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S.A. police chief, councilwoman pledge to clean up east-side crime (San Antonio, TX): Councilwoman Ivy Taylor and San Antonio police Chief William McManus on Wednesday spent a few hours touring an east side neighborhood that has seen a recent spike in gang-related crime.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: May 9, 2012
Aurora man guilty in murder of gang rival (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man and reputed gang member who allegedly held open the sliding door of a van so fellow gang members could gun down a rival was found guilty today of first-degree murder.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 9, 2012
Toppenish police arrest two in gang-related home invasion (Toppenish, WA): A home robbery that resulted in the arrests of two men found hiding in a bathroom early Wednesday has been classified as gang-related, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 9, 2012
Portland police arrest 22-year-old man in connection with gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): A 22-year-old man will be arraigned Wednesday afternoon on an attempted aggravated murder allegation in connection with a Feb. 12 gang-related shooting in the parking lot of the New Copper Penny.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 9, 2012
Man pleads to robbing Santa Cruz High student, firing gun outside party (Santa Cruz, CA): A Watsonville man has pleaded no contest to robbing a high school student earlier this year and for firing a gun outside a party in Soquel last year.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 9, 2012
Police street crimes unit recovers guns, methamphetamine (Manteca, CA) : Two guns and methamphetamine were taken off the street Tuesday by members of the Manteca Police Street Crimes Unit (SCU) and State Parole.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: May 9, 2012
ACLU opposes King County anti-gang proposal (Seattle, WA): A proposal to fight gangs in King County is coming under fire from civil liberties groups. Among other things, a proposed county ordinance would make it illegal to coerce someone into joining a gang.
Source: KPLU News Date: May 9, 2012
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans new anti-gang violence push (Chicago, IL): Next Wednesday, it'll be exactly one year since Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office as Mayor of Chicago. The surprising surge in shootings and killings has been a setback, but he said he will soon unveil a new gang strategy.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: May 9, 2012
One dead, three injured in Montbello shooting (Denver, CO): One person was killed and three others were wounded Wednesday night in the Montbello neighborhood, and police are looking for suspects, Denver Police said.
Source: KMGH 7NEWS Date: May 9, 2012
Does new brand of vodka glorify San Diego's gang violence? (San Diego, CA): A new brand of vodka is stirring up controversy and its makers are accused of glorifying San Diego's gang violence. Bottles of "Southeast Red" display a label that features a map of neighborhoods in San Diego with documented gang activity.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: May 8, 2012
Lorain Police arrest four more gang members (Lorain, OH): Over the weekend, police picked up four more alleged gang members of M.O.B., bringing the total to 17.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: May 8, 2012
Gang rivalry eyed in Yonkers man's stabbing death (Yonkers, NY): Police are investigating whether the 21-year-old city man stabbed to death in an early Sunday street brawl had ties to the Vatos Locos gang.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 8, 2012
Police seek help after string of shootings (Oceanside, CA): After the third shooting since March in Crown Heights, city officials said the violence was undermining efforts to establish trust with residents of the small neighborhood in the shadow of Oceanside High School.
Source: North County Times Date: May 8, 2012
Man says gang members robbed him at gunpoint (Atlanta, GA) : An Atlanta man told DeKalb County police two gang members robbed him at gunpoint near Huntington Station Apartments on April 30.
Source: NorthDruidHills-BriarcliffPatch Date: May 8, 2012
Trio ordered to stand trial in suspected payback killing (Oceanside, CA): A trio of suspected gang members was on Tuesday morning ordered to stand trial in the Jan. 2 slaying of a man who authorities said was a rival gang member.
Source: North County Times Date: May 8, 2012
Slain L.A. athlete mistaken for a gang member, prosecutor says (Los Angeles, CA): The 17-year-old football star's skin was black and his backpack red. Were it not for those colors, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, Jamiel Shaw II might never have been murdered by an 18th Street gang member eager to earn his stripes.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 8, 2012
Sacramento County hopes to become model for gang suppression (Sacramento County, CA): The numbers are much bigger than you might realize: Sacramento County has more than 12,000 validated gang members in 200 different gangs.
Source: KXTV News 10 Date: May 8, 2012
One killed in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Authorities have identified a man found dead Tuesday after an early morning shooting in the underground parking structure of an apartment complex.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 8, 2012
Wichita police work to slow gang violence (Wichita, KS): Like almost any city, Wichita has seen its fair share of gang violence. Some fear that violence could escalate this summer. "We will have a gang-related homicide occur this summer," said David Gilkey, a youth mentor. "It's going to happen."
Source: KSN 3 News Date: May 8, 2012
Gang shooting suspect arrested (Waukegan, IL): A suspect in a gang shooting — whose escape attempt during a traffic stop lead to a school going on lockdown — was charged by Waukegan police and a loaded 9mm gun was recovered.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: May 8, 2012
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