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City hopes cameras will deter gang activity in South L.A. park (Los Angeles, CA): In the world of gangsta rap music videos, the one released by local rapper Gee Slick could be considered tame.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: July 22, 2012
NEPA lawmakers team up on gang legislation (Harrisonburg, PA): A bipartisan group of Northeast Pennsylvania lawmakers have introduced companion bills in the House and Senate to deter the activities of criminal street gangs.
Source: The Citizens' Voice Date: July 21, 2012
Kenney blasted for linking Toronto gun violence to 'foreign gangsters' (Toronto, ON): Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is being blasted for stigmatizing Caribbean Canadians after he linked recent gun violence in Toronto with "foreign gangsters."
Source: CityNews Date: July 21, 2012
Springfield residents address gang activity (Springfield, TN): Graffiti can be found on homes and businesses throughout Springfield. Police say some of it is evidence of gang activity. Now, dozens of volunteers in Robertson County are rolling up their sleeves to send a message.
Source: WTVF NewsChannel 5 Date: July 21, 2012
Salinas man sentenced for gang-related robbery (Salinas, CA): A 21-year-old man was sentenced Friday for a gang-related robbery in May in Salinas, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: July 21, 2012
Man shot, stabbed in Oakdale (Oakdale, CA): Investigators on Saturday were looking for a group of men who stabbed and shot a man late Friday in an alley behind the Oakdale Museum in what is believed to be a gang-related attack, police said.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 21, 2012
More Augusta gangs affiliating with national groups (Augusta, GA): Local gangs are affiliating themselves with nationally known gangs, a move that has made them stronger and more organized, local law enforcement officials say.
Source: The Augusta Chronicle Date: July 21, 2012
Man released in Amarion Adams shooting case arrested with loaded weapon (San Bernardino, CA): Several months after murder charges were dismissed against a San Bernardino man in a shooting case that left a 6-year-old dead, the San Bernardino gang member was arrested for carrying a loaded firearm, San Bernardino County booking records show.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 21, 2012
"Peace Summit" addresses gang violence concerns (Memphis, TN): The crowd was small. However, the message of a peace summit Saturday was monumental. The fight against gang violence requires everyone's attention.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: July 21, 2012
Crime rate falls to lowest level since 1973 (Ottawa, ON): Canada's crime rate is the lowest in nearly 40 years, according to Statistics Canada, as the volume of crime dropped five per cent in 2010 from the year before.
Source: CBC News Date: July 21, 2012
Greeley gang member sentenced for knife and beer bottle attack on rival (Greeley, CO): A Greeley gang member who attacked a rival gang member last year was sentenced to 13 years in prison Wednesday.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 20, 2012
Gang members indicted for street shootings (Oakland, CA): Three alleged gang members are facing charges in connection with a shooting during the filming of rap video in Oakland that claimed a toddler's life.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 20, 2012
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan gives report on gang violence to city councilors (Tulsa, OK): Police Chief Chuck Jordan told city councilors Thursday that the Police Department is making progress in eradicating gang violence but that completing the task will take a commitment from the entire community.
Source: Tulsa World Date: July 20, 2012
Cops on alert over threat of retaliation by Cambodian gangs (Philadelphia, PA): Cops in Olney and Logan were on high alert Thursday night after police say "credible threats" were made by gang thugs who said they were going to kill a police officer in retaliation for a fatal police-involved shooting earlier this week.
Source: Philadelphia Daily News Date: July 20, 2012
Camden man killed in daytime shooting (Camden, NJ): Thursday marked another day of bloodshed in Camden as the city’s homicide rate continued its march toward eclipsing an all-time yearly high as authorities have now investigated eight slayings in the past 10 days.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: July 20, 2012
Gangster gets 50 years to life for killing man selling shampoo (Santa Ana, CA): An Anaheim gang member was sentenced Friday to 50 years to life in state prison for gunning down a rival who the prosecutor said was trying to sell stolen bottles of shampoo in the defendant's gang territory.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: July 20, 2012
Five arrested in Lemoore gang rape (Lemoore, CA): Authorities say an 18-year-old and several minors associated with a local street gang have been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl.
Source: Hanford Sentinel Date: July 20, 2012
Boy, 16, injured in gang-related shooting (Santa Ana, CA): Police are investigating a gang-related shooting that left a 16-year-old boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the buttocks.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: July 20, 2012
Homicides, gang violence on the rise this summer in Portland (Portland, OR): A shootout between two groups of young men on a hot summer day at North Portland's Peninsula Park July 12 didn't result in any injuries. But one bullet lodged in the brick community center full of children, and another hit a car.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 20, 2012
Leader of violent Long Beach street gang tied to 2009 killing to stand trial for conspiracy (Long Beach, CA): Like mob bosses of old, the alleged leader of one of Long Beach's most violent street gangs is being brought to justice not for blunt acts of violence, but on technicalities, authorities said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 20, 2012
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