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Teen gangster sentenced to max for paralyzing Sparks man who wore red (Sparks, NV): A 17-year-old local gang member showed no remorse Wednesday as he was sentenced to up to 15 years in prison for shooting a Sparks man in the neck, which paralyzed him for life.
Source: Reno Gazette-Journal Date: July 18, 2012
Alleged Calgary gangster faces deportation (Calgary, AB): A man accused of being a high-ranking gangster imprisoned after being caught with loaded handguns is awaiting his fate as immigration officials consider deporting him back to Vietnam.
Source: Canada.com Date: July 17, 2012
Murder trial testimony resumes in gang-related Modesto case (Modesto, CA) : A murder trial stalled for about a month resumed Monday morning with testimony from a police detective who said a dispute over gang membership status escalated to gunfire that killed two men nearly three years ago in north Modesto.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: July 17, 2012
Woman nearly killed in Spokane gang stabbing (Spokane, WA): Police say a woman was nearly killed in stabbing in Spokane they believe was gang-related.
Source: The News Tribune Date: July 17, 2012
Police overtime strategy to fight violence could cost city $14 million (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s plan to cut gang violence and homicides could cost the city up to $14 million in overtime this summer.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: July 17, 2012
Two dead in shooting at Toronto street party, 21 injured (Toronto, ON): Two people were killed and 21 others injured in what may have been a gang-related shootout at a Toronto street party late on Monday evening, raising fears of violent retaliation in Canada's largest city.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 17, 2012
Gang member killed man helping friend (Santa Ana, CA): A gang member shot and killed a man who had retrieved a baseball bat from his car to help a friend being robbed, a prosecutor told a jury here Tuesday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: July 17, 2012
WLKY investigates: The graffiti code (Louisville, KY): It's something people likely see every day in every part of town, but they may not really know much about it. Louisville Metro Police said much of the graffiti has meaning. An undercover detective spoke to WLKY about how to crack the graffiti code.
Source: WLKY News Date: July 17, 2012
Gang member who allegedly ran over rival member in Chico appears in court (Chico, CA): A gang member appeared in court Monday on allegations that he ran over a rival gang member on the lawn of a Chico home and then dumped his car in the Sacramento River.
Source: Chico Enterprise-Record Date: July 17, 2012
Ulster County jury convicts Kingston crack dealer (Kingston, NY): A Kingston man who authorities say is a member of the Bloods street gang member, has been found guilty of drug dealing after a jury trial in Ulster County Court, county District Attorney Holley Carnright said Monday.
Source: Daily Freeman Date: July 17, 2012
Street gang splinters into two (Winnipeg, MB): A mysterious rift among members of a notorious Winnipeg street gang has led to the birth of a new splinter group inside provincial jails and on city streets, the Winnipeg Sun has learned.
Source: Winnipeg Sun Date: July 17, 2012
Three men guilty of gang racketeering in LA projects (Los Angeles, CA): Federal prosecutors say three members of a South Los Angeles gang have been found guilty of using violence and intimidation to control housing projects.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: July 17, 2012
Fresno police say gang violence, homicide rate increasing (Fresno, CA): Fresno police are investigating the city's latest murder. They also say the streets of Fresno have become increasingly violent over the past few months.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: July 17, 2012
Chicago police get high-tech to fight area gangs (Chicago, IL): This week the Superintendent Garry McCarthy launched what he is calling the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy. This week the Superintendent Garry McCarthy launched what he is calling the Gang Violence Reduction Strategy.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: July 17, 2012
Springfield addresses growing gang issues (Springfield, TN): As many small Middle Tennessee towns deal with more big-city problems, Springfield is tackling the issue of gang activity head-on.
Source: WSMV 4 News Date: July 17, 2012
Two shot at anti-gang Summer Night Lights program in Sun Valley (Los Angeles, CA): Two young men working for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's anti-gang initiative were shot in Sun Valley during a Summer Night Lights event last week. The incident marked the first act of such violence against employees of the anti-gang program, officials said.
Source: Los Angeles Daily News Date: July 17, 2012
Police arrest five in series of shootings (Hollister, CA): Hollister police officers arrest three men suspected of shooting firearms near downtown Hollister in what officers say could be gang-related incidents. The officers also arrested two other men for burglary, in what they also believe to be a gang-related crime.
Source: The Gilroy Dispatch Date: July 17, 2012
Ex-gang member urges inmates to reform (Chattanooga, TN): A pulsing energy seemed follow Victor Woods as he walked the halls of the Hamilton County Jail. The 48-year-old former Gangster Disciple entered a small, pale-blue room where 15 inmates in orange and red jail garb sat. He sat down with them. Then he pleaded with them to change their lives.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: July 16, 2012
NOPD targets group violence, gangs across city (New Orleans, LA): As violence across New Orleans continues, authorities believe groups of criminals are carrying out some of the attacks. "Whatever term you choose, whether it be gangs or loosely associated groups of kids, there are clearly numbers of kids who come together, identify with a certain piece of land and then use that as a way to kind of make themselves feel stronger and better," said NOPD Supt. Ronal Serpas.
Source: WWLTV.com Date: July 16, 2012
Study of Omaha gangs offends officials, may not be released (Omaha, NE): Omaha Police Department officers have dropped suspected gang members in their rivals' territory. Police have harassed suspected gang members with questionable traffic stops. Authorities have interfered with the work of local gang interventionists.
Source: Omaha World-Herald Date: July 16, 2012
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