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The myth of suburban gangs: A changing demographic (Atlanta, GA): When most people think of gangs and the criminal activity often associated with them problems of the inner-city may come to mind -– issues that are far from their manicured suburban lawns, something that could never touch their lives directly.
Source: Youth Today Date: April 18, 2012
In-house city sticker replaces teen's controversial design (Chicago, IL): City Clerk Susana Mendoza unveiled a city vehicle sticker with a simple design Tuesday as she sought to move beyond the controversy that erupted when she yanked a teen's winning sticker artwork amid concerns it might contain street gang symbols.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: April 18, 2012
Arlington battles to keep kids out of MS-13 (Arlington, VA): Since notorious street gang MS-13 put down roots in the D.C. area, officials in tiny Arlington County have worked to establish one of the most extensive gang prevention programs in the region, focusing on keeping children out of gangs and helping current gang members get out.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: April 18, 2012
Prosecutor: 2009 Modesto killing was gang retaliation (Modesto, CA) : A prosecutor on Wednesday told a jury that retaliation for a gangland murder and a subsequent violent confrontation in a fast food restaurant drive-through led to the drive-by shooting death of a 19-year-old man in east Modesto three years ago.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: April 18, 2012
Two arrested in gang-related shooting (Portland, OR): Police have arrested two men in connection with an April gang-related shooting at Rose City Park in Northeast Portland.
Source: The Portland Tribune Date: April 18, 2012
Boise police hope surveillance photos can provide suspect info for gang-related shooting early Sunday (Boise, ID) : Police officials released surveillance footage of two men involved in a gang-related shooting in Downtown Boise early Sunday with the hope that someone might recognize them.
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: April 18, 2012
Gang shooting leaves one teenager dead, two others behind bars (Madera, CA): Madera Police say they've seen a spike in gang activity. The latest crime happened in front of the Carls Jr. fast food restaurant, off highway 99 and Avenue 145 at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Source: KSEE 24 News Date: April 18, 2012
DISD asks parents for help with off-campus gang activity (Dallas, TX): WFAA has uncovered a video showing a brutal fight between students from one Dallas ISD high school. It appears the battle that spilled out onto neighborhood streets pitted gang members and non-gang members.
Source: WFAA Channel 8 News Date: April 18, 2012
Agencies, citizens plan for gang prevention symposium (Eugene, OR): The Eugene area has seen an increase in gang activity in recent years. The Eugene Police Department and other organizations in the area met at series of public forums this week to discuss ways to prevent gang activity.
Source: KVAL News Date: April 18, 2012
14-year-old girl shot in Santa Ana (Santa Ana, CA): Police are investigating a shooting Wednesday afternoon that left a girl injured, authorities said. Officers responded about 4 p.m. to reports of a shooting near West Myrtle Street and South Shelley Street.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: April 18, 2012
35-year sentence in Elgin 2009 shooting that killed young mom (Elgin, IL): A Kane County judge Wednesday sentenced a 21-year-old Elgin man to 35 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a young mom in 2009.
Source: Daily Herald Date: April 18, 2012
Ventura attack may be gang related, police say (Ventura, CA): Two Ventura County men were arrested in connection with a shooting that police say may be gang-related.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: April 18, 2012
Second USC shooting in a week: Suspect a gang member, police say (Los Angeles, CA): The suspect who was shot by USC security officers after allegedly robbing USC students near fraternity row early Wednesday is a documented Compton-area gang member who was on probation, Los Angeles police officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 18, 2012
Area youth joining gangs to fit in (Amarillo, TX): Gangs in our area are recruiting younger and younger. One non-profit organization is spreading awareness before it's too late. Children and teens in our area are joining gangs, all in an attempt to fit in.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10 Date: April 18, 2012
Gang members held on gun charges in SE Fresno (Fresno, CA): Fresno police patrolling southeast Fresno arrested two gang members on firearms charges Monday night.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 17, 2012
Texas gang member sentenced for killing man over unpaid $40 bet (Fort Worth, TX): A North Texas gang member has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for killing a man over an unpaid $40 Super Bowl bet.
Source: KWTX 10 News Date: April 17, 2012
Teen guilty of 2009 rival gang murder (Nashville, TN): A teen who killed a man to impress his friends has been found guilty of 2nd degree murder. Christian Walters was just 17-years-old when he opened fire on 21-year-old Dontrell McFadden in October of 2009.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: April 17, 2012
Three SUR 13 gang members sentenced (Palm Beach County, FL): Three reputed members of the SUR-13 organized crime gang were sentenced on Tuesday to more than 40 years in prison for racketeering and armed robbery convictions, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Sun-Sentinel Date: April 17, 2012
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court denies new trial for former Springfield man in gang-motivated murder (Boston, MA): The state Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday denied a new trial for a former Springfield man convicted in 1996 of helping to plot the murder of the "godmother" of a rival gang amid a feud over drug territory.
Source: The Republican Date: April 17, 2012
Councilman Reagan Dunn proposes anti-gang measures (Issaquah, WA): Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council, outlined additional tools April 9 to combat gang violence. The proposed legislation calls for establishing anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas and allow judges to prohibit people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering areas of high gang activity.
Source: Issaquah Press Date: April 17, 2012
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