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10th Street Gang member pleads to racketeering (Buffalo, NY): A member of a notorious West Side gang pleaded guilty today to racketeering before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara - making him the 16th member of the 10th Street Gang to be convicted in federal court.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: September 10, 2012
Osceola gang leader Michael Rigby pleads to 2010 jail escape (Kissimmee, FL): Michael Rigby, a Poinciana gang leader who embarrassed the Osceola County Jail staff two years ago when he broke out of the jail, pleaded no contest to escape last week after mental-health experts found him competent to stand trial, court records show.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: September 10, 2012
CEMIT helps officers tackling with gangs in Texas (Austin, TX): Jason Sole began selling drugs on the streets of Chicago at the age of 14 and later became one of the leaders of a notorious street gang. The son of a cocaine addict, this three-time felon spent two years in prison and a year on work release.
Source: The Huntsville Item Date: September 10, 2012
City leaders say town of Blackville facing a violence 'crisis' (Blackville, SC): An increase in deadly violence has people in the small town of Blackville searching for a solution. City leaders hosted a community forum Monday night to discuss the recent violence.
Source: WRDW News 12 Date: September 10, 2012
Yuba City gang member apologizes for role in Marysville bar shooting (Yuba City, CA) : A Yuba City gang member said he is "sorry" for his role in a drunken gang-related shooting last year outside a Marysville bar.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: September 10, 2012
Gang quarrel leads to arrest (Livingston, CA): After a gang-related confrontation during the weekend in Livingston, police said, two people were arrested in the brandishing of a weapon.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: September 10, 2012
Gang rivals fly side-by-side in chopper to see the bigger picture (Denver, CO): From gang fights to gang flights. The idea is to show gang members what they're fighting over and show them why they're missing the bigger picture. CBS4's Gloria Neal wanted to see how it works, so she went up for a tour.
Source: CBS Denver Date: September 10, 2012
Rally against gang violence planned after Port Moody shootings (Port Moody, BC): A rally against gang violence is planned for Monday evening at city hall in Port Moody where three fatal shootings, all believed to be gang-related, have taken place since June.
Source: The Vancouver Sun Date: September 9, 2012
Chattanooga gang report just the start; now what? (Chattanooga, TN): The task of stopping gangs in Chattanooga is going to take people who will quit pointing fingers and start holding hands. That's what several local leaders say about findings in a six-month assessment of gangs' presence and impact in city and county schools and the larger community.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 9, 2012
Officers share primer on gangs, graffiti (Hemet, CA): From crime prevention to a history and primer on local gangs and how-to tips on security and graffiti removal, the Community Safety Workshop at First Baptist Church in Hemet on Saturday, Sept. 8, covered a lot of ground.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: September 9, 2012
Whittier gang member caught scrawling graffiti in sheriff's academy men's room (Whittier, CA): A sheriff's lieutenant arrested a 31-year-old Whittier gang member earlier this week after catching him in the act of scrawling graffiti in the men's room of the sheriff's academy.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: September 9, 2012
Teen dies in gang-related shooting in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): A male teenager riding his bicycle through a residential neighborhood was shot dead Sunday afternoon by an unknown assailant in a vehicle, police said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: September 9, 2012
'Gang-on-gang' incident being forwarded to district attorney (Reno, NV): Multiple 911 calls came in — shots had been fired around the 1800 block of Long Street on Saturday night, around 11:15. When the deputies arrived on scene, they "made contact with a known gang member," Sheriff Ken Furlong said.
Source: Nevada Appeal Date: September 9, 2012
Former SLC gang members getting help to 'Stand a Little Taller' (Salt Lake City, UT) : Ernesto Perez looked with astonishment at the gun in his hand on Nov. 4, 2009. He had just fired several shots toward his girlfriend’s family — members of a different gang than his own — but, luckily, hadn’t hit anyone.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 9, 2012
Chattanooga officials hear findings from six months of gang research (Chattanooga, TN): There's been talk for years about what to do about gang violence. But on Friday, after six months of research, the Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga issued the most detailed study on gangs in Chattanooga's history.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: September 8, 2012
Gang member arrested in CFD shooting (Cheyenne, WY): A Colorado man has been arrested in connection with a July 23 gang-related shooting near Frontier Park. Elijah Algiene, 20, is charged with attempted second-degree murder, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Source: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle Date: September 8, 2012
Jersey City teen charged with 'gang criminality' in shooting outside of high school (Jersey City, NJ): A 19-year-old Jersey City man charged with gang criminality is being held in lieu of $250,000 cash-only bail based on allegations he drove fellow Bloods street gang members to a retaliatory shooting, a criminal complaint says.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: September 8, 2012
Towson mall murder trial describes gang retaliation killing (Baltimore, MD): Rodney Pridget and his girlfriend were unaware they were being followed as they stopped at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nordstrom and other stores at a crowded Towson Town Center Mall six days before Christmas. But as they left the mall, a man vying to become a member of the Black Guerrilla Family gang in North Baltimore fired six shots and killed the 19-year-old Pridget, according to prosecutors.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: September 8, 2012
Sacramento shooter gets 102-to-life for killing of girl at teen party (Sacramento, CA) : The sentencing of a 21-year-old Sacramento street gang member turned into a discussion between the prosecutor, the defense attorney and the judge Friday over youth violence, the absence of father figures and the failures of society and the search for role models in high places.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: September 8, 2012
Two stabbed in early morning gang fight (Wichita, KS) : A large disturbance involving members of rival gangs early Saturday ended in gunfire and two people suffering serious stab wounds, Wichita police said.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: September 8, 2012
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