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Latin Kings gang leaders' convictions upheld in 2005 manslaughter, kidnapping case (Hackensack, NJ): A state appeals court on Tuesday upheld the convictions of two high-ranking members of the Latin Kings street gang who were convicted of taking part in the botched kidnapping and subsequent killing of a Hasbrouck Heights teen seven years ago.
Source: The Record Date: April 10, 2012
Chicago police add new efforts to fight gang violence (Chicago, IL): When 19-year-old Anthony Scott lay on a West Rogers Park street last month with a bullet to the head, police gang enforcement officers on the scene reacted swiftly.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 10, 2012
Vietnamese street gang members convicted in retribution killing (Orange County, CA): Four members of a Vietnamese street gang were convicted Tuesday in the 1995 slaying of a fellow gang member who abandoned them during a robbery, Orange County prosecutors said.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 10, 2012
Two teens injured in in gang-related shooting (San Antonio, TX): Two teens were injured Tuesday afternoon on the city's Southwest side in what police are calling a gang-related shooting. According to police, three teens were walking behind the Pizza Hut near the intersection of Gen. McMullen Drive and Weir Avenue.
Source: KSAT Channel 12 News Date: April 10, 2012
Youth gang activity on county's radar (Montgomery County, TX): Montgomery County law enforcement, juvenile justice officials and social service agencies are forming a task force to battle the potential spread of criminal gang culture among youths.
Source: Your Houston News Date: April 10, 2012
Co-defendant in shooting trial: Group was 'looking for a fight' (Bloomington, IL) : A 17-year-old member of a hybrid street gang told a jury Tuesday that he and three others were looking for trouble June 23 when they decided to steal some bullets and go looking for rival gang members to confront.
Source: The Pantagraph Date: April 10, 2012
Police making a dent in gang's criminal activities in Springfield (Springfield, MO): More than a dozen cases have been cleared in Springfield, and more are likely to come. Officers recently arrested two women in town, charged with identity theft and forgery. Those arrests are just a few that are all part of a huge gang that operated in the Queen City, and nationwide.
Source: KY3 News Date: April 10, 2012
Two wounded in Pico Rivera shooting (Pico Rivera, CA): A man and a woman were injured Monday night during a suspected gang-related shooting. The two were shot in front of an apartment in the 7400 block of Rosemead Boulevard at 10:20 p.m., according to sheriff's Lt. John Kepley.
Source: Whittier Daily News Date: April 10, 2012
The new crime watch: KC studies Cincinnati’s focus on groups (Kansas City, MO): A sliver of Kansas City's population is responsible for the majority of shootings and homicides, police officials say. That sliver of people — and all of their friends — could start getting a heap of law enforcement attention if police and prosecutors adopt a new violence reduction plan from Cincinnati.
Source: The Kansas City Star Date: April 10, 2012
BB gun violence erupts across Des Moines (Des Moines, IA): BB gun shootings continued to erupt Sunday night across Des Moines. The new shootings come after three shootings Saturday evening. Police are calling the incidents possible gang violence.
Source: WOI-DT 5 News Date: April 9, 2012
Frayser residents reclaim park (Memphis, TN): After snapping a few photos of his 6-year-old nephew at Frayser's Denver Park, 40-year-old Kenny Reed recalled two older nephews who were led astray by the streets where they grew up. "They were gang members," he said. "But now they're in the penitentiary. So they had a hard lesson to learn."
Source: The Commercial Appeal Date: April 9, 2012
Touchstone gets $210,000 for Street Smarts Project (Richmond, BC): Touchstone Family Association’s Street Smarts Project has received $210,000 to continue its prevention work with young people who may be at risk of joining a gang.
Source: Richmond Review Date: April 9, 2012
Another testifies against Salinas man in gang murder case (Salinas, CA): The jury trial of Carlos Espinoza continued this morning with testimony from individuals including another codefendant, who pointed his former friend out as the triggerman to a 2009 fatal shooting in Salinas.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: April 9, 2012
City's seventh homicide is gang-related (San Jose, CA): San Jose police on Monday called the city's seventh homicide "gang-related," but they released little else about the 22-year-old man who was stabbed to death.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: April 9, 2012
King of Prussia drug kingpin found guilty of cocaine trafficking (King of Prussia, PA): Charbel Pita Rosales, the leader of a Mexican drug gang busted in Upper Merion in 2010, was found guilty of seven felony counts Monday afternoon.
Source: Main Line Times Date: April 9, 2012
Man fires several gunshots into crowd outside Zen Lounge in Hermosa Beach (Hermosa Beach, CA): A man yelled a Crips gang name before firing several shots into a crowd outside the Zen Lounge in Hermosa Beach early Sunday morning, police said today.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: April 9, 2012
Councilman proposes additional tools to combat gangs (Seattle, WA): Reagan Dunn, a local representative on the King County Council, outlined additional tools Monday to combat gang-violence. The proposed legislation calls for establishing anti-criminal street gang emphasis areas and allow judges to prohibit people convicted of gang-related crimes from entering areas of high gang activity. In 2011, officials recorded 802 gang-related incidents countywide.
Source: Issaquah Press Date: April 9, 2012
Police conducting 'gang audits' after violent weekend (Chicago, IL): After a violent weekend during which five people were killed and more than 20 hurt in separate shootings, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Monday the police department is implementing a new gangs strategy using intelligence on the ground level.
Source: WLS 7 News Date: April 9, 2012
St. Paul man convicted of murder in North End shooting (Ramsey County, MN): A St. Paul man tossed from a Rice Street bar for fighting about a year ago was convicted on Monday of murder for gunning down a fellow patron who tried to break up the fight.
Source: Star Tribune Date: April 9, 2012
Five arrested after suspected gang-related shooting that injured one (Yakima, WA) : A suspected gang-related shooting just off one of Yakima's busiest streets Monday afternoon prompted a search of a home and the lockdown of a nearby elementary school.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: April 9, 2012
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