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Suspected gang member attacked officer, Yuba City police say (Yuba City, CA): A man suspected of attacking a police officer over the weekend has been identified as a 19-year-old suspected gang member from Yuba City.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: March 12, 2012
Portland 20-year-old man wounded in 23rd gang-related shooting this year, police said (Portland, OR): Portland police identified the man shot in North Portland last night as Jose Monroy, 20, and called the shooting gang-related.
Source: The Oregonian Date: March 12, 2012
Gang member sentenced for fatal assault (Norfolk, VA): A Norfolk man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for his role in a gang-related assault that left one person dead and others seriously wounded.
Source: WAVY 10 News Date: March 12, 2012
Syracuse man found guilty of killing child (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse man could spend the rest of his life in prison after a jury found him guilty on Monday of murdering a 20-month-old child.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: March 12, 2012
John Avery club gets $60,000 for anti-gang efforts (Durham, NC): More Durham children at risk for joining gangs will be served by the John Avery Boys & Girls Club of Durham, thanks to a $60,000 grant the club got Monday from DPR Construction. The club will begin serving 150 youths, up from 100.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: March 12, 2012
Pink bicycle allegedly links gang member to slayings of toddler, uncle (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed gang member was ordered Monday to stand trial on two counts of murder for allegedly shooting a 22-month-old boy and the toddler’s uncle, a crime that a prosecutor said was committed while the defendant rode a distinctive beach-cruiser bicycle.
Source: CBS Los Angeles Date: March 12, 2012
Two Salinas shootings believed to have gang connection (Salinas, CA): Shootings on Friday and Thursday night in Salinas that left two males injured are believed to be gang-related, police said.
Source: The Californian Date: March 11, 2012
One critically hurt after four shot in West Englewood (Chicago, IL): Four men were wounded, one of them critically, in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side this afternoon during a gang-related shooting, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 11, 2012
Shootings at Rio, UMC connected, gang-related (Las Vegas, NV): Las Vegas Metro police said two shootings, including one in which an officer fired his gun, at separate locations were related and injured at least five people early Sunday.
Source: KVVU FOX5 News Date: March 11, 2012
Two wounded, one critically, in Salinas shootings (Salinas, CA): Two teenagers were shot, one critically, on Saturday night in Salinas in the latest of several recent gang-related attacks.
Source: The Californian Date: March 11, 2012
Gang-related drive-by shooting (Medford, OR) : Another gang related incident sparks concerns about the rise of random acts of violence in Southern Oregon. Sunday afternoon authorities were called out to what they are calling a gang related drive by shooting in West Medford.
Source: KOBI 5 News Date: March 11, 2012
Nashua middle school students get trained in gang resistance (Nashua, NH): Arnaldo Izquierdo used to think people who happened to be wearing a lot of red on a given day were probably connected to a street gang. "I always thought red meant gangs," he said. "Now I know they might just like the color red."
Source: The Nashua Telegraph Date: March 10, 2012
Fairfield police seek three double-homicide suspects (Fairfield, CA): Three suspects are being sought in connection with a double homicide in Fairfield on Wednesday, while a fourth suspect is at large in a separate gang-related slaying last month, police said Friday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 10, 2012
Gangs still threaten in Springfield (Springfield, MO): A Springfield police sergeant in charge of the gang and vice squad says a conservative estimate of gang members in the city is 700. Although they might carry the symbols, the colors and names of big city gangs, Sgt. Jason Gargus explains local "hybrid" gangs have unique characteristics.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: March 10, 2012
Tennessee gangs bill has improved chances of passing into law (Chattanooga, TN): A statewide bill making it easier to go after gang members and give them stiffer prison sentences — a bill supported by Chattanooga leaders — has an improved chance of being passed into law after a study says it won’t cost much to implement.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 10, 2012
Man gets jail time for gang beating (Laporte, IN): A LaPorte man wanted leniency Friday but a judge felt more time in jail will help with his desire to stay out of trouble.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: March 10, 2012
Asheville murder suspect involved with Charlotte gang member (Asheville, NC): One of the men charged in the shooting death of an Asheville High student housed a Charlotte gang member who was involved in hiding what may have been the murder weapon, according to a search warrant application returned this week.
Source: Asheville Citizen-Times Date: March 10, 2012
Reputed gang members arrested on gun charges (Waukegan, IL): A police stop for loud music turned into a chase and the arrest of two reputed gang members and the recovery of a gun.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: March 10, 2012
Gang dreams yield to grim reality (Escondido, CA): Before he was even a teenager, Alan dreamed about the day he would finish his first prison sentence. The Escondido boy fantasized during his middle school classes: He'd strut out of prison a hardened gangster, older, bigger, his head shaved, his body covered with tattoos.
Source: North County Times Date: March 10, 2012
Slew of new programs dissuade gang membership in the Village (San Juan Capistrano, CA) : Village San Juan families learned how a number of new initiatives, including a homework club, will help their children stay away from gangs.
Source: SanJuanCapistranoPatch Date: March 10, 2012
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