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Murder of member's girlfriend led to Pa. gang case (Pittsburgh, PA) : Two murders - one of an alleged gang member's girlfriend - and a spate of armed robberies and other violent crimes led to 14 people being charged as part of an alleged gang-related heroin ring in Pittsburgh, a federal prosecutor said Friday.
Source: Centre Daily Times Date: April 20, 2012
Santa Ana gang member gets life in teen's death (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana gang member was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Friday for his role in the 2010 death of a 16-year-old who was shot in the back as he fled semiautomatic gunfire, the Orange County district attorney's office said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 20, 2012
Injunction against Rancho Cucamonga-based gang has Northtown residents uncomfortable (Rancho Cucamonga, CA): A court-ordered injunction has a number of Northtown residents feeling unfairly targeted by law enforcement. A recent town hall gathering to discuss an injunction against the Cucamonga Kings street gang resulted in a two-hour meeting where more than 150 community members expressed that the ban targets the whole neighborhood as opposed to those who are committing crimes.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 20, 2012
Former Air Force airman sentenced in gang-related beating death of Army sergeant in Germany (Washington, DC): A former airman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison in the gang-related beating death of an Army sergeant in Germany in 2005.
Source: The Washington Post Date: April 20, 2012
Man sentenced to prison in 2008 King City gang stabbing (Monterey County, CA): Because of a father's wish to prevent two lives from being lost, a 21-year-old man escaped the possible fate of spending the rest of his life behind bars.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 20, 2012
Rival gangs spray-paint Encinitas (Encinitas, CA): Early in the morning on April 17, gang members reputedly from the Eden Gardens area of Solana Beach, using black spray-paint, tagged several walls in their rival gang's territory of Encinitas. By the time the three schools in the immediate area opened, the Encinitas gang had spray-painted over the rival gang's graffiti with their own gang signs, in blue paint.
Source: San Diego Reader Date: April 20, 2012
Grant for anti-gang, literacy programs delayed by Sacramento City Council (Sacramento, CA) : It seemed simple enough. The city of Sacramento was awarded a $250,000 grant to fund after-school reading programs for kids. All the City Council had to do Tuesday night was vote to approve the award, something the council does on an almost weekly basis with similar grants.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 19, 2012
Alleged gangster faces assault charges (Montreal, QC): An alleged street gang leader who was at the centre of an investigation that shut the doors of a downtown strip club has been ordered to go on trial on charges he used a firearm to threaten a former employee.
Source: The Gazette Date: April 19, 2012
Convict: Life 'hard' in gang (Cleveland, OH): Marques Duvall told a judge that he never considered himself a gang member. He just hung around with the kids he grew up with on Parkview Avenue in Youngstown. He and his friends couldn't find jobs, so they sold marijuana, he said.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: April 19, 2012
Man stabbed in gang-related fight at Downtown Plaza (Sacramento, CA) : A man was stabbed and another beaten during two gang-related brawls Wednesday morning in the food court at Downtown Plaza, according to Sacramento police.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 19, 2012
Feds indict 14 in Pittsburgh gang-based drug ring (Pittsburgh, PA): Fourteen alleged street gang members or their associates are being rounded up in what federal prosecutors are calling a major gang-related heroin ring in Pittsburgh.
Source: WTRF 7 News Date: April 19, 2012
Teen accused of killing dad over argument about gang activity to get forensic exam (Pontiac, MI): A teenager accused of killing his father will have a forensic evaluation at the request of his attorney, who cited his client's mental health issues and past suicide attempts.
Source: The Oakland Press Date: April 19, 2012
MS-13 gang members indicted on racketeering, drug charges (Houston, TX): The feds just announced that five alleged members or associates of the Mara Salva Trucha (MS-13) street gang have been indicted on racketeering, drug trafficking and firearms violations as part of a case led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Homeland Security Investigations.
Source: The Houston Chronicle Date: April 19, 2012
Winslow man indicted after meth lab fire (Phoenix, AZ): A Winslow man has been indicted by a grand jury in Navajo County for his alleged role in a methamphetamine lab that triggered a house fire.
Source: KPHO 5 News Date: April 19, 2012
Quebec prison to be closed is home to high profile organized crime figures (Laval, QC): The medium-security Leclerc Institution in Laval, Que., is home to many rival gang members and organized crime figures and relocating them is a "recipe for disaster," says the prison guards union.
Source: Canada.com Date: April 19, 2012
Chicago gang violence: Police witness shooting, chase down suspect after bloody weekend (Chicago, IL): After a bloody weekend plagued by gun violence, shootings this week suggest that firearm access in Chicago remains a significant source of the city's homicide spike.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: April 19, 2012
Police fear Winnipeg summer gang war (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police want to avoid a second summer of gang-related fire-bombings and assaults in the city, so they have started taking action now. The Winnipeg Police Service and federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of applying in court for peace bonds for nine known biker gang members.
Source: CBC News Date: April 19, 2012
Gang reduction expert visits Stockton (Stockton, CA): A man who claims to have helped cities like Boston and Providence reduce gang activity by about 50 percent, visited with several Stockton officials Thursday.
Source: News10 Date: April 19, 2012
Watts gang member admits to two previously unsolved killings (Los Angeles, CA): A Watts gang member called "Baby Uzi" admitted Thursday to committing two previously unsolved slayings while pleading guilty to federal racketeering charges, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 19, 2012
From gang member to pastry chef, he finds sweet salvation (Sacramento, CA) : Edward Martinez gently places a chocolate orb in the center of a white bowl. To the touch, this confection is hard and impeccably smooth, like a small eight ball.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 18, 2012
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