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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
Man shot in neck outside Fort Worth bar in gang-related shooting (Fort Worth, TX): A man was shot in the neck during a gang related shooting outside a Fort Worth bar Saturday morning.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: December 29, 2012
Gang member to stand trial for alleged 'hate motivated' murder (Murrieta, CA): A San Jacinto gang member who allegedly gunned down a man wrongly associated with a rival gang must stand trial for first-degree murder and other felonies, a judge ruled today, Dec. 28.
Source: The Valley News Date: December 28, 2012
Police seek community's help to reduce gang violence (Eugene, OR): Eugene Police said they are organizing a community discussion to combat rising gang violence and gang-related crimes. "We've seen an increase in gun related crimes," said Eugene Police Sgt. Scott McKee on Friday.
Source: KVAL News Date: December 28, 2012
Shooting was gang-related, Victoria police say (Victoria, TX): The shooting in the 1300 block of Levi Street on Thursday was gang related, Lt. Mike Hernandez, of the Victoria Police Department said Friday.
Source: Victoria Advocate Date: December 28, 2012
Teen intended to shoot gang rival at Fashion Fair mall (Fresno, CA): Fresno police say they thwarted a shooting Thursday at Fashion Fair mall by a teenager armed with a Glock pistol and a 30-round magazine.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: December 28, 2012
Calif. court says no to gang participation charge (San Francisco, CA): The California Supreme Court has ruled that a suspect can't be convicted of felony gang participation if he committed the crime by himself.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: December 28, 2012
Crime drops in L.A. for 10th straight year (Los Angeles, CA): Overall crime in Los Angeles fell for a 10th straight year in 2012, but small increases in petty thefts and homicide numbers again provoked the perennial question of how much longer the city's remarkable crime drop would continue. Gang-related crimes were also down about 10%.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: December 27, 2012
Alleged leader of Roxbury street gang sentenced to 15 years in prison on federal drug charges (Boston, MA): A man who allegedly led a violent Roxbury street gang for more than a decade pleaded guilty to federal drug charges and was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised released, authorities said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: December 27, 2012
Santa Ana gangster isn't happy with 10-year gang enhancement for attempted murder (Santa Ana, CA): Martin Perez joined the Lyon Street criminal street gang at the age of 14 and enjoyed four relatively fun years in freedom using the moniker "Chino."
Source: OC Weekly Date: December 27, 2012
Feds want Chicago cop to serve 19 years for Latin Kings case (Chicago, IL): Federal guidelines call for a former Chicago police officer to serve life in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy as an accomplice of the Latin Kings street gang but federal prosecutors recommend he serve 19 years.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: December 27, 2012
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