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Violent week continues in San Jose; police blame staffing cuts (San Jose, CA): The San Jose Police Officers' Association blamed staffing cuts instituted by the mayor and city council for the recent surge in gang violence.
Source: KCBS News Date: August 22, 2012
Potential gang related graffiti plaguing local city (Bridgeton, NJ): Vandals spray painted dozens of different homes and businesses this week in Bridgeton and much of it appears to be gang-related.
Source: WMGM NBC 40 Date: August 22, 2012
Kansas launches program to combat gang activity (Kansas City, KS): Kansas launched a program this morning to combat gang activity. Speaking Aug. 22 at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said the state would help reach parents, students and communities with educational resources to help fight against gang activity.
Source: Wyandotte Daily News Date: August 22, 2012
Man calls alleged gang attack 'insane and unexpected' (McFarland, CA): McFarland police announced the arrests of three suspected gang members Tuesday in the weekend beating of a pair of college students. Officers said two victims were seriously hurt when gang members showed up at a party.
Source: KBAK Eyewitness News Date: August 22, 2012
Burbank residents nervous after gang shootings (Burbank, CA) : Facing a council room of scared residents, Burbank Mayor Harry J. Klein blamed parents, city interlopers and the court system for the town’s uptick in gang violence during a city council meeting on Aug. 15.
Source: OakLawnPatch Date: August 21, 2012
San Jose man victim of San Jose escalating gang violence (San Jose, CA): Homicide investigators were collecting evidence late Monday night associated with San Jose's fifth homicide in eight days, authorities said.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: August 21, 2012
Woman caught in crossfire in South Shore neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A 61-year-old woman standing on a street corner was seriously wounded when she was "caught in the crossfire" in the South Shore neighborhood, where police say gang rivalries have been flaring.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 21, 2012
Gang member attacked and severely beaten after shooting rival (Chicago, IL) : Justice of a sort came quickly for a 19-year-old gang member Monday night. After the 19-year-old gang member shot a rival gang member in Humboldt Park, he was attacked and severely beaten.
Source: FOX Chicago News Date: August 21, 2012
Four Montgomery Bloods gang members get 2,000 months in prison (Montgomery, AL): Four members of the Bloods street gang were sentenced Tuesday to a total of 2094 months in prison before Chief United States District Judge Keith Watkins for their involvement in a series of violent crimes.
Source: WAFF 48 News Date: August 21, 2012
San Jose sees spike in violent crimes (San Jose, CA): It has been a bloody summer for San Jose and the violence is continuing, with the city logging its 29th murder on Monday night.
Source: NBC Bay Area Date: August 21, 2012
Operation Padlock in Camden targets drug, gang activity (Camden, NJ): Police and other authorities have named 37 people they’ve arrested in the early days of a crackdown on drug and gang activity in the city. Operation Padlock - an effort to battle potential drug, weapons and gang-related activity in the area - began Aug. 14.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: August 21, 2012
To counter gangs, Springfield adopts tactics from war zones (Springfield, MA): US soldiers’ strategies to stop insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan have found a new application in an odd place: a tough neighborhood in Springfield. State and local police, led by troopers who learned counterinsurgency in foreign war zones, are using similar techniques here, in an attempt to combat gang violence.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 20, 2012
'Car to car' gang shootout in Norwalk results in one being shot four times (Norwalk, CA): A wild gang-related shooting on the streets of Norwalk on Saturday has resulted in two arrests in an incident that had a portion of the community blocked off for several hours near John Glenn High School.
Source: Los Cerritos Community News Date: August 20, 2012
22-year-old gunned down in Ville St. Pierre (Montreal, QC): The rattle of gunfire made Pierre duck for a moment. He was sitting in his Ville St. Pierre backyard Friday night when he heard the shots. There were six in all, he said, two in quick succession and another four after that.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 20, 2012
Police plumb social media for guides to gangs in city (Toledo, OH): In a video uploaded to YouTube, a man boasts in a rap that "I don't talk about the murder" and claims to invoke fear in people around the city. "I got a whopper in my pocket, I ain't talkin' 'bout a burger," he continues as the camera pans to show a revolver in his hand.
Source: The Blade Date: August 20, 2012
'Nothing stops a bullet like a job' (Chattanooga, TN): Chattanooga's gang task force is working on more than 40 projects to suppress gang violence, using as laboratories everything from a doctor's office to a nature camp and tools ranging from books to jobs.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 20, 2012
ACLU condemns broad court ruling against Utah gang (Salt Lake City, UT) : The ACLU condemned as too far-reaching Monday's court ruling that permanently bans members of an Ogden street gang from associating with one another in public anywhere in the northern Utah city.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: August 20, 2012
Ogden gang injunction made permanent; appeal expected (Ogden, UT): A controversial injunction against an Ogden street gang is now permanent. On Monday, 2nd District Judge Ernie W. Jones granted a permanent injunction against the street gang Ogden Trece, also known as Centro City Locos.
Source: Deseret News Date: August 20, 2012
Final suspect in gang stabbing gets four years (Wenatchee, WA): The final defendant accused of carrying out a gang-related knife attack in 2011 was sentenced last week to four years in prison.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: August 20, 2012
Santa Rosa man gets life sentence for gang slaying (Santa Rosa, CA): A 23-year-old Santa Rosa man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for gunning down a rival gang member on a South Park neighborhood street in 2009.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: August 20, 2012
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