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Man accused of killing gang rival (Santa Ana, CA): A man who evaded authorities for a decade was at the center of a war between factions of the Mexican Mafia in the late 1990s and encouraged the killing of a rival in a shooting that also left two others dead, a federal prosecutor told an Orange County jury Wednesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 5, 2012
Street gangs cited in latest Winnipeg shooting (Winnipeg, MB): Winnipeg police are investigating yet another shooting and now say the recent spate of violence in the city could be due to street gang retaliation.
Source: CBC News Date: January 5, 2012
Santa Ana celebrates drop in homicides (Santa Ana, CA): Santa Ana leaders are celebrating a significant drop in homicides over the past year, including a reduction in gang killings to levels not seen in more than a decade in a community that has traditionally led the county in gang violence.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: January 5, 2012
Despite weak economy, crime in Los Angeles County still declines (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck expressed concern and puzzlement over the 168 gang-related killings committed in the city through Saturday — a 6% increase over the same period the previous year. Oddly, the main precursors to gang homicides — the number of shooting victims and gunshots fired — and gang-related crimes in general were all down.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: January 5, 2012
Feds announce MS-13 gang takedown in NY (New York, NY): Federal officials say 10 members of a violent international street gang known as "MS-13" have been charged with racketeering and attempted murder after a lengthy investigation.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: January 5, 2012
Gang members plead to federal charges (Gulfport, MS): Three documented members of the Simon City Royals street gang have pleaded guilty to federal charges in two cases, one involving a weapon violation and the other involving meth manufacturing, according to U.S. District Court records.
Source: Sun Herald Date: January 5, 2012
East side shooting is San Jose's first killing of 2012 (San Jose, CA): Five days into 2012, San Jose on Thursday recorded its first homicide of the year after a shooting on the east side that may have been gang-related.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: January 5, 2012
Prosecutor: South Plainfield fast-food robberies were part of gang initiation (South Plainfield, NJ): At first glance, a pair of borough fast-food restaurants being robbed at gunpoint by the same person on consecutive nights last year could have been construed as an act of desperation.
Source: Courier News Date: January 5, 2012
Two Reno gang members sent to prison; one had been deported three times (Reno, NV): Two Reno gang members facing deportation were sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison for the 2010 shooting and beating of a man, who was left comatose for weeks, remains paralyzed and lost some of his vital organs.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: January 5, 2012
Ten MS-13 gang members from Flushing indicted for racketeering (New York, NY) : Ten members of the infamous MS-13 gang from Flushing were indicted Thursday on racketeering charges, including violent machete and baseball attacks against rivals, authorities said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: January 5, 2012
Haslam launches coordinated effort to combat drug abuse, gangs, domestic violence (Nashville, TN): Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday announced a coordinated plan to fight drug abuse, gangs and domestic violence in Tennessee. The plan was produced over the course of a year by representatives of 11 state agencies to reduce drug abuse and trafficking, lower violent crime and cut the rate of repeat offenders.
Source: The Republic Date: January 5, 2012
Reputed gang member won't face death penalty in toddler's death (Syracuse, NY): A reputed street gang member accused of fatally shooting a Syracuse toddler in a gang-related retaliation shooting will not face a death-penalty federal prosecution in the case.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: January 5, 2012
Police: Gang member threatens Mesa officer (Mesa, AZ): A documented gang member who was arrested on suspicion of drug possession Thursday knocked down two Mesa officers trying to restrain him and threatened the arresting officer and his family, according to court documents.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: January 5, 2012
Villaraigosa on Occupy LA, city budget, declining crime (Los Angeles, CA): Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke with KPCC about Los Angeles' budget, L.A.'s crime rates declining for a ninth straight year, how Occupy L.A. changed the city budget and more.
Source: KPCC Southern California Public Radio Date: January 5, 2012
Christmas day murder of Memphis teen probably gang-related (Memphis, TN): Day 12, making it nearly two weeks on the run. Fugitive Rico Fleming has eluded police since Christmas Day. Fleming is the third suspect charged in a drive-by shooting that killed a 16-year-old Memphis girl. Two others are already in jail for the crime.
Source: ABC 24 Eyewitness News Date: January 5, 2012
Gang leader gets life in jail after ‘01 Flushing slay: Prosecutor (New York, NY): The leader of a violent Chinese gang that operated in Flushing and similar enclaves throughout the city and country was sentenced to life in prison on racketeering charges, which included those related to the 2001 stabbing death of a bouncer at a Main Street karaoke club.
Source: TimesLedger Date: January 5, 2012
Former MS-13 informant goes on trial in racketeering charges (San Francisco, CA): A former government informant who is the last of 34 defendants charged in a federal MS-13 gang prosecution went on trial on racketeering and murder conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court in San Francisco today.
Source: The San Francisco Appeal Date: January 5, 2012
Documentary looks at gang violence (Chattanooga, TN) : While the city is trying new tactics to combat the gang problem in Chattanooga, some local organizations are trying to fight it as well. The Oak Project produced a documentary examining the recent gang-related crime
Source: WDSI FOX 61 Date: January 5, 2012
Slaying a revolt against gang leader, trial told (Brandon, MB): A Winnipeg gang leader was allegedly killed by members of his own criminal organization who turned on him while they were all serving time at Stony Mountain penitentiary.
Source: Brandon Sun Date: January 5, 2012
Suburb tackles murder problem (Abbotsford, BC): In a huge turnaround that has police in a cautiously celebratory mood, suburban Abbotsford, B.C., has gone from Canada's murder capital to no murders at all in just two years.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: January 4, 2012
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