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Three jailed murder suspects accused of attacking a fourth (Stanislaus County, CA): A ranking member of a Norteño street gang regiment implicated in several home invasion robberies and three homicides was stabbed multiple times inside the Stanislaus County Jail over the weekend. Charged with his attempted murder were three fellow Norteño inmates, also awaiting trial in separate murder cases.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: April 22, 2014
Five kids hurt in drive-by on South Side (Chicago, IL): Five children were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: April 21, 2014
Gang leader convicted in Fla. armored car killing (Fort Lauderdale, FL): The leader of a violent gang involved in the 2010 killing of a South Florida armored car guard during a robbery could get life in prison following his convictions on several federal charges
Source: The Miami Herald Date: April 21, 2014
From prep football to prison, gang life led to destructive path (Salt Lake City, UT): Siale Angilau wore number 65 as an all-region football player at East High School in 2005. Two years later, the Utah State Prison listed him as inmate number 173338.
Source: Deseret News Date: April 21, 2014
Eight arrested in string of drive-by shootings, arson (Pueblo, CO): Police over the weekend arrested eight suspects in a string of drive-by shootings but still are searching for the prime suspect, according to Chief Luis Velez.
Source: The Pueblo Chieftain Date: April 21, 2014
Courthouse shooting: Gang member dies after being shot in federal court (Salt Lake City, UT): Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: April 21, 2014
City manager brings youth violence report to county commissioners (New Hanover County, NC): Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham presented his report on youth violence to the New Hanover County Commissioners Monday morning.
Source: WECT 6 News Date: April 21, 2014
A moment of thought could have saved shooter his tears (Los Angeles, CA): Brandon Spencer ought to be considered an object lesson by wannabe gangsters carrying guns. The 21-year-old was sentenced Friday to 40 years to life in prison for shooting into a crowd waiting in line for a Halloween party on the USC campus in 2012.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 21, 2014
Chicago police face overwhelming gun crime as 45 people shot over weekend (Chicago, IL): A senior Chicago police officer said that parts of the city are being overwhelmed by gun violence, after a weekend in which nine people were shot dead and at least 36 – including six children – were wounded.
Source: The Guardian Date: April 21, 2014
Gang homicides are down, but violence continues (Bakersfield, CA): The number of gang-related homicides and shootings was down during the first three months of this year compared to the same time last year, although a recent spate of violence has erased much of that positive trend, a Bakersfield police official said Monday.
Source: The Bakersfield Californian Date: April 21, 2014
Chicago gets new federal unit to help combat violence in the city (Chicago, IL): In the wake of an especially violent Easter weekend in Chicago, the United States Attorney's Office here said today it has set up a special unit to help combat the violence that plagues Chicago.
Source: Chicago Business Journal Date: April 21, 2014
After prison gang fight at Miss. prison, monitors call for more training for guards (Jackson, MS): Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.
Source: The Republic Date: April 21, 2014
AG Biden, City of Wilmington seek to shutdown East Side gang house (Wilmington, DE): The City of Wilmington is teaming up with Attorney General Beau Biden to assist a neighborhood plagued by gang violence. Mayor Dennis Williams and Biden announced Monday they've filed a lawsuit in Superior Court to shut down a gang clubhouse on the city's East Side.
Source: WDDE News Date: April 21, 2014
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission opposes Santa Barbara gang injunction (Santa Barbara, CA): The Santa Barbara County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Commission is appointed by the presiding judge of the Santa Barbara County Superior Court pursuant to the California Welfare and Institutions Code. It has the responsibility and authority to monitor all aspects of the juvenile justice system in the county.
Source: Noozhawk Date: April 21, 2014
Gang member gets five years on ammunition charge (Nashville, TN): An immigrant member of a local chapter of the Nashville-based Mexican-American Brown Pride gang was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Nashville on Monday to five years for possession of ammunition.
Source: The Tennessean Date: April 21, 2014
Senate OKs longer sentences for gang-related crime (Providence, RI): The Rhode Island Senate has passed a bill stiffening punishments for gang-related crimes. The legislation would add a term of up to 10 years for felonies committed in association with any criminal street gang
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: April 20, 2014
Man gets 40 years to life in shooting at USC (Los Angeles, CA): A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus sobbed in court Friday as he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: April 19, 2014
Detectives investigate gang-related shooting in Valencia Park (San Diego, CA): A 36-year-old man was recovering Saturday from non-life threatening injuries he suffered, when he was shot three times by someone inside a tan or gold sedan, during a gang-related attack in the Valencia Park area of San Diego, police said.
Source: KFMB CBS 8 News Date: April 19, 2014
Gang members stay 'under the radar' (Temple, TX) : Bell County is listed as one of the Texas counties with the highest concentration of gang activity, according to a report issued by the Department of Public Safety. Several gangs are active in Bell County and are involved in drug distribution and other activities, said Commander Jerry Dugger with the Bell County Organized Crime Unit.
Source: Killeen Daily Herald Date: April 19, 2014
A voice of experience: Ex-gang member helps lead fight against Omaha violence (Omaha, NE): A valuable tool in the Omaha Police Department's fight against gangs is sitting at a table in the principal's office with three sixth-graders, sorting out board game pieces.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: April 18, 2014
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