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Chicago homicides soar in first quarter of 2012 (Chicago, IL): Homicides in Chicago soared by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012, continuing a troublesome trend that began late last year. Nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter, Police Department statistics show. Chicago police blame street gangs for much of the violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 12, 2012
Five with gang ties convicted in crime spree (Montgomery, AL): Five people with links to the Bloods street gang in Montgomery have been convicted in a series of violent crimes, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Wednesday.
Source: Montgomery Advertiser Date: April 12, 2012
Gangs blamed for new north Minneapolis violence (Minneapolis, MN): A shooting this week in north Minneapolis is part of a citywide uptick in violent crime. Police say young gang members are driving some of the violence.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio Date: April 12, 2012
Kingston Police recruits National Guard for quantum leap in gang crackdown (Kingston, NY): Kingston Police have called in the troops for technical assistance in “Operation Clean Sweep,” the largest gang crackdown in Ulster County history.
Source: Mid-Hudson News Date: April 12, 2012
12 alleged gang members indicted in drug trafficking probe (San Bernardino County, CA): Federal authorities have indicted 12 alleged gang members in San Bernardino County, accusing them of a major role in the county's narcotics trade.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 12, 2012
130 guns, gang suspects being rounded up by joint police task force (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati Police and federal authorities announced that several joint investigations over the last 8 months have helped them take more than 200 guns off city streets.
Source: WCPO 9 News Date: April 12, 2012
14 arrested in metro area gang sweep (Oklahoma City, OK): Oklahoma City police say they, along with the help of other agencies, have arrested 14 people is a gang sweep.
Source: KOCO 5 News Date: April 12, 2012
Mayor defends crime strategy, says it should have been done sooner (Chicago, IL): Under fire for a 60 percent surge in Chicago homicides, Mayor Rahm Emanuel pointed fingers Thursday without naming names.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 12, 2012
Two Va. men linked to gang plead to teen hooker ring (Alexandria, VA): Two men linked to a Virginia-based offshoot of the Crips street gang have pleaded guilty to their roles in running a prostitution ring that recruited high school girls.
Source: WVVA.com Date: April 12, 2012
Trial ordered in gang-related stabbing (Crandon, WI): A Forest County judge has ordered four men to stand trial for the gang-related beating and stabbing of a Wausau man who is a potential witness in a Marathon County case.
Source: WSAU News Date: April 12, 2012
San Bernardino County prosecutors file 337 gang cases from January through March (San Bernardino County, CA): San Bernardino County prosecutors filed 337 cases against defendants accused of gang-related crimes during the first three months of this year, according to new data.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: April 12, 2012
Roswell police still faces officer shortage despite gang violence, federal help (Roswell, NM): The city's police department is still short more than a dozen officers as the city faces high rates of gang violence, officials said.
Source: The Republic Date: April 12, 2012
Blytheville residents working to rid communities of gang violence (Blytheville, AR): Blytheville residents are continuing their efforts to rid their communities of gang violence. Healing in the Hood hosted a teen summit Monday at the Wallace Center at 6 p.m. to encourage teenagers to make good decisions, discuss how communities and youth can work together to make neighborhoods safer and highlight the young talent in Blytheville.
Source: KAIT 8 News Date: April 12, 2012
Haslam signs bill targeting gang activity (Nashville, TN): A proposal that could be used as a tool to crack down on gang violence has been signed by the governor.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: April 12, 2012
Jurors begin deliberating gang slaying case (Temecula, CA): Jurors began deliberations Thursday in the trial of an admitted Temecula gang member accused of the June 2010 fatal shooting of a fellow gang member's girlfriend who "disrespected" a gang leader.
Source: North County Times Date: April 12, 2012
Gang members sought in Maine Township beating (Cook County, IL): Cook County Sheriff's Police say a racial slur was directed at a 35-year-old man just before he was beaten by three men outside a residence in unincorporated Maine Township.
Source: ParkRidgeHerald-Advocate Date: April 12, 2012
Gang prosecutions up for 2012 (San Bernardino County, CA): In the first three months of 2012, the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office filed 71 criminal cases with gang enhancements, officials said. That's 27 percent more cases than during the same quarter last year.
Source: Daily Press Date: April 12, 2012
West San Jose gang shooting, stabbing injures three (San Jose, CA): Two teenagers and a man were hospitalized with various gunshot and stab wounds not considered life-threatening after a gang fight Friday afternoon in West San Jose, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: April 12, 2012
Gangs in Lynn: 'That's the reality' (Lynn, MA): Janier Rodriguez joined a gang in Lynn when he was just 14. “That’s the reality. The average age was 14 years old,” Rodriguez said during an interview last week at the Union Street barber shop, where he now works after getting out of the gang life.
Source: The Daily Item Date: April 12, 2012
As murders rise, Emanuel pushes for tougher anti-gang law (Chicago, IL): As murder skyrockets in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on the General Assembly to pass a law to target gang members with federal-style racketeering cases.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 11, 2012
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