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Man sentenced to death for two gang-related slayings (Norwalk, CA): A 39-year-old gang member was sentenced to death Thursday for his involvement in a pair of gang-related murders committed in Whittier about five years apart.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: March 15, 2012
Vancouver UN Gang murder trial: Third judge appointed to handle high-profile case (Vancouver, BC): A third judge has been appointed to handle the UN Gang murder conspiracy trial being dealt with in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
Source: The Province Date: March 15, 2012
Police arrest two suspected gang members in Wilmington killing (Los Angeles, CA): Police working to clamp down on violence in Wilmington have arrested two suspected gang members in the killing of a rival last year, authorities said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 15, 2012
Gang, cartel connection poses growing threat (Houston, TX): Recent state and national reports cite a growing relationship between Mexican drug cartels and U.S. street gangs. Numerous law enforcement officials told Local 2 Investigates the relationship between cartels and gangs has been evolving over the last several years.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: March 15, 2012
Gang sweep nets 11 arrests in Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz County, CA): County Gang Task Force members confiscated a handgun, a stun gun and arrested 11 parolees and probationers during a sweep of north Santa Cruz County on Thursday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 15, 2012
La Villa street gang continuously raped young siblings (La Villa, TX): Three young siblings endured months of abuse at the hands of a La Villa street gang before making an outcry to their foster mother. The La Villa Police Department has two of the three men accused in custody, but are looking for the third.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: March 15, 2012
Alleged gang member signs federal plea (Hammond, IN): An alleged street gang member was the first of the accused group to sign a plea agreement in federal court Thursday, records state.
Source: The Times Date: March 15, 2012
La Habra gang member gets death in mistaken ID killing (Norwalk, CA): A La Habra gang member has been sentenced to death for killing two people in Whittier, including a man who was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: March 15, 2012
What makes someone a gang member? State revising criteria (Minneapolis, MN): What makes someone a gang member? After a 1997 state law directed the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to create a database of gang members, a law enforcement panel came up with 10 criteria for inclusion.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 15, 2012
As gangs move to New York suburbs, so does crime (New York, NY): Over the past few years, authorities have arrested more than 200 gang members in an unexpected place: the tree-lined suburbs along the Hudson River in New York. Drug traffickers with ties to the Bloods, the Latin Kings and other gangs have put down roots there.
Source: NPR News Date: March 14, 2012
Graffiti gang beating teens in McKinley Park area (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police are warning McKinley Park neighborhood residents of recent graffiti gang related attacks on the South Side.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: March 14, 2012
Two arrested in gang-retaliation killing (Santa Ana, CA): Detectives arrested two Santa Ana gang members early Wednesday morning on suspicion of killing a gang rival during a retaliation shooting, authorities said.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 14, 2012
Founder of Latin Kings group in Pa. gets 28 years (Allentown, PA): A founding member of a Latin Kings gang in the Lehigh Valley has been sentenced Wednesday to 28 years in prison for plotting to kill rival gang members.
Source: The York Dispatch Date: March 14, 2012
Dalton man gets probation for meth (Dalton, GA): A Dalton man who pleaded guilty to violating the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act in the case involving the death of former Dalton High School student Andre Johnson in 2007 pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine in Whitfield County Superior Court on Tuesday.
Source: The Daily Citizen Date: March 14, 2012
Six stabbed in El Paso gang-related incident (El Paso, TX): El Paso police say a gang-related argument has led to six young men being stabbed during a house party. Investigators say no one has been arrested over the fight early Wednesday.
Source: The Baytown Sun Date: March 14, 2012
Anti-gang task force working for "A Better Tomorrow" (Chattanooga, TN): You don't wind up in Washington Alternative School, unless the Hamilton County school district, or the court system, determines you have issues. So instructor Richard Bennett gets the answer he expects when he asks his students who, among them, knows a member of a gang.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: March 14, 2012
Recent spate of gang-related activity has police reminding local residents about the importance of being vigilant (Muscatine, IA): With the warmer weather comes heated disputes — and tempers came to a boil Tuesday night when a fight broke out in downtown Muscatine. Muscatine police say that in the past five days, there have been at least three reported incidents of gang activity in Muscatine.
Source: The Muscatine Journal Date: March 14, 2012
Stockton teen arrested in Tracy gang-related killing (Tracy, CA): Detectives have arrested a 16-year-old Stockton boy in connection with a deadly gang-related shooting last month, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 14, 2012
Rural communities try to combat gangs (Tulelake, CA): In rural Northern California, local police forces are still battling the gang issue. But police have to do it on less. Law enforcement officials say budget cuts in Siskiyou County are affecting the ways they can cracks down on gangs.
Source: KTVL 10 News Date: March 14, 2012
Survey: Youths in state lockup concerned over violence (Giddings, TX): More than 100 youths surveyed at one of the state's largest juvenile correctional facilities said their most important concern is attacks from their peers, according to a report released today by the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition.
Source: The Texas Tribune Date: March 14, 2012
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