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San Jose gang leader nicknamed 'Capone' sentenced to 223 years to life for violent kidnapping (San Jose, CA): A San Jose gang leader whose street name is "Capone" was sentenced Friday to 223 years to life in prison, plus another 112 years, for the violent kidnapping of a man who failed to pay for a delivery of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 4, 2012
Gang member to spend up to three years in juvenile detention (Yakima, WA): A Yakima gang member known as "Little Maniac" will serve up to three years for shooting a grandmother and her grandson, and for a separate shooting incident involving a 6-year-old girl.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 4, 2012
Chattanooga officials hope RICO law will lessen gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): When Gov. Bill Haslam signs an anti-gang bill just passed by the Legislature, Chattanooga investigators and prosecutors will be able to start building cases to send away some of the most violent gang members, officials say.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 3, 2012
Well-known Vancouver gangster Ranjit Singh Cheema confirmed as victim of drive-by shooting (Vancouver, BC) : Three attempts were made on Ranjit Singh Cheema's life during his two-decades-long career as a Vancouver gangster.
Source: The Province Date: May 3, 2012
Gang violence rebounds in Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA): The Police Chief and City Hall recently reported gang violence is down. As of last week, it appears it was just in remission.
Source: Santa Barbara View Date: May 3, 2012
Gang member arrested during Glenwood Springs festival gets year in prison (Glenwood Springs, CO): A gang member arrested and then targeted by immigration agents in Garfield County in June has been sentenced in federal court to a year in prison, prompting the Sheriff's Office to target an immigrant-rights organization for what it called "mistruths."
Source: The Denver Post Date: May 3, 2012
Assault pistol seized in Fresno gang member arrest (Fresno, CA) : Police seized a MAC-10 assault pistol from a gang member Wednesday night in southeast Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 3, 2012
14-year-old nabbed after teens shot at school bus stop (Brownsville, TX) : Two Hidalgo County students were treated for gunshots and a third teen was arrested Wednesday after a suspected gang-related shooting at a school bus stop.
Source: San Antonio Express-News Date: May 3, 2012
San Jose 8th-grader killed in savage park beating, police say (San Jose, CA): His father had just dropped him off at Roosevelt Park in downtown San Jose when a gang of hoodlums savagely attacked Heriberto Reyes, putting the eighth-grader in a fight for his life that ended with heartbreak, police revealed Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 3, 2012
Police make arrest in gang-related shooting (Chattanooga, TN): Police have made an arrest in connection with a shooting near the Eastdale Recreation Center. Officers arrested 19-year-old Ricky Rogers Jr. for the shooting of Elliajah Flemming on Wednesday.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: May 3, 2012
Scott horseplay escalates into fight; 10 charged (Toledo, OH): A fight at Scott High School that police said appeared to be gang-related led to the arrest of 10 students, police said. The outburst started about 9:45 a.m. Tuesday in a hallway on the second floor, according to a police report.
Source: The Blade Date: May 3, 2012
Gang member charged in Quincy drive-by (Ephrata, WA): The alleged driver in a Quincy shooting was caught after a chase ended with him hitting a garage.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: May 3, 2012
'Love triangle' ends with gang member shooting romantic rival (Edinburg, : A fight over a girl turns violent in Edinburg Thursday morning after one of the teens involved pulled out a gun and started shooting.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: May 3, 2012
San Jose officials worry about combination of spike in gang violence, Cinco de Mayo (San Jose, CA): San Jose officials and community activists are worried a spike in gang violence and the large crowds that usually gather downtown to celebrate Cinco de Mayo could be a dangerous combination this weekend.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 3, 2012
Cuccinelli, George Mason students create anti-gang games (Fairfax, VA): That's how the George Mason University junior describes his semester-long experience designing and producing a video game intended to prevent local teens from joining gangs -- all at the request of the state attorney general.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: May 3, 2012
Police looking for witnesses in fatal beating (San Jose, CA): Police in San Jose are looking for witnesses to a horrifying act of gang violence -- a brutal beating that killed a 14-year-old boy. It happened at Roosevelt Park in East San Jose, a known hot spot for gang activity.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: May 3, 2012
Three injured in gang-related shooting (Oroville, CA): Shortly before midnight last night Butte County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call involving a shooting in Oroville.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: May 3, 2012
Fellow gang member wanted for Thursday shooting (Greenville, NC): Police say they now have warrants out for a man wanted for Thursday afternoon's gang-related shooting outside of a Greenville apartment.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: May 3, 2012
Lakeview class makes video on gangs (Columbus, NE): Students at Lakeview High School are taking a stand against gang activity through a video created as part of a nationwide program. Fourteen students from the school’s drama class spent this semester filming and editing a 25-minute documentary entitled “Small Steps: Gang Awareness.”
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: May 3, 2012
Redlands police scrutinize emerging trends at Inland Empire Gang Workshop (Redlands, CA) : Members of the Redlands police Multiple Enforcement Team joined more than 300 other law enforcement personnel Thursday for the first day of an Inland Empire Gang Workshop in San Bernardino.
Source: Redlands-LomaLindaPatch Date: May 3, 2012
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