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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
Portland police plead with gang members to give up 'code of silence' and help solve killings (Portland, OR): Portland police investigators are frustrated by a "code of silence" among gang members that has kept officers from solving two gang-related homicides from last year and one this year where a host of witnesses likely saw something, Assistant Chief Eric Hendricks says.
Source: The Oregonian Date: April 15, 2012
Vacaville police arrest pair on suspicion of gang, gun crimes (Vacaville, CA): Two teenagers who police said have known gang affiliations were arrested Thursday evening on gun and gang allegations by Vacaville police.
Source: The Reporter Date: April 14, 2012
Former gang leader sentenced for gun trafficking (Stamford, CT): A 27-year-old former leader of the Stamford chapter of the Latin Kings gang was sentenced Friday to more than four years in federal prison for conspiring to sell firearms, U.S. Attorney David B. Fein announced in a news release.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: April 14, 2012
Six arrested in Visalia grocery store assault (Visalia, CA): Visalia police announced Thursday that officers from the department's violent crime and gang suppression units made six arrests in connection with a brutal Monday assault at a south Visalia grocery store.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: April 14, 2012
Rival gangs battle in Mac (McMinnville, OR): Local youths affiliated with the Los Angeles-based Surenos and Nortenos, bitter rivals in the national Latino gang realm, squared off about 4 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex behind McMinnville's Plaid Pantry.
Source: News-Register Date: April 14, 2012
Mexican Mafia member ordered gangs to target blacks, police say (Escondido, CA) : A local leader of the Mexican Mafia prison gang ordered Escondido's rival Latino street gangs to stop fighting among themselves and target black people instead, leading to a surge in such attacks, say gang members and authorities.
Source: North County Times Date: April 14, 2012
Officer on gang duty shot (Trotwood, OH): A veteran Dayton undercover police officer investigating gang activity was involved in a gunfight Saturday morning that left him and a 21-year-old suspect seriously injured.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: April 14, 2012
Gang shooting near Portland grade school (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man was seriously injured in a gang-related shooting outside a Northeast Portland elementary school Friday evening, police said.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: April 14, 2012
Argument on basketball court led to 36th gang shooting (Portland, OR): A 20-year-old man injured in a Friday evening shooting was the 36th victim of gang violence this year.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 14, 2012
Gang member found guilty in Dominique murder (Buffalo, NY): The gang member who fired a hail of bullets into a house with an AK-47, killing a 15-year-old girl -- an unintended target -- was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: April 13, 2012
Tagging targets are victims twice over (Toronto, ON): With their flamboyant good looks and strutting ways, roosters tend to attract attention. Usually, that’s a good thing.
Source: Toronto Star Date: April 13, 2012
Wichita holds Walk Against Gang Violence (Wichita, KS): Organizers of the annual Wichita Walk Against Gang Violence hope this year's march will draw twice as many participants as there are gang members in the city. The Wichita Eagle reports there are about 3,000 documented gang members in the city, and organizers hope 6,000 walkers show up for the event.
Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal Date: April 13, 2012
School T-shirt case goes to jury (Omaha, NE): A jury is deliberating a case that could change how at least some area schools deal with gang violence. At issue: shirts that say R.I.P.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: April 13, 2012
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