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More than 100 indicted in gang sweep (New Haven, CT): An additional 39 people were indicted Tuesday after the second wave of a crackdown on gang members in the New Haven area by federal, state and local authorities, bringing the total number of indictments to 105.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 22, 2012
Arson fueled by gang feud 16 (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police have arrested a fourth suspect in connection to a $700,000 arson at a West End apartment block that justice officials say was sparked over a beef between rival street gangs.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: May 22, 2012
Tallahassee police ask for help fighting gangs (Tallahassee, FL): Almost a year after Tallahassee Police initiated "Operation See Change," a crack-down on drug trafficking, police have nearly wiped out open air drug markets along Tallahassee's Alabama street corridor.
Source: WFSU News Date: May 22, 2012
Jury recommends 58 years in Lynchburg shooting (Lynchburg, VA): A Lynchburg jury recommended 58 years in prison for a known Bloods gang member on Tuesday after it convicted him on two counts of malicious wounding and related firearms charges and one gang-related charge.
Source: WSLS 10 News Date: May 22, 2012
Academy Ave. residents are concerned about the rise in violence (Providence, RI): Police are still reeling from a night of violence in Providence, the worst they say in five years. Five gang members in their twenties were shot on Academy Avenue and an 80 year old man was stabbed a few blocks away in a separate incident.
Source: WLNE-TV 6 News Date: May 22, 2012
Gang boss gets nine years in McAllen murder (Edinburg, TX): A local gang boss admitted to fatally shooting a rival nearly two years ago in McAllen. Victor "Rambo" Treviño, 37, pleaded guilty to murder Thursday in the 206th state District Court.
Source: The Monitor Date: May 22, 2012
States have second thoughts about juveniles in adult court (Washington, DC): In 1993, in what was called Denver's "summer of violence," high-profile gang warfare attributed to youth "super-predators" seemed to overtake the city. Drive-by shootings were a common occurrence.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: May 21, 2012
Sheriff: Gang started prison riot in Mississippi (Jackson, MS): As many as 300 inmates, some of them armed with makeshift weapons such as broomsticks, rioted at a privately run prison for illegal immigrants, beating a guard to death and injuring 19 people, a sheriff said Monday.
Source: Globe Gazette Date: May 21, 2012
Not guilty plea in stabbing of woman (Schenectady, NY): A reputed member of the Crips street gang pleaded not guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the stabbing of a woman who was embroiled in an argument with his girlfriend that began at the Salvation Army soup kitchen.
Source: Times Union Date: May 21, 2012
New Brunswick gang member sentenced to 25 years for stabbing boy (New Brunswick, NJ): A city gang member was sentenced to a 25-year prison term on Monday for the 2010 fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old rival gang member, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.
Source: Courier News Date: May 21, 2012
Chairman Watkins explains anti-gang program (Macon, GA): Two weeks after Macon committee members took no action on several anti-crime resolutions, Public Safety Chairman Virgil Watkins presented his ideas again. "This comprehensive model, it's been tested, it's been tried, you've seen it," Watkins says, pointing to a slide show presentation.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: May 21, 2012
San Bernardino County deputies target third grade students in anti-gang effort (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies will begin talking to Apple Valley third-graders this fall to get an early jump on keeping youth out of gangs.
Source: NBC4 Los Angeles Date: May 21, 2012
Reputed SUR-13 gang member gets life for shooting death of Bradenton man (Manatee County, FL) : Family members packed Circuit Judge Edward Nicholas' Manatee County courtroom to testify today during an emotional sentencing hearing for reputed SUR-13 gang member Daniel Robledo.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: May 21, 2012
Officers address gang activity in schools (Lexington, KY): To students and visitors at any Fayette County high school, Officer Christopher Gatewood and Officer Antoine Sims look like two of the law enforcement officers. But these guys are going "gang busters," working to address the growing problem of gang activity seeping into our schools.
Source: WKYT 27 News Date: May 21, 2012
Special report: "Edge" program aimed at steering kids straight (Delano, CA): When troubled kids start dabbling in drugs and criminal activity, that behavior can lead to gangs and prison. Parents and teachers try to explain to kids the consequences of their actions, but sometimes they just can't get through.
Source: KGET 17 News Date: May 21, 2012
An inside look at the Treasure Valley gang problem (Boise, ID): Gangs are a nationwide problem, and Idaho is not immune. Gang violence has spiked across the Treasure Valley recently. Last month, there was a shooting in downtown Boise near City Hall that police believe is gang related. Last week, there was a shooting at a Caldwell gas station that detectives also believe is gang related.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: May 21, 2012
Garfield County educates community about gangs (Garfield County, CO): The Threat Assessment Group, known as TAG, is hosting a community education session to inform residents about gang activity in Garfield County. There are currently 25 known gangs in the county comprised of 175 members.
Source: KREX 5 News Date: May 21, 2012
Fight on crime continues: Lorain police keep heat on gang members (Lorain, OH): Although it's only been two weeks since police started sweeping gang members off the streets, several people in the city are seeing a change in the city.
Source: The Morning Journal Date: May 20, 2012
San Jose man wounded in gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): Investigators are looking for the persons responsible for what police are calling a gang-related shooting that injured an 18-year-old San Jose man Saturday night.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: May 20, 2012
Healdsburg police arrest two after reported gang fight (Healdsburg, CA): Healdsburg police arrested two people Saturday night after calls reported a gang fight.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 20, 2012
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