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Trial of suspect in Dewey Tucker's murder begins (Santa Rosa, CA): The trial of an alleged Sureno gang member charged with the freeway slaying of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker in 2010 and of a rival gang member a year later began Monday morning in Sonoma County Superior Court.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: September 24, 2012
In Chicago, gangs abound, but where are they? (Chicago, IL): "Most of our violence is gang related, much of it is narcotics gang related. They argue over turf and get into violent disputes with each other, and that's how people get hurt," Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said at a press conference last month after a weekend of shootings claimed five lives and another 16 people were injured.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: September 24, 2012
Memphis mayor promises 'pure-dee hell' to violent offenders (Memphis, TN): Mayor A C Wharton established a citywide program to warn children about the dangers of gangs and guns. He created a team inside City Hall whose purpose is to reduce youth handgun violence and programs to help young criminal offenders become productive.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: September 23, 2012
Prosecutors weigh gang charges (Fort Wayne, IN): Amid the raft of charges facing 24-year-old Traneilous L. "Neil" Jackson and 23-year-old Dontay D. Martin are counts of criminal gang activity.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: September 23, 2012
Gang awareness topic at WMCI committee meeting (Torrington, WY): Gang awareness in Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Corrections was discussed during the fall quarterly meeting of the Prison Community Partnership Committee Wednesday. The video presentation, "Gang Awareness for the Wyoming Department of Corrections and Wyoming," was given by Lt. Seth Norris, a staff member at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution at Torrington.
Source: Star-Herald Date: September 23, 2012
Elgin gang-related fight ends in stabbing (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man was stabbed in the chest late Saturday night during an altercation that police said started when the victim punched a member of his own gang.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 23, 2012
11 gang members face new indictment (New York, NY) : New charges were brought against 11 members of the MS-13 street gang, also known as La Mara Salvatrucha, on Friday, announced the U.S. District Attorney's office.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: September 23, 2012
Chattanooga gang data from police, sheriff called 'incomplete' (Chattanooga, TN): "Incomplete and inaccurate" — that's the judgment about data on local gangs received from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and Chattanooga Police Department.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 22, 2012
Juárez man who survived seven gunshots charged in two fatal robberies (El Paso, TX): A Juárez street-gang member who survived being shot seven times was arrested Friday by Chihuahua state investigators in connection with two homicides.
Source: El Paso Times Date: September 22, 2012
Easthaven community unites against gang activity (Columbus, OH): Members of the Easthaven community united against gangs today through a prayer walk Saturday. The event was in response to what Easthaven Community Blockwatch leader Felicia Saunders describes as recent gang activity.
Source: NBC4i.com Date: September 22, 2012
Five arrested in gang-related beating, shooting (Hollister, CA): Authorities arrested five people in connection with a gang-related beating and shooting in Hollister early Saturday morning.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: September 22, 2012
Four rival gangs trade guns for basketballs (Chicago, IL): Four rival gangs, community and church leaders, and NBA superstars all joined together Saturday afternoon in a gym for a basketball tournament geared towards ending violence in Chicago.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: September 22, 2012
Gang member to be exonerated of murder (Los Angeles, CA): Prosecutors are going to court Friday to seek dismissal of charges against a former gang member convicted of a drive-by murder in a gang infested neighborhood of Los Angeles 19 years ago.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: September 21, 2012
Investing in Porterville's youth (Porterville, CA): Wanting to make a difference in turning an at-risk youth’s life around, a local activist teamed with Mothers United Against Gang Violence to form The Ingrid Project.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: September 21, 2012
Class focuses on gang investigations and patrol procedures (Dodge City, KS): Officers James Nau and Leslie Lima of the Dodge City Police Department focused on the gang problem in Dodge City during Tuesday night's class.
Source: Dodge City Daily Globe Date: September 21, 2012
Banned gang trial documents leaked on Internet (Vancouver, BC): Crown documents disclosed in two major gang cases have been posted on the Internet by someone trying to discredit the Bacon brothers, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 21, 2012
Union City man pleads guilty to gang-related stabbing death of Teaneck man (Hackensack, NJ): A Union City man pleaded guilty to an aggravated manslaughter charge Thursday in the 2009 death of a Teaneck man in a gang-related stabbing, NorthJersey.com reports.
Source: NJ.com Date: September 21, 2012
Shooting investigation leads to 10 arrests (Moorpark, CA): Ten Moorpark residents were arrested last week after police served multiple search warrants as part of an ongoing investigation into two gang-related shootings that occurred in the city in August.
Source: Moorpark Acorn Date: September 21, 2012
Bibb, Twiggs get $150K grant for anti-gang effort (Macon, GA): Bibb and Twiggs counties have been awarded a $150,000 Federal grant to fight gang violence. U.S. Attorney Michael Moore announced the grant in a news release. He said the money will come from the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: September 21, 2012
Gang member accused of sexual assault (Greeley, CO): Greeley police arrested a gang member accused of sexually assaulting a female former member of a rival gang on a downtown street.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: September 21, 2012
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