug deal — and not on stopping shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 31, 2012
Probe shooting connection (Wheeling, IL) : Local police are working with the Cook County Sheriff's Dept. after a recent string of what law enforcement officials are calling gang-related activity in and near Wheeling, a Wheeling police official said.
Source: Journal & Topics Date: May 31, 2012
Chattanooga police ready to enforce Tennessee's new gang law (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga officials say local police already have identified some violent criminal street gangs that officials could eventually target under an expansion of Tennessee's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act that takes effect July 1.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 30, 2012
Gang life claims two brothers (Santa Barbara, CA): For Mimi Roldan, the last four years have been filled with unimaginable pain. On July 4, 2008, in the midst of thousands of people waiting for the holiday fireworks show to start, a gang-related brawl left her 15-year-old son Emmanuel dead from a stab wound to the heart.
Source: Santa Barbara Independent Date: May 30, 2012
Man awaiting trial for gang murder incident faces more charges (Lompoc, CA): The man whose awaiting trial for a gang related murder incident is now facing more felony charges.
Source: KCOY 12 News Date: May 30, 2012
Three arrested, one sought in kidnap of couple, torture of man by reputed members of LA-area gang (Pico Rivera, CA): Authorities say they have arrested three men and are seeking a fourth who kidnapped a Los Angeles County couple and tortured the man for days.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 30, 2012
As gang warfare escalates in Chicago, can Facebook be a help? (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are turning to social media and other alternative methods to try to prevent new gangland murders, after criminal gangs engaged in a four-day killing spree over Memorial Day weekend.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: May 30, 2012
Known gang members involved in Calf Pasture Beach standoff (Norwalk, CT): Norwalk Police officers shot down allegations of racial profiling during a Memorial Day fight at Calf Pasture Beach, but the police chaplain said she stands by her comments regarding the manner in which an officer at the beach radioed for backup.
Source: The Hour Date: May 30, 2012
Two men, one woman wounded in L.A. park shootings (Los Angeles, CA): Two men and one woman were wounded Tuesday night in a possible gang-related shooting in Queen Anne Park in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 30, 2012
Man charged with killing boy inside pizzeria (Chicago, IL) : A North Side man is charged with killing a teenage gang rival inside an Uptown pizza restaurant. Andre Alejandro, 22, of the 1400 block of West Chase Avenue, faces first-degree murder charges for shooting and killing Ivan Alanis, 14, according to a police statement.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: May 30, 2012
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