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Gang violence heats up in Augusta (Augusta, GA): Gang tensions are heating up in Augusta. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says they have been dealing with two gangs in particular weekly over the last month or so. What has the Richmond County Sheriff's Office more concerned about gang violence is the frequency of the shootings.
Source: WJBF NewsChannel 6 Date: January 2, 2013
Perjury arrest in gang-related trial (Santa Maria, CA): Police arrested a woman who testified during a recent street-gang trial for lying on the witness stand.
Source: Crime Voice Date: January 2, 2013
Two Salinas men found guilty in Archer Street murders (Salinas, CA): Two young men accused of ambushing four teenagers and killing two of them in Salinas in 2009 were found guilty Wednesday after an almost month-long jury trial.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 2, 2013
Aurora reports no homicides for first time since 1946 (Aurora, IL): For the first time in more than six decades, Aurora finished the year without a single homicide, after years of efforts by police and community groups to end violence between rival gangs in Illinois' second-largest city. Aurora struggled with gang violence beginning in the 1990s. The city's homicides peaked at 26 in both 1995 and 1996. As recently as 2007, the city averaged more than one homicide per month.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: January 2, 2013
Suspected Latin Kings gang member held on murder charge in Waterbury (Waterbury, CT): A suspected member of the Latin Kings street gang is being held on a $3 million bond after he was transported back to the city from Puerto Rico to face a murder charge.
Source: Republican-American Date: January 1, 2013
Three men wounded in suspected gang shooting in Wilmington (Wilmington, CA): Three men were shot in Wilmington early Monday morning in what Los Angeles police suspect was a gang-related incident.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 1, 2013
'Any one of us could be next, they're random shootings' (Yakima, WA): Two gang-related shootings minutes into the new year just a dozen blocks away from each other on North 5th Avenue and North 6th Street.
Source: KIMA News Date: January 1, 2013
Rahm Emanuel's police deployment shuffle (Chicago, IL) : Despite promises of staffing increases, the Chicago Police Department has fewer beat officers in patrol districts across the city than before Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of city data has found.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 31, 2012
San Juan gang checkpoints weigh civil rights, public safety (San Juan, TX): The often delicate balance between civil liberties and law enforcement’s goal of public safety is playing out in San Juan. The target in between: gang members.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: December 31, 2012
Chester County gang murders result in new law (Chester County, PA): The December, 2011 murders of two men in New Garden exposed the presence of street gangs in Chester County this year and ultimately led to the enactment of locally drafted legislation signed into law in October.
Source: Daily Local News Date: December 31, 2012
Gang activity spilling over into homicide investigations (Ottawa, ON): While homicides are down from the average this year, Ottawa police say a jump in gang activity throughout the city has spilled over into the major crimes unit.
Source: CBC News Date: December 31, 2012
Police say North Spokane murder is gang-related (Spokane, WA): Spokane Police said they believe a North Spokane murder is gang related. Police say suspect Salvador Rivera-Romero is a gang member. He’s wanted for first degree murder.
Source: KREM 2 News Date: December 31, 2012
2012 was a deadly year to be a gangster in B.C. (British Columbia): It was a deadly year to be a gangster, with more than twice as many gang-related murders in 2012 as in 2011. Still, the past 12 months were far from the deadliest in recent years.
Source: The Province Date: December 31, 2012
Communities respond to recent gang violence at rally (Pasadena, CA) : Leaders, officials and residents of Pasadena and Altadena gathered outside All-Saints Church in Pasadena Sunday to speak out about the recent string of gang-related violent incidents in both communities.
Source: PasadenaPatch Date: December 31, 2012
Shooting death possibly linked to rival gangs (Tuscaloosa, AL): Investigators believe a string of violent crimes, including a weekend fatal shooting, may have been sparked by rival gangs.
Source: WIAT CBS42 News Date: December 31, 2012
Homicide detectives, gang units working hand in hand (Omaha, NE): Thirty-nine times this year, Omaha police detectives took hold of a yellow tape stretched across a street, lifted it over their heads and walked into a killing scene. They found spilled blood and exceptional grief.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: December 30, 2012
N.J. Bloods gang leader surrenders after lengthy manhunt (Elizabeth, NJ): The leader of a Bloods street gang in New Jersey turned himself in to authorities this weekend, and was ordered held on $5 million charges bail on charges that he ran a major drug ring.
Source: CBS New York Date: December 30, 2012
Police show evidence used to convict 'Slayer' gang (Boise, ID): Several months after police made multiple arrests, local, state and federal agencies gave KTVB a look at evidence they collected to help prosecutors take down a violent street gang, known as the Slayers.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: December 30, 2012
Fresno police investigating two gang shootings (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are investigating two separate gang-related shootings in southwest Fresno that left two men wounded over the weekend.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 30, 2012
Man accused in 2010 gang killing arrested in Mexico (Madison, WI): A man accused of killing a 19-year-old in a gang-related shooting on Madison's east side in 2010 has been arrested in Mexico.
Source: WISC-TV News 3 Date: December 30, 2012
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