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Police say two Yakima shootings connected (Yakima, WA): Yakima police are investigating two gang-related shootings that took place within 21/2 hours of each other in the same neighborhood early Wednesday morning.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 26, 2007
Arnold takes a hit on gangs (Sacramento, CA): Even as gang crime surges in the San Fernando Valley and other communities across the state, California lawmakers have proposed slashing millions in funding from anti-gang programs.
Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles Date: July 26, 2007
Gangs bill called heavy on penalties (Raleigh, NC): A push to move an anti-gang bill forward before the legislature ends its work for the year prompted retorts from Rep. Alma Adams and others, who said the bill should focus more attention on prevention.
Source: News & Record Date: July 26, 2007
Graffiti points to gang activity (Torrance County, NM): Graffiti is indicative of a bigger problem than just youthful misbehavior— it demonstrates an influx of gangs into the area, according to the Torrance County Sheriff's Department.
Source: Mountain View Telegraph Date: July 26, 2007
Alleged gang members arrested in Stockton drug sweep (Stockton, CA): Authorities arrested 51 alleged gang members and seized $400,000 worth of drugs in a six-month investigation aimed at dismantling drug trafficking and gang activity in Stockton, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 26, 2007
Gunfire leaves two dead, six hurt (San Gabriel Valley, CA): A wave of shootings in the San Gabriel Valley over the weekend left two dead and six wounded, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 25, 2007
Police suspect gangs in Sunnyside shooting (Sunnyside, WA): Two months after passing a controversial gang ordinance, Sunnyside saw its first gang-related injuries this week when a 12-year-old girl was shot in the face Monday night.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 25, 2007
MS-13 gang seeks to unite nationwide (Washington, DC): The international street gang MS-13 is unifying its violent members across the U.S., including the D.C. area, attempting to strengthen its criminal operation by creating a single organization.
Source: The Washington Times Date: July 25, 2007
Spanish Fork gang fight leaves three hurt (Spanish Fork, UT): Spanish Fork police broke up a large gang fight Monday night that left three men wounded.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: July 25, 2007
Police chief says Santa Barbara doesn't need gang injunctions yet (Santa Barbara, CA): Despite recent street violence blamed on thuggish youth, police Chief Cam Sanchez said the city doesn't need to use court orders limiting the activities of alleged gang members to curb crime.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 24, 2007
Stronger gang unit proposed in Pomona (Pomona, CA): The city could have two additional investigators working on gang issues by the middle of next month. City Council members received an update Monday from Pomona police on how they would use $500,000 set aside by city leaders in June for combating gang activity.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: July 24, 2007
Skokie man shot; gang-tie suspected (Schaumburg, IL): A 30-year-old Skokie man who was shot four times early Sunday in a suspected gang-related incident in Schaumburg was not cooperating with the investigation, police said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2007
Cops say gang members beat man to death (Chicago, IL): A 31-year-old man was fatally beaten by a group of gang members late Monday night on a West Side street, police said this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 24, 2007
Durham Mayor pushes anti-gang bill (Durham, NC): Durham Mayor Bill Bell is expected to be at the state legislature today as a House committee discusses the Street Gang Prevention Act.
Source: NBC 17 News Date: July 24, 2007
Police: Gangs cause of fair assault (Merced County, CA): Criminal street gangs are believed responsible for an assault at the Merced County Fair late Sunday night and an incident Monday afternoon where a jail inmate was beaten and three others subsequently arrested.
Source: Merced Sun-Star Date: July 24, 2007
Gang unit investigating shots fired into house (Providence, RI): Six bullets were fired over the weekend into a house at 45 Hanover St., in the West End, where gang-related shootings have occurred in the past. One slug thudded into a living room wall.
Source: The Providence Journal Date: July 24, 2007
19 arrested in connection with 34 home invasions (Tolleson, AZ): Nineteen people, including more than a dozen members of a Tolleson gang, have been arrested in connection with 34 home invasions in which the robbers impersonated police officers.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: July 24, 2007
Slaying outside bar called part of ‘spike’ (Buffalo, NY): A 20-year-old Cheektowaga man is dead after he was gunned down early Sunday outside a Buffalo bar at the corner of Bailey and Stockbridge avenues.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: July 23, 2007
Police deny profiling charge (Monterey County, CA): At a packed community forum last week, North Monterey County residents complained about how they fear they're being unfairly targeted by law enforcement for being Latino.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: July 23, 2007
Gang ties suspected in Pittsburg homicide (Pittsburg, CA): Police suspect gang involvement in a Saturday night brawl that left one man dead and two injured, including the slaying victim's father.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 23, 2007
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