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Teen indicted for gang murder (Redwood City, CA): A teen Norteño accused of beginning a shoving match that ended with the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Redwood City man he and three accomplices mistakenly thought was a rival was indicted by a criminal grand jury on murder and weapons charges that could send him to prison for life without parole.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: May 16, 2012
Missouri City Police Department educates citizens on gang awareness (Missouri City, TX): In the summer of 2010, the Missouri City Police Department created an anti-gang unit to curb gang activity in the City. The unit documented 434 gang members and 41 gangs that are either based or sometimes operate in the City. The gangs and its members are entered into a law enforcement database.
Source: The Fort Bend Sun Date: May 16, 2012
Law enforcement agencies join forces to create Anti-Gang Tactical Operations Center (Houston, TX): Top officials have joined together to create a new Anti-Gang Tactical Operations Center to serve numerous Texas counties.
Source: Cypress Creek Mirror Date: May 16, 2012
Feuding gangs to blame for recent violence (Rochester, NY): Two warring gangs have caused a significant amount of violence in the past month — including most of the 11 shootings that have occurred since May 1 — over what Police Chief James Sheppard said was a minor conflict that escalated into an "ultra-violent response."
Source: Democrat & Chronicle Date: May 16, 2012
Writing on the wall: In North Bend, growth of tagging, gang symbols is a troubling sign (North Bend, WA): On the stairwell by the North Bend Park and Ride, a tagger has struck, and pretty recently, too. The nickname, sprayed in black, spiky letters, has resisted one clean-up attempt, leaving the graffiti still legible.
Source: Valley Record Date: May 16, 2012
Fourth man guilty in '05 Aurora fatal gang beating (Aurora, IL): A fourth man has been convicted in the 2005 gang-related beating death of a man at an Aurora party. After deliberating less than two hours Tuesday night, a Kane County jury returned a verdict of guilty of first-degree murder against Juan Vargas, 22, of Aurora for his role in the death of Jorge Caro of Aurora.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: May 16, 2012
San Mateo Co. Gang Task Force gears up for summer (San Mateo County, CA): Summer is just around the corner and that's a time when gang activity typically picks up, but there is a warning from one gang task force -- they're stepping up their enforcement efforts.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: May 16, 2012
Authorities say murder suspect has gang ties (New Hanover County, NC): Corey Guerrero, a reputed gang member suspected in a weekend murder, was no stranger to violence. He was stabbed during a brawl outside a downtown nightclub last year.
Source: StarNews Date: May 16, 2012
Two gang members arrested in weekend shooting (Santa Ana, CA): Two Garden Grove gang members have been arrested in connection with a shooting and a robbery targeting Santa Ana juveniles, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 16, 2012
Four arrested in gang assault (Hanford, CA): Several teenagers allegedly stabbed a 19-year-old man last Wednesday just outside Earl F. Johnson Park as part of a gang-related dispute, police said.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: May 16, 2012
Police seek grants to help quell drugs (New Britain, CT): City police are seeking a grant to call in federal Drug Enforcement Administration agents to work with officers to help quell drugs, guns and gang violence, Chief William Gagliardi said.
Source: New Britain Herald Date: May 16, 2012
East Ridge talks gangs, school bullies (Chattanooga, TN): Days after a student falsely claimed that she was raped at East Ridge Middle School, law enforcement and education officials answered questions from concerned parents about safety and gang activity at the school, emphasizing that though there are gang members in East Ridge and even some gang activity in schools, the problems at the school are minor and no different from those all middle schools face.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 15, 2012
State of Texas alleges that gang-ridden Southwest Houston condo complex is a public nuisance (Houston, TX) : Claiming essentially that it is a wretched hive of scum and villainy, the State of Texas and Harris County are attempting to force a Southwest Houston condominium complex to clean up its act or shut down -- and each and every unit owner is listed as a defendant.
Source: Houston Press Date: May 15, 2012
Gas bar closed off to investigate knife attack (Langley, BC): A stabbing incident that closed down a Langley gas station Thursday morning was gang-related, police said: "This is believed to be directly linked to gang activity and not a random act of violence. There appears to be no immediate threat to public safety," said Sgt. Peter Thiessen of the Lower Mainland District RCMP.
Source: Langley Advance Date: May 15, 2012
Saquan Evans sentenced for murdering toddler in gang-related shooting (Syracuse, NY): It's been nearly a year and a half since 20-month-old Rashaad Walker, Jr. was killed in a gang retaliation shooting, and the man found responsible was sentenced Tuesday morning.
Source: CNY Central Date: May 15, 2012
Rahm Emanuel crime strategy: Facing high murder rate, Chicago mayor announces 'new' plan (Chicago, IL) : Facing criticism concerning Chicago's soaring homicide rate thus far this year, Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a new "wraparound" crime-fighting strategy on the eve of his one-year anniversary as the city's mayor.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: May 15, 2012
Pros and cons arise in anti-gang zone proposal for North Highline (White Center, WA): During the week of May 7 King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn (District 9) proposed legislation (2012-0135) that would allow the council to establish "anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas" in unincorporated swaths of King County, and give judges the ability to bar people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering those areas. If deputies see individuals banned from an area spending time there, they can be arrested.
Source: West Seattle Herald Date: May 15, 2012
Two men convicted on armed robbery charges, leading police on high-speed chase through Elizabeth (Elizabeth, NJ): Two Newark men were convicted this morning of an armed robbery in which they robbed a woman and her two young daughters at gun point and then led police on a high-speed chase through Elizabeth, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: May 15, 2012
Jogger attacked and robbed in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Police arrested a man for robbery with a gang enhancement after they say he chased a man down the street, and began beating him.
Source: KION 46 News Date: May 15, 2012
Rancho Cordova triple-slaying trial opens with gang-violence scenario (Sacramento, CA) : The prosecutor described it as a case "about a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon" – shattered by two gang members who chased down three Rancho Cordova kids on bicycles and shot them dead.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: May 15, 2012
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