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Alleged teen gang member charged in attempted double murder outside Memphis high school (Memphis, TN): A 17-year-old who admits being a gang member since age 9 testified Wednesday that he only implicated himself in a gang crime outside Hamilton High School because he was pressured by police.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: September 5, 2012
Police arrest alleged gang member for fight, drugs (Madison, WI) : Madison police arrested a man early Sunday morning who they say is involved in a gang for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana on the 400 block of North Frances Street.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: September 5, 2012
Seven members of violent Hudson Valley gang arrested (Goshen, NY): The FBI arrested seven members of a violent drug gang operating throughout the Hudson Valley early Wednesday, NBC 4 New York has learned.
Source: NBC 4 New York Date: September 5, 2012
Lil JoJo slain in Chicago; cops look at Chief Keef's Tweets (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are investigating possible connections between the Tuesday slaying of a teen rapper, a raging Englewood gang conflict and a mocking Tweet on the account of the victim’s rap rival — rising South Side star Chief Keef, sources told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: September 5, 2012
Gang violence suspected in 'unusual' spike of Springfield violent crime, homicides (Springfield, MO): Stabbings, robberies, and homicides plague the city. Police recognize an "unusual" spike in violence. The city is on track to break the homicide record of 12 in one year. So far this year, Springfield police already count 11 killings.
Source: KSPR 33 News Date: September 5, 2012
Burlington police use gang charge for first time (Burlington, NC): Two people arrested last week after a shooting on James Street face a criminal charge targeted at people involved in alleged gang activity.
Source: Times-News Date: September 5, 2012
Two gang members in court for brutal beating of college student (San Diego, CA): Testimony got under way Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for two documented gang members charged in connection with a 12-hour crime spree that included the near-fatal beating of an 18-year-old Northridge man near San Diego State.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: September 5, 2012
Police cracking down on suspected gang members (Aransas Pass, TX): Aransas Pass police are cracking down on suspected gang activity at a local apartment complex off the 400 block of Highland in Aransas Pass last week after property management contacted them in regards to perceived illegal activity taking place.
Source: The Aransas Pass Progress Date: September 5, 2012
San Jose police redeployment helps stem rising violence (San Francisco, CA): San Jose police are crediting stepped up gang enforcement efforts, with a recent decrease in violence in the city. But the city may not have the funding to continue those efforts into the next year.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: September 4, 2012
San Diego officers in gun battle with suspected gang member (San Diego, CA): Two San Diego police officers exchanged gunfire with a suspected gang member Monday night in the Chollas View neighborhood, police said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: September 4, 2012
Gang unit reviews drive-by (Murfreesboro, TN): The chaotic moments following an early Monday morning drive-by shooting on Chestnut Street were described in a report released Tuesday by city police.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: September 4, 2012
Gang pair get 50 years to life in 2004 murder of Modesto girl in park (Modesto, CA) : Eight years after 17-year-old Ernestina "Tina" DeJesus Tizoc was gunned down while sitting on a park bench in Modesto's airport neighborhood, a judge Tuesday sentenced two men convicted of murdering her to 50 years to life in prison.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: September 4, 2012
Gunshot victim was gang member (Springfield, MO): The man who died following a shooting at a Springfield apartment complex on Saturday was a confirmed gang member, according to police documents.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: September 4, 2012
Youngstown chief hails anti-violence program a success (Youngstown, OH): After recording 14 homicides through the first five-and-a-half months of the year, half of them being gang-related, Youngstown police said there have been only five murders since mid-June, with only one being tied to gang activity.
Source: WYTV 33 News Date: September 4, 2012
Santa Rosa gang prevention program gets new leader, reorganized (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa's gang prevention program has a new manager and a new home. The city hired naturalist Bethany Facendini to be its gang prevention and intervention services manager.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: September 3, 2012
Apparent gang-related shooting wounds two, including girl, 12 (Napa, CA): Two Napa residents, including a 12-year-old girl, were shot in the legs during an apparent gang-related shooting Saturday night, Vallejo police said Sunday.
Source: The Times-Herald Date: September 3, 2012
The young and the ruthless: Teenage crooks show new level of street-smarts (Winnipeg, MB): A Manitoba judge faces a thorny challenge in deciding whether to bail out two teen suspects accused in an "exceptionally disturbing" robbery conspiracy — a case raising serious issues over the evolving level of criminal know-how being practiced by young Winnipeg street gang associates.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: September 3, 2012
Gang-related problems surface in Crisfield (Crisfield, MD): Gun holes in windows, doors and air conditioners - those are remnants from a violent weekend in Crisfield. "They are gang related, there's no doubt about it," said Police Chief Michael Tabor.
Source: WMDT 47 News Date: September 3, 2012
Chattanoogans gather at Harris-Johnson Park to lead young people away from gang violence (Chattanooga, TN): Food vendors, live music and the resources to get young people out of gangs — Stop the Violence brought all three together Saturday afternoon at the group's first Labor Day weekend festival in Harris-Johnson Park.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 2, 2012
Gang-leader's funeral draws hundreds (Albany, GA): Friends and family turned out by the hundreds to mourn the death of reputed Southside Bloods gang leader 24-year-old Dontavious Santez Luke at church in East Albany.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: September 2, 2012
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