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Gang expert: Suspects in Vacaville murder trial went 'hunting Norteños' (Vacaville, CA) : Three suspects charged with the shooting death of a Vacaville teen in 2010 were Sureño gang members "actively hunting Norteños," a gang expert testified Thursday in Solano County Superior Court.
Source: The Reporter Date: May 11, 2012
Program seeks to head off gangs (Memphis, TN): Stacey Holliday began the school year like many of her peers at Trezevant High School, attending classes but hanging out with a bad crowd. But she did something to change that.
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: May 11, 2012
Attorney general: Willingboro gang member sold guns to undercover trooper (: The New Jersey State Police and prosecutors are cracking down on criminals who carry and use guns and those who illegally sell them.
Source: Burlington County Times Date: May 11, 2012
Feds: Indicted Kan. gang thrived by fomenting fear (Dodge City, KS): Nearly two dozen members of a Hispanic gang were arrested in Kansas this week under a federal grand jury indictment accusing them of victimizing illegal immigrants who do their business in cash and are reluctant to go to law enforcement because of their immigration status.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: May 11, 2012
Stockton PD gets help to combat gang violence (Stockton, CA): The Stockton Police Department announced Friday a new multi-agency violence suppression unit to help combat an increase in gun and gang violence.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: May 11, 2012
Chief: Gangs, drugs are themes in recent killings (San Bernardino, CA): Gangs, drugs and prostitution - they are at the core of the homicides that have plagued the city this year and a rash of killings in recent days that has alarmed residents, according to Police Chief Robert Handy.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: May 11, 2012
Four gang members convicted of extorting money from L.A. drug dealers (Los Angeles, CA): Four gang members potentially face life in prison without parole after being convicted Friday of using violence and intimidation to extort "rents" from drug dealers and suppliers on their Los Angeles turf, a federal prosecutor's office said.
Source: CNN Date: May 11, 2012
District says Kent school brawls not planned, gang-related (Kent, WA): After three brawls erupted in a high school cafeteria on Thursday afternoon, the district is trying to dispel rumors circulating on social media.
Source: KIRO 7 News Date: May 11, 2012
Police investigating gang shooting in Wheeling (Wheeling, IL): Wheeling police are investigating a report of shots fired on Thursday night in what they said they believe was gang-related activity.
Source: Daily Herald Date: May 11, 2012
Arizona gang trends make N.M. cops wary (Albuquerque, NM): Kidnappings, home invasions and other acts of violence. New Mexico police have seen some of that, but they are preparing for more waves of crime linked to violent gangs.
Source: KRQE News 13 Date: May 11, 2012
Gang members kidnap, rob Biloxi teen (Biloxi, MS): Two members of the Vice Lords street gang kidnapped and robbed a 17 year old at gunpoint after the teen won $3,500 in an illegal gambling game, Detective Craig Shows said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: May 11, 2012
Four gang members convicted in fatal shooting of three-week-old infant (Los Angeles, CA): Four high-ranking members of an entrenched criminal street gang were found guilty Friday afternoon of participating in a racketeering enterprise responsible for the September, 2007 shooting of a street vendor near MacArthur Park that resulted in the murder of a 3-week-old infant.
Source: KTLA News Date: May 11, 2012
Four defendants plead in gang case (Moultrie, GA): What was shaping up to be one of the biggest criminal trials in the court circuit -- at least in terms of complexity -- got a lot less complicated Friday.
Source: The Moultrie Observer Date: May 11, 2012
Reggie Rucker's Peacemakers Alliance marched in Cleveland's violence hot spots to warn young people (Cleveland, OH) : Former Browns player Reggie Rucker targeted violence hot spots in Cleveland Friday night. His Peacemakers Alliance marched on Bosworth Avenue to bring awareness of the growing problem of youth gun use and gangs.
Source: WEWS NewsChannel 5 Date: May 11, 2012
NM task force eyes anti-gang plan as problems grow (Isleta Pueblo, NM): Hundreds of community activists, social workers, tribal officials and police officers are slated to develop a plan aimed at attacking New Mexico's growing gang problem.
Source: Las Cruces Sun-News Date: May 10, 2012
Sheriff's clique may have celebrated shootings with tattoo, sources say (Los Angeles County, CA): The investigation into a secret clique within the Los Angeles County sheriff's elite gang unit has uncovered allegations that members had matching tattoos of a gun-toting skeleton, which deputies would modify to celebrate their involvement in a shooting, according to sources close to the internal probe.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 10, 2012
Violence stirs gang fears in L.A. area formerly plagued by one (Los Angeles, CA): Several violent incidents, including the shooting of a 13-year-old boy, have sparked worries of renewed gang activity in a northeast Los Angeles neighborhood where city authorities have invested many resources to combat a notorious gang.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: May 10, 2012
Recreation centers a lure for Chattanooga gang members (Chattanooga, TN): Jacqueline Dowell has lived in Washington Hills for 48 years and what she sees at the neighborhood's recreation center worries her. She sees older groups of boys in their late teens and early 20s sometimes loitering in the parking lot or nearby, hanging out with younger boys.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: May 10, 2012
Man shot multiple times in gang-related attack (San Diego, CA): A 40-year-old man was shot two times in an apparent gang-related attack in Mountain View, police said Thursday.
Source: KGTV 10 News Date: May 10, 2012
Greenville gang member arrested for shooting (Greenville, NC): A gang member in Greenville is behind bars today, accused of shooting a fellow gang member one week ago.
Source: WITN 7 News Date: May 10, 2012
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