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Alleged Latin King members on Holland PD wanted list (Holland, MI): Holland police have an updated most wanted list, which now includes two alleged gang members in a federal indictment.
Source: WZZM 13 News Date: April 3, 2013
Police: Teen Killed In Gang Initiation Was Victim Of Mistaken Identity (Merrillville, IN): Depree Mims was getting a blanket as his family settled in for a movie at home with his family, when a bullet came through the front window and hit him in the head. Police said Wednesday the shooting was not only part of a gang initiation, but that the suspects were gunning for someone else.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: April 3, 2013
Texas DPS review finds shift in top gang threat (Austin, TX): An annual assessment of threats posed to Texas by gangs has found a different violent group leads the list. The Texas Gang Threat Assessment reports Tango Blast, estimated at 10,000 members, has displaced the 6,000-member Texas Mexican Mafia atop the threat list.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 2, 2013
East Bay gang members collide, shooting ensues (Livermore, CA): A Livermore man was arrested Sunday after alleged members from rival gangs squared off in front of a residence, police said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 2, 2013
DPS gang assessment shows activity highest in metro areas including Dallas-Fort Worth (Dallas-Fort Worth, TX): About 2,500 gangs are operating in Texas and thousands of members are active in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including Tango Blast and the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, according to the Department of Public Safety’s 2012 gang threat assessment.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: April 2, 2013
Three sought after shooting in Los Banos (Los Banos, CA): Police are looking for three people believed to have been involved in a gang-related shooting Friday. The Los Banos Police Department responded to the 1100 block of Pacheco Boulevard at 8:07 p.m. after receiving a report of a shooting.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 2, 2013
Former NBA player indicted on murder charges (Atlanta, GA): A Fulton County grand jury handed up a murder indictment against former NBA player Javaris Crittenton on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: April 2, 2013
Six arrested, guns seized in Ottawa cocaine bust (Ottawa, ON): A six-month investigation targeting Ottawa Crips gang members culminated with the arrest of six people, the seizure of $700,000 worth of cocaine, other drugs and two handguns.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: April 2, 2013
Alleged top-ranking La Familia gang members Francisco Diaz, William Rodriguez denied bail in federal court in wake of South Holyoke raid (Springfield, MA): Not only did a widespread raid of suspected La Familia members last week hobble a busy drug ring in South Holyoke, it seriously altered the alleged gang's succession plan.
Source: The Republican Date: April 2, 2013
Potential jurors may be questioned about Top 6 gang (Palm Beach County, FL): An upcoming trial focusing on a 2007 Lake Worth gangland massacre will highlight the notorious Top 6 clan over the objection of state prosecutors, according to a judge's recent ruling.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 2, 2013
Agencies work together to fight gangs (Buffalo, NY): Making streets safer in Buffalo is no small task, but area law enforcement agencies say working together is yielding results. There is no shortage of gang-related violence in the city, but officers say it's finally decreasing, thanks to a joint effort across agencies.
Source: WIVB News 4 Date: April 2, 2013
Ohio says prison gang numbers decline slightly (Columbus, OH): The Ohio prisons system says the number of inmates in gangs is down slightly since the agency began efforts to reduce violence behind bars.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: April 2, 2013
Murder investigation may bring more reward money (Albany, GA): A reward for information about last month's drive-by double murder in Albany could soon be increased to five thousand dollars. Right now, two thousand dollars is being offered to help catch and convict whoever killed two 20 year old men investigators say were Blood gang members.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: April 2, 2013
Reputed gang member held in 2009 killing of Oxnard man (Oxnard, CA): A reputed gang member was arrested in the 2009 slaying of an Oxnard man, police said Tuesday evening.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 2, 2013
Witness in Watsonville gang killing testifies about guns, getaway car (Watsonville, CA): A key witness in a Watsonville homicide testified Tuesday that he rode in the getaway car and talked to the two alleged shooters after 20-year-old Richard Campos was shot to death outside his Roache Road home in 2009.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: April 2, 2013
Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US (Chicago, IL): After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: April 1, 2013
Three people dead in Atwater gang shooting (Atwater, CA): Three people are dead after a gang-related shooting Saturday night in the 9200 block of Westside Boulevard in the Atwater area, the Merced County Sheriff's Department reported.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: April 1, 2013
Two teens arrested in Gustine gang shooting (Los Banos, CA): Los Banos police have arrested two teenage suspects in this month's shooting death of an 18-year-old man.
Source: Los Banos Enterprise Date: April 1, 2013
Criminologist: Half of city gun crimes are gang-related (St. Louis, MO): A local criminologist says half of the gun crimes in the city could be related to gang activity. "There's a very strong relationship between guns and gangs," said Associate Professor of Criminology Beth Huebner with the University of Missouri St. Louis. "We see gang members more likely to carry guns and to use them."
Source: KMOX NewsRadio 1120 Date: April 1, 2013
Gangs in Springfield a growing concern (Springfield, MO): Gangs and the crimes behind them have become a growing concern in Springfield. Now area leaders trying to stop the problem before it gets worse. Graffiti all over town is area leaders say is sending a bad message when it comes to gangs. That's what they're concerned about, gang activity.
Source: KSPR 33 News Date: April 1, 2013
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