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Gang violence results in N.C. prison lockdowns (Laurinburg, NC): A wave of gang violence led to lockdowns at six North Carolina prisons earlier this year, officials confirmed Thursday, an unusually strong response that illustrates how serious the situation was.
Source: The News & Observer Date: March 9, 2012
Crackdown targets gang activity (Ottawa, ON): More than 140 charges were laid against 63 people after a 13-week Ottawa police investigation aimed at cracking down on gang activity following a recent burst of shootings.
Source: The Ottawa Citizen Date: March 9, 2012
Crackdown on street gang leads to arrest of six (Buffalo, NY): Six Buffalo men were arrested Thursday morning in a crackdown on a violent street gang alleged to have used firearms and distributed cocaine in the city’s far East Side, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 9, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's gang violence: Part four (Santa Monica, CA): From a law enforcement perspective, gang violence in Santa Monica is at an all-time low thanks to initiatives on a local and state level, according to the head of the Santa Monica Police Department's Gang and Youth Intervention Unit, Sgt. Dean Oshiro.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: March 9, 2012
Latin King Sun Tribe member Jesse 'King Pride' Zayas facing 15 years in prison for gang's racketeering (Bethlehem, PA): The fifth Latin Kings gang member this year was sentenced Thursday in Philadelphia federal court to a little more than 15 years behind bars, according to court papers.
Source: The Express-Times Date: March 9, 2012
Shots fired after quarrel (Worcester, MA): A city man with gang ties and on probation in a drug case allegedly shot at a rival gang member after the two got into an argument Sunday morning on Cambridge Street, a prosecutor said yesterday during the arraignment of Carlos J. Ruiz.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: March 9, 2012
Man pleads guilty to ordering a crime spree in Montco (Norristown, PA): A former New York City man pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Court on Thursday to ordering numerous violent crimes in 2010 as he sought to create a chapter of the Bloods street gang in Norristown.
Source: The Inquirer Date: March 9, 2012
Stockton deploys extra help to combat recent gun crimes (Stockton, CA): A rash of gun violence in Stockton has prompted the police department to deploy more resources, including overtime personnel, to investigate the crimes.
Source: KCRA 3 News Date: March 9, 2012
Local gang maintains power, influence in city (Dayton, OH): The Dayton View Hustlers, a street gang with a sophisticated organizational style that divides members into specialized shooters, robbers and street dealers, has weathered a coordinated four-year gang suppression campaign by law enforcement.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: March 9, 2012
Two convicted in April 2009 Elk Grove murder, shooting (Sacramento, CA): Two people connected to the Norteno Criminal Street Gang were convicted of first degree murder and attempted murder Friday.
Source: News10 Date: March 9, 2012
Prosecutor: One of Roselle shooting victims was involved with Crips gang; search continues for gunman (Roselle, NJ): The hunt is still on for a lone gunman who shot four unarmed men in front of a house Thursday night, then escaped on foot in a quiet Roselle neighborhood, authorities said today.
Source: The Star-Ledger Date: March 9, 2012
Police update: BB gun shooting spree may have been gang-related (Manitowoc, WI): Police on Tuesday arrested a second suspect in a BB gun shooting spree that may have been gang-related. According to a Manitowoc Police Department report: The second suspect, an 18-year-old Manitowoc man, is believed to be a member of the Brothers Die Together gang, also known as Brothers Don't Talk or Brothers Don't Tell.
Source: Herald Times Reporter Date: March 9, 2012
Suspect in musician's gang-related killing was FBI informant (Santa Rosa, CA): With the enlarged mug shots of alleged gang members staring down at them, jurors in a Santa Rosa courtroom Friday heard continuing testimony in the trial of the mistaken-identity killing of a Vallejo musician.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: March 9, 2012
RCMP shut down 10 gang-related grow-ops (Winnipeg, MB): Ten marijuana grow operations were shut down across the province last month, which the RCMP said is proof that organized crime is present in rural Manitoba.
Source: Winnipeg Free Press Date: March 9, 2012
CA reviews high-risk inmate, gang member policies (Sacramento, CA): A sharp reduction in prison crowding is giving officials in the nation's largest state prison system breathing space to rethink long-outdated policies affecting where inmates live and how best to suppress the gangs that unofficially control many aspects of life behind bars.
Source: Associated Press Date: March 9, 2012
Fort Worth gang member, 30, found guilty of capital murder (Cleburne, TX) : A Johnson County jury deliberated 10 minutes Friday before finding a Fort Worth gang member who had been described as "evil" guilty of capital murder in the robbery-slaying of a Godley woman.
Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram Date: March 9, 2012
Gang member sentenced to five life terms for aggravated murders (Los Angeles, CA): An 18th Street gang member convicted in five aggravated murders was sentenced Friday to five consecutive life terms, the Los Angeles district attorney's office said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 9, 2012
Five more teens arrested in Santa Cruz stabbing (Santa Cruz, CA): Five more teenagers were arrested Friday in a gang-motivated stabbing of an 18-year-old on Second Street.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: March 9, 2012
Town Hall meeting to focus on gang activity (Rocky Mount, NC): Jose Hernandez understands the appeal of gang life to teenagers. He joined a Brooklyn, New York, neighborhood gang when he was 9 years old and left the gang when he was 17 to join the U.S. Army.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: March 9, 2012
Rowlett Middle School students say no to gangs (Rowlett, TX) : Hundreds of middle school students took a stand against gang and violence in Rowlett with their graduation from a federal program.
Source: KXAS 5 News Date: March 9, 2012
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