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Amid Chicago violence, violent crime drops in Evanston (Evanston, IL): During the weekend of March 17 and 18, a six-year-old girl was gunned down in front of her home in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, according to the Chicago Tribune. Another victim, a 19-year-old man, was shot from a car in the 6300 block of North Oakley Avenue — only about 5 minutes by car away from Howard Street. There were 11 other incidents, some gang-related, across Chicago that weekend.
Source: The Daily Northwestern Date: March 27, 2012
Plot to kill uncovered in gang probe (Albany, NY): Police have rounded up dozens of reputed gang members Tuesday in a large-scale drug takedown that includes allegations of a plot to avenge the November shooting death of a 25-year-old man in the South End.
Source: Times Union Date: March 27, 2012
Teen sought in rival gang shooting of a 16-year-old at student gathering (Atlanta, GA): A 16-year-old was shot during a fight between rival gangs at a student gathering at a Spalding County park and officials said Monday they have identified a suspect in the shooting.
Source: Examiner Date: March 27, 2012
Gang members get prison, fines in meth conspiracy (Gulfport, MS) : Four Coast members of the Simon City Royals street gang have been sentenced to prison and fined for a conspiracy to manufacture meth in Harrison County, U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said.
Source: Sun Herald Date: March 27, 2012
Feds indict seven New Orleans men and women, allege involvement in carjackings, arsons, assaults and murder (New Orleans, LA): Federal prosecutors unsealed a 23-count racketeering indictment Tuesday that accuses seven New Orleans men and women of running a wide-ranging gun and drug gang that accounted for several carjackings, arsons, assaults and murders.
Source: The Times-Picayune Date: March 27, 2012
Gangster gets 90 years to life for Karma shooting (Victorville, CA): A 30-year-old Crip gang member was sentenced to 90 years to life in prison Tuesday for shooting and killing a man at Karma Nightlife.
Source: Daily Press Date: March 27, 2012
Gang member pleads guilty to killing rival in Riverside (Riverside, NY): For the second time in as many months, a 10th Street Gang member has admitted killing a rival gang member.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: March 27, 2012
Fort Collins man attacked by rival gang members with knives, screwdrivers (Fort Collins, CO): Fort Collins police said a 26-year-old man was stabbed multiple times tonight when he was attacked with knives and screwdrivers by four members of a rival gang.
Source: The Denver Post Date: March 27, 2012
400 inmates involved in gang fight (San Antonio, TX): Officers at the Bexar County Jail are paying close attention to 38 prison inmates after investigators say a fight broke out in the jail last Friday night. Police said a leader of the Mexican Mafia put a hit on the rival gang, "The Orejones."
Source: KENS 5 News Date: March 27, 2012
Investigation finds holes in Gang Book (Chicago, IL): A splashy introduction to a big, colorful, be-all end-all encyclopedia of Chicago area gangs made headlines earlier this year. It touted the Chicago Crime Commission, led by the former police superintendent of Chicago, as the authority on gang life. It was praised in letters by several of the area's top law enforcers. Picture after picture, page after page, detailed each gang and their leaders.
Source: WGN TV News Date: March 27, 2012
New grant funds gang prevention programs (Sacramento, CA): Mayor Kevin Johnson announced Tuesday that Sacramento was awarded the CalGRIP (California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention) grant of $250,000 from the state, which will help fund several programs for gang prevention.
Source: Sacramento Press Date: March 27, 2012
Possible gang graffiti discovered etched on homes (Murfreesboro, TN): Authorities are keeping a watchful eye on an area on the Northeastern side of town after apparent gang graffiti was discovered on several buildings there.
Source: The Daily News Journal Date: March 27, 2012
25 arrested in Sawyer Co. warrant crackdown (Sawyer County, WI): Authorities arrested 25 people this month in Sawyer County during a crackdown on gang activity and open arrest warrants.
Source: WDIO-TV News Date: March 27, 2012
Report details area heroin sales (Dayton, OH): Members of a Dayton street gang working in Fairborn, Middletown and Wapakoneta peddled hundreds of grams of heroin to addicts throughout Montgomery, Greene, Butler and Auglaize counties as law enforcement caught up with them, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Dayton.
Source: Middletown Journal Date: March 27, 2012
Teens face charges in "gang-related" beating (Hazleton, PA): Police in Hazleton are charging three juveniles with what they are calling the brutal beating of a 13-year-old girl. Investigators said it was gang-related.
Source: WNEP 16 News Date: March 27, 2012
Shots fired near house in gang-related disturbance (Wichita, KS): A house in the 1200 block of North Cleveland appears to have been the target of gunshots late Monday night and is involved in an ongoing gang-related disturbance, police said today.
Source: The Wichita Eagle Date: March 27, 2012
Two booked in gang graffiti case (Lilburn, GA): Two teens suspected of tagging a Gwinnett high school in gang graffiti have been arrested on felony charges.
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post Date: March 27, 2012
Pleas set in LSP gang case (Cleveland, OH): One more member of LSP previously convicted of shooting two men in a drive-by shooting and an associate of Youngstown's one-time largest street gang will plead guilty in federal court this week.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: March 26, 2012
Two arrests follow gang shooting on Killingsworth St. (Portland, OR): Police say they made two arrests after a shooting between rival gang members. Police say this was the 30th gang-related shooting of 2012.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: March 26, 2012
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
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