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Tagging targets are victims twice over (Toronto, ON): With their flamboyant good looks and strutting ways, roosters tend to attract attention. Usually, that’s a good thing.
Source: Toronto Star Date: April 13, 2012
Wichita holds Walk Against Gang Violence (Wichita, KS): Organizers of the annual Wichita Walk Against Gang Violence hope this year's march will draw twice as many participants as there are gang members in the city. The Wichita Eagle reports there are about 3,000 documented gang members in the city, and organizers hope 6,000 walkers show up for the event.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: April 13, 2012
School T-shirt case goes to jury (Omaha, NE): A jury is deliberating a case that could change how at least some area schools deal with gang violence. At issue: shirts that say R.I.P.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: April 13, 2012
Hammond to add two SROs at elementary school level (Chattanooga, TN) : Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond laid out his department's plan to better connect with communities and combat gang activity in a speech at the Nightside Pachyderm Club at the Ooltewah Western Sizzlin restaurant Thursday night.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: April 13, 2012
Mexican Mafia member gets life term for killing (Eagle Pass, TX): Prosecutors in South Texas say a Mexican Mafia gang member has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2008 slaying and racketeering.
Source: The Baytown Sun Date: April 13, 2012
Racketeering complaints target 30 suspected Oklahoma City gang members (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police and other law officers arrested 13 suspected Juarito gang members Thursday on racketeering complaints. More than a dozen others were implicated, many of whom already were in custody on other cases.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: April 13, 2012
Teen arrested in September MAX platform gang stabbing (Portland, OR): Portland police believe they've solved a September stabbing at the Gateway Transit Center, arresting an 18-year-old man Thursday.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 13, 2012
Eugene Police Department seeks input for gang symposium (Eugene, OR) : The Eugene area has seen a rise in gang related activity in the recent past. Many community members say they want to nip this problem in the bud.
Source: KLCC News Date: April 13, 2012
Retired NYPD Lt. guns down armed robber (New York, NY): A retired NYPD lieutenant blew away a drugstore bandit yesterday as the suspect tried to gun down three police officers during a foot pursuit, sources said.
Source: New York Post Date: April 13, 2012
West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association endorses new street gang racketeering statute (La Grange, IL): The West Suburban Chiefs of Police Association is supporting House Bill 1907, the Street Gang Racketeering Corrupt Organizations Act, in the Illinois General Assembly. The proposed law ensures street-level gang members who are arrested, prosecuted and punished are held responsible for their involvement in violent criminal activity, according to a news release.
Source: Lyons Suburban Life Date: April 13, 2012
Cases against gangs spike in first quarter (San Bernardino, CA): After years of declining numbers, gang prosecutions in the county appear to be on the rise in the first quarter of the year, according to new statistics the San Bernardino County D.A.'s office released this week.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: April 13, 2012
Emotions run high as man sentenced to 26 1/2 years for gang-related killing (Yakima, WA): Hard feelings spilled out of the courtroom Friday in the case of a fatal 2010 shooting that exposed limits on the "don't snitch" mentality that permeates Yakima’s street gangs.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 13, 2012
Manassas man pleads guilty to trafficking girl, 14 (Manassas, VA) : A Manassas-area man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to sex trafficking a 14-year-old female runaway. Ramiro Espinoza Jamaica, 20, of Manassas, is a member of transnational Hispanic street gang SUR–13, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Source: ManassasPatch Date: April 13, 2012
San Jose Police say Friday shooting/stabbing were gang-related (San Jose, CA): A 16-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man were both shot and another 16-year-old boy was stabbed in San Jose Friday afternoon, police said.
Source: CBS San Francisco Date: April 13, 2012
Jury backs Millard Schools for suspending students (Omaha, NE): A federal jury has found that Millard Public Schools acted legally when it suspended students for wearing T-shirts and other items in memory of a student who was shot to death in June 2008.
Source: WOWT 6 News Date: April 13, 2012
Chicago homicides soar in first quarter of 2012 (Chicago, IL): Homicides in Chicago soared by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012, continuing a troublesome trend that began late last year. Nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter, Police Department statistics show. Chicago police blame street gangs for much of the violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 12, 2012
Five with gang ties convicted in crime spree (Montgomery, AL): Five people with links to the Bloods street gang in Montgomery have been convicted in a series of violent crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: April 12, 2012
Gangs blamed for new north Minneapolis violence (Minneapolis, MN): A shooting this week in north Minneapolis is part of a citywide uptick in violent crime. Police say young gang members are driving some of the violence.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: April 12, 2012
Kingston Police recruits National Guard for quantum leap in gang crackdown (Kingston, NY): Kingston Police have called in the troops for technical assistance in “Operation Clean Sweep,” the largest gang crackdown in Ulster County history.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: April 12, 2012
12 alleged gang members indicted in drug trafficking probe (San Bernardino County, CA): Federal authorities have indicted 12 alleged gang members in San Bernardino County, accusing them of a major role in the county's narcotics trade.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 12, 2012
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