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Local lawmakers discuss crime, gangs in small municipalities (Wilkes-Barre, PA): Violence, crime and gang warfare continue to plague smaller urban areas across Pennsylvania. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at King's College in Wilkes-Barre to talk about the growing problem of violent crime in Pennsylvania, with a special focus on how the problem impacts the small urban centers of Northeast Pennsylvania.
Source: Pocono News Date: April 4, 2013
B.C. lawyer jailed a year for role in helping gang (Vancouver, BC): A British Columbia lawyer who admitted to helping a criminal gang has been sentenced to a year in jail. William Mastop pleaded guilty last December to participating in a criminal organization.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: April 4, 2013
63 gang members indicted in East Harlem shootings (East Harlem, NY): In East Harlem, a teenager who belonged to a gang based at a housing project was shot in the head. His friends blamed gangs at two nearby projects for the killing. And so erupted a shooting war lasting years, officials said, set off by nothing but revenge.
Source: The New York Times Date: April 4, 2013
Arrests made in gang shootings (Medford, OR): Police have arrested a known gang member they believe fired at groups of rival gang members in two separate shootings last month.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: April 4, 2013
Gang Task Force begin literacy program at Carver Community Center (Chattanooga, TN): With gang violence, gun crime and school drop out levels all issues in our community, Miller Martin have decided to donate money to a cause two years in planning.
Source: WDEF News 12 Date: April 4, 2013
Fresno police beef up patrols in wake of gang threats (Fresno, CA): Fresno police have pulled traffic cops off their motorcycles and doubled up in patrol cars after gang members threatened individual officers with retaliation, Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Thursday.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: April 4, 2013
San Bernardino gang cops swarm the city (San Bernardino, CA): Police conducted a gang sweep on the streets of San Bernardino Thursday afternoon that netted multiple arrests for various gang-related, narcotics and probation offenses. About 40 members from the San Bernardino police, San Bernardino County Sheriff's and probation departments swarmed several locations throughout San Bernardino where crime rates have been unusually high.
Source: The Sun Date: April 4, 2013
New narcotics and gang street team for Paso Robles (Paso Robles, CA): More boots on the ground! Public safety in Paso Robles is the top priority this year. A narcotics and gang street team has formed to help make the goal a reality. Over the last year the community has voiced its concerns over the safety in the city and police said there has been an influx of gang activity, so this team will be dedicated to stomping the problem.
Source: KCOY 12 News Date: April 4, 2013
Guilty verdict for suspect in June robberies (Hanford, CA): Jurors have convicted a 20-year-old for his role in several gang robberies that hit Hanford's south side a year ago. Darius Boyd was found guilty of robbery, assault, theft from a person and participating in a criminal street gang.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: April 4, 2013
Lawmen say prison gang activity rare in tri-county (Montgomery, AL): The alleged leader of a methamphetamine ring has ties to a prison-based, white supremacist group, but tri-county sheriffs say prison gang activity in the area is rare.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: April 4, 2013
Kansas AG hails approval on anti-racketeering bill (Topeka, KS): Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is praising legislators for giving final approval to a bill aimed at helping law enforcement fight gang activity, human trafficking and drug dealing.
Source: KAKE News Date: April 3, 2013
East Palo Alto gangsters video themselves roughing up rival's child, DA says (Redwood City, CA): Two suspected Peninsula gang members videotaped themselves threatening to kill and using a loaded pistol magazine to rough up the approximately 5-year-old son of a rival, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 3, 2013
KPD fields questions from firearm group about gang violence (Knoxville, TN): Knoxville police say they responded to a half-dozen shootings in recent days, during which seven people were injured.
Source: WBIR 10 News Date: April 3, 2013
Prison time for Bradenton SUR-13 members (Bradenton, FL): Two members of Bradenton's SUR-13 gang entered guilty pleas and have been sentenced for gang-related activity, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Wednesday.
Source: Herald-Tribune Date: April 3, 2013
Gunfire bares federal gang probe in Spokane Valley (Spokane, WA): Gunshots Tuesday morning at a Spokane Valley warehouse uncovered an ongoing gang-related federal investigation.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: April 3, 2013
'Execution-style' shooting at Yorkdale likely gang-related, police say (Toronto, ON): The "execution-style" shooting death of one man and the wounding of another outside the Yorkdale Shopping Centre last weekend by at least two gunmen was likely gang-related, Toronto police say.
Source: Toronto Star Date: April 3, 2013
Three gang members arrested in 2009 homicide in Lorain (Lorain, OH): Three members of a Lorain street gang were indicted Tuesday in the June 22, 2009, shooting death of Marquis McCall and the wounding of another man.
Source: The Plain Dealer Date: April 3, 2013
Accused killers arraigned in Oceanside park murders (Vista, CA): Four suspected gang members accused of opening fire in an Oceanside park in rival gang territory, killing two teenagers and wounding two others, pleaded not guilty today to murder and attempted murder charges.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: April 3, 2013
Union City police give rundown on gangs numbers, telltale signs, more girl members (Union City, NJ): Which street gangs have the greatest presence in Union City and how to know if a child is becoming involved in gangs were among the topics covered at presentations this week by city police. "Gangs are active in Union City, but it's nothing that is out of control," said Gang Suppression Unit Detective Tony Gomez, who gave the presentation to about 60 residents at Emerson Middle School on 18th Street on Monday.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: April 3, 2013
Police address recent violence at Elgin meeting (Elgin, IL): Recent incidents of violence in Elgin — a murder and two reports of shots fired in the last nine days — are not necessarily related and don't represent a significant increase in gang activity, Elgin police said during a community meeting Wednesday night.
Source: Daily Herald Date: April 3, 2013
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