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Study looks at causes of gang violence (Portland, OR) : Gang violence has increased in the Northwest over the last few years. A new report finds that gang homicides are less likely to involve drugs or other criminal activity than generally believed.
Source: OPB News Date: January 26, 2012
Trial for suspects in 2007 Pico Rivera murder nears end (Norwalk, CA) : The prosecution and the defense finished presenting their cases Thursday in the trial of three alleged Pico Rivera gang members accused of killing a grandmother who tried to stop their fellow gang member from tagging a wall.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: January 26, 2012
Teen gets 10 years for soliciting gang membership (Texas City, TX): A Texas City teenager pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of soliciting members for a street gang, a prosecutor said.
Source: The Daily News Date: January 25, 2012
Gangster charged with shooting (Worcester, MA): A known member of a violent gang in Lowell was arraigned in Central District Court yesterday in the shooting of a man three times outside a Benefit Street home after a fight at a party Sunday.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: January 25, 2012
More young people are killed in Chicago than any other American city (Chicago, IL): In Chicago, more than 530 people under the age of 21 have been killed since 2008 and many more have been shot or have otherwise suffered violence—often at the hands of their peers and particularly in the city's African-American and Latino communities. Nearly 80 percent of youth homicides occurred in 22 black or Latino communities on the city's South, Southwest and West sides—even though just one-third of the city's population resided in those communities.
Source: The Chicago Reporter Date: January 25, 2012
Ivy Street gang member to be sentenced in murders (Newport News, VA): A member of the Ivy Street Gangstas is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court Wednesday for his involvement in two drug-related homicides.
Source: Daily Press Date: January 25, 2012
Young man shot to death in Brooklyn in possible gang rubout, police source says (New York, NY) : A gunman unloaded three shots on a busy commercial strip in Brooklyn early Tuesday night, killing a man with a single shot to the back of the head.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 25, 2012
Minnesota's prisons locked down as feds target Indian gang (Minneapolis, MN): Federal charges against two dozen suspected members of an Indian gang were revealed on Wednesday in what authorities called a "sweeping racketeering indictment'' intended to "disrupt an extremely dangerous gang."
Source: Star Tribune Date: January 25, 2012
Top Mexican mafia leaders among defendants in gang sweep (San Diego, CA) : Federal indictments and complaints were unsealed Wednesday charging 117 street gang members and associates of the Mexican Mafia in San Diego -- including two Mexican Mafia leaders -- with racketeering conspiracy, drug trafficking and firearm offenses.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: January 25, 2012
Suspected Hayward gang members arrested in robbery spree (Hayward, CA): Three gang suspects have been arrested in connection with a robbery spree Tuesday in Hayward that targeted three victims within five hours, police said.
Source: The Daily Review Date: January 25, 2012
Beaverton teen indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with gang shooting (Beaverton, OR): A 16-year-old boy has been accused of attempted murder in connection with a Beaverton gang-related shooting in November, the Beaverton Police Department reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: January 25, 2012
$800,000 anti-violence grant jeopardized by Springfield City Council delay (Springfield, MA): A state official notified the city Wednesday that an $800,000 grant to combat youth and gang violence may be in jeopardy unless the City Council can agree to accept the money by the Tuesday deadline.
Source: The Republican Date: January 25, 2012
RC gang properly served for injunction (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A Superior Court judge determined Wednesday that the Cucamonga Kings street gang was properly served by county prosecutors who are seeking an injunction against the gang.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: January 25, 2012
Ogden PD claims gang injunctions lead to crime drop (Ogden, UT): Police say they have seen a drop in crime that they are attributing -- at least in part -- to a controversial series of restraining orders served on members of a street gang.
Source: FOX 13 News Date: January 25, 2012
Latin Kings member pleads guilty to gang-directed criminal activity (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man is pleading guilty to taking part in the criminal organization of the Latin Kings in Northwest Indiana and Chicago, including trafficking more than 330 pounds of cocaine and 2,200 pounds of marijuana, according to a plea agreement filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond.
Source: Post-Tribune Date: January 25, 2012
In school and in a gang? Sign a contract (Gaston County, NC): Nineteen students in Gaston County Schools have signed gang contracts this school year. The contracts either acknowledge that their school believes they are gang members or that they have admitted to being involved in a gang.
Source: Gaston Gazette Date: January 25, 2012
Crime commission to release gang stats (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Crime Commission will release data Thursday on street gangs in Chicago. There are an estimated 73 active gangs in Chicago with as many as 150,000 gang members.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: January 25, 2012
Fugitive gang member wanted for attempted murder (Prince George's County, MD): U.S. marshals are looking for a member of a Prince George's County street gang accused of shooting a man twice outside a Bladensburg nightclub.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: January 25, 2012
Kettleman gang members arrested for striking police (Kettleman City, CA): Two Kettleman City gang members are behind bars after hitting Kings County Gang Task Force investigators while trying to evade arrest.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: January 25, 2012
Three teen suspects arrested for gang stabbing (Elk Grove, CA): Elk Grove police arrested three teenagers in alleged connection to the gang-related stabbing of a 26-year-old man on Jan. 24. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, authorities say.
Source: Elk Grove Citizen Date: January 25, 2012
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