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Boy, 17, fatally shot, another teen wounded (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the head and another was wounded Monday night in a gang-related shooting in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 9, 2012
Trial under way in 2010 Richmond bicyclist killing (Richmond, CA): A gang member executed a bicyclist in broad daylight at Seventh Street and Florida Avenue in Richmond in 2010 because he believed the victim had disrespected his godbrother, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: October 9, 2012
Judge sentences teenaged Rockford gangster to prison (Rockford, IL): A man who suffered a grazing gunshot wound to the head and returned fire at a rival gang member March 12 was today sentenced to eight years in prison by Judge Rosemary Collins.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 9, 2012
Gang member guilty of shooting Elizabeth man to death over drugs (Elizabeth, NJ): A member of the Crips Street Gang was found guilty of murder today in Superior Court in Elizabeth for ordering the kililng of a 31-year-old man in a 2005 drug-related shooting.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: October 9, 2012
Belvidere credits prosecution, cameras for year five of less crime (Belvidere, IL): The Belvidere Police Department expects the level of gang-related crime to decline for the fifth straight year. Chief Jan Noble projects a drop from the 2011 level of 344 incidents of graffiti, vandalism and property damage. Gang-related crime peaked in 2008 at 690 cases.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: October 9, 2012
Cops suspect 'James Bond Gang' in burglaries, want the public's help (Morris Township, NJ): Police believe a burglary syndicate responsible for break-ins in Morris County over recent years may have increased its activity in the last few months. And at least two police chiefs hope residents will help nab the alleged crooks.
Source: NJ.com Date: October 9, 2012
Novato woman pleads guilty in Hamilton gang shooting (Novato, CA): A 24-year-old Novato woman pleaded guilty in connection with an alleged gang-related shooting, leaving her two codefendants to face trial.
Source: Marin Independent Journal Date: October 9, 2012
Brother shields brother in gang plea (Wenatchee, WA): A Wenatchee man pleaded guilty Monday to gang-related witness tampering in order to shorten his brother’s jail sentence.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: October 9, 2012
Film reveals prevalence of gangs in Butte County (Chico, CA): Young boys, mothers and concerned citizens filled the El Rey Theatre Sunday night for a packed showing of "La Grimas de mi Madre: Tears of my Mother," a film about Butte County gangs created by Ron Reed and produced by the Butte County Public Defenders.
Source: Oroville Mercury-Register Date: October 8, 2012
The MS-13 Gang is on a Rampage at a Forest Lane Apartment Complex (Dallas, TX): The Indigo on Forest is, per its website, a wonderful community located in "prestigious North Dallas" that still manages to offer apartments at the low, low price of $440 per month.
Source: Dallas Observer Date: October 8, 2012
NY court considers if NYC street gang member is 'homegrown terrorist' under post-Sept. 11 law (Albany, NY): In August 2002, a New York City street gang crashed a christening party, shouted out their superiority, confronted a rival and started a fight that left a 10-year-old girl dead and someone else paralyzed.
Source: Duluth News Tribune Date: October 8, 2012
Alleged MS-13 gang member in Trenton arrested after Chambersburg foot chase (Trenton, NJ): An MS-13 gang member was arrested for having a gun and other charges in Chambersburg following a foot pursuit Saturday night, police said.
Source: The Times Date: October 8, 2012
Boston works to prevent gang violence (Boston, MA): The state of Massachusetts has been dedicated to putting gang violence to a halt. A panel discussion hosted by Suffolk University on Tuesday focused on the importance of young men’s needs rather than incarcerating them for their crimes.
Source: The Suffolk Voice Date: October 8, 2012
Police respond to gang activity near Syracuse University, but say recent robberies unrelated (Syracuse, NY): Police have stepped up patrols in the University neighborhood after reports of gang members crashing large student parties and committing violence on Marshall Street.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: October 8, 2012
Crime programs reduce violence by focusing on what works (St. Louis, MO): Residents of Avondale, a poor neighborhood in Cincinnati, have long accepted nightly gunfire and the distinction of having one of the highest homicide rates in the city. This year, however, they are keeping their fingers crossed because something remarkable appears to be happening. Not a single murder has been reported in 2012.
Source: St. Louis Beacon Date: October 8, 2012
Goleta neighborhood rocked by gang-related shooting (Goleta, CA): Gang-related violence is not uncommon on the South Coast but for the people who live in the quiet Goleta residential neighborhood at Andrita and Rosemead streets, they still cannot believe what they saw early Saturday morning.
Source: KCOY 12 News Date: October 8, 2012
Gang-related vandalism found on signs (Caledonia, WI) : Caledonia police are searching for suspects in a string of gang-related vandalism that has happened over the last week.
Source: CaledoniaPatch Date: October 8, 2012
Court mulls terrorism charge against gang member (Albany, NY): In 2002, a street gang crashed a Bronx christening party, shouted out their superiority, confronted a rival and started a fight that left a 10-year-old girl dead and someone else paralyzed.
Source: Newsday Date: October 8, 2012
Anti-gang summit in Saginaw encourages community to educate youth on dangers of joining gangs, kicks off anti-violence campaign (Saginaw, MI): The Police Chiefs Association of Saginaw and Saginaw County Judge M.T. Thompson Jr. held an anti-gang and anti-violence summit on Saturday to familiarize the community with gang violence in Saginaw.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: October 7, 2012
Two Anaheim shootings connected to gangs (Anaheim, CA): Two shootings took place Saturday that police are connecting to gang affiliation. Police said they got into their car when rival gang members started shouting at them, then a gun was fired.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 7, 2012
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