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Gang members sentenced to 30 years for botched Gardena shooting (Los Angeles, CA): Two gang members were sentenced to 30-year prison terms this week after pleading guilty to attempted murder and other charges involving a botched ambush shooting in an unincorporated area near Gardena in March.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 25, 2012
Gang members sentenced in Calif. jewelry robberies (Westminster, CA): Prosecutors say two San Diego gang members have been handed lengthy sentences for their roles in the armed robberies of two Orange County jewelry stores in 2009.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 25, 2012
Gang violence erupts in Chico (Chico, CA): It's a week Chico Police Department Lieutenant Linda Dye describes as busy for the Chico PD Gang Task Force. "We've seen two incidents, two nights in a row involving gang violence. One a shooting, the other an assault with a vehicle where they tried to run over two gang members." And now Lieutenant Dye says the two crimes may be related. "The victim on Tuesday night was a Norteno gang member, and the victim on Wednesday night was a Soreno gang member."
Source: KNVN 24 News Date: May 25, 2012
Two gang members sentenced for Phoenix killing (Phoenix, AZ): Two gang members charged in the killing of a Phoenix man found bound, beaten and stuffed in the trunk of his car have been sentenced to prison.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 25, 2012
Summer SMASH operations to address gangs in High Desert (Hesperia, CA): Authorities announced the start of "Operation Desert Heat," to focus on street gangs in the High Desert, at a press conference Friday in front of the sheriff's station in Hesperia.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 25, 2012
Gangs blamed in killing; driver caught in crossfire (Fort Wayne, IN): David Wilson Jr. drove a tan Nissan down Spatz Avenue one night this month, never expecting the sounds of gunfire that would soon erupt throughout the neighborhood.
Source: The Journal Gazette Date: May 25, 2012
Two men wounded on Humboldt Park porch (Chicago, IL): Two men were wounded late Tuesday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in what Chicago police believe was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 24, 2012
Sanger police suppress gang and violent crime (Sanger, CA): The Sanger Police Department has wrapped up an intensive 10-day suppression detail concentrating on enforcement of gang activity and violent crimes. This crackdown evolved due to a swell in violent crimes in the City during the early part of April.
Source: The Sanger Herald Date: May 24, 2012
U.S. attorney's office: Corpus Christi gang member sentenced to life in prison Thursday (Corpus Christi, TX): A 33-year-old Corpus Christi gang member was sentenced to life in prison Thursday in connection with a methamphetamine trafficking scheme.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: May 24, 2012
Two men get 40 to life for Natomas gang-related killing (Sacramento, CA): Two men found guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member two and a half years ago were sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in Sacramento Superior Court Thursday.
Source: News10 Date: May 24, 2012
Targeting gangs throughout Virginia (Salem, VA): Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will kick off a series of five community and law enforcement gang trainings across the Commonwealth.
Source: WDBJ 7 News Date: May 24, 2012
Officials: Cops ganging up on bad guys (Merrillville, IN): Northwest Indiana law enforcement officials have put a lid on recent gang violence, but are still trying to figure out who's stealing Hammond's manhole covers.
Source: The Times Date: May 24, 2012
Gang members intentionally hit pedestrian with car (Chico, CA): A Chico pedestrian was hit by a car Wednesday night, and police say it appears to have been an intentional act of gang violence.
Source: KRCR 7 News Date: May 24, 2012
ICE deports Los Angeles area gang member wanted for murder in El Salvador (Los Angeles, CA): A member of a transnational street gang wanted in his native country of El Salvador for aggravated homicide was deported by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week and turned over to authorities in that nation's capital.
Source: Imperial Valley News Date: May 24, 2012
APD will be busy keeping gangs off streets (Albany, GA): The Albany Police Gang Task Force says now that school is out their officers will be busy keeping gangs off the streets and away from kids.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: May 24, 2012
Gang leader's luck runs out, is sentenced to life in prison after kidnapping Campbell man (Santa Clara County, CA): A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge sentenced a notorious San Jose gang leader to life in prison after he was convicted in the violent kidnapping of a man in Campbell who failed to pay for a delivery of methamphetamine.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 24, 2012
Police arrest two suspects in gang-related murder (Caldwell, ID): Police in Caldwell say they have arrested two Nampa teenagers in connection with the gang-related murder of Victor Garcia that occurred last month.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: May 24, 2012
Santa Maria man charged with gang-related murder of Oceano teen (San Luis Obispo, CA): A Santa Maria man has been formally charged in San Luis Obispo Superior Court with the gang-related, drive-by shooting murder of a 17-year-old boy in Oceano in November.
Source: The Tribune Date: May 24, 2012
Five wounded after multiple gang shootings in Van Nuys (Van Nuys, CA): In an unusual spike of gang activity, five gang members have been wounded in separate shootings in Van Nuys in the last two weeks, police said Thursday. Four of the shootings have occurred in the last six days, and police so far have made one arrest.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: May 24, 2012
Dodge woman is charged with perjury in gang activity probe (Wichita, KS): A Dodge City woman has been indicted on a charge of lying to a grand jury amid an investigation into Norteno gang activity, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced Thursday.
Source: The Hutchinson News Date: May 24, 2012
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