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Students ordered to cut, dye "gang-related" hair styles (Texarkana, TX): Some East Texas parents are upset with school officials, who ordered their children's hair either be 'cut or dyed out of concern their styles could be a symbol of gang activity.
Source: WAFB 9 News Date: May 1, 2012
Is anti-crime program best way to curb black-on-black violence? (Cincinnati, OH): Cincinnati experienced a 41-percent decrease in gang-related homicides and a 21-percent drop in fatal and non-fatal shootings from mid-2007 through 2010, compared to the previous three years, thanks to an internationally acclaimed anti-violence program.
Source: The Cincinnati Enquirer Date: May 1, 2012
Three-year-old girl shot on Bridgeport street (Bridgeport, CT): Police said a 3-year-old girl was caught in the crossfire of rival gangs as she crossed a West Side street with her mother.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: May 1, 2012
Mall memo warning about gang activity unfounded in Rome, police say (Rome, GA) : A memo passed out to all tenants at Mount Berry Square mall warning people that gangs are using children as bait to "lure women to residences under false pretenses" is unfounded, police said.
Source: Rome News-Tribune Date: May 1, 2012
Security bolstered for hearing on Appleton 'gang-related' stabbing (Appleton, WI): Law enforcement closely guarded the courthouse Monday during the court appearance of Chaivi Xiong, who pleaded not guilty to what police say was a gang-related stabbing last month.
Source: The Post-Crescent Date: May 1, 2012
Two teens injured in gang-related stabbing (Placentia, CA): Police are investigating a gang-related attack that left two juveniles suffering from stab wounds Monday night.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: May 1, 2012
Man charged in gang-related shooting from jail (Syracuse, NY): The father of a slain 20-month-old who had been arrested on a shooting charge two weeks ago has been released, according to his lawyer.
Source: WSYR 9 News Date: May 1, 2012
18th Street gang member gets second life sentence in connection to Gaithersburg murder (Gaithersburg, MD): A federal judge sentenced a convicted 18th Street gang member to a second term of life in prison Monday related to two homicides in 2009.
Source: The Gazette Date: May 1, 2012
Alleged gang members arrested in Syracuse (Syracuse, NY): Just another hip-hop video on Youtube. But, in this case, police said it was truly gangster. The video featuring members of the V-NOT Gang, a group that began selling marijuana on the city's Southside in the last decade, graduating to distribution of crack cocaine.
Source: YNN News Date: May 1, 2012
Suspected Syracuse gang members rounded up to face federal RICO charges (Syracuse, NY): Syracuse police rounded up suspected street gang members this morning in the latest federal indictments using the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, Sgt. Tom Connellan said.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: May 1, 2012
Gang member sentenced in 2004 cafe shooting death (Santa Ana, CA): A judge on Monday sentenced a gang member convicted of a fatal shooting at a Cypress cafe to life in prison.
Source: KTLA News Date: May 1, 2012
Rockford police: Gang members forced out of home (Rockford, IL): Alleged gang members have been forced out of a southeast side residence thanks to a rarely used crime-fighting tool. For the first time in Winnebago County, a home has been seized under the gang nuisance abatement statute, the Rockford Police Department announced Tuesday.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: May 1, 2012
Toledo gang members sent stern message (Toledo, OH): Toledo police round up nearly 50 gang members to get their Stop the Violence message out. The closed-door meeting is just one part of the police department's initiative to reduce violence on the streets of Toledo and give gang members a chance to turn their lives around.
Source: WTVG ABC 13 News Date: May 1, 2012
Man pleads guilty to gang activity (Hattiesburg, MS): Four of the six suspects involved in an alleged gang-related homicide in 2010 have pleaded guilty. Another suspect is expected to plead today.
Source: The Hattiesburg American Date: May 1, 2012
OKC police expose violent 'Juaritos' gang, 30 gang members charged (Oklahoma City, OK): Prosecutors slapped 30 gang members with racketeering charges as police exposed one of the most violent street gangs in Oklahoma City. With more than 230 members, the Juaritos make up the third largest Hispanic gang in the city.
Source: KWTV News 9 Date: May 1, 2012
Dead gangster had fled to Mexico after threats (Vancouver, BC): Slain B.C. resident Tom Gisby left for Mexico in late January after learning he might be targeted in retaliation for the August shooting in Kelowna that left Jonathan Bacon dead, The Vancouver Sun has learned.
Source: Canada.com Date: April 30, 2012
Police chief: At least half of all Pasadena crimes committed by gang members (Pasadena, CA): It has been five months since the Pasadena Police Department launched its Gang Intelligence Unit, the division that collects gang-related data after its predecessor unit, Project Spotlight, was disbanded.
Source: The Pasadena Citizen Date: April 30, 2012
Two Chattanooga-focused bills move forward in Legislature (Chattanooga, TN): One of Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield’s anti-gang bills cleared the House Budget Subcommittee this morning.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: April 30, 2012
Police seize five sawed-off shotguns, arrest three people (Halifax, NS): Three people are charged with a slew of weapons offences after a police guns and gangs unit raided a Dartmouth residence early Monday.
Source: The Chronicle Herald Date: April 30, 2012
Gang member arrested on weapons charges (Fresno, CA): A 19-year-old gang member who was recovering from a recent gang-related shooting was arrested Sunday night in central Fresno on charges of possessing a loaded handgun, police said.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: April 30, 2012
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