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City sees fewest October homicides in eight years (Chicago, IL): In a year in which the rise in homicides has brought unwelcome national attention to Chicago, police announced one encouraging statistic Thursday: October saw its fewest killings in eight years.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: November 2, 2012
Tiger Bay Club ponders ways to halt street gangs (Bradenton, FL): Gang members who have been shot are being dumped in the parking lot at Manatee Memorial Hospital. Gangs specializing in drugs, car theft, burglary and shootings prey on youngsters and whole neighborhoods.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: November 2, 2012
Gang member gets death sentence in athlete murder (Los Angeles, CA): A gang member who killed a promising Los Angeles High School football player because he believed the athlete's red Spider-Man backpack linked him to an opposing gang was sentenced to death on Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: November 2, 2012
Cummings denies murder involvement, gang affiliation under cross-examination (Waco, TX): Rickey Cummings continued to deny Thursday during withering cross-examination that he was involved in the 2011 double slaying at Lakewood Villas apartments and that he has ties to the violent Bloods street gang.
Source: Waco Tribune-Herald Date: November 2, 2012
Two gang members charged in Pittsfield shooting (Pittsfield, MA): Two suspects in what police are called a gang-related shooting on John Street were arraigned on Thursday in Central Berkshire District Court and released on personal recognizance on the condition they were GPS-monitoring devices.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: November 2, 2012
Gangs on rise, but idea to fight them raises eyebrows (Houston, TX): Houston-area streets are active with a growing number of gang members, with police saying there are almost 20,000 in the region, an increase of 29 percent since 2010.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: November 2, 2012
Sunnyside Gang Unit makes 18 arrests in burglary, theft rings (Sunnyside, WA): The Sunnyside Gang Unit has arrested 18 people with gang ties in three separate theft and burglary rings, including two incidents involving Benton County.
Source: The News Tribune Date: November 2, 2012
Rising gang activity in Hamilton County reported (Chattanooga, TN): Shuttered public housing developments and growing trends in suburban poverty have set the stage for a rise in gang activity outside Chattanooga's urban core, Hamilton County commissioners were told Thursday.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 2, 2012
Teen attack goes to trial (Columbus, NE): An 18-year-old Columbus man accused of beating a city man with a baseball bat in a gang-related attack Oct. 6 has been bound over for trial in district court on three felonies.
Source: Columbus Telegram Date: November 2, 2012
Hanford teen stabbed (Hanford, CA) : A local teenager was asked if he belongs to a gang. He said, "No" and nearly paid with his life. Hanford police say a 17-year-old boy was viciously attacked by gang members.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: November 2, 2012
Reputed gangster surrenders in murder investigation (Bakersfield, CA): A reputed gangster who was wanted for murder has surrendered to police. Alejandro Robles Vizcarra, 21, turned himself in Thursday night and was arrested on suspicion of murder, possession of a firearm by a felon and participation in a criminal street gang, police said Friday.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: November 2, 2012
Community reacts to surge in gang violence (Chico, CA): Gang violence in public may be a jarring sight, but Chico Police Sergeant Rob Merrifield says this is nothing they haven't seen before. "These things go in cycles like this, where one group will commit crimes against the other group, and then, that group is obliged to retaliate."
Source: KHSL-TV 12 News Date: November 2, 2012
Three gang leaders arrested in Seaside, police say (Seaside, CA): Crediting a new focus on intelligence-driven enforcement, Seaside police on Friday announced results from a new regional task force targeting the city's gangs.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: November 2, 2012
Nine people arrested in gang-related shooting in Hopewell (Hopewell, VA): Police have made several arrests after a shooting on Halloween in Hopewell - including the teen that was injured.
Source: WWBT 12 News Date: November 2, 2012
San Jose gang member, 18, convicted of murder in brazen rush-hour slaying (San Jose, CA): A San Jose teenager who shot and killed an 18-year-old man last year after chasing him on a bicycle through a busy intersection during rush-hour traffic has been convicted of first-degree murder, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: November 2, 2012
Hamilton County Coalition hopes to reach Chattanooga kids at early age (Chattanooga, TN): The problems are many, but a small group of advocates hopes to help children on the verge of falling through the cracks as gang membership continues to rise in Chattanooga.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: November 1, 2012
Teens arrested in gang-related shootings near school (Greensboro, NC): Police say three teenagers were arrested after two others were shot during an apparent internal gang-related conflict behind Jackson Middle School Monday night.
Source: Winston-Salem Journal Date: November 1, 2012
BWP gangs include Latin Kings, Maniac Latin Disciples, Spanish Lords (Chicago, IL): While Bucktown and Wicker Park aren't as well known as other areas of the city for gang activity, a few of each neighborhood's problem areas—some of which are near schools—are now being linked to the city's largest and most violent gangs.
Source: Bucktown-WickerParkPatch Date: November 1, 2012
Five in custody in alleged gang-related shooting on the Midway in Chico (Chico, CA): A juvenile gang member barely missed the Chico couple he was allegedly aiming for last week, hitting their headrests but not them while he shot at their vehicle from a car.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: November 1, 2012
Manteca Police see success in effort to keep gangs in check (Manteca, CA): Aggravated assault - primarily gang-related shootings - surged 57.14 percent in Manteca during June going from seven to 11 incidents. Such assaults through the of the first six months of 2012 were running 37.5 percent ahead of last year at the same time. It was an ominous outlook since such violence normally continues to climb over the hot summer months.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: November 1, 2012
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