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Alleged gang members arrested in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): Just another hip-hop video on Youtube. But, in this case, police said it was truly gangster. The video featuring members of the V-NOT Gang, a group that began selling marijuana on the city's Southside in the last decade, graduating to distribution of crack cocaine.
Source: YNN News Date: May 1, 2012
Suspected Syracuse gang members rounded up to face federal RICO charges (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police rounded up suspected street gang members this morning in the latest federal indictments using the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, Sgt. Tom Connellan said.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: May 1, 2012
Gang member sentenced in 2004 cafe shooting death (Santa Ana, CA): A judge on Monday sentenced a gang member convicted of a fatal shooting at a Cypress cafe to life in prison.
Source: KTLA News Date: May 1, 2012
Rockford police: Gang members forced out of home (Rockford, IL): Alleged gang members have been forced out of a southeast side residence thanks to a rarely used crime-fighting tool. For the first time in Winnebago County, a home has been seized under the gang nuisance abatement statute, the Rockford Police Department announced Tuesday.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: May 1, 2012
Toledo gang members sent stern message (Toledo, OH): Toledo police round up nearly 50 gang members to get their Stop the Violence message out. The closed-door meeting is just one part of the police department's initiative to reduce violence on the streets of Toledo and give gang members a chance to turn their lives around.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: May 1, 2012
Man pleads guilty to gang activity (Hattiesburg, MS): Four of the six suspects involved in an alleged gang-related homicide in 2010 have pleaded guilty. Another suspect is expected to plead today.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: May 1, 2012
OKC police expose violent 'Juaritos' gang, 30 gang members charged (Oklahoma City, OK): Prosecutors slapped 30 gang members with racketeering charges as police exposed one of the most violent street gangs in Oklahoma City. With more than 230 members, the Juaritos make up the third largest Hispanic gang in the city.
Source: KWTV News 9 Date: May 1, 2012
Dead gangster had fled to Mexico after threats (Vancouver, BC): Slain B.C. resident Tom Gisby left for Mexico in late January after learning he might be targeted in retaliation for the August shooting in Kelowna that left Jonathan Bacon dead, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: Canada.com Date: April 30, 2012
Police chief: At least half of all Pasadena crimes committed by gang members (Pasadena, CA): It has been five months since the Pasadena Police Department launched its Gang Intelligence Unit, the division that collects gang-related data after its predecessor unit, Project Spotlight, was disbanded.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen Date: April 30, 2012
Two Chattanooga-focused bills move forward in Legislature (Chattanooga, TN): One of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield’s anti-gang bills cleared the House Budget Subcommittee this morning.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 30, 2012
Police seize five sawed-off shotguns, arrest three people (Halifax, NS): Three people are charged with a slew of weapons offences after a police guns and gangs unit raided a Dartmouth residence early Monday.
Source: The Chronicle Herald Date: April 30, 2012
Gang member arrested on weapons charges (Fresno, CA): A 19-year-old gang member who was recovering from a recent gang-related shooting was arrested Sunday night in central Fresno on charges of possessing a loaded handgun, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 30, 2012
Man killed in gang shooting identified (Santa Ana, CA): A 21-year-old man killed Friday during an apparent gang-related shooting in a residential neighborhood has been identified as Daniel Gonzalez Jr., police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 30, 2012
Elgin home shot up in gang-related drive-by (Elgin, IL): Police said Monday that they believe street gang members were involved in a drive-by shooting that damaged a home on Elgin’s southwest side Friday night.
Source: The Courier-News Date: April 30, 2012
Teen stabbed during gang fight (San Antonio, TX): Police say a 17-year-old was critically stabbed during a clash between two suspected gangs outside a gas station on the city's northwest side.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: April 30, 2012
Gang member sentenced to life for pair of killings (Washington, DC): A member of a violent Hispanic gang was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the abduction and beating death of a 15-year-old boy and the killing of a 24-year-old man.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 30, 2012
Orange county gang member gets life in prison for 2004 murder (Orange County, CA): A gang member convicted of opening fire in a crowded Cypress cafe, killing a 22-year-old woman and injuring several others, has been sentenced to life in prison, the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 30, 2012
Two gang-related fires in Gary's Black Oak section (Gary, IL): Two Black Oak homes were set on fire this weekend in what appears to be continuing conflicts tied to possible gang activity.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: April 30, 2012
Springfield fighting gangs with Green Beret tactics (Springfield, MA): At first glance, the Brightwood neighborhood in this central New England city would seem to have little in common with war-torn villages in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 30, 2012
Gang fights shut down carnival (Southfield, MI): More than 20 teenagers near Detroit were arrested this weekend after a large fight at a carnival, and police say it looks like it was gang related.
Source: FOX 17 News Date: April 30, 2012
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