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Jail violence on the rise (San Jose, CA): Santa Clara County jails have seen a sharp uptick in assaults over the past few years, partly because of state prison reforms that pushed more dangerous inmates to local correctional facilities.
Source: San Jose Inside Date: March 3, 2014
Agents arrest 27 sex offenders; 15 gang members in February (Edinburg, TX): U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Rio Grande Valley Sector arrested 27 convicted sex offenders, who were illegally present in the United States, and 15 members of notorious street gangs throughout the month of February.
Source: KVEW News Date: March 3, 2014
Gang member says he shot in self-defense (Riverside, CA): A Riverside gang member who killed two teens told a jury that he felt he had “no choice” but to open fire because he thought he was being confronted by rival gang members at a party in 2008.
Source: The Press-Enterprise Date: March 3, 2014
Long Beach Police, City Prosecutor honored for identifying gang-related hate crimes (Long Beach, CA): The city's Police Department and Prosecutor’s Office have been honored by the Anti-Defamation League for their IMPACT program, which aims to combat gang-related hate crimes.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: March 3, 2014
Deputies say deadly shooting in Carson may be gang-related (Carson, CA): The fatal Saturday morning shooting of a man outside a Carson party is believed to be gang-related, authorities said. During their investigation, deputies found that rival gang members were at the party, but there was no information available about what led to the shooting.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: March 2, 2014
Judge allows evidence of gang activity in Best Buy murder trial (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa County prosecutors will be allowed to present some evidence of gang membership at a murder trial linked to two fatal shootings at a Best Buy store in Tulsa.
Source: Tulsa World Date: March 2, 2014
Police: Gang selling methamphetamine in Springfield, beyond (Springfield, MO): Springfield police say in court documents that methamphetamine distribution in the city is being done by a gang called South West Honkeys.
Source: The Springfield News-Leader Date: March 2, 2014
West Side man charged with intimidating victim of beating, robbery: prosecutor (Chicago, IL): A West Side street gang member was held on $150,000 bail Sunday for allegedly threatening to shoot a convenience store worker who pursed charges after he was beaten and robbed last month.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: March 2, 2014
Kern County Sheriff's Office Delano operation nets ten arrests (Kern County, CA): Due to an increase in gang violence in the City of Delano, the Kern County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Delano Police Department, conducted a directed patrol in the Delano City Jurisdiction.
Source: Bakersfield Now Date: March 2, 2014
What leads to gang violence (Corpus Christi, TX): In an exclusive interview with members of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Gang Unit we discuss the causes for gang violence and the possible solutions to stop it.
Source: KIII News Date: March 1, 2014
Yakima County seeing fewer schoolyard fights between students (Yakima County, WA): All parents want to make sure their children are safe while they're at school. A lot of attention is spent on keeping intruders and weapons off campus. Yet, in addition to that, local districts also work hard to prevent dangerous fights from breaking out between students. KIMA found that the number of fights at some of Yakima County's largest districts has decreased in recent years.
Source: KIMA News Date: March 1, 2014
Outlook: Echo Park's street gangs (Los Angeles, CA): For the better part of the last thirty years, Echo Park – a Los Angeles neighborhood near downtown – has been synonymous with gang violence.
Source: Examiner Date: March 1, 2014
Police, Parents, Pre-K: Up Against NY Gang Violence (Uniondale, NY): Violent youth gangs attract New York's young people, and efforts to combat that involve parents, schools, community groups and law enforcement. They all put their heads together this week at Hofstra University.
Source: Public News Service Date: February 28, 2014
Nashville man pleads guilty to distributing cocaine to gang members (Nashville, TN): A Nashville man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court here on Friday to distributing large amounts of cocaine to local members of Chicago- and Los Angeles-based gangs.
Source: The Tennessean Date: February 28, 2014
Jury finds Los Banos gang member guilty of second degree murder (Merced, CA): After deliberating nearly three days, a Merced County jury on Friday convicted a Los Banos gang member of murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man last year.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: February 28, 2014
McCarthy admits slow learning curve – at first – on changing gang structure (Chicago, IL): Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was cautious Friday in his reaction to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's assessment that the Police Department was slow to react to changes in gang structures as street gangs became more fractured and violent crime spiked.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: February 28, 2014
Aloha gang shooting that paralyzed victim leads to attempted murder convictions (Washington County, WA): Washington County jurors have found two teens guilty of attempted murder in an Aloha gang shooting that left the victim paralyzed.
Source: The Oregonian Date: February 28, 2014
Killing of 12-year-old was BGF-related, prosecutors say (Baltimore, MD) : The shooting death of 12-year-old Sean Johnson as he watched basketball on his porch in 2011 stemmed from the Black Guerrilla Family gang wanting to "send a message" in his East Baltimore neighborhood after the killing of a member, prosecutors said Friday.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: February 28, 2014
Sinaloa cartel uses street gangs as U.S. franchises (Washington, DC): Likely facing a long prison stretch, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could consider writing one of those how-to-succeed-in-business books, the kind churned out by legendary American CEOs Lee Iacocca and Jack Welch.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: February 28, 2014
Gang leader sentenced to 40 years for murder (Freehold, NJ): A leader of the Sex, Money, Murder set of the Bloods criminal street gang was sentenced to 40 years in a New Jersey state prison Thursday on charges of Murder, Attempted Murder, and Racketeering in connection with more than a month-long spree of violence in 2006 that included a Long Branch homicide, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Source: Atlantic Highlands Herald Date: February 28, 2014
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