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State RICO law unlikely to be used much in central Illinois (Springfield, IL): A new state law intended to give local authorities the power to go after street gangs with a blanket approach isn’t expected to see a lot of use in the Springfield area.
Source: The State Journal-Register Date: June 16, 2012
Rockford police arrest gang member for selling heroin, marijuana (Rockford, IL): The Rockford Police Department's Gang Unit detectives arrest a man Friday they say was selling drugs and near Booker Washington Park.
Source: WREX 13 News Date: June 16, 2012
El Rancho slayings: A gang connection? (El Rancho, NM): Cherie Ortiz-Rios believes local gangs must be involved in the slayings of her parents and brother. She can't imagine anyone else could manage such a brutal attack, she said recently.
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican Date: June 16, 2012
Murdered Bronx gang member Abdul Garcia Jr. was on streets since 12, tried to go legit, his companion insists (Bronx, NY) : At 12 years old, he was living on the streets. Twelve years later, he was dead. Abdul "Showtime" Garcia, Jr., was found June 4 at Hoe and Aldus Aves. with five bullets in him. Cops said he was a Bloods gang member. A red bandanna adorned the sidewalk memorial to him.
Source: New York Daily News Date: June 15, 2012
Four suspected gang members arrested in South Bay burglaries (Long Beach, CA): Four reputed gang members have been arrested on suspicion of committing up to 25 home burglaries throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula and other South Bay cities, sheriff's deputies said today.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 15, 2012
Suspect arrested in gang shooting (Portland, OR): Hours after Mayor Sam Adams announced the city would increase police patrols to combat gang violence over the summer, police arrested a suspect in a recent gang-related shooting with the help of an alert resident.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: June 15, 2012
High court upholds 2007 murder case in death of Lowell teen (Lowell, MA): The state's highest court has rejected a Lowell man's argument that his conviction of second-degree murder in a 2007 gang-related slaying of a Lowell teen should be overturned due to double jeopardy.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: June 15, 2012
Murderer sentenced to 17 to 34 years (Wilkes-Barre, PA): One of two men involved in the January 2011 gang-related killing of 21-year-old Vladimir Ruiz of Hazleton was sentenced Thursday to 17 to 34 years in prison.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: June 15, 2012
Authorities crack down on area gang (Hanford, CA): Authorities from Kings and Fresno counties launched a major offensive against the Norteno street gang on Wednesday, searching the homes of 65 known gang members throughout the county.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: June 15, 2012
Gang member sentenced to 40 years to life for attempted murder (Sacramento, CA): Emery Allen, a member of the Gunz-Up gang, has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison in connection to a shootout with a rival gang in 2009, district attorney Jan Scully announced today.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 15, 2012
GREAT success: 1,700 students graduate from anti-gang program (Newark, NJ): It's cap and gown season in Newark, but instead more than 1,700 students donned white and turquoise t-shirts and bright smiles Friday for their Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) graduation.
Source: NewarkPatch Date: June 15, 2012
Hawthorne police meet with Tongan community at dinner (Hawthorne, CA): Hawthorne police officers aren't alone in wanting to put a lid on a recent spate of gang violence at the hands of a local Tongan gang. Leaders of Los Angeles County's tight-knit Tongan community in Hawthorne, Carson and Lennox also don't want to see police at their doors, arresting their youths.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 15, 2012
Prospect Heights teen gets eight years in gang-related shooting (Prospect Heights, IL): A Prospect Heights teenager pleaded guilty Wednesday to firing a gun at rival gang members after they got off a school bus last October near Piper Lane and Pinecrest Drive.
Source: Daily Herald Date: June 14, 2012
Teen shot, killed in South Chicago neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A teenage boy was killed in a possible gang-related shooting Wednesday night in the South Chicago neighborhood, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 14, 2012
Seaside police struggle to quell a spike in gang activity (Seaside, CA): On a recent evening, Seaside patrol officer Eddie Enriquez stops two Hispanic males on the street. One of them, he says, is a known Norteño gang member. Enriquez pats the young man down, looking for weapons and other items that violate his terms of parole.
Source: Monterey County Weekly Date: June 14, 2012
Teen shot to death near S.J. elementary school (San Jose, CA): A 17-year-old boy was killed in a gang-related shooting near a San Jose elementary school, police said Wednesday.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 14, 2012
Jersey City gang member sentenced to five years in federal prison on racketeering charge (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who is a ranking member of the Fruit Town Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 63 months in prison yesterday for his role in the gang's criminal enterprises involving drug distribution and violent crimes, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: June 14, 2012
Man shot multiple times in possible gang violence in downtown L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his 20s was shot multiple times in downtown Los Angeles today in what may have been an outbreak of gang violence, but he was expected to survive, police said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 14, 2012
Gang violence crackdown in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Starting Monday, you might spot more Fresno police officers on patrol. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced a plan to crack down on areas known as gang hotspots.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 14, 2012
Gang member guilty in death of man selling shampoo (Anaheim, CA): An Anaheim gang member was convicted Thursday of gunning down a rival in 2003 after testimony from a ballistics expert linked the defendant's handgun to the bullets fired.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 14, 2012
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