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Pair tied to gang to be tried in 2011 Rancho Cordova triple slaying (Sacramento, CA): Meet Surenos Unidos Trece. It's a small gang subset mostly operating out of North Highlands with only nine validated members, but two of them are charged with murder in the shooting deaths of three bicyclists last year in Rancho Cordova.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: February 18, 2012
US gangs a major force in Central American prisons (San Diego, CA): The deadliest prison blaze in a century has drawn attention to an unfortunate U.S. export to Central America: street gangs. Prisons in Honduras and elsewhere in Central America are teeming with inmates who belong to gangs that have their roots in Southern California.
Source: Associated Press Date: February 17, 2012
Juggalo gang member pleads not guilty to stabbing Flathead High teacher (Kalispell, MT) : The teenager who allegedly broke into a Kalispell family's home in December and stabbed a Flathead High School teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to three felony offenses, including attempted murder.
Source: The Missoulian Date: February 17, 2012
Neta gang member wanted for Trenton shooting tracked to Puerto Rico and arrested (Trenton, NJ): A Neta gang member who allegedly fired a shotgun at women from a rival gang last May was arrested last week in Puerto Rico, authorities said.
Source: The Times Date: February 17, 2012
Last MS-13 member convicted in federal gang case (San Francisco, CA): The last of 34 defendants in a federal MS-13 gang prosecution was convicted of one charge in U.S. District Court in San Francisco Thursday, but acquitted of three other counts.
Source: The Daily Journal Date: February 17, 2012
A look at Santa Monica's gang violence: Part one (Santa Monica, CA): Gang activity has been around in the Pico Neighborhood for as long as Oscar de la Torre can remember. As the founder of the Pico Youth and Family Center, de la Torre closely monitors crime in Santa Monica and the Westside. While he says gang activity is at an all time low compared to the past decade, he is concerned about a flurry of gang activity during the past few months.
Source: Santa Monica Mirror Date: February 17, 2012
Vt. Senate panel considers anti-gang bill (Montpelier, VT): A Vermont Senate committee is considering setting up a new unit within the Vermont State Police drug task force specifically geared to fighting gang-related activity.
Source: WCAX 3 News Date: February 17, 2012
White supremacist enlisted black gang member from St. Louis to help make meth (St. Louis, MO): Making methamphetamine also can make strange bedfellows, police said after federal charges revealed an alliance between what they describe as a white supremacist and a black inner-city gang member.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch Date: February 17, 2012
Third man indicted as Latin Kings member enters plea (Hammond, IN): A Hammond man accused of being part of the Latin Kings street gang in northwest Indiana has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering and drug charges.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20 Date: February 17, 2012
Two more juvenile males charged in fatal stabbing of Jersey City man (Jersey City, NJ): Two more juveniles, one from Jersey City and the other from Brooklyn, have been charged in the apparently gang-related stabbing death of a 21-year-old city man, and there could be more arrests in the near future, according to prosecutors.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: February 17, 2012
Gang unit uses Facebook to stop violence (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa gang unit officers, the Oklahoma Gang Investigators Association, are encouraging other law enforcement agencies and members of the community to "like" their Facebook page.
Source: FOX 23 News Date: February 17, 2012
Gang member with Frederick, Silver Spring ties sentenced (Baltimore, MD): A federal judge has sentenced a gang member with ties to Frederick and Montgomery counties to more than four-and-a-half years in prison for illegally re-entering the country after he was deported, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Source: The Gazette Date: February 17, 2012
MS-13 gang member gets life in Daly City death (San Francisco, CA): A member of San Francisco's MS-13 gang was sentenced to life in federal prison Wednesday for taking part in the fatal shooting of a 21-year-old college student mistaken for a rival gang member.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 16, 2012
Friend: Alleged triple-killer was active in gang (San Francisco, CA): An acquaintance of the man accused of gunning down a father and his two sons in San Francisco testified Wednesday that the defendant had been an active member of the MS-13 gang, countering defense arguments that he had been trying to leave the gang life to spend more time with his wife and baby.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: February 16, 2012
Details of Worcester gang activities emerge (Worcester, MA): The Providence Street Posse is the moving force behind recent violence and drug dealing, police say, and its members have been shot at repeatedly by a rival gang. One member was shot and killed near the front steps of City Hall in November.
Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette Date: February 16, 2012
No gang activity on Battle Hill despite graffiti tags (White Plains, NY) : Though graffiti tags have been spotted in the Battle Hill neighborhood, police and the Battle Hill Association don’t believe there is any true gang activity in the historical neighborhood.
Source: WhitePlainsPatch Date: February 16, 2012
PA gangs tied to robberies (Port Arthur, TX): Port Arthur Police believe they've dismantled a gang that officers say has committed violent crimes in Port Arthur, Port Neches and Groves for five years.
Source: KFDM 6 News Date: February 16, 2012
Police bust graffiti ring (Corpus Christi, TX): Police officers on the hunt for drugs may have busted up the city's largest graffiti rings. The drug warrant went down around 10:00 PM Thursday night at a home on Carlton Street, which is near Horne and Ayers.
Source: KIII News Date: February 16, 2012
Prosecutors to appeal court decision freeing reputed gang member from Manatee (Manatee County, FL): The Florida Attorney General’s office said today it will try to reverse a recent court decision that tossed out a conviction against a reputed member of the SUR 13 criminal street gang in Manatee County.
Source: Bradenton Herald Date: February 16, 2012
Seven Norte 14 gang members arrested (Port Arthur, TX): Seven suspected members of the Norte 14 street gang are now behind bars on charges of aggravated robbery for a crime spree that took place in Port Arthur, Groves and Port Neches.
Source: The Port Arthur News Date: February 16, 2012
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