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The challenges of keeping student riders safe from gangs and bullies (Washington, DC): In March, a group of five girls in Lorain, Ohio, jumped a 16-year-old after she got off the school bus. In December, a 16-year-old boy was beaten up on his bus for refusing to join the Bloods street gang of Earle, Ark.
Source: School Transportation News Date: May 15, 2012
KC to target violent criminals through new initiative (Kansas City, MO): Kansas City leaders are promising the city's most violent criminals a long hot summer. And it has nothing to do with the weather. A new initiative announced Tuesday afternoon will target those thought to be disproportionally responsible for the majority of violent crime on Kansas City streets.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: May 15, 2012
Three suspected gang members charged in deadly San Pablo drive-by shooting (San Pablo, CA): Three men suspected of being members of a violent street gang have been charged in a drive-by shooting that killed a San Pablo man last month, according to police, who say the attack was retribution for a shooting two years ago.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 15, 2012
Buena Park gang member charged with attempted murder (Buena Park, CA): A gang member was charged today with attempted murder of a police officer and premeditated attempted murder of another victim following a police pursuit in Fullerton.
Source: Orange County Breeze Date: May 15, 2012
Two booked on suspicion of gang-related killing in Salinas' Veterans Memoral Park last summer (Salinas, CA): Salinas police investigators said Tuesday that they believe they have solved an 8-month-old gang-related homicide from last summer.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: May 15, 2012
Santa Rosa couple arrested in suspected gang-related assault (Santa Rosa, CA): A Santa Rosa couple suspected of having connections to a white supremacist gang were arrested Tuesday for ramming their car into the vehicle of former associates, Santa Rosa police said.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 15, 2012
Gang member convicted in 1994 killing after DNA link (Los Angeles, CA): A Los Angeles County jury has convicted a gang member in the 1994 killing of a Studio City man and the attempted murder of the man's wife after DNA tied him to the crime scene.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 15, 2012
Madera man gets 40 years in gang killing (Madera, CA): A 21-year-old Madera man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the shooting death of another man nearly four years ago, the Madera County District Attorney's Office said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: May 15, 2012
Money headed to three Yakima County cities for gang problem (Yakima County, WA): Tens of thousands of dollars are on the way to fight gangs in Yakima County, but in a new twist for the county Gang Commission its going to three different cities.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 15, 2012
Penalty phase begins for gang member convicted of killing Jamiel Shaw (Los Angeles, CA): A prosecutor urged jurors Tuesday to recommend a death sentence for a gang member who gunned down a standout Los Angeles High School football player he mistook for a gang rival, citing a history of violence dating back to the defendant's teen years while he was in juvenile camp.
Source: Los Angeles Wave Date: May 15, 2012
Possible gang activity responsible for Jackson County neighborhood (Jackson County, GA): There was an unwelcome sight Monday in a Jackson County neighborhood--graffiti spray painted across at least 6 homes. At least six cars were also vandalized. The Jackson County Sheriff's office calls this the work of gangs.
Source: DothanFirst Date: May 15, 2012
Man arrested in 2009 gang-related murder (Nashville, TN): An accused murderer was arrested late Saturday night after three years on the run.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: May 14, 2012
Two charged with attempted murder in Berwyn shooting (Berwyn, IL): Two men have been charged with attempted murder as a result of Friday night’s shooting near the intersection of 13th Street and East Avenue that sent two to the hospital.
Source: Cicero Life Date: May 14, 2012
Gang members charged in Lynn stabbing (Lynn, MA): Judge James LaMothe ordered two MS-13 gang members charged with stabbing a person downtown early Sunday morning held without bail Monday in Lynn District Court.
Source: The Daily Item Date: May 14, 2012
Gangs move from drugs to ID theft (Miami, FL): On the same night the Miami Dade Gang Task Force was out chasing gang members for the types of crimes what you would normally expect — dealing drugs, stealing cars, and carrying guns. Another operation was taking place.
Source: CBS Miami Date: May 14, 2012
Stockton police, S.J. County sheriff team up against gangs (Stockton, CA) : The Stockton Police Department is calling in more agencies to help combat crime in Stockton. On Monday, the Stockton Police Department and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department formed a Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: May 14, 2012
Gangbanger Daniel Everett gets 32 years in slaying of Harlem teen Scotty Scott (Manhattan, NY) : Mother's Day came a day late for Tyshene Mungo — and she couldn’t have been happier. On Monday, the gang-banger convicted of killing her 13-year-old son, Scotty Scott, in a 2008 street feud in Harlem was sentenced to 32 years in prison by Judge Rena Uviller.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 14, 2012
Police get creative when it comes to targeting gangs (Rockford, IL) : Rockford Police recently doubled the size of the gang unit. It now has six detectives instead of three. And according to Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson that number may increase even more later this year.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: May 14, 2012
Santa Barbara police looking to stop graffiti vandals in their tracks (Santa Barbara, CA): Drive through Santa Barbara's downtown neighborhoods, and it doesn't take long to find the etchings that pop up without warning, often overnight.
Source: Noozhawk Date: May 14, 2012
GRASSY fights gangs (Memphis, TN): Five Memphis City Schools students took another big step Thursday toward making successful lives for themselves. They were the inaugural commencement class of the Gang Reduction Assistance for Saving Society's Youth program. GRASSY was started as a way to deter gang membership and the crime and violence that result from gang affiliation.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: May 14, 2012
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