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D.C. man arrested in gang-related College Park shooting (Washington, DC): Prince George's police have made an arrest in the gang-related shooting that killed a Lanham 20-year-old outside a College Park hotel.
Source: The Gazette Date: March 4, 2013
When these gangs met Monday, the shots were jump shots and layups (Chicago, IL): There may not have been any NBA scouts at St. Sabina's Peace Basketball Championship, but there was a mayor.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 4, 2013
Gang member testifies against MS-13 leader in murder trial (Central Islip, NY): An MS-13 street gang member cooperating with the government testified Monday that a leader of the group told him three other gang members were helped to flee to El Salvador after killing two people.
Source: Newsday Date: March 4, 2013
Neighbors, city fight gang violence at West Side park (San Antonio, TX): Families are fed up with years of gang violence at a neighborhood park and taking their concerns to the city. Hundreds of neighbors met Councilman David Medina Monday night as he pledged to set aside more than $100,000 in city funds to pay for upgrades to Benavides Park.
Source: WOAI 1200 News Radio Date: March 4, 2013
Organizers want jobs for youth to curb gang violence (San Francisco, CA): Hundreds of community organizers met for the second time late last week to put together a plan to end violence in the Mission District. Elements of the plan include determining what services are available, which ones need more funding, and what local laws should be changed to help get at-risk youth off the streets and prevent gang violence.
Source: Mission Local Date: March 4, 2013
Two Trenton gang members plead guilty to their roles in two fatal shootings (Trenton, NJ): Two members of the Gangster Killer Bloods street gang pleaded guilty today to their roles in two fatal shooting incidents from the summer of 2005, a particularly violent period of gang warfare for the city of Trenton.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: March 4, 2013
Police: Gang-related shootout at Buena Vista bar leaves one man critical, injures others (Saginaw, MI): A shootout after midnight at Better Dayz Bar and Grill injured several people and sent patrons running for cover as rival gang members began firing at each other, police said.
Source: The Saginaw News Date: March 4, 2013
Alex Sanchez: Gang peacemaker or shot-caller for MS-13? (Los Angeles, CA): On June 24, 2009, Sanchez was arrested. The U.S. government accused Sanchez, a former member of the notorious street gang Mara Salvatrucha, of leading a covert double life in Los Angeles.
Source: SCPR News Date: March 4, 2013
To stem juvenile robberies, police trail youths before the crime (New York, NY): Three police officers knocked on the apartment door of a 15-year-old boy. He had already been on both sides of a police blotter: shot and stabbed, but also arrested on robbery charges. He ran in an East Harlem gang and lived with his grandmother on the seventh floor of a public housing building, where the stairwells reeked of marijuana.
Source: The New York Times Date: March 3, 2013
Topeka police officer calls on art to stop community crime (Topeka, KS): Topeka police Lt. Joe Perry is banking on just such an approach, hoping to enlist volunteers from Topeka to paint murals and designs on buildings that repeatedly have been the target of graffiti artists.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: March 3, 2013
Cops on overtime help drive down murder rate in city's 'hot zones' (Chicago, IL) : Chicago recorded a historically low number of murders in February — coinciding with the introduction of Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s latest crime-fighting tactic: hiring officers on overtime to work in 10 “hot zones” across the city.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 3, 2013
Chicago police arrest 38 suspected gang members (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have arrested 38 suspected gang members for selling drugs on the city's South Side.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 3, 2013
Accused killer tried to recruit his Naples gang to threaten witnesses (Naples, FL): From inside his Collier County jail cell, accused killer Rodsheek Williams tried to stack the deck in his favor. He issued written orders through letters, investigators allege: telling his co-defendant he’d be killed if he cooperated with prosecutors, and telling witnesses to disappear or forget what they saw.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: March 3, 2013
Area gangs not bangin' as loudly (Staunton, VA): Several years ago, it wasn’t an uncommon sight to see local gangs flying their colors, be it on a street corner or a city park. But these days, gang bangers are keeping a lower profile.
Source: The News Leader Date: March 2, 2013
Cover-up artist removes tattoos of ex-gang members for free (Oswego, IL): Second chances can be hard to come by, but Chris Baker, 42, a tattoo artist in Oswego, Ill., gives them away for free. Since 2011, Baker, who’s also a youth pastor, has created more than 500 free tattoos for former gang members and victims of human trafficking eager to remove or cover up the visible evidence of their past.
Source: ABC News Date: March 2, 2013
Man wounded Friday in gang-related shooting dies (Chicago, IL): A man who was shot early Friday during a gang-related shooting in the Southwest Side Scottsdale neighborhood has died.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 2, 2013
IMPD hosts gang awareness conference (Indianapolis, IN): The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is reaching out to the community to help tackle the city's gang problem. IMPD and the Mayor's office hosted a gang awareness conference Saturday morning at Monument Lighthouse Charter School.
Source: WISH-TV Channel 8 Date: March 2, 2013
South LA bus stop shooting likely gang related; three teens injured (South Los Angeles, CA): Three teenage boys were rushed to the hospital following a shooting at a bus stop in South Los Angeles.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: March 2, 2013
Two arrested in fatal stabbing of Watsonville teen (Watsonville, CA): Two juvenile suspects have been arrested in the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed and beaten to death in an apparently gang-related attack, police said Saturday.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: March 2, 2013
A look inside Lancaster city's gangs (Lancaster, PA): Police say nationally, gangs are on the rise and they expect to see more in Lancaster because of that. Right now, they estimate the city has as many as 10 different gangs.
Source: WGAL Channel 8 News Date: March 2, 2013
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