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Penalty phase begins for gang member convicted of killing Jamiel Shaw (Los Angeles, CA): A prosecutor urged jurors Tuesday to recommend a death sentence for a gang member who gunned down a standout Los Angeles High School football player he mistook for a gang rival, citing a history of violence dating back to the defendant's teen years while he was in juvenile camp.
Source: Los Angeles Wave Date: May 15, 2012
Possible gang activity responsible for Jackson County neighborhood (Jackson County, GA): There was an unwelcome sight Monday in a Jackson County neighborhood--graffiti spray painted across at least 6 homes. At least six cars were also vandalized. The Jackson County Sheriff's office calls this the work of gangs.
Source: DothanFirst Date: May 15, 2012
Man arrested in 2009 gang-related murder (Nashville, TN): An accused murderer was arrested late Saturday night after three years on the run.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: May 14, 2012
Two charged with attempted murder in Berwyn shooting (Berwyn, IL): Two men have been charged with attempted murder as a result of Friday night’s shooting near the intersection of 13th Street and East Avenue that sent two to the hospital.
Source: Cicero Life Date: May 14, 2012
Gang members charged in Lynn stabbing (Lynn, MA): Judge James LaMothe ordered two MS-13 gang members charged with stabbing a person downtown early Sunday morning held without bail Monday in Lynn District Court.
Source: The Daily Item Date: May 14, 2012
Gangs move from drugs to ID theft (Miami, FL): On the same night the Miami Dade Gang Task Force was out chasing gang members for the types of crimes what you would normally expect — dealing drugs, stealing cars, and carrying guns. Another operation was taking place.
Source: CBS Miami Date: May 14, 2012
Stockton police, S.J. County sheriff team up against gangs (Stockton, CA) : The Stockton Police Department is calling in more agencies to help combat crime in Stockton. On Monday, the Stockton Police Department and the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department formed a Multi-Agency Gang Task Force.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: May 14, 2012
Gangbanger Daniel Everett gets 32 years in slaying of Harlem teen Scotty Scott (Manhattan, NY) : Mother's Day came a day late for Tyshene Mungo — and she couldn’t have been happier. On Monday, the gang-banger convicted of killing her 13-year-old son, Scotty Scott, in a 2008 street feud in Harlem was sentenced to 32 years in prison by Judge Rena Uviller.
Source: New York Daily News Date: May 14, 2012
Police get creative when it comes to targeting gangs (Rockford, IL) : Rockford Police recently doubled the size of the gang unit. It now has six detectives instead of three. And according to Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson that number may increase even more later this year.
Source: WIFR 23 News Date: May 14, 2012
Santa Barbara police looking to stop graffiti vandals in their tracks (Santa Barbara, CA): Drive through Santa Barbara's downtown neighborhoods, and it doesn't take long to find the etchings that pop up without warning, often overnight.
Source: Noozhawk Date: May 14, 2012
GRASSY fights gangs (Memphis, TN): Five Memphis City Schools students took another big step Thursday toward making successful lives for themselves. They were the inaugural commencement class of the Gang Reduction Assistance for Saving Society's Youth program. GRASSY was started as a way to deter gang membership and the crime and violence that result from gang affiliation.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: May 14, 2012
Police say local gang crime is on the upswing (Petaluma, CA): With the events of the May 3 federal gang-related raid still fresh in everyone's mind, and a new rash of gang-affiliated graffiti barely dry on the walls of the Miwok Elementary School, the Petaluma Teen Center and the Petaluma library, questions have been raised regarding current gang activity in the area and the city's ability to handle the situation with its limited resources.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: May 14, 2012
Two teens arrested for gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): The Portland Police Bureau Gang Enforcement Team has arrested two teenagers in connection with an April shooting.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: May 13, 2012
Getting out of gangs (Lodi, CA): Lodi gang violence is on the rise, and young men, especially on the Eastside, are recruited into the ranks of Norteños and Sureños. Gang life can be violent, lethal — but also alluring. Escaping gangs is no simple task. Yet three local men did it. These are their stories.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: May 12, 2012
Shootings leave three dead, 17 wounded across city (Chicago, IL): A man was found shot to death in an alley in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side this morning , making him the third person slain since last night in shootings that left 17 others wounded citywide.
Source: WGN Radio 720 Date: May 12, 2012
Gang warning signs (Santa Maria, CA): The words "gang member" may conjure up images of hardened, tattooed men committing violent crimes on Santa Maria streets or locked up in prison.
Source: Santa Maria Times Date: May 12, 2012
Three jailed in gang beating (McMinnville, OR): McMinnville police responded Wednesday to an alleged three-on-one gang beating near Southwest Second and Fleishauer streets.
Source: News-Register Date: May 12, 2012
BA teen gets life in gang killing (Tulsa, OK): A teenager faces sentences of life plus 20 years in prison upon being convicted of murder and discharging a weapon into a dwelling in a case that a prosecutor said was about "gang rivalries."
Source: Tulsa World Date: May 12, 2012
Teens charged as violence continues (Burlington, IA): As the investigation into the separate fight and shooting incidents in Burlington's South Hill area continues, police are piecing together the information they have to determine whether there are any connections.
Source: The Hawk Eye Date: May 12, 2012
Gang link in stabbing (Vancouver, BC): A stabbing in Langley on Thursday morning was gang-related, RCMP say. "This is believed to be directly linked to gang activity and not a random act of violence," said Sgt Peter Thiessen of the Lower Mainland District RCMP.
Source: The Province Date: May 11, 2012
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