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Reputed Paterson Bloods gang leader gets 60 years in prison for shooting man in love triangle (Paterson, NJ): Reputed Bloods gang leader Asmar Bease today was sentenced to 60 years in prison for shooting a man and leaving him paralyzed.
Source: The Record Date: May 24, 2012
Chicago police shut down South Side drug market (Chicago, IL): At least 12 individuals were arrested Thursday for allegedly running a drug market that spanned the South Side into South East suburbs. The drug market, controlled by the Gangster Disciples street gang, along with two members of a Mexican drug trafficking cartel, was taken down during a sting.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: May 24, 2012
Authorities say major roundup will impact gang's organization nationally (Charlotte, NC): More than two dozen alleged members of the United Blood Nation gang were arrested earlier this month in Gaston, Cleveland and Lincoln counties. The U.S. Attorney's Office says the roundup will have a significant impact on the organizational structure of the gang, nationally, from leadership down to street level.
Source: News 14 Carolina Date: May 24, 2012
Dispatches part 2: Heat on Lynn gangs (Lynn, MA): Local gang members start early when it comes to finding new recruits to help fill the ranks of the Bloods, Crips, the Deuce Boyz and other gangs that have historically operated in the city, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter K. Levitt, the deputy chief of the Strike Force Unit.
Source: The Daily Item Date: May 24, 2012
Chandler mother, sons lead police to major drug ring ( Chandler, AZ): What ended as the multi-agency smashup of an international conspiracy to sell millions of dollars of Mexican narcotics to Arizona prisoners began as the simple probe of a Chandler mom and her sons, police say.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: May 23, 2012
Experts working to reduce gang violence in US (Los Angeles, CA): Experts are gathering in Los Angeles to tackle the epidemic of gang violence in America. They’ve come together for the first ever Los Angeles Gang Violence Prevention and Intervention Conference.
Source: PressTV Date: May 23, 2012
Teen cut on hands in what police suspect is a gang attack (Mission Viejo, CA): A 17-year-old boy was found with several cuts to his hands Tuesday in what is believed to have been a gang-related attack, authorities said, but the victim is not talking.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 23, 2012
Police gang unit representative addresses concerns (Dundalk, MD): Are there gangs in Dundalk and if so, should residents stay inside their houses at all times? Sgt. James Conaboy of the Baltimore County Police Gang Enforcement Team answers yes and no. There are gangs in Dundalk and other portions of the county, but these gangs don't control the neighborhoods.
Source: The Dundalk Eagle Date: May 23, 2012
Man sentenced for riot in 2010 gang assault case (Uniontown, PA): A 20-year-old Uniontown man was sentenced to three to 23 months behind bars, but is immediately eligible for parole, on a riot charge related to alleged gang activity in Uniontown.
Source: Herald Standard Date: May 23, 2012
Malone School starting a gang resistance program (Malone, FL): A program aiming to dissuade middle school and elementary school students from joining gangs and participating in other delinquent behavior will be tried out this fall in fifth and sixth grade classes at Malone School.
Source: Jackson County Floridian Date: May 23, 2012
Gang member should be executed for killing high school football star, jury says (Los Angeles, CA): A 23-year-old gang member who shot and killed a high school football star he mistook for a rival gangster should be sentenced to death, a Los Angeles jury decided Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 23, 2012
Police: Indictment deals blow to Gaston's gangs (Gastonia, NC): Police say they’ve struck a major blow against violent gang members involved in gun thefts and home invasions, who also controlled a large part of the city's illegal drug trade.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: May 23, 2012
Two arrested in gang shooting (Portland, OR): Two men have been arrested by the Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team in connection with a May 9 shooting in North Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: May 23, 2012
Central Indiana gangs spread to suburbs (Indianapolis, IN): Gang activity is expanding in Indianapolis, spreading into suburban neighborhoods as more organized, more violent and increasingly mobile groups.
Source: WRTV 6 News Date: May 23, 2012
Three NCCo gang members sentenced (Wilmington, DE): Three members of a Wilmington gang have been given lengthy prison sentences after a street war with a rival gang ended in at least 5 gun battles that left 2 dead in the spring of 2010.
Source: WGMD News Date: May 23, 2012
Jindal signs law to crack down on sex offenders and gangs (Baton Rouge, LA): Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation Wednesday to keep Louisiana's communities safe by cracking down on sex offenders and criminal street gangs.
Source: KSLA 12 News Date: May 23, 2012
Teen shot Tuesday night is seventh reported since mid-April; police investigating if all gang-related (Fort Pierce, FL): A teenage boy is hospitalized in serious condition with a gunshot wound. It is the seventh reported incident of overnight gunfire in the north end of the city since mid-April, some of which is attributed to gangs, according to police reports.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: May 23, 2012
American Canyon is essentially gang-free, officials say (American Canyon, CA): The county's second largest city is pretty much free of gang activity because of community programs. That was the message at the Napa County Gang and Youth Violence Prevention Commission's third meeting last week, the 26-member commission’s first in American Canyon.
Source: American Canyon Eagle Date: May 23, 2012
Task force arrests 23 gang members, affiliates in South King County (Kent, WA): Twenty-three gang members and their affiliates were arrested in Kent, Auburn, Renton, Tukwila and Des Moines as part of a multi-agency crackdown.
Source: Kent Reporter Date: May 23, 2012
Sheriff: Marshall Co. teen's attack was gang-related (Marshall County, MS): He's the 18-year-old who shouldn't be alive today. Charles Hardeman survived a vicious attack in April. Cops say he was almost killed and robbed by his sister and three others, all over $500.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: May 23, 2012
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