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FOB Killers member pleads guilty to 2007 revenge shooting (Calgary, AB) : Hours after shooting at two men in retaliation for the killing of a Calgary gang member in 2007, Vinh Tung Truong was nearly 1,000 kilometres away in Vancouver.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: October 22, 2012
Weekend killing latest in surge of gang violence on 16th St. (San Francisco, CA): A 19-year-old man, identified as Jose Escobar by the San Francisco medical examiner, was shot and killed near 16th and Valencia streets early Saturday morning, police said. Neighbors and merchants fear the homicide shows a resurgence of gang violence along 16th Street.
Source: Mission Local Date: October 22, 2012
At least five killed, 24 wounded in gun violence over weekend (Chicago, IL): At least 29 people were shot over another violent weekend in Chicago, including five men who were killed by gun violence. The fatal shooting victims identified as of Monday morning range in age from 21 and 30.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: October 22, 2012
Police: Killing of gang member was self-defense (Santa Ana, CA): Prosecutors have decided not to file criminal charges against a man suspected of stabbing one man to death and seriously injured another during a street fight after authorities determined that he acted in self-defense, police said Monday.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: October 22, 2012
Gang member charged in 2010 drive-by shooting (Buffalo, NY): A Buffalo man identified by prosecutors as a member of the Bailey Boys Gang has been arrested and charged in connection with a drive-by shooting nearly two years ago on Buffalo's East Side, U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Monday.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: October 22, 2012
Two convicted of felonies after Tacoma Crips crackdown will get new trials in robbery (Tacoma, WA): A state appeals court has ruled that two men convicted of multiple felonies after a 2010 crackdown on Tacoma’s Hilltop Crips street gang deserve new trials on their most serious convictions.
Source: The News Tribune Date: October 22, 2012
Anaheim police officer shoots allegedly armed gang member (Anaheim, CA): An Anaheim police officer shot a gang member during a confrontation early Sunday morning. Police said they have increased patrols in the area due to increased tension between two rival gangs after the murder of a 14-year-old documented gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: October 21, 2012
Yakima police blame gangs for man's shooting (Yakima, WA): A gang shooting early Sunday left a 32-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the lower leg, according to a Yakima police news release.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: October 21, 2012
Gangs, police evolve since Surrey Six Massacre (Surrey, BC): It's now been five years since six people -- including innocent victims Chris Mohan, 22, and Ed Schellenberg, 55 -- were gunned down in a high-rise apartment in Surrey. Since the Surrey Six Massacre, gangs have evolved, but police say they've evolved right along with them.
Source: News1130 Date: October 20, 2012
Two suspects in Yuba City gang shooting arrested (Yuba City, CA) : Two suspected Yuba City gang members have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of an Olivehurst man last month.
Source: Appeal-Democrat Date: October 20, 2012
Four drive-by shootings in Baldwin Park apparently gang-related (Baldwin Park, CA): A series of apparently gang-related shootings took place throughout the city on Friday night and early Saturday morning, Baldwin Park Police officials said Saturday.
Source: Pasadena Star-News Date: October 20, 2012
Summit looks to gain grip on youth violence in Santa Cruz County (lLive Oak, CA): Law enforcement, school and community leaders will kick off a coordinated effort to stamp out youth violence at a meeting in Live Oak on Wednesday.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: October 20, 2012
Exchange Club hears about gangs in Albany (Albany, GA): There are four main gangs operating in Albany, but each one has splinter groups, Albany Police Department Gang Unit Capt. Wendy Luster told an Albany civic club Friday.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: October 20, 2012
Did video mocking JoJo's murder get alleged gang member killed? (Chicago, IL): The wave of feuding gangs going online to call out rivals — digital graffiti called "cyber-banging" — may have not only led to the murder of aspiring rapper Joseph "Lil JoJo" Coleman last month, but also a 26-year-old parolee in a potential retaliation slaying.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: October 19, 2012
Chicago's gang violence fueled through social media (Chicago, IL): Social media has helped launch revolutions and bring down government regimes, but these incredibly powerful tools are also helping to keep the streets of Chicago bloody.
Source: ABC News Date: October 19, 2012
Son of street gangster gunned down 18 years ago among three arrested (Denver, CO) : The son of a street gangster gunned down 18 years ago and two sons of a Baptist preacher have been arrested in the deaths of five people in a Denver bar early Wednesday morning.
Source: The Denver Post Date: October 19, 2012
Freeholder candidates debate gang activity (Edgewater Park, NJ): Public safety in Edgewater Park has come front and center in the race for Burlington County freeholder, with the Democrats and the township police chief crying foul as the GOP incumbents highlight what they claim is the town’s "gang problems" in campaign materials.
Source: Burlington Free Press Date: October 19, 2012
Santa Ana fatal bicycle shooting victim was gang member (Santa Ana, CA): A man on a bicycle was shot and killed in Santa Ana, and police say the victim was a known gang member.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: October 19, 2012
Harris County suing alleged gang members (Houston, TX): Harris County officials on Friday morning will announce a new effort to stop gang activity in southwest Houston.
Source: KTRK ABC 13 News Date: October 19, 2012
Woodlanders learn about rival gangs (Woodland, CA): Nortenos and Surenos were the primary topic of conversation Wednesday night at a gang awareness forum. Around 50 community members gathered at Dingle Elementary's cafeteria as Woodland Police Sgt. Heath Parsons, supervisor of the Yolo County Gang Task Force, outlined specifics of each organization, from symbols to associated colors, and ways locals can be proactive in their own safety.
Source: Daily Democrat Date: October 19, 2012
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