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Men with Army ties held in drugs, murder plot (El Paso, TX): Two men with Army ties - including an active-duty sergeant - sought to work with a Mexican drug cartel in a murder-for-hire scheme in which they would kill rival gang members and recover stolen cocaine for $50,000 and drugs, according to a federal criminal complaint.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: March 26, 2012
Drive-by shooting during high school soccer match (Mattawa, WA): Grant County Sheriff's deputies responded to a drive-by shooting at Wahluke High School in Mattawa on Saturday. According to the Sheriff's Office, witnesses say a car drove by the field at the school, yelled profanities and threats toward a rival gang and gunfire came from the car. Soccer players and spectators ran for cover.
Source: KHQ News Date: March 26, 2012
Testimony begins in gang-related killing trial (Temecula, CA): Testimony began Monday in the trial of an acknowledged Temecula gang member accused of shooting and killing the girlfriend of another gang member nearly two years ago.
Source: North County Times Date: March 26, 2012
Police warn of dangerous person of interest in gang-related shooting (Salt Lake City, UT): Police and the FBI have new clues into a gang-related shooting that shook a Salt Lake City neighborhood over the weekend.
Source: KSL News Date: March 26, 2012
Three people hurt in Livingston gang-related shooting (Livingston, CA): Livingston police say three people were hurt Monday night in a gang-related shooting in the 1800 block of Walnut Avenue.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: March 26, 2012
Third gang-related shooting within two miles; police investigating connections (San Antonio, TX): A man was shot and a pregnant woman is recovering from injuries related to a drive-by shooting on the city's east side Monday afternoon.
Source: KENS 5 News Date: March 26, 2012
Police urge parents to keep eye for kids' gang activity (Indianapolis, IN): The shooting at the downtown canal has sparked new concern about parents spotting the signs of gang activity. Dai-Twon Williams, 16, was arrested for allegedly shooting five teenagers on the canal March 17.
Source: WTHR 13 News Date: March 26, 2012
Gang outreach consultant in Yakima to teach strategies for relating to gang members (Yakima, WA): Speaking the dialect of the streets and poking gentle fun at those who work with gang members, Victor Gonzalez says it's not easy to leave a gang.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: March 26, 2012
Salinas police seek vital witness in Fifth homicide (Salinas, CA): Salinas police said Monday that detectives are seeking information, including a key witness, on a second gang-related homicide this month that killed another Everett Alvarez High School student.
Source: The Californian Date: March 26, 2012
Police busts two West Side drug operations (Chicago, IL): With the help of federal agents, Chicago police say they have made strides against street gangs by busting two drug operations.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: March 26, 2012
J'ville Police bust 'South Side' gang members for selling drugs (Jacksonville, TX): 40 people -- most in their late 20s are in Jacksonville's "South Side" street gang. Jacksonville Police say they've been around for years and they're responbile for various thefts, burglaries and even shootings.
Source: KETK NBC News Date: March 26, 2012
Gang activity on the rise in Dayton; Sheriff pleads with residents to run them out (Dayton, NV): In a passionate, desperate plea to the community at the Lyon County Commissioner meeting in Dayton March 15, Sheriff Allen Veil asked citizens to assist with eradicating mounting gang activity around Dayton: "We have a growing issue with gangs in this area…they are trying to get a foothold around here", noting problems have escalated since one of the gang leaders was arrested on a warrant out of Carson City.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: March 26, 2012
Chattanooga gang summit begins as girl lies in coma from shooting (Chattanooga, TN): There couldn't have been a more perfect day to be outside on Bennett Avenue. St. Patrick's Day was one of the first warm Saturdays of the year, and folks on the Highland Park street took advantage of it, lugging out lawn mowers and hedge clippers. Kids rode bikes and practiced flips on the trampoline at the street corner.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: March 25, 2012
San Jose neighborhood, long familiar to gang violence, celebrates a day of peace (San Jose, CA): Some brought their "colors" -- red or blue shirts and caps symbolizing gang allegiances. Others showed up with knives and guns.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: March 25, 2012
Five suspects arrested in San Jose slaying (San Jose, CA): Five suspects have been arrested in a gang-related slaying in San Jose, police said.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: March 25, 2012
Cops think fatal shooting of 15-year-old gang-related (Detroit, MI): Update 3-26-12, 12:30 PM. A teen was shot and critically injured Saturday night on Detroit’s northwest side. He later passed away in the hospital. The story was broken by WDIV-4 and picked up by MSNBC.
Source: Examiner Date: March 25, 2012
Love prevails over hate, prosecutor says as Oakland gang member found guilty of murder (Oakland, CA): An Oakland gang member was found guilty of first-degree murder and attempted murder Friday in a case described as a "battle between love and hate" that hinged on an identification by the surviving witness.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: March 24, 2012
Gang member held in shooting death (Stockton, CA): A man who allegedly killed a 22-year-old and attacked two others outside a bar on St. Patrick’s Day is under arrest, according to the Stockton Police Department.
Source: The Record Date: March 24, 2012
Confronting gangs in Lodi (Lodi, CA): Four gang-related homicides have occurred in east Lodi since last August. Each crime was committed with a firearm that was in the hands of a juvenile or young adult. One of the victims was an 18-year old Lodi woman. She had graduated from a local high school and, by all accounts, had no gang ties and a bright future ahead of her.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: March 24, 2012
Man sentenced to 16 years in 2010 gang-related killing (Tacoma, WA) : A 34-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison in connection with the fatal shooting of another man in a South Tacoma alley two years ago.
Source: The News Tribune Date: March 24, 2012
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