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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
Chief calls tally of 218 city shootings 'tragic' (Worcester, MA): Since 2004, 218 people have been shot in the city. Police Chief Gary J. Gemme called the number tragic.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: April 18, 2012
Acquittal and mistrial in pair's 'Killa' retrial in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA): A Sacramento Superior Court jury on Tuesday acquitted one reputed street gang member and failed to reach a verdict on another in a retrial in an Oct. 12, 2008, shooting at a 65th Street mini-mart in which two rivals were injured.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 18, 2012
The myth of suburban gangs: A changing demographic (Atlanta, GA): When most people think of gangs and the criminal activity often associated with them problems of the inner-city may come to mind -– issues that are far from their manicured suburban lawns, something that could never touch their lives directly.
Source: Youth Today Date: April 18, 2012
In-house city sticker replaces teen's controversial design (Chicago, IL): City Clerk Susana Mendoza unveiled a city vehicle sticker with a simple design Tuesday as she sought to move beyond the controversy that erupted when she yanked a teen's winning sticker artwork amid concerns it might contain street gang symbols.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 18, 2012
Arlington battles to keep kids out of MS-13 (Arlington, VA): Since notorious street gang MS-13 put down roots in the D.C. area, officials in tiny Arlington County have worked to establish one of the most extensive gang prevention programs in the region, focusing on keeping children out of gangs and helping current gang members get out.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 18, 2012
Prosecutor: 2009 Modesto killing was gang retaliation (Modesto, CA) : A prosecutor on Wednesday told a jury that retaliation for a gangland murder and a subsequent violent confrontation in a fast food restaurant drive-through led to the drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old man in east Modesto three years ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: April 18, 2012
Two arrested in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police have arrested two men in connection with an April gang-related shooting at Rose City Park in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 18, 2012
Boise police hope surveillance photos can provide suspect info for gang-related shooting early Sunday (Boise, ID) : Police officials released surveillance footage of two men involved in a gang-related shooting in Downtown Boise early Sunday with the hope that someone might recognize them.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: April 18, 2012
Gang shooting leaves one teenager dead, two others behind bars (Madera, CA): Madera Police say they've seen a spike in gang activity. The latest crime happened in front of the Carls Jr. fast food restaurant, off highway 99 and Avenue 145 at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 18, 2012
DISD asks parents for help with off-campus gang activity (Dallas, TX): WFAA has uncovered a video showing a brutal fight between students from one Dallas ISD high school. It appears the battle that spilled out onto neighborhood streets pitted gang members and non-gang members.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: April 18, 2012
Agencies, citizens plan for gang prevention symposium (Eugene, OR): The Eugene area has seen an increase in gang activity in recent years. The Eugene Police Department and other organizations in the area met at series of public forums this week to discuss ways to prevent gang activity.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 18, 2012
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