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Gang related incidents triple in one year (Yakima, WA): Yakima's gang problem has reached an unexpected level. KIMA found the number of gang related incidents tripled last year. They average more than one a day. Yakima's Gang-Free Initiative is supposed to address it.
Source: KIMA News Date: January 26, 2013
Police: Teen wounded in gang-related shooting (Red Bluff, CA): Police say a 16-year-old boy was injured Friday night in a gang-related shooting. The teen, whose identity is being withheld, was treated at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Red Bluff for a gunshot wound to his ankle. He was released from the hospital, Red Bluff police said.
Source: Redding Record Searchlight Date: January 26, 2013
Trenton gang member gets 20-year sentence for slaying (Trenton, NJ): A Trenton gang member who is serving two consecutive life terms for his role in a deadly house fire has been sentenced for another unrelated slaying.
Source: CBS Philly Date: January 26, 2013
Witness: Teen needed killing for gang 'letters' (Richmond, VA) : Dour-faced Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello has barely said a word during his two-day gang-related murder trial this week. But if a Richmond Circuit Court jury convicts him today of the first-degree murder of a gang informant and other charges, it will likely be because Ramirez-Cabello talked too much.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 25, 2013
Police say gang activity is prevalent in Fayetteville (Fayetteville, NC): Fayetteville is home to about 900 validated gang members, Fayetteville police said Thursday night.
Source: The Fayetteville Observer Date: January 25, 2013
Teens arrested after traffic stop in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): Two teens and an adult were arrested Thursday for firearm ammunition violations, probation violations and gang enhancements, according to Watsonville Police.
Source: KION 46 News Date: January 25, 2013
Alleged MS-13 gang member convicted of murdering innocent man in Chelsea (Suffolk County, NY): A Suffolk Superior Court jury today found alleged MS-13 gang member Santos Portillo guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of Braulio Gomez, who was slain on a Chelsea street because Portillo wrongly believed Gomez was in a rival gang, prosecutors said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: January 25, 2013
Teens arrested in SW Portland gang stabbing (Portland, OR): A man was taken to the hospital after being stabbed in Southwest Portland Thursday night, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: January 25, 2013
Gang targeted 'typical American family' in hate crime, officials say (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials say they are continuing to investigate alleged efforts by two Latino gang members to drive a black family from their Compton home.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 25, 2013
Should gang-related Nikes get banned? (Albany, CA) : In wake of the Wednesday's BART path shooting where two teen boys from Albany High School were shot by two young men along El Cerrito's Ohlone Greenway, readers have questioned whether the attack was over a pair of gang-related shoes.
Source: AlbanyPatch Date: January 25, 2013
Guilty verdict in Richmond gang-related murder trial (Richmond, VA): A verdict has been reached in a Richmond gang-related murder trial. After a three-day trial, a jury found Luis Osvaldo Ramirez-Cabello guilty of first degree murder, gang participation, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in the 2011 killing of Osbin Hernandez-Gonzales near Pony Pasture.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: January 25, 2013
Gang members shot leaving funeral parlor (St. Louis, MO): Gang-related violence in North St. Louis Friday night has left one person dead and three others injured. Police say it all started at a funeral parlor.
Source: KTVI FOX 2 News Date: January 25, 2013
Man stabbed in SE Portland, police say suspect is 14 years old (Portland, OR): Portland Police made two arrests Thursday in Southeast Portland after an 18-year-old man was stabbed during a confrontation and assault.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: January 25, 2013
Jurors in Richmond hearing gang murder trial of teenage suspect (Richmond, VA): An alleged leader of a Latino gang received news without so much as a word being spoken that the slaying of a betrayer had been carried out in South Richmond in July 2011.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: January 24, 2013
Two arrests in weekend killing of Pr. George's teen (Fort Washington, MD): Students from various schools, and various gangs, came to the Fort Washington house party. Before long, local crews began feuding. Phone calls were made, more gang members showed up, and then there were gunshots.
Source: The Washington Post Date: January 24, 2013
LA County gang member gets death for hate killing (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles County gang member has been sentenced to death for the 2006 hate-crime killing of a black man.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 24, 2013
Hillsboro man sentenced in rival gang attack using baseball bat (Hillsboro, OR): A man accused of assaulting a rival gang member with a baseball bat has been convicted and sentenced in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 24, 2013
Denver anti-gang organization could close its doors (Denver, CO): Terrance Roberts sees them every day: teens walking the streets of northeast Denver, tempted by the lure of gang members.
Source: KUSA 9 News Date: January 24, 2013
Bloods leader gets 53 years for gang-related crimes (Augusta County, VA): A Shenandoah Valley Bloods gang leader was sentenced Wednesday to 53 years in prison for felony gang participation, aggravated malicious wounding, use of a firearm during the commission of the felony, and cocaine possession.
Source: Augusta Free Press Date: January 24, 2013
Gang member testifies in Modesto home invasion death (Modesto, CA): The terror that criminal gangs wield over their own members was evident Thursday at a murder trial in Modesto. One of the four defendants testified that he was afraid gang leaders would target him for retaliation, so he reluctantly agreed to participate in a botched Modesto home-invasion robbery that resulted in the shooting death of a man.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: January 24, 2013
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