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Preliminary hearing for four gang members accused of robbing Moreno Valley jewelry store (Riverside, CA): A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for four reputed gang members accused of holding up a Moreno Valley jewelry store and shooting a clerk before fleeing onto a freeway and leading police on a multi- county chase.
Source: KESQ News Channel 3 Date: January 16, 2013
Graffiti expert: Gang tags were an invitation for gang activity in Newark schoolyard (Newark, NJ): Multiple gang sets had previously tagged the Newark schoolyard where four friends were shot — three of them fatally — in August 2007, establishing the area as a harbor for gang activity, an expert in gang culture said today in court.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: January 16, 2013
Police: Fresh from prison, Seattle gangster recruiting girls for prostitution outside school (Seattle, WA): A 25-year-old purported leader of a Seattle street gang is back behind bars on allegations that he fought a police officer inside Garfield High School.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer Date: January 16, 2013
Police investigate Saturday gang violence (Spokane, WA): Spokane police continue to investigate a rush of gang violence Saturday that left two people shot and two others badly beaten.
Source: The Spokesman-Review Date: January 15, 2013
Azusa 13 street gang leader, son sentenced to prison (Azusa, CA): A leader of the Azusa 13 street gang and his son were sentenced in federal court Monday to lengthy prison terms after pleading guilty to conspiring to attack blacks and force them to leave the city.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 15, 2013
Eight slain on B.C.'s bloody Sunday (Surrey, BC): Sunday was the most violent day in recent memory in B.C., with police in four communities investigating the deaths of eight people.
Source: The Province Date: January 15, 2013
Under heavy security, 11 face gang and other charges (Petersburg, VA): Residents may have noticed a heavy law enforcement presence near the General District Court on Friday as prosecutors held a preliminary hearing for several suspects in a gang-related murder.
Source: The Progress-Index Date: January 15, 2013
Oakland backs down on crime war figures (Oakland, CA): Oakland police retreated Tuesday from Chief Howard Jordan's statement that almost all of the violent crime in the city in recent months is linked to a war between two groups that exploded after the killing of a 16-year-old girl last summer.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: January 15, 2013
Man shot dead in laneway in fourth Surrey murder since Sunday (Surrey, BC): Another gangster linked to the notorious Dhak group was gunned down early Tuesday in a North Surrey laneway. Manjinder "Manny" Singh Hairan is the fourth person to be fatally shot in Surrey since Sunday.
Source: Edmonton Journal Date: January 15, 2013
Man sentenced to 14 years in prison in Santa Rosa gang attack (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa gang member who smashed a rival's face with a paving stone, leaving him blind in one eye, was sentenced Tuesday to more than 14 years in prison.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: January 15, 2013
Gunman pleads in Fairfield drive-by shooting (Fairfield, CA): A Fairfield man who police said is a self-admitted Sureño gang member accepted a plea deal on Monday in Solano County Superior Court for his role in a drive-by shooting that injured another man in rival gang turf last September.
Source: The Reporter Date: January 15, 2013
Woodburn police seeking information about gang-related shooting (Woodburn, OR): Woodburn police are asking the public for information about a Jan. 5 shooting that appears to be gang related, officials said.
Source: Statesman Journal Date: January 15, 2013
County-wide gang safety zones decreasing criminal activity (Bryan, TX): Gang safety zones. Do they work? It's been two years since the Brazos County District Attorney's Office implemented the county-wide injunction aimed at restricting the behavior of local and violent gang members.
Source: KBTX-TV3 Date: January 15, 2013
Gang attack suspected in Yakima shooting (Yakima, WA): A shooting that seriously wounded two teenage boys near the Yakima police station Tuesday morning was believed to be gang-related, police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: January 15, 2013
Two separate shootings in Surrey leave three men dead (Vancouver, BC): A violent Sunday night in Surrey left three men dead. RCMP Inspector Dan Splinter says the victim of a gang related shooting on 168th Street and 76th Avenue passed away in hospital.
Source: CKNW News Date: January 14, 2013
Gang member admits killing bouncer in Hempstead bar (Central Islip, NY): A member of the MS-13 street gang admitted in court Monday that he killed a bouncer in a Hempstead bar to gain the respect of other gang members and not because he had any sort of personal beef with the victim.
Source: Newsday Date: January 14, 2013
Shots fired at Rondout Gardens in Kingston, Bronx man arrested, no injuries, police say (Kingston, NY): A 28-year-old known member of the Bloods street gang was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with two felonies in connection with the midday shooting incident at Rondout Gardens, according to police.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: January 14, 2013
Victim stabbed in gang-related attack (Sparks, NV): Police are investigating the stabbing of a man which could've been gang-related. The victim, who is a 25 year-old Sparks resident told officers that he was walking in the area of the 300 block of D St., when a small red passenger car pulled up near him. The occupants of the car asked the victim if he had any gang affiliation.
Source: FOX Reno Date: January 14, 2013
ECSO speaks to local gang violence (Pensacola, FL): Law enforcement investigators say that round of violence in Montclair was gang related and that across Escambia County, some seventeen gangs are running the streets.
Source: WEAR ABC 3 News Date: January 14, 2013
City to form civilian 'steering committee,' hire gang specialist to combat violence (Omaha, NE): A civilian steering committee will soon be formed to help direct the city's response to street violence. A new, scholarly report on violent crime trends in Omaha is close to completion. The city plans to hire an additional civilian gang specialist for southeast Omaha.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: January 14, 2013
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