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Chattanooga gang bills pass hurdle; projected cost still a concern (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield’s anti-gang bills flew over their first hurdle Tuesday in the House Judiciary Subcommittee, but the projected $1.92 million annual cost on one of the measures could trap it in the legislative equivalent of the slammer.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 15, 2012
Most crimes dropped in 2011 in Bell Gardens (Bell Gardens, CA): A rash of gang violence last fall is being blamed for a 75 percent increase in homicides, according to Bell Gardens Police Captain Jeff Travis, who said four of the seven homicides that occurred in 2011 have been solved, though one suspect is still at-large. There were four homicides in Bell Gardens in 2010.
Source: EGP News Date: March 15, 2012
Parents upset about gang label (Abbeville, GA): During the Tuesday meeting of the Wilcox Board of Education, several parents and a representative of the NAACP questioned the school system’s handling of a recent incident that caused the high school basketball team to have to forfeit a state playoff game. "I don’t believe we have a gang problem, but now we have that label," said one parent.
Source: Cordele Dispatch Date: March 15, 2012
Five arrested at two Easton locations suspected in drug dealing, Bloods gang activity, police say (Easton, PA): Five people were arrested this morning in raids at two Easton locations that police had been investigating for suspected drug dealing and possible ties to the Bloods gang, police say.
Source: The Express-Times Date: March 15, 2012
Azusa police officers awarded by civil-rights group for working to take down racist street gang (Azusa, CA): At a ceremony in Los Angeles this week, several members of the Azusa Police Department were recognized by the Anti-Defamation League for their work in taking down more than 50 members of the Azusa 13 street gang last year.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: March 15, 2012
Rockford gang member charged in gunfire exchange (Rockford, IL): A man shot in the head while exchanging gunfire with a rival gang member Wednesday was arrested.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: March 15, 2012
Gang members convicted of killing actor (Santa Ana, CA): Two Long Beach gang members were convicted of first-degree murder plus special circumstances for their roles in the robbery/slaying of actor Armand Jones, who was shot to death when he tried to break up a robbery in Anaheim in 2006 shortly after he finished filming the movie "Freedom Writers.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: March 15, 2012
Another arrest in Clinton St. attack (Albany, NY): A second man has been charged in connection with the Sunday evening beating that left a 61-year-old man with a fractured skull and jaw and bleeding on the brain, police said.
Source: Times Union Date: March 15, 2012
Former Latin King gang leader sentenced to 28 years in prison (Philadelphia, PA): A former Latin King gang leader from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, who once traveled with other gang members to slaughter a rival gang in Vineland, New Jersey, was sentenced to 28 years in prison on Wednesday.
Source: CBS Philly Date: March 15, 2012
Man sentenced to death for two gang-related slayings (Norwalk, CA): A 39-year-old gang member was sentenced to death Thursday for his involvement in a pair of gang-related murders committed in Whittier about five years apart.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: March 15, 2012
Vancouver UN Gang murder trial: Third judge appointed to handle high-profile case (Vancouver, BC): A third judge has been appointed to handle the UN Gang murder conspiracy trial being dealt with in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver.
Source: The Province Date: March 15, 2012
Police arrest two suspected gang members in Wilmington killing (Los Angeles, CA): Police working to clamp down on violence in Wilmington have arrested two suspected gang members in the killing of a rival last year, authorities said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: March 15, 2012
Gang, cartel connection poses growing threat (Houston, TX): Recent state and national reports cite a growing relationship between Mexican drug cartels and U.S. street gangs. Numerous law enforcement officials told Local 2 Investigates the relationship between cartels and gangs has been evolving over the last several years.
Source: KPRC Click 2 Houston Date: March 15, 2012
Gang sweep nets 11 arrests in Santa Cruz County (Santa Cruz County, CA): County Gang Task Force members confiscated a handgun, a stun gun and arrested 11 parolees and probationers during a sweep of north Santa Cruz County on Thursday.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 15, 2012
La Villa street gang continuously raped young siblings (La Villa, TX): Three young siblings endured months of abuse at the hands of a La Villa street gang before making an outcry to their foster mother. The La Villa Police Department has two of the three men accused in custody, but are looking for the third.
Source: KGBT Action 4 News Date: March 15, 2012
Alleged gang member signs federal plea (Hammond, IN): An alleged street gang member was the first of the accused group to sign a plea agreement in federal court Thursday, records state.
Source: The Times Date: March 15, 2012
La Habra gang member gets death in mistaken ID killing (Norwalk, CA): A La Habra gang member has been sentenced to death for killing two people in Whittier, including a man who was stabbed in a case of mistaken identity.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: March 15, 2012
What makes someone a gang member? State revising criteria (Minneapolis, MN): What makes someone a gang member? After a 1997 state law directed the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to create a database of gang members, a law enforcement panel came up with 10 criteria for inclusion.
Source: Pioneer Press Date: March 15, 2012
As gangs move to New York suburbs, so does crime (New York, NY): Over the past few years, authorities have arrested more than 200 gang members in an unexpected place: the tree-lined suburbs along the Hudson River in New York. Drug traffickers with ties to the Bloods, the Latin Kings and other gangs have put down roots there.
Source: NPR Date: March 14, 2012
Graffiti gang beating teens in McKinley Park area (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police are warning McKinley Park neighborhood residents of recent graffiti gang related attacks on the South Side.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: March 14, 2012
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