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California gang member pleads guilty to meth charges (Waco, TX): A California gang member pleaded guilty Thursday in Waco's federal court to conspiring with several others to possess and distribute methamphetamine in the Central Texas area.
Source: KWTX 10 News Date: October 5, 2012
'Jack Boys' gang murder, rape trial (Atlanta, GA): A member of the so-called "Jack Boys" gang fingered his cohorts Friday in the death of a man and rape of a woman during their alleged November 2010 crime spree in east Atlanta.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Date: October 5, 2012
Gang member faces another 10 years in prison for witness intimidation (Sunnyside, WA): A gang member from Sunnyside serving an 11-year robbery sentence now faces another 10 years in prison after being convicted by a jury Friday of intimidating a witness.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 5, 2012
FBI increasing focus on gang tattoos; local agencies track them informally (Naples, FL): With its eye on the release of a new database in 2014, the FBI is asking local law enforcement agencies for information on how they track tattoos worn by gang members, terrorists and other criminals.
Source: Naples Daily News Date: October 5, 2012
Man gets 150 days in Modesto witness intimidation (Modesto, CA): A judge has sentenced a man to 150 days in jail for staring down a witness who was testifying in a gang-related murder case.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: October 5, 2012
Sparks PD arrest one in gang shooting near school (Sparks, NV): Sparks police officers are investigating a gang-related shooting near an elementary school. The Sparks Police spokesman told KOLO 8 News Now they have reason to believe it was a gang shooting. No one was hurt but one car was damaged
Source: KOLO 8 News Date: October 5, 2012
Gang member to be sentenced in December (Costa Mesa, CA): A Costa Mesa gang member is expected to be sentenced Dec. 7 after a jury convicted him of shooting a 15-year-old girl in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun in 2008, court records show.
Source: Daily Pilot Date: October 5, 2012
Sixth arrest made in Starr Street homicide, police say the crime stems from gang activity (Peoria, IL): Peoria police have now made a sixth arrest in the Starr Street homicide investigation. "Why they did it? I can't answer that question. Why would anybody kill another human being?," said Peoria Police Captain Mike Scally when asked a motive for Peoria's most recent murder.
Source: WEEK TV News Date: October 5, 2012
Trenton council calls for overhaul of anti-gang program (Trenton, NJ): As the city council discussed another headache in the YouthStat anti-gang program — why a coordinator went unpaid for six months — city business administrator Sam Hutchinson said he wants the program overhauled.
Source: The Times of Trenton Date: October 4, 2012
Surge in street violence unrelated to gangs, Malden says (Malden, MA): The recent rash of gun violence in Malden is linked to a group of "impact players," many of whom are known to police but who are not believed to be part of an organized street gang, city and police officials said.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: October 4, 2012
Man found guilty in 2005 fatal Garland gang beating (Garland, TX): The prosecution rested this morning in the case against a man accused in the 2005 Garland gang beating death of a 16-year-old boy.
Source: The Dallas Morning News Date: October 4, 2012
22-year-old gets 12 years in Yakima gang fistfight, shooting (Yakima, WA): A 22-year-old man accused of shooting a gang rival and pistol-whipping another during a fistfight outside a Yakima store was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 4, 2012
Boys & Girls Club gets $35,000 Measure S grant (Sanger, CA): The Boys & Girls Club asked for $21,000 and wound up with $35,000 to fund a "Street SMART" gang prevention and resiliency program in Sanger.
Source: The Sanger Herald Date: October 4, 2012
B.C.'s anti-gang unit restructured for better police coordination to tackle organized crime (Vancouver, BC): A major reorganization of the agency that investigates organized crime in B.C. should enable police to better tackle gang violence, according to the RCMP officer in charge of the task force.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: October 4, 2012
In Chicago, proof positive that mentoring decreases youth violence (Chicago, IL): Violence kills more young people in Chicago than in any other city in America. Hope, though, may be on the horizon, thanks to an unusual violent crime study published recently.
Source: U.S. News & World Report Date: October 4, 2012
Two men shot in gang-related conflict, Corpus Christi police say (Corpus Christi, TX): Two men were shot in a gang-connected conflict early Thursday in a restaurant parking lot, police said. A 32-year-old and 21-year-old man arrived about 2:30 a.m. at the restaurant in the 5200 block of South Padre Island Drive, according to a news release.
Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times Date: October 4, 2012
Sheriff tells gang members 'You are not welcome in Harford County' (Harford County, MD): After a major crackdown recently on street gangs and illegal drugs, Sheriff Jesse Bane made his message to drug dealers and gang members clear during a press conference Thursday afternoon: "You are not welcome in Harford County."
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: October 4, 2012
Max sentence for youth in $1M gang-motivated arson (Winnipeg, MB): A Winnipeg street gang member will serve the maximum youth sentence for his role in a gang-motivated arson at a West End apartment block that left 40 people homeless and caused an estimated $1-million damage.
Source: Sun News Date: October 4, 2012
Another alleged E.C. gang member pleads guilty (Hammond, IN): Another alleged member of the Almighty Imperial Gangsters street gang intends to plead guilty in federal court to his role in a racketeering and drug distribution case focused on the south side of East Chicago, according to court papers.
Source: The Times Date: October 4, 2012
G.R.E.A.T. program strengthening Tyler families (Tyler, TX): The G.R.E.A.T. program is offered to families at Douglas Elementary School in Tyler. It stands for Gang-Related Education And Training. "We're here trying to get families together and to help them to work in bettering their relationships with their kids, and the kids bettering their relationships with their parents."
Source: KYTX 19 News Date: October 4, 2012
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