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Will gang war end? (Albany, NY): They sported red-and-black gang colors, held weekly meetings around the Capital Region and eliminated the letter "C" from their vocabulary because it stood for a hated group of rivals. They were the Albany-based "G-Shine" faction of the Bloods street gang, an outfit so violent they allegedly tried to assassinate their own gang leader out of fear he was a snitch.
Source: Times Union Date: March 31, 2012
Two drive-by shootings reported in Manatee (Manatee County, FL): Police were investigating two drive-by shootings Thursday evening in Manatee County. Bradenton police say a shooting occurred at 9:33 p.m. in the 800 block of 19th Avenue West. No one was injured, Bradenton police said but a house and car sustained damage.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: March 30, 2012
Jury acquits Midwest City man in shooting death of rival gang member (Oklahoma City, OK): A jury deliberated about 20 minutes Wednesday before acquitting a Midwest City man of murder in the shooting death of a rival gang member.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: March 30, 2012
Sheriff's Office: Report gang activity (Bartow County, GA): Noting an increase in reports of crime in areas affected by gangs during recent weeks, authorities are asking for residents' help in identifying and targeting gang activity.
Source: CartersvillePatch Date: March 30, 2012
Macon police zero-in on gang activity (Macon, GA): The Macon Police Department's Gang Investigations Unit says overall, gang-related crimes are down in Macon, but they also explain that local gangs don't necessarily fit the stereotypical profile.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: March 30, 2012
Police investigate graffiti incidents in Lewisburg (Lewisburg, PA): Graffiti spray-painted on several structures in Lewisburg over the weekend has some concerned of possible gang activity in the borough, leading one person to offer a $200 reward for information on who is behind the vandalism.
Source: The Daily Item Date: March 30, 2012
Adams Lake band students get education on gangs (Chase, BC): While many students were kicking back taking it easy during spring break, there was a group at the Adams Lake Indian Band who participated in a Crime Prevention: Gang Awareness Program.
Source: Salmon Arm Observer Date: March 30, 2012
Stockton woman caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting dies (Stockton, CA): A woman who was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting in Stockton has died. Investigators say the 55-year-old woman was gunned down in broad daylight as two rival gangs began shooting at each other.
Source: CBS Sacramento Date: March 30, 2012
Sheriff promises more attention to coastal gangs (Half Moon Bay, CA): The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office is promising a renewed focus on gang activity on the coast. In fact, Sheriff’s Lt. Larry Schumaker says the Neighborhood Response Team has already begun its work.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: March 30, 2012
Caldwell shooting was the result of gang tensions (Caldwell, ID): Investigators say the shooting that sent one man to the hospital Thursday night is the result of increased tensions between two groups of gang members.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: March 30, 2012
Accused Crips member acquitted of racketeering charges (Deland, FL): The first of six men to go to trial on allegations of being part of a dangerous street gang was acquitted Thursday.
Source: The Daytona Beach News-Journal Date: March 30, 2012
Alleged gang member convicted of first-degree murder in fatal stabbing (Wilkes-Barre, PA) : A reputed gang member has been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of a rival during a melee on a Hazleton street in January 2011.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: March 30, 2012
Salinas officials joining anti-gang summit in D.C. (Salinas, CA): A delegation from Salinas involved in anti-gang efforts is heading to Washington, D.C., next week to participate in a summit on preventing youth violence. Salinas is one of six cities from across the U.S. participating in the summit, which is part of a White House-sponsored effort designed to share gang-reduction strategies.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: March 30, 2012
Concord student charged with gang recruitment, harassment (Elkhart, IN): A 16-year-old Concord High School student is now in jail facing harassment and criminal gang recruitment charges. The investigation started when a threatening note was found in a boy's bathroom.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: March 30, 2012
Four more alleged Top 6 gang members take plea deals (West Palm Beach, FL): With a racketeering trial less than a month away, four more members of the alleged Top 6 street gang have reached plea deals.
Source: The Palm Beach Post Date: March 30, 2012
'Tagged' buildings in Destin shed light on gang activity: Deputies break up Destin gang, The Three Kings (Destin, FL): They might not be the Crips or the Bloods, but gangs have a presence in Destin and Okaloosa County and their "tagging" is evidence. "We certainly do have gang activity throughout the county," said Jeff McGill, an investigator with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.
Source: The Destin Log Date: March 30, 2012
Social media becomes tool for police investigating gang activity (Sandy, UT): Many gangsters are very tech savvy and love using online platforms such as Facebook and YouTube to get their messages out.
Source: KSTU FOX 13 News Date: March 30, 2012
Dwayne Wade's nephew hurt in Chicago shooting (Chicago, IL): A nephew of NBA superstar Dwyane Wade was one of five people wounded in a gang-related shooting at a South Side convenience store Thursday night that also left one man dead.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: March 30, 2012
Gang members killed in shooting (Batesville, MS): J'bri Martin says the two men murdered were well-known here in Batesville, and now the news that they died because of gang-related shootings just makes no sense.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: March 30, 2012
No verdict yet in case involving purported Bloods leader (Paterson, NJ): A jury in Paterson deliberating attempted murder charges against two men – one a purported leader in the Bloods street gang – completed its first day of work without reaching a verdict.
Source: The Record Date: March 30, 2012
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