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Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denies new trial for former Springfield man in gang-motivated murder (Boston, MA): The state Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday denied a new trial for a former Springfield man convicted in 1996 of helping to plot the murder of the "godmother" of a rival gang amid a feud over drug territory.
Source: The Republican Date: April 17, 2012
Councilman Reagan Dunn proposes anti-gang measures (Issaquah, WA): Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council, outlined additional tools April 9 to combat gang violence. The proposed legislation calls for establishing anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas and allow judges to prohibit people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering areas of high gang activity.
Source: Issaquah Press Date: April 17, 2012
Tacoma's gang problem focus of assessment (Tacoma, WA) : The City of Tacoma has published an assessment of the city’s gang problem and programs available for youths. The assessment is posted online at www.cityoftacoma.org/tacomagangproject.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 16, 2012
Gangs are under 'audit' in Rogers Park neighborhood (Chicago, IL): In other parts of Chicago, Black P Stones gang members are almost always African-American. Latin Kings are usually Hispanic. But in Rogers Park, you might see a Pakistani Black P Stone or Asian Latin King.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 16, 2012
Prosecutor dismissing Idaho gang recruitment charges (Sandpoint, ID): A northern Idaho county is dropping criminal gang-recruitment charges against five people following an Idaho Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to prove the law was broken.
Source: Idaho Press-Tribune Date: April 16, 2012
Guilty verdict in Salinas High football player murder case (Salinas, CA): Carlos Espinoza, 20, was convicted of murdering a Salinas High School student while the victim was on his way to football practice in 2009. On Monday, a jury found Espinoza guilty of first-degree murder, attempted murder and street terrorism with gang enhancements.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: April 16, 2012
Toledo police unveil Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (Toledo, OH): Toledo Police on Tuesday will unveil the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, aimed at lowering violent crimes rates in the city. With an estimated 25 gangs and 2,500 active gang members in Toledo, The police are adopting an approach used in Cincinnati and other cities, and that will involve meeting face-to-face with known gang leaders.
Source: WTOL 11 News Date: April 16, 2012
Reputed L.A. gang member convicted in killing of 4-month-old boy (Los Angeles, CA): A reputed Van Nuys gang member was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting of a 4-month-old boy.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 16, 2012
Gang leader pleads guilty to four felony charges (Stockton, CA): A man described by law enforcement as the leader of the Tracy Norteno street gang pleaded guilty to four criminal counts in San Joaquin County Superior Court in Stockton today.
Source: Tracy Press Date: April 16, 2012
Jury returns guilty verdict in Salinas gang murder case (Salinas, CA): A jury found Carlos Espinoza guilty of all charges involving the August 2009 fatal shooting of a Salinas High School student who was on his way to football practice.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 16, 2012
As gang party raged, kids cowered (Fresno, CA) : More than 20 Norteño gang members were arrested at a weekend party in Hanford after city and county law enforcement officers found teenagers drinking as three young children cowered in a back bedroom, Hanford police said Monday.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 16, 2012
Former 'Most Wanted' woman sentenced on gun charge (Kansas City, MO): A Kansas City woman who was briefly on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list in a series of gang-related shootings is going back to prison on a weapons charge.
Source: KCTV 5 News Date: April 16, 2012
Police, community leaders looking for answers to gun violence (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse Police are investigating the role a 20-year-old Syracuse man played in a gang-related shooting on South Salina Street. The suspect in the shooting might be familiar to city residents as the father of a toddler killed as the result of gang violence in 2010.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: April 16, 2012
Portland gang members get probation plus some lunch in innovative new program (Portland, OR): A 21-year-old Portland man is arrested on a misdemeanor theft charge. A judge places him on probation, then orders him to go out to lunch. No joke. Under a new Multnomah County program, judges can send young adults identified as gang members to meet with a local pastor for a sit-down meal as a condition of their probation.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 16, 2012
Mancinas acquitted in murder of Dewey Tucker by Sonoma Co. jury (Santa Rosa, CA): A Sonoma County jury acquitted Christopher Mancinas Monday of the alleged gang-related drive-by murder of Vallejo musician Dewey Tucker on Interstate Highway 80 in the East Bay in 2010.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: April 16, 2012
Zetas cartel -Mara Salvatruchas alliance in Mexico unites brutal gangs (El Paso, TX): An alliance between the Zetas cartel and Mara Salvatruchas street gang will pose a major challenge for law officers who are battling the Mexican drug cartels, experts say.
Source: El Paso Times Date: April 15, 2012
Street gang member arrested on drug charges (Highland, NY): A Highland man, who is a member of the "59 Brims" set of the Bloods criminal street gang, was arrested on Friday by the URGENT task force on a number of drug charges.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: April 15, 2012
Kansas City community leaders seek answers to surge in homicides (Kansas City, MO) : The scene Thursday was tragically typical: The quiet of a residential street on Kansas City's east side is disturbed by several rapid-fire popping sounds. A car speeds away as someone calls 911. Police arrive and find a 20-year-old black male dead on the sidewalk, bleeding from the head.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: April 15, 2012
Toledo police to announce crime-reduction strategy (Toledo, OH): There cannot be a summer like the last -- violent and deadly -- officials plan to announce this week, alongside a new crime-reduction strategy. "There's a new way that we will deal with gang violence in this community and it's going to be continuous," police Chief Derrick Diggs said of the Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence.
Source: The Blade Date: April 15, 2012
Boise Police investigate gang-related shooting (Boise, ID): The Boise Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred early Sunday morning in downtown Boise. Investigators believe the shooting is gang-related.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: April 15, 2012
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