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Former gang leader sentenced for gun trafficking (Stamford, CT): A 27-year-old former leader of the Stamford chapter of the Latin Kings gang was sentenced Friday to more than four years in federal prison for conspiring to sell firearms, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein announced in a news release.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: April 14, 2012
Six arrested in Visalia grocery store assault (Visalia, CA): Visalia police announced Thursday that officers from the department's violent crime and gang suppression units made six arrests in connection with a brutal Monday assault at a south Visalia grocery store.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 14, 2012
Rival gangs battle in Mac (McMinnville, OR): Local youths affiliated with the Los Angeles-based Surenos and Nortenos, bitter rivals in the national Latino gang realm, squared off about 4 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex behind McMinnville's Plaid Pantry.
Source: News-Register Date: April 14, 2012
Mexican Mafia member ordered gangs to target blacks, police say (Escondido, CA) : A local leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang ordered Escondido's rival Latino street gangs to stop fighting among themselves and target black people instead, leading to a surge in such attacks, say gang members and authorities.
Source: North County Times Date: April 14, 2012
Officer on gang duty shot (Trotwood, OH): A veteran Dayton undercover police officer investigating gang activity was involved in a gunfight Saturday morning that left him and a 21-year-old suspect seriously injured.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: April 14, 2012
Gang shooting near Portland grade school (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a gang-related shooting outside a Northeast Portland elementary school Friday evening, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 14, 2012
Argument on basketball court led to 36th gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man injured in a Friday evening shooting was the 36th victim of gang violence this year.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 14, 2012
Gang member found guilty in Dominique murder (Buffalo, NY): The gang member who fired a hail of bullets into a house with an AK-47, killing a 15-year-old girl -- an unintended target -- was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 13, 2012
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
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