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Teen is shot in Los Banos (Los Banos, CA): A teenager was shot in the leg during a gang-related incident Monday, police said.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: May 18, 2012
Chester County's Hispanic gangs may be small, but are still lethal (Chester County, PA): Six months ago, it was the bedroom of a small-time tough named Cuahuctemoc Bedolla. Now, it is his shrine, a tribute to a short life with a bad ending.
Source: The Inquirer Date: May 18, 2012
Young Richmond gangster to spend rest of life in prison for 2009 shootings (Martinez, CA): There were more spectators than seats in a Contra Costa courtroom Thursday when a 21-year-old man dubbed one of Richmond's most prolific shooters was condemned to spend the rest of his life in prison.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 18, 2012
MAX Green Line ships gangs to Clackamas County, survey suggests (Clackamas, County, OR): An uptick in gang banging around Clackamas County is tied mostly tied to gangsters based in Portland -- some who take TriMet's Green Line trains to Clackamas Town Center, according to a new survey.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 18, 2012
Former gang member talks about starting over (Kenniwick, WA): Gang violence is an ongoing problem across our region because many impressionable teens do end up joining gangs for friends and security reasons. But when they grow up and realize that it's not the life they want, getting out is harder than it looks.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: May 18, 2012
Alleged gang member sentenced...how is Novato doing vs. gangs? (Novato, CA) : The sentencing of a suspected gang member Friday prompts a couple of questions to Novato residents: Is the town's gang problem bigger or smaller than other surrounding cities?
Source: NovatoPatch Date: May 18, 2012
State seeks to shut down Memorial business over allegations of gang violence, prostitution (Houston, TX): The State of Texas and the City of Houston are asking the court to shut down a Memorial-area business alleged to be a haven for gang members and pimps.
Source: Ultimate Memorial Date: May 18, 2012
From a gang to community outreach (Durham, NC): Rashard Johnson is 19 years-old. He never had a father. He was abused as a child. He joined a gang for a family. He went to jail for stealing and was a convicted felon by 18.
Source: The Herald-Sun Date: May 18, 2012
Gang member convicted of Halloween stabbing (Orange County, CA): A gang member was convicted this week of stabbing to death an Army-bound teenager during a fight at a Halloween party in 2009.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 18, 2012
Hacienda Heights man wounded in Arcadia stabbing (Arcadia, CA): A wounded Hacienda Heights man showed up at an area hospital late Thursday following an apparently gang-related stabbing last week, police said.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: May 18, 2012
Three in custody after possible gang-related Caldwell shooting (Caldwell, ID): Three Caldwell suspects were in custody Friday after a man was shot Thursday night in the 2400 block of South Montana Avenue in Caldwell.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: May 18, 2012
San Jose PD investigating deadly gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man is dead and a 21-year-old injured in what San Jose police believe was a gang-related shooting Wednesday night.
Source: Examiner Date: May 18, 2012
Community coming together to combat gang activity (San Luis Obispo, CA): Gang activity is a real problem in San Luis Obispo County and the conference today was composed of residents and service providers to learn active ways to combat this issue. 13-hundred, that's the number of documented gang members in SLO county.
Source: KCOY 12 News Date: May 18, 2012
Gang talk combats 'losing the streets' (Tippecanoe County, IN): A boy, with associations to the MS 13 gang, flashing gang signs for a camera while sitting in a classroom at a Tippecanoe County middle school. A seventh-grader, affiliated with a Lafayette girls' gang, pregnant with another gang member’s child. A 16-year-old West Lafayette girl who solicits sexual activity and works in organized prostitution for MS 13.
Source: Journal & Courier Date: May 18, 2012
Investigator: Teens in gangs are looking for 'family element' (Anderson, SC): Anderson County's battle with gangs came to the forefront Friday night in a presentation that showed there are at least two dozen gangs active in this part of the Upstate.
Source: Anderson Independent Mail Date: May 18, 2012
More arrests in Boise drugs, guns, gangs case (Boise, ID): In April, police served search warrants near the Boise State campus, startling some neighbors. There were several arrests that day, and now there have been even more.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: May 18, 2012
Gang activity can get violent (Tifton, GA): Gang activity has become pervasive in many South Georgia towns. In Tifton there have been recent arrests involving criminal street gang activity; and earlier this year, a Tift County high School student, claiming that he was a member of the street gang "Bloods," was arrested for carrying an unloaded gun to school.
Source: The Tifton Gazette Date: May 18, 2012
Shelby neighbors march to end gang violence (Shelby, NC): Faced with increased gang activity in their community, some 30 neighbors joined hands in prayer outside of the Hoppers Missionary Baptist Church Friday evening.
Source: WCNC 6 News Date: May 18, 2012
Yakima drive-by suspect sentenced to two years in jail (Yakima, WA): A drive-by shooting suspect who claimed he fired on rival gang members in self-defense was sentenced Friday to two years in prison.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: May 18, 2012
Police say gang presence in Western Virginia is serious matter (Radford, VA): Gangs are a growing issue in Virginia that can only be tackled with awareness and information. That was the sentiment imparted Wednesday during an all-day gang training session held at Radford University. The training, first in a series of anti-gang sessions sponsored by the office of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, were open to law enforcement and the public.
Source: The Roanoke Times Date: May 17, 2012
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