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Nashua middle school students get trained in gang resistance (Nashua, NH): Arnaldo Izquierdo used to think people who happened to be wearing a lot of red on a given day were probably connected to a street gang. "I always thought red meant gangs," he said. "Now I know they might just like the color red."
Source: The Nashua Telegraph Date: March 10, 2012
Fairfield police seek three double-homicide suspects (Fairfield, CA): Three suspects are being sought in connection with a double homicide in Fairfield on Wednesday, while a fourth suspect is at large in a separate gang-related slaying last month, police said Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 10, 2012
Gangs still threaten in Springfield (Springfield, MO): A Springfield police sergeant in charge of the gang and vice squad says a conservative estimate of gang members in the city is 700. Although they might carry the symbols, the colors and names of big city gangs, Sgt. Jason Gargus explains local "hybrid" gangs have unique characteristics.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: March 10, 2012
Tennessee gangs bill has improved chances of passing into law (Chattanooga, TN): A statewide bill making it easier to go after gang members and give them stiffer prison sentences — a bill supported by Chattanooga leaders — has an improved chance of being passed into law after a study says it won’t cost much to implement.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 10, 2012
Man gets jail time for gang beating (Laporte, IN): A LaPorte man wanted leniency Friday but a judge felt more time in jail will help with his desire to stay out of trouble.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: March 10, 2012
Asheville murder suspect involved with Charlotte gang member (Asheville, NC): One of the men charged in the shooting death of an Asheville High student housed a Charlotte gang member who was involved in hiding what may have been the murder weapon, according to a search warrant application returned this week.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: March 10, 2012
Reputed gang members arrested on gun charges (Waukegan, IL): A police stop for loud music turned into a chase and the arrest of two reputed gang members and the recovery of a gun.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: March 10, 2012
Gang dreams yield to grim reality (Escondido, CA): Before he was even a teenager, Alan dreamed about the day he would finish his first prison sentence. The Escondido boy fantasized during his middle school classes: He'd strut out of prison a hardened gangster, older, bigger, his head shaved, his body covered with tattoos.
Source: North County Times Date: March 10, 2012
Slew of new programs dissuade gang membership in the Village (San Juan Capistrano, CA) : Village San Juan families learned how a number of new initiatives, including a homework club, will help their children stay away from gangs.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch Date: March 10, 2012
Gang violence results in N.C. prison lockdowns (Laurinburg, NC): A wave of gang violence led to lockdowns at six North Carolina prisons earlier this year, officials confirmed Thursday, an unusually strong response that illustrates how serious the situation was.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 9, 2012
Crackdown targets gang activity (Ottawa, ON): More than 140 charges were laid against 63 people after a 13-week Ottawa police investigation aimed at cracking down on gang activity following a recent burst of shootings.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: March 9, 2012
Crackdown on street gang leads to arrest of six (Buffalo, NY): Six Buffalo men were arrested Thursday morning in a crackdown on a violent street gang alleged to have used firearms and distributed cocaine in the city’s far East Side, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 9, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's gang violence: Part four (Santa Monica, CA): From a law enforcement perspective, gang violence in Santa Monica is at an all-time low thanks to initiatives on a local and state level, according to the head of the Santa Monica Police Department's Gang and Youth Intervention Unit, Sgt. Dean Oshiro.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 9, 2012
Latin King Sun Tribe member Jesse 'King Pride' Zayas facing 15 years in prison for gang's racketeering (Bethlehem, PA): The fifth Latin Kings gang member this year was sentenced Thursday in Philadelphia federal court to a little more than 15 years behind bars, according to court papers.
Source: The Express-Times Date: March 9, 2012
Shots fired after quarrel (Worcester, MA): A city man with gang ties and on probation in a drug case allegedly shot at a rival gang member after the two got into an argument Sunday morning on Cambridge Street, a prosecutor said yesterday during the arraignment of Carlos J. Ruiz.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: March 9, 2012
Man pleads guilty to ordering a crime spree in Montco (Norristown, PA): A former New York City man pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on Thursday to ordering numerous violent crimes in 2010 as he sought to create a chapter of the Bloods street gang in Norristown.
Source: The Inquirer Date: March 9, 2012
Stockton deploys extra help to combat recent gun crimes (Stockton, CA): A rash of gun violence in Stockton has prompted the police department to deploy more resources, including overtime personnel, to investigate the crimes.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: March 9, 2012
Local gang maintains power, influence in city (Dayton, OH): The Dayton View Hustlers, a street gang with a sophisticated organizational style that divides members into specialized shooters, robbers and street dealers, has weathered a coordinated four-year gang suppression campaign by law enforcement.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: March 9, 2012
Two convicted in April 2009 Elk Grove murder, shooting (Sacramento, CA): Two people connected to the Norteno Criminal Street Gang were convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder Friday.
Source: News10 Date: March 9, 2012
Prosecutor: One of Roselle shooting victims was involved with Crips gang; search continues for gunman (Roselle, NJ): The hunt is still on for a lone gunman who shot four unarmed men in front of a house Thursday night, then escaped on foot in a quiet Roselle neighborhood, authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 9, 2012
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