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Teen gets 6 years for role in South Bend toddler's death (South Bend, IN): A 16-year-old boy will serve up to six years in prison for his role in a South Bend toddler's shooting death, making him the second defendant to be sent to prison for the shooting.
Source: South Bend Tribune Date: May 7, 2015
Three plead not guilty in fatal Springdale shooting (Fayetteville, AR): Three men charged in a fatal Springdale shooting last month were arraigned Wednesday and given trial dates in Washington County Circuit Court.
Source: Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette Date: May 7, 2015
In Fresno, police focus on building relationships, not making arrests (Fresno, CA): The toddler had just finished having his face painted bright red and white when he barreled toward Jerry Dyer, Fresno’s broad-shouldered chief of police. Dyer, his bald head reddening after several hours in the sun, bent to catch the boy.
Source: The Washington Post Date: May 7, 2015
2 children hurt after gang rivalry turns violent (Chicago, IL): An exchange between rival gang members that started at a McDonald’s drive-thru and later turned violent left two young children with cuts all over their faces, prosecutors said at a court hearing Thursday.
Source: RedEye Date: May 7, 2015
Recent Violence Sparks Debate Over Gang Injunction ‘Tool’ (Los Angeles, CA): Former gang member Abraham Colunga recalls the morning he was arrested for violating an order prohibiting gang members from associating with other gang members.
Source: EGP News Date: May 7, 2015
For months, Fargo gang information was withheld from city hall (Fargo, ND): Former Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes withheld information about a recent surge in criminal gang activity from his superiors in city hall. Interim Police Chief Dave Todd tells KFGO News that police first identified the problem in March, 2014. Todd says he shared the information with city leaders the following January 30, a few weeks after he was appointed to take over the department in the wake of Ternes' resignation.
Source: KFGO News Date: May 7, 2015
Officers chase, arrest 17-year-old suspected gang member armed with handgun, police say (Portland, OR): A 17-year-old Portland boy was arrested on gun charges and probation violation after police say he ran from them armed with a handgun.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 7, 2015
Another 10th Street gang member gets federal prison term (Buffalo, NY): Derrick Yancey, 27, of Buffalo, a member of the now-defunct 10th Street Gang, was ordered by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to serve a 168-month federal prison term for his conspiracy conviction under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: May 7, 2015
Reputed gang leader indicted (Albany, GA): The man thought to be the leader of the Black Gangsta Disciples is accused of ordering gang members to shoot up two homes, and trying to kill people inside. Alfarus Clay was indicted on eight counts of aggravated assault and four counts of street gang terrorism.
Source: WALB 10 News Date: May 7, 2015
7 suspects arrested for Tulare FoodsCo shooting (Tulare, CA): Tulare police said a fight early Wednesday evening inside the FoodsCo supermarket ended with two men shot appears to have been gang-related, but what led to that violence remains unclear.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: May 7, 2015
Gang leader sentenced to life in prison for 2010 fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang leader of the Maniac Latin Disciples was sentenced to life in prison in connection with a 2010 fatal shooting.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: May 7, 2015
King City group works to solve city's violence problem (King City, CA): King City is typically known for the Salinas Valley Fair and as the second entrance to the Pinnacles. But recently it has been in the spotlight for gang violence.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: May 7, 2015
In fight for Lincoln's Latino boys, program gives city, family tool against gangs (Lincoln, NE): Olga Miranda knows firsthand why she must keep an eye on her youngest son, Bryan, and on his clothes, his friends and his behavior. And so does the 13-year-old who encounters drugs and gangs in his Lincoln middle school. "He can see the consequences of when somebody can make the wrong decision," Miranda said.
Source: Lincoln Journal Star Date: May 7, 2015
Gang murder retrial set to begin (Flagstaff, AZ): Jury selection will begin today in the retrial of accused murderer and Flagstaff gang member Michael “Buddy” Vallejos. Vallejos, 23, was charged with second-degree murder and assisting a criminal street gang in the 2013 stabbing death of 23-year-old Juan Hernandez during a clash between eastside and westside gang members in Flagstaff’s Southside neighborhood.
Source: Arizona Daily Sun Date: May 6, 2015
Email on park crime spawns neighbors' talk of race (Little Rock, AR): A complaint about crime in Centennial Park sparked a discussion by residents about race and revival of a once troubled neighborhood for more than a half-hour at Tuesday's city board meeting.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Date: May 6, 2015
HPD says likely gang-related shooting kills one (Houston, TX): A flurry of overnight gang activity in southwest Houston ended in one man's death, according to HPD.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: May 6, 2015
Gunrunning Bloods gang used Metro-North: AG (New York, NY): Bloods street gang members engaged in a gunrunning scheme that included using Metro-North trains to bring weapons bought in Port Chester and Stamford, Conn., into New York City for resale, a 367-count indictment unsealed Wednesday charges.
Source: The Journal News Date: May 6, 2015
Portland cold case: Prosecutors indict 2 men in 2001 gang-related homicide (Portland, OR): Two Portland men will be arraigned on murder charges Wednesday morning in the July 2001 gang shooting of a 19-year-old man who police said was attempting to leave behind gang life.
Source: The Oregonian Date: May 6, 2015
Former gang member sues Ontario for $10 million over jailhouse beating (Toronto, ON) : To answer a simple question from his lawyer about whom he relies on for much of his daily routine, Jason Walters used his left hand to slowly form three letters on a piece of paper.
Source: Toronto Star Date: May 6, 2015
Shooting suspect joined gang at age five (Saskatchewan, SK): Wyatt Baptiste Bear says some of his earliest memories are of gang life. He says he started drinking when he was eight years old, and claims to have smoked his first joint when he was five. He says he was first introduced to the Saskatchewan Warriors street gang that same year.
Source: The StarPhoenix Date: May 6, 2015
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