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Springfield fighting gangs with Green Beret tactics (Springfield, MA): At first glance, the Brightwood neighborhood in this central New England city would seem to have little in common with war-torn villages in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 30, 2012
Gang fights shut down carnival (Southfield, MI): More than 20 teenagers near Detroit were arrested this weekend after a large fight at a carnival, and police say it looks like it was gang related.
Source: FOX 17 News Date: April 30, 2012
Another gang associate headed to prison (Boise, ID): U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson says a gang associate of the Northside, or "Norteno" gang has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: April 30, 2012
Gang sweep nets 12 in Round Lake Park (Chicago, IL): Round Lake Park officers received assistance from federal and local law-enforcement agencies in making a dozen arrests in a street gang sweep, the village's police chief said Saturday.
Source: Daily Herald Date: April 29, 2012
Police shut down West Side drug operation (Chicago, IL): Nine suspected gang members were arrested Saturday as Chicago police moved to shut down an open-air heroin market in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 29, 2012
One injured in Hickory shootout; Two arrested (Hickory, NC): At least 30 shots were fired outside a Hickory gas station after police say rival gang members got into a fight at a nearby nightclub.
Source: WSOC 9 News Date: April 29, 2012
Shots fired in Kennewick neighborhoods (Kennewick, WA): Kennewick Police Department is investigating two separate shootings that happened within blocks of each other early Sunday morning.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: April 29, 2012
Violence across city must end, gangs told (Toledo, OH): Dozens of gang members heard the message over and over on Friday: The violence in Toledo will stop. Some rolled their eyes when job training and access to education were offered.
Source: The Blade Date: April 28, 2012
Band's posse called gang, but locals unconcerned (Columbus, OH): A band whose fans are considered a gang by the FBI will perform tonight at the Newport Music Hall in the Ohio State University area, but Columbus police said they don’t anticipate problems.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch Date: April 28, 2012
Gang specialist speaks to educators (Elkhart, IN): Carlos Harris was involved in a gang while growing up in Chicago, but left that life behind thanks to college scholarships. On Friday, he attended a presentation on local gang activity and said that some of the stories and images brought back memories.
Source: The Elkhart Truth Date: April 28, 2012
Nine arrested in West Side drug bust (Chicago, IL): Nine purported gang members were arrested after police busted an open air drug market on a West Side street corner on Friday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 28, 2012
Gang-shooting case: Adult charges for two teens rare (Orlando, FL): While most boys spend their time playing video games, surfing Facebook or watching TV, authorities say 13-year-old John "Jojo" Mendez plotted a murder disguised as a drug deal against a rival gang member.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: April 28, 2012
Veteran member the first to opt out of Trece gang, injunction (Ogden, UT): A veteran member of the Ogden Trece street gang has become the first to successfully opt out of the gang and the injunction that bans Treces from acting out in public.
Source: Standard-Examiner Date: April 28, 2012
Boy, 15, among nine gang members arrested in drug bust (Chicago, IL): Nine purported gang members were arrested after police busted an open-air drug market on a West Side street corner on Friday.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: April 28, 2012
Denver's anti-gang initiative growing, working (Denver, CO): As De'Quan Walker-Smith walked near Manual High School on March 19, someone drove by and killed the 18-year-old with a gunshot to the chest.
Source: The Denver Post Date: April 27, 2012
Branham facing lengthy state prison sentence after new robbery conviction (Chattanooga, TN): A man police say has been involved in several gang-related shootings is facing a lengthy state prison sentence after a jury in Criminal Court found him guilty in connection with a March 10, 2011, robbery at Emma Wheeler Homes.
Source: The Chattanoogan Date: April 27, 2012
Utah teen sentenced to 50 years in prison in golf course murder (Salt Lake City, UT) : A Utah teen convicted in the execution-style golf course murder that shocked residents three years ago has been sentenced to prison.
Source: KUTV Channel 2 News Date: April 27, 2012
Austin police initiative produces reduction in downtown violent crime (Austin, TX): For the second weekend in a row, Austin police officers are using bright construction lights in problem areas downtown.
Source: KVUE News Date: April 27, 2012
Woodland gang members convicted of possessing assault weapon (Woodland, CA): A Yolo County jury has convicted three men identified as Norteno gang members for having an assault pistol in their car and engaging in street gang activity.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 27, 2012
Charges filed against three Fresno gang members involved in drive-by shooting (Fresno, CA): Criminal charges have been filed against three known gang members for a drive by shooting that occurred in south west Fresno on Sunday.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 27, 2012
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