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Retired NYPD Lt. guns down armed robber (New York, NY): A retired NYPD lieutenant blew away a drugstore bandit yesterday as the suspect tried to gun down three police officers during a foot pursuit, sources said.
Source: New York Post Date: April 13, 2012
West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association endorses new street gang racketeering statute (La Grange, IL): The West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association is supporting House Bill 1907, the Street Gang Racketeering Corrupt Organizations Act, in the Illinois General Assembly. The proposed law ensures street-level gang members who are arrested, prosecuted and punished are held responsible for their involvement in violent criminal activity, according to a news release.
Source: Lyons Suburban Life Date: April 13, 2012
Cases against gangs spike in first quarter (San Bernardino, CA): After years of declining numbers, gang prosecutions in the county appear to be on the rise in the first quarter of the year, according to new statistics the San Bernardino County D.A.'s office released this week.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 13, 2012
Emotions run high as man sentenced to 26 1/2 years for gang-related killing (Yakima, WA): Hard feelings spilled out of the courtroom Friday in the case of a fatal 2010 shooting that exposed limits on the "don't snitch" mentality that permeates Yakima’s street gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 13, 2012
Manassas man pleads guilty to trafficking girl, 14 (Manassas, VA) : A Manassas-area man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sex trafficking a 14-year-old female runaway. Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, 20, of Manassas, is a member of transnational Hispanic street gang SUR–13, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: ManassasPatch Date: April 13, 2012
San Jose Police say Friday shooting/stabbing were gang-related (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were both shot and another 16-year-old boy was stabbed in San Jose Friday afternoon, police said.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: April 13, 2012
Jury backs Millard Schools for suspending students (Omaha, NE): A federal jury has found that Millard Public Schools acted legally when it suspended students for wearing T-shirts and other items in memory of a student who was shot to death in June 2008.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: April 13, 2012
Chicago homicides soar in first quarter of 2012 (Chicago, IL): Homicides in Chicago soared by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012, continuing a troublesome trend that began late last year. Nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter, Police Department statistics show. Chicago police blame street gangs for much of the violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 12, 2012
Five with gang ties convicted in crime spree (Montgomery, AL): Five people with links to the Bloods street gang in Montgomery have been convicted in a series of violent crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: April 12, 2012
Gangs blamed for new north Minneapolis violence (Minneapolis, MN): A shooting this week in north Minneapolis is part of a citywide uptick in violent crime. Police say young gang members are driving some of the violence.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: April 12, 2012
Kingston Police recruits National Guard for quantum leap in gang crackdown (Kingston, NY): Kingston Police have called in the troops for technical assistance in “Operation Clean Sweep,” the largest gang crackdown in Ulster County history.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: April 12, 2012
12 alleged gang members indicted in drug trafficking probe (San Bernardino County, CA): Federal authorities have indicted 12 alleged gang members in San Bernardino County, accusing them of a major role in the county's narcotics trade.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 12, 2012
130 guns, gang suspects being rounded up by joint police task force (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police and federal authorities announced that several joint investigations over the last 8 months have helped them take more than 200 guns off city streets.
Source: WCPO 9 News Date: April 12, 2012
14 arrested in metro area gang sweep (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police say they, along with the help of other agencies, have arrested 14 people is a gang sweep.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: April 12, 2012
Mayor defends crime strategy, says it should have been done sooner (Chicago, IL): Under fire for a 60 percent surge in Chicago homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pointed fingers Thursday without naming names.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 12, 2012
Two Va. men linked to gang plead to teen hooker ring (Alexandria, VA): Two men linked to a Virginia-based offshoot of the Crips street gang have pleaded guilty to their roles in running a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls.
Source: WVVA.com Date: April 12, 2012
Trial ordered in gang-related stabbing (Crandon, WI): A Forest County judge has ordered four men to stand trial for the gang-related beating and stabbing of a Wausau man who is a potential witness in a Marathon County case.
Source: WSAU News Date: April 12, 2012
San Bernardino County prosecutors file 337 gang cases from January through March (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County prosecutors filed 337 cases against defendants accused of gang-related crimes during the first three months of this year, according to new data.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 12, 2012
Roswell police still faces officer shortage despite gang violence, federal help (Roswell, NM): The city's police department is still short more than a dozen officers as the city faces high rates of gang violence, officials said.
Source: The Republic Date: April 12, 2012
Blytheville residents working to rid communities of gang violence (Blytheville, AR): Blytheville residents are continuing their efforts to rid their communities of gang violence. Healing in the Hood hosted a teen summit Monday at the Wallace Center at 6 p.m. to encourage teenagers to make good decisions, discuss how communities and youth can work together to make neighborhoods safer and highlight the young talent in Blytheville.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: April 12, 2012
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