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Denver's anti-gang initiative growing, working (Denver, CO): As De'Quan Walker-Smith walked near Manual High School on March 19, someone drove by and killed the 18-year-old with a gunshot to the chest.
Source: The Denver Post Date: April 27, 2012
Branham facing lengthy state prison sentence after new robbery conviction (Chattanooga, TN): A man police say has been involved in several gang-related shootings is facing a lengthy state prison sentence after a jury in Criminal Court found him guilty in connection with a March 10, 2011, robbery at Emma Wheeler Homes.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: April 27, 2012
Utah teen sentenced to 50 years in prison in golf course murder (Salt Lake City, UT) : A Utah teen convicted in the execution-style golf course murder that shocked residents three years ago has been sentenced to prison.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: April 27, 2012
Austin police initiative produces reduction in downtown violent crime (Austin, TX): For the second weekend in a row, Austin police officers are using bright construction lights in problem areas downtown.
Source: KVUE News Date: April 27, 2012
Woodland gang members convicted of possessing assault weapon (Woodland, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted three men identified as Norteno gang members for having an assault pistol in their car and engaging in street gang activity.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 27, 2012
Charges filed against three Fresno gang members involved in drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Criminal charges have been filed against three known gang members for a drive by shooting that occurred in south west Fresno on Sunday.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 27, 2012
ICE agents arrest 25 in San Diego (San Diego, CA): Federal immigrations authorities arrested 25 people involved in gang activity in the San Diego region. As part of a crackdown on gang members and their associates, the U.S. Immigration and Customs enforcements launched "Project Nefarious" in February.
Source: MSNBC NBC San Diego Date: April 27, 2012
Homes, signs vandalized with graffiti (Lee County, FL): Residents in San Carlos Park woke up to find their homes covered in graffiti and Lee County deputies we spoke with say they think it could be gang-related.
Source: WZVN 7 News Date: April 27, 2012
Gang connection: Police investigate shootings (Des Moines, IA): Three drive-by shootings in Des Moines, all just minutes apart Thursday night, and police say at least two people arrested are known gang members.
Source: MSNBC WHO-TV Date: April 27, 2012
Pasco man jailed after attacking neighbors, deputies say (New Port Richey, FL): Fred Freeman was on his way home after getting gas at a Shell station when, just a few feet from his driveway, he saw a man standing in the middle of the road.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: April 26, 2012
Bay area gang members arrested as part of national sting (Tampa, FL): Federal authorities announced Wednesday the arrest of 10 Tampa Bay area gang members, some in the country illegally. As part of a national effort dubbed "Operation Nefarious," local U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents spent the past two weeks rounding up people believed to be members of violent gangs.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: April 26, 2012
HPD officer uses DARE program to address gang problem, educate local elementary schools (Harrisonburg, VA): There are currently more than 100 gang members in Harrisonburg-Rockingham County that are under 18, and police fear this number is on the rise.
Source: The Breeze Date: April 26, 2012
Gang leader charged with manslaughter in 2006 homicide (New Orleans, LA): A New Orleans judge who overturned a gang leader's earlier conviction and death sentence in a 2006 quintuple killing has given him an 80-year sentence for manslaughter, saying her earlier decision troubled her but was forced by prosecutors’ failure to turn over crucial evidence.
Source: The Daily Reveille Date: April 26, 2012
Cops collar Prov. gang member (Johnston, RI) : A known member of the Providence-based MS-13 street gang faces drug charges following his arrest by Johnston Police on Apr. 21.
Source: JohnstonPatch Date: April 26, 2012
Two teens detained in Vacaville gang sting (Vacaville, CA): Nearly two weeks after Vacaville police arrested a pair of local teens who they say are known Norteño gang members, officers and members of the department's SWAT team spent Wednesday morning serving search warrants at their Vacaville homes.
Source: The Reporter Date: April 26, 2012
Oxnard man found guilty in 2010 gang stabbing case (Oxnard, CA): A jury Thursday found an Oxnard man guilty of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the stabbing of a rival gang member last year.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: April 26, 2012
Gang member's conviction upheld in slaying of two Compton security guards (Los Angeles, CA): The California Supreme Court today upheld a gang member's conviction and death sentence for murdering two security guards at a Compton apartment complex 12 years ago.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 26, 2012
Detroit students walk out, protest closing (Detroit, MI): Students at Western International and Southwestern high schools in Detroit walked out of classes Wednesday to protest the closure of Southwestern.
Source: Detroit Free Press Date: April 26, 2012
Visalia police say gang recruitment on the rise (Visalia, CA): Visalia police say gangs are recruiting more teens and they're seeing an increase in violence among juveniles as a result. It's happening all around Visalia; there's an uptick in gang violence. “There have been assaults, shootings at dwellings and a few people have been shot as of late,” says Visalia Police Sgt. Paul Esquibel.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 26, 2012
US authorities announce major blow to Latino gangs (Chicago, IL) : U.S. authorities arrested 792 people belonging to 28 transnational gangs dedicated to human trafficking, weapons and drug distribution in an operation in 150 cities in the United States and Honduras.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: April 26, 2012
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