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Three charged in 2010 South Side stabbing death (Chicago, IL): Three men charged with murder in the 2010 stabbing death of a man in the McKinley Park neighborhood bragged about attacking the man and a friend of his because they thought the pair were rival gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 14, 2012
$10M in gang prevention funding not enough, NDP says (Montreal, QC): An injection of new federal funding for programs aimed at keeping youth away from street gangs and crime still falls short of what's needed to address the real problem, critics say.
Source: CBC News Date: September 14, 2012
Blood members get life in prison for murder, racketeering and firearms offenses (Nashville, TN): Today it was announced that Keairus Wilson, 22, a/k/a "Key Thang," and Rondarius Williamson, 22, both of Nashville, Tennessee, have been sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger.
Source: Examiner Date: September 14, 2012
Two brothers convicted in 2009 gang slaying (Riverside, CA): Two brothers who are members of a La Sierra street gang have been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of a rival gang member, a killing that police said was a culmination of weeks of increased tension and fighting between the two groups.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 14, 2012
Is man accused of killing St. Pete security guard too mentally retarded for trial? (St. Petersburg, FL): Police say Bradley Bolden is a gang member who committed a brazen crime: using a .45-caliber handgun to shoot and kill private security officer Matthew F. Little at a St. Petersburg apartment complex last year.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: September 14, 2012
Gang-related deadly shooting gets three prison for life (Sacramento, CA): Three Norteno gang members are going to prison for life following convictions for second-degree murder, attempted murder, firearm and gang charges in a deadly drive-by shooting in Del Paso Heights last year.
Source: News10 Date: September 14, 2012
Gang members found guilty in Outlook shooting (Yakima County, WA): A jury convicted four Lower Valley gang members Friday on all charges in a drive-by shooting in Outlook last year. A prosecutor said all four face minimum sentences of 175 years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 14, 2012
Study fallout; Mall "does not have a gang problem" (Chattanooga, TN): For almost eleven years, signs at every entrance have made clear, nobody younger than 18, can be in Hamilton Place Mall past 6 o'clock on a Friday or Saturday night, without a parent or adult escort.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 14, 2012
Local agencies arrest two in Visalia (Visalia, CA): A man police described as a gang member and his girlfriend were taken into custody when officers served a search warrant at a northeast Visalia home Thursday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: September 14, 2012
Three reputed gang members charged in wild Canyon Country-to-Downtown bank robbery pursuit (San Fernando, CA): Criminal charges were filed today against three alleged gang members accused of robbing a Bank of America branch in Canyon Country and leading sheriff's deputies on a wild chase Wednesday during which stolen money was tossed from the windows of a stolen SUV in South Los Angeles.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 14, 2012
Moorpark police arrest 10 people in investigation of shootings (Moorpark, CA): Moorpark police arrested 10 people Thursday and Friday in connection with various crimes as part of an investigation into two gang-related shootings there in August.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 14, 2012
Chief Bill Blair says Toronto police have ensured that people behind spate of gang violence can't hurt anyone (Toronto, ON): Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair says all the "necessary steps" have been taken to ensure the five or six "truly dangerous" people behind a recent spate of gang violence in Scarborough can’t hurt anybody.
Source: Toronto Star Date: September 14, 2012
Camden man sentenced to 13 years for selling PCP, other drugs in Bloods street gang (Camden, NJ): A Camden man was sentenced to prison today for his role in a narcotics network in South Camden with ties to the Bloods street gang that was dealing large quantities of cocaine, heroin and PCP.
Source: South Jersey Times Date: September 14, 2012
Bloodshed cries out for creative solutions (Vancouver, BC): With recent brazen murders in Toronto and Port Moody, the country is again confronting the reality that our policing-focused, anti-gang policies aren't working.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 13, 2012
Under new Supreme Court ruling, Pa. high court ponders fates of teen lifers (Philadelphia, PA): Patricia Moore Grant said that when she saw her brother Richard last week, he was optimistic, a state of mind perhaps understood only by a 42-year-old man who has been serving a no-parole life sentence since he was 14.
Source: The Inquirer Date: September 13, 2012
Police net 20 drug arrests in West End (Pittsburgh, PA): Complaints from residents in several West End neighborhoods triggered an undercover investigation that netted drugs, cash, guns, cars and the arrests of 20 people described as street-level dealers, Pittsburgh police and city leaders announced Wednesday.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Date: September 13, 2012
Gary police ready for retaliation after gang-related shooting (Gary, IN): Police were poised for retaliation Wednesday afternoon, one day after two gang members were wounded, apparently by rivals.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: September 13, 2012
Gang crackdown caused rash of gunpoint muggings in Red Hook, cops say (Red Hook, NY): A police crackdown on gang and drug activity in the Red Hook Houses inadvertently caused a string of gunpoint muggings on neighborhood streets last month, police said.
Source: DNAinfo Date: September 13, 2012
Five teens charged with gang activity after thefts at Fayette Co. High (Fayetteville, GA): It began in recent weeks with four Fayette County students arrested on theft charges after incidents at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville. The situation now has changed, with a total of five arrested on charges related to their participation in what Fayetteville Police said is called the "Finesse" gang.
Source: The Citizen Date: September 13, 2012
Officers arrest one in North Portland gang shooting (Portland, OR): Detectives with the Portland Police Bureau's Gang Enforcement Team arrested one person in connection to a shooting early Thursday morning.
Source: KOIN 6 News Date: September 13, 2012
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