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Mayor: City to do more to fight violence after bloody weekend (Chicago, IL): Responding to a bloodbath of violence over the weekend, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday that he's seeing an "uptick" in gang conflicts — and will soon provide beat cops with better information about gangs to stop retaliatory shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 19, 2012
Suspected gang members held on heroin charges (Dayton, OH): A federal grand jury has indicted seven men suspected of being members of a Dayton street gang on charges of distributing heroin in four area counties, authorities said Monday.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: March 19, 2012
Nampa man gets up to 15 years for gang-related shooting (Nampa, ID) : Kevin Bishoff, 20, must serve at least five years and up to 15 years in prison for gang-related aggravated battery under a sentence handed down Monday by 3rd District Judge Molly Huskey.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: March 19, 2012
After homicides spike, hundreds turn out to support ending gang violence in Roselle (Roselle, NJ): As two Roselle families buried their slain sons, hundreds of borough residents, law enforcement officials and community activists came together last week and, in a unified voice, demanded an end to the gang violence that appears to have led to the killings and other recent shootings in town.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 19, 2012
Two hurt in suspected Seaside gang shooting (Seaside, CA): Seaside police said two young men were hit by shots Sunday night in a suspected gang shooting. The victims, ages 18 and 19, were taken to a local hospital after the 7 p.m. shooting and are expected to recover, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 19, 2012
Two gang members sought in fatal Fagan Street shooting "over girlfriend" (Chattanooga, TN): Investigators with the Chattanooga Police Department's Major Crimes Unit have identified suspects involved in the homicide of Jabari Jennings and the shooting of Lawande Haggard on Saturday morning at 4009 Fagan St.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: March 19, 2012
Port, neighbors share crime-fighting grant (Amesbury, MA): Public safety officials in Newburyport, Amesbury and Salisbury will share $90,000 to fight gang- and drug-related activity in their communities.
Source: The Cambridge Chronicle Date: March 19, 2012
Dozens arrested after gang initiation in park (Memphis, TN): A popular Memphis playground became the scene of a violent gang initiation over the weekend. Police say they received a complaint about gang activity at a city park. When police arrived, 32 were arrested after some of them said they were voluntarily beat up to get into a gang.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: March 19, 2012
Tipton County addresses gang problem with students and parents (Covington, TN): Two of three murders in Covington in the last two months are believed to be gang-related, spurring a proactive effort by law enforcement and school leaders to address the problem with students and parents.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: March 19, 2012
Fontana police arrest two documented gang members after chase (Fontana, CA): Two documented gang members who led Fontana police on a short chase were arrested after officers allegedly found drugs and an AK-47 in their possession.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: March 19, 2012
Three gang members arrested in Friday night shootout (Los Angeles, CA): Three members of a local street gang were arrested on Friday evening following a shootout on North Figueroa Street and Avenue 55 which injured one bystander, according to LAPD Northeast Detective Rick Ortiz.
Source: HighlandPark-MountWashingtonPatch Date: March 19, 2012
Detectives: Gang violence begins in elementary school (New Hanover County, NC): A cell phone captured video of some girls at Williston Middle School violently fighting each other last week. The cell phone video shows two girls initiate the fight, and then others join in.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: March 19, 2012
Covington fights growing gang problems (Covington, TN): Fed up with drug deals, graffiti, and violence, parents and students packed Covington High School Monday night to hear how they can fight a growing gang problem. "It is ridiculous the way everything is happening," said Octavious Blackwell, a junior at Covington High School.
Source: WPTY ABC24 News Date: March 19, 2012
Two teens charged in slaying of 6-year-old in Little Village (Chicago, IL): Two teenagers were charged with the murder of a 6-year-old girl in Little Village who was likely caught in the middle of a gang shooting, police said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: March 18, 2012
Gangster Disciple sentenced (Monroe, GA): Darnell Nolley was found guilty for orchestrating a March 28, 2011, shooting in Monroe but recently pleaded guilty to a lot more. Nolley was found guilty March 8 by a jury in Walton County on charges of attempted armed robbery, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, obstruction and 17 counts of violating the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
Source: The Walton Tribune Date: March 18, 2012
Stockton gang violence kills two men over the weekend (Stockton, CA): Stockton police say gang violence is to blame for the death of two men in their early to mid-20s on Don Carlos Avenue. The victims were found lying in the street. A third man suffered minor injuries.
Source: News10 Date: March 18, 2012
Police, FBI search homes in Stanislaus County gang sweep (Modesto, CA): In an effort to stem the recent rise in gang violence, members of five law enforcement agencies Sunday served search warrants throughout Stanislaus County.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: March 18, 2012
Waukegan gang member arrested for gun possession (Waukegan, IL): The Gang Intelligence Unit at Waukegan Police Department arrested a Waukegan man accused of being a gang member for shooting a gun in the Brunswick Bowl parking lot on March 11.
Source: Lake County News-Sun Date: March 18, 2012
Charges laid in street gang bust (Saskatoon, SK): Two people are facing a variety of firearms, drug related and proceeds of crime charges following an investigation earlier this week by members of the Saskatoon Police Service street gang unit.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: March 17, 2012
Gang members arrested for weapons (Manteca, CA): Police say two documented gang members were arrested on suspicion of possessing weapons in separate probation and parole searches Thursday afternoon.
Source: The Record Date: March 17, 2012
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