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First vacant buildings set to come down Thursday (Chicago, IL): Two out of twelve vacant buildings that are set to be demolished as part of Mayor Emanuel and Supt. Garry McCarthy's initiative to board up or demolish vacant buildings that serve as hubs of gang activity, will come down Thursday.
Source: NBC Chicago Date: July 12, 2012
31 alleged Blood members arrested in latest Columbia crackdown (Columbia, SC): Big Mama Blood. Shotgun. Dread. Tater Head. Tweeze. Killer. Arsonist. Fish. Those were nicknames of suspected Bloods Street Gang members disclosed Wednesday in a federal-state dragnet that netted indictments against 38 Columbia-area men and women on more than 100 crimes, including murder, drug dealing, interstate prostitution and sex trafficking, robbery and using the Internet to file false income tax returns.
Source: The State Date: July 12, 2012
Homicide numbers reveal stark contrast (Chicago, IL): Violent crime has long afflicted minorities in Chicago at a much higher rate than the rest of the population, and the spike in homicides in the first half of this year provides an especially stark measure: 201 of the 259 homicide victims were African-American.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: July 12, 2012
Group gathers in Chattanooga to battle gangs (Chattanooga, TN): As many as 75 children piled into the sanctuary at Olivet Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon for an anti-gang and violence rally.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: July 12, 2012
Blade sues city over gang territory map (Toledo, OH): The Blade filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the city of Toledo claiming the city's police department is violating the Ohio Public Records Act for refusing to provide access to a "gang boundaries map" that police use to monitor increasing gang activities and a record number of shootings this year.
Source: The Blade Date: July 12, 2012
Oxnard streets are getting safer (Oxnard, CA): The City of Oxnard gang injunction seems to be working. On Monday, July 10, the Oxnard Police Department and the Ventura County District Attorney’s office announced the removal of 81 named individuals from the city’s gang injunction lists.
Source: Ventura County Reporter Date: July 12, 2012
Stray bullet strikes Yakima woman lying in bed (Yakima, WA): A 26-year-old woman who was in bed was hit in the back by a stray bullet early this morning in what looks like a gang-related shooting meant for someone driving through the neighborhood, Yakima police said.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 12, 2012
Weld DA charges gang mother with nine felonies (Greeley, CO): The Weld District Attorney has filed nine felony charges against a Greeley woman following a gang-related fight that left three people with several stab wounds on Sunday.
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 12, 2012
Jersey City gang leader sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to commit murder, sell drugs (Jersey City, NJ): A gang leader in the Jersey City Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced today to more than 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to murder a rival gang member, federal officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: July 12, 2012
Mayor wants to expand anti-gang strategy from neighborhoods where it worked (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday the Police Department is prepared to expand its anti-gang strategies, after early efforts in two neighborhoods have shown dramatic results.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: July 12, 2012
Violent outbreak in Camden linked to gang feud (Camden, NJ): Investigators believe warring Bloods gang members are to blame for a series of brazen daytime shootings this week that killed three Camden men and injured two others in just over 24 hours.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: July 12, 2012
Chicago hunts for answers to gang killings (Chicago, IL) : With murders and shootings surging here this year, police are fighting back by building a Facebook-like database that tracks the social connections of the city's dozens of street gangs and their myriad factions.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: July 12, 2012
Alleged gang-related stabbing (Walla Walla, WA): Police are investigating after an overnight stabbing in Walla Walla sent one man to the hospital Wednesday night. The Walla Walla Police Department Gang Unit is actively looking for the suspects.
Source: KNDO/KNDU News Date: July 12, 2012
Eight charged in gang-related robberies, shooting (Tulsa, OK): Eight men whom a federal grand jury alleges are members or "affiliates" of the Hoover Crips have been charged with taking part in a conspiracy that featured multiple robberies and shots being fired into a Tulsa home.
Source: Tulsa World Date: July 12, 2012
Authorities say three shootings are gang-related (Camden, NJ): Investigators have linked three fatal city shootings this week to warring groups associated to the Bloods street gang.
Source: Courier Post-Online Date: July 12, 2012
Gwinnett SWAT arrests two rappers (Gwinnett County, GA): The Gwinnett County Police SWAT team coordinated raids on two homes Thursday and arrested two men who they said were involved in a gang-related shooting.
Source: WSB-TV 2 News Date: July 12, 2012
Authorities to use 'mob statute' to prosecute gang-like crimes on St. Helena (St. Helena, SC) : Witnesses to gang-like violence on St. Helena Island who won't speak to law enforcement officers may soon be called to testify. And if they refuse, they could face charges.
Source: The Island Packet Date: July 12, 2012
Sanger gang member found guilty in drive-by killing (Fresno, CA) : A Sanger gang member was found guilty Thursday in Fresno County Superior Court of a January 2010 drive-by killing of a rival in southeast Fresno.
Source: Fresno Bee Date: July 12, 2012
Teen stubs his toe on missing loaded handgun at Lake Samish swimming area (Bellingham, WA) : A 16-year-old boy "stubbed his toe" on a loaded 9-millimeter handgun Tuesday, July 10, while running in a shallow roped-off swimming area in Lake Samish.
Source: The Bellingham Herald Date: July 12, 2012
Suspects' affluent ways helped spur drug inquiry (Boston, MA): They had gone from renting apartments to buying houses. They were buying expensive champagne at clubs around Boston and Rhode Island. Some were driving Mercedes Benz cars and taking more frequent trips to their native country, the Dominican Republic.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 11, 2012
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