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Normal man convicted in gang-related shooting (Bloomington, IL): A Normal man was convicted Wednesday of aggravated discharge of a firearm in a gang-related shooting in June in which a victim was shot in the face.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: April 11, 2012
Witness IDs another as shooter in Salinas gang homicide case (Salinas, CA): An eyewitness to a 2009 homicide testified Wednesday that another man — not the defendant on trial — pulled the trigger in a shooting that claimed the life of a Salinas High School student.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 11, 2012
Recent vandalism tied to gang activities (Lyon County, NV): Lyon County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicles and private property owned by two deputies were all targeted and vandalized in February and March by a street gang in retaliation of a gang member’s arrest, according to the LCSO Deputy Chris Bixby.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: April 11, 2012
Suspected gang shooting arrest in Moline (Moline, IL): Police in Moline says they have made arrests in connection with a shooting incident Monday night. Just before midnight, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 400 block of 48th Street near East End Park.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News Date: April 11, 2012
18 indicted on drug charges for alleged involvement in New Haven-area cocaine distribution ring (Bridgeport, CT): Eighteen individuals were indicted Monday on drug charges for their alleged participation in a New Haven-area cocaine and crack cocaine distribution ring, officials said.
Source: New Haven Register Date: April 11, 2012
Witness says at trial she was a prostitute at 12 (Nashville, TN): A young woman at the center of a trial involving nine defendants accused in a Somali gang child sex trafficking case testified Monday that she was supposed to sexually service gang members for free.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News Date: April 10, 2012
Tacoma assessment will help keep youth out of gangs (Tacoma, WA) : Over the last month, some have questioned the value of the Tacoma City Council’s decision to conduct a comprehensive gang assessment. The city had good reason to conduct this study. We did it because we recognize that we cannot simply arrest our way out of gang violence.
Source: The News Tribune Date: April 10, 2012
Sacramento jury urged to convict two in shootings (Sacramento, CA) : It's a case with varying degrees of connection to 27 accused Sacramento street gang members who have been convicted or are awaiting trial in six other attacks. They are in jail or out on the city's streets.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: April 10, 2012
BR man pleads guilty in Good Samaritan shooting (Baton Rouge, LA): A 22-year-old Baton Rouge man pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a pattern of criminal street-gang activity that included the 2010 shooting injury of a good Samaritan trying to help a pregnant woman who was being robbed at gunpoint near LSU.
Source: The Advocate Date: April 10, 2012
City gets grants to fight teen violence (Lawrence, MA): With the help of more than $1 million in grant funding, the city recently launched an initiative aimed at helping young males avoid a life of crime and gang activity by getting them involved in education and training programs.
Source: Eagle-Tribune Date: April 10, 2012
Another delay in gang shooting court proceedings (Redwood City, CA) : A long-delayed preliminary hearing scheduled on Monday for the man accused of a gang-related shooting in Half Moon Bay was once again delayed.
Source: PacificaPatch Date: April 10, 2012
Gang Specialists take on DISD with new technology, partner agencies (Dallas, TX): It was 4:30 p.m. Quincy Guinyard and 17 of his friends were shooting dice at the Frazier Court Housing Projects in West Dallas. Shouts of excitement rang out from the pack of young males. Then, out of nowhere, in broad daylight, five men with AK47s came from around a corner and began opening fire on them.
Source: The Daily Campus Date: April 10, 2012
Edwin Ramos denies firing shots in triple killing (San Francisco, CA): The gang member accused of gunning down a father and two of his sons on a San Francisco street testified Monday that he had only driven the killer's car and hadn't fired the shots himself.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 10, 2012
IMPD seeks three suspects in $100K of graffiti vandalism (Indianapolis, IN): Indianapolis metropolitan police are seeking the public's help in locating three men suspected of widespread graffiti vandalism as members of a gang called "Stoop Kids."
Source: The Indianapolis Star Date: April 10, 2012
Reputed gang member found not guilty for murder, convicted on lesser counts (Jersey City, NJ): Before yesterday's verdict was read in the murder trial of Darnell Reeves, a reputed Bloods street gang member on trial for the second time in the killing of a Jersey City father of four, Hudson Superior Court Judge Lisa Rose warned that anyone who could not control their emotions when the verdict was read would be escorted out the courtroom, The Jersey Journal reports.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: April 10, 2012
Royal City gang member serving six years (Ephrata, WA): A Royal City man is serving more than six years in prison for a string of gang-related crimes. Two Grant County juries found Salvador Garcia Sanchez, 20, guilty of intimidating a witness, harassment, second degree assault, riot while armed, fourth degree assault, riot and bail jumping, according to court records.
Source: Columbia Basin Herald Date: April 10, 2012
Gang members sentenced (Gulfport, MS): Three Coast residents associated with a street gang have been sent to prison for tampering with a witness in a federal investigation.
Source: Sun Herald Date: April 10, 2012
Man sentenced to 75 years for gang-related crimes in Port Arthur (Port Arthur, TX): A judge has sentenced a Port Arthur gang member for 75 years in prison for aggravated assault and engaging in criminal activity.
Source: KBTV Channel 4 News Date: April 10, 2012
Latin Kings gang leaders' convictions upheld in 2005 manslaughter, kidnapping case (Hackensack, NJ): A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of two high-ranking members of the Latin Kings street gang who were convicted of taking part in the botched kidnapping and subsequent killing of a Hasbrouck Heights teen seven years ago.
Source: The Record Date: April 10, 2012
Chicago police add new efforts to fight gang violence (Chicago, IL): When 19-year-old Anthony Scott lay on a West Rogers Park street last month with a bullet to the head, police gang enforcement officers on the scene reacted swiftly.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 10, 2012
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