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Gang report pushes teamwork to cut shootings (Chattanooga, TN): Now that a 173-page study on local gangs is available, the hope is that a committee of government and nonprofit agencies will move forward to create intervention teams to reach gang members.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 15, 2012
Des Plaines man hurt in Evanston gang shooting (Des Plaines, IL): A 20-year-old Des Plaines man was shot early Saturday morning in what Evanston police are calling a gang-related shooting.
Source: Daily Herald Date: September 15, 2012
Salem police investigating gang-related shooting (Salem, OR): A 31-year-old Salem man was shot "multiple times" Friday evening in what police are calling a gang-related shooting in a northeast Salem apartment complex.
Source: The Oregonian Date: September 15, 2012
McAllen "surrounded" by criminal activity, police chief says (McAllen, TX): McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez explained what responding to a call for service every four minutes means for the department.
Source: The Brownsville Herald Date: September 15, 2012
Hamilton Place Mall chafes at gang study (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga City Councilman Jack Benson battered researchers Thursday for identifying Hamilton Place as a "gang hotspot" in a citywide assessment.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 14, 2012
Latin Kings stung by undercover agent (Chicago, IL): Four alleged Latin Kings set out from Joliet on Monday to rob what they thought was a Chicago stash house loaded with bricks of cocaine.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 14, 2012
43 charged in gang-related investigation (Chicago, IL): Authorities say dozens of alleged members and associates of the Latin Kings street gang have been cited for drug violations.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: September 14, 2012
Gang member sentenced for selling methamphetamine (Boise, ID): A Mountain Home man was sentenced Thursday to 52 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distributing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: September 14, 2012
San Bernardino man guilty of fatal gang rival shooting (San Bernardino, CA): A San Bernardino man was found guilty today of fatally shooting another man during a gang-related fight earlier this year.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: September 14, 2012
Three charged in 2010 South Side stabbing death (Chicago, IL): Three men charged with murder in the 2010 stabbing death of a man in the McKinley Park neighborhood bragged about attacking the man and a friend of his because they thought the pair were rival gang members, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: September 14, 2012
$10M in gang prevention funding not enough, NDP says (Montreal, QC): An injection of new federal funding for programs aimed at keeping youth away from street gangs and crime still falls short of what's needed to address the real problem, critics say.
Source: CBC News Date: September 14, 2012
Blood members get life in prison for murder, racketeering and firearms offenses (Nashville, TN): Today it was announced that Keairus Wilson, 22, a/k/a "Key Thang," and Rondarius Williamson, 22, both of Nashville, Tennessee, have been sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger.
Source: Examiner Date: September 14, 2012
Two brothers convicted in 2009 gang slaying (Riverside, CA): Two brothers who are members of a La Sierra street gang have been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting of a rival gang member, a killing that police said was a culmination of weeks of increased tension and fighting between the two groups.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 14, 2012
Is man accused of killing St. Pete security guard too mentally retarded for trial? (St. Petersburg, FL): Police say Bradley Bolden is a gang member who committed a brazen crime: using a .45-caliber handgun to shoot and kill private security officer Matthew F. Little at a St. Petersburg apartment complex last year.
Source: Tampa Bay Times Date: September 14, 2012
Gang-related deadly shooting gets three prison for life (Sacramento, CA): Three Norteno gang members are going to prison for life following convictions for second-degree murder, attempted murder, firearm and gang charges in a deadly drive-by shooting in Del Paso Heights last year.
Source: News10 Date: September 14, 2012
Gang members found guilty in Outlook shooting (Yakima County, WA): A jury convicted four Lower Valley gang members Friday on all charges in a drive-by shooting in Outlook last year. A prosecutor said all four face minimum sentences of 175 years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 14, 2012
Study fallout; Mall "does not have a gang problem" (Chattanooga, TN): For almost eleven years, signs at every entrance have made clear, nobody younger than 18, can be in Hamilton Place Mall past 6 o'clock on a Friday or Saturday night, without a parent or adult escort.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 14, 2012
Local agencies arrest two in Visalia (Visalia, CA): A man police described as a gang member and his girlfriend were taken into custody when officers served a search warrant at a northeast Visalia home Thursday.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: September 14, 2012
Three reputed gang members charged in wild Canyon Country-to-Downtown bank robbery pursuit (San Fernando, CA): Criminal charges were filed today against three alleged gang members accused of robbing a Bank of America branch in Canyon Country and leading sheriff's deputies on a wild chase Wednesday during which stolen money was tossed from the windows of a stolen SUV in South Los Angeles.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: September 14, 2012
Moorpark police arrest 10 people in investigation of shootings (Moorpark, CA): Moorpark police arrested 10 people Thursday and Friday in connection with various crimes as part of an investigation into two gang-related shootings there in August.
Source: Ventura County Star Date: September 14, 2012
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