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Pasco man pleads guilty in gang-related shooting (Pasco, WA) : A Pasco man admitted Wednesday that he was involved in a gang-related shooting in Kennewick earlier this year that put four people at risk.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: August 16, 2012
ICP: Hate us, don't hate the fans (Farmington Hills, MI): Insane Clown Posse knows you hate them. They know you don't get their makeup, that you've never heard their songs on the radio, that their fans don't look or act like anybody else's. They're OK with that. Actually, they kind of love it.
Source: CNN Date: August 16, 2012
Verdict reached in trial over four LA gang killings (Los Angeles, CA): Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a prominent member of a Los Angeles street gang who hid out in the Philippines for years before he was caught and charged with four murders.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: August 16, 2012
Prosecutor targets rise of drug and gang activity in Hunterdon County (Hunterdon County, NJ): Drug use, crime and gangs in Hunterdon? They're all happening, according to the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office. The Prosecutor's Office appealed to the county Board of Freeholders in April for more staff members and reached out to Hunterdon's municipal governing bodies to meet with and educate them about the current state of drug use, crime, and gangs in Hunterdon, a reality some may not realize exists within the county's borders.
Source: Hunterdon Review Date: August 16, 2012
NJ gang problem increasing in cities, suburbs (Trenton, NJ): There are nearly 35,000 gang members in New Jersey and 45 percent of them are kids. A state street gang expert says the problem is increasing from the cities to the shore.
Source: New Jersey 101.5 FM Date: August 16, 2012
1-year-old's death likely result of gang feud (Toledo, OH): The gunfire that claimed the life of a 1-year-old girl and seriously wounded her 2-year-old sister last week was likely the result of a long-time gang feud, police sources said Wednesday.
Source: The Blade Date: August 16, 2012
Court clerk in L.A. accused of revealing raids to gang members (Los Angeles, CA): A federal court employee in Los Angeles has been charged with leaking confidential court files, the FBI said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 16, 2012
City-County Gang Task Force recognized (Greenville, NC): The City-County Gang Task Force of Alamance County is only about a year old, and already it's being recognized on a state level. The local task force received a Special Achievement Award from the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association at Tuesday night’s Gangs Across the Carolinas NCGIA Awards Banquet in Greensboro.
Source: Times News Date: August 16, 2012
Sixth School Safety and Security Conference warns of dangers from gangs, drugs, online predators, etc. (Washington Township, NJ): The young man on video stood silent at a desk as he reached under a blue, untucked shirt that reached about the lower hips. From inside the waistline of his blue jeans, he pulled handgun after handgun encircling his torso. Ten of them in all.
Source: Gloucester County Times Date: August 16, 2012
Boston police commissioner: Harlem Street triple slaying was gang-related (Dorchester, MA): Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis said this morning that the slaying of three women on Sunday on Harlem Street in Dorchester was gang-related.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: August 16, 2012
McMinnville police arrest two in connection with gang fight (McMinnville, OR): Police arrested two juveniles in connection with a fight in which a 16-year-old boy was assaulted during what authorities are calling a gang fight, the McMinnville Police Department reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: August 16, 2012
Redlands anti-gang advocate turned his life around (Redlands, CA): Joseph Rodriguez pulled out a razor and sliced the skin off his hand, removing a tattoo that sat between his thumb and index finger. The tattoo was the symbol of the gang that indoctrinated him nearly 15 years earlier - a decision that led him into a life of crime, gang violence and over a decade of incarceration.
Source: Redlands Daily Facts Date: August 16, 2012
Ottawa's gun violence statistics (Ottawa, ON): Of the 28 shootings in Ottawa so far this year — five more than in all of 2011 — Ottawa police have laid charges related to eight of them. Fifteen of this year's shootings are related to gang activity, police said. There are about 400 gang members on the streets in about 10 to 15 gangs.
Source: CBC News Date: August 16, 2012
Gang prevention team mobilizes in San Jose after drive-by shooting (San Jose, CA): San Jose's homicide prevention team has been mobilized following the city’s latest killing this week, the 27th so far this year.
Source: KCBS News Date: August 16, 2012
Lake County sheriff to launch street gang initiative (Crown Point, IN): Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said he will launch an effort this fall giving families in gang-prone neighborhoods alternatives to keep their children away from violence.
Source: The Times Date: August 16, 2012
$100,000 grant to help curb gangs (Poughkeepsie, NY): For 11-year-old Raymond Haffenden, a tour of the Dutchess County jail this summer made him aware of what joining a gang could lead to one day. "I was a little scared of the jail and that was good," the City of Poughkeepsie resident said.
Source: Poughkeepsie Journal Date: August 16, 2012
Lancaster declares war on Bloods street gang (Lancaster, CA): Officials in Lancaster said Thursday they are joining forces with Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies to declare war on a local street gang they blame for a recent spike in crime in the High Desert region.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 16, 2012
Suspect arrested in gang-related shooting (San Jose, CA): An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a gang-related shooting in West San Jose earlier this week, police said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 16, 2012
Police report three gang-related assaults (South Gate, CA) : The South Gate Police Department (SGPD) has informed South Gate Patch Latino that only 3 of the 12 assaults with a deadly weapon that were reported from August 1st to August 8th are related.
Source: SouthGatePatch Date: August 16, 2012
TN small town gang activity on rise, Dickson County not immune to trend (Dickson County, TN): Gang-related crimes statewide rose by nearly 25 percent in 2011, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. They have more than doubled since 2005, the first year gang crimes saw a significant spike. But the real story isn't necessarily in places like Nashville or Memphis.
Source: The Tennessean Date: August 16, 2012
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