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Lowell man charged with stabbing victim eight times (Lowell, MA): A 22-year-old Lowell man is being held on cash bail after police say he stabbed a man eight times, puncturing his lung, during a gang-related fight last Thursday night.
Source: The Lowell Sun Date: August 14, 2012
Gang unit arrests five over weekend (Tulare County, CA): Over the course of Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Tulare County Sheriff's Department Gang Violence Suppression Unit, South County Community Based Officers, representatives of State Parole and Probation, were able to make five arrests in rural communities in the county as a part of a gang violence suppression detail meant to curb violence and related nuisances.
Source: The Porterville Recorder Date: August 14, 2012
Rival gang factions prompt concern (Paso Robles, CA): Paso Robles Police Department Lieutenant Ty Lewis said that the city has seen elevated gang activity in the past few years and is seriously concerned about Monterey County transplants causing disputes amongst rival factions.
Source: Paso Robles Press Date: August 14, 2012
Sanger gang member sentenced to life for drive-by killing (Fresno, CA): A Sanger gang member was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the drive-by killing of a rival in southeast Fresno in January 2010.
Source: The Fresno Bee Date: August 14, 2012
Justice officials in SJ to talk about gang violence (San Jose, CA): A high powered delegation from The U.S. Department of Justice was in San Jose Tuesday to talk about gang violence. They arrived just hours after San Jose police had to deal with two shootings that are likely gang-related.
Source: KGO-TV 7 News Date: August 14, 2012
Tulsa neighborhood groups organize against gang violence (Tulsa, OK): Several Tulsa neighborhoods have joined forces with the Florence Park community, after a neighbor was killed by a stray bullet, while shopping with his young daughter at a Best Buy store last month.
Source: NewsOn6.com Date: August 14, 2012
Reporting on Chicago's violent toll on children (Chicago, IL): When 7-year-old Heaven Sutton was killed in North Austin on a hot summer night, she was standing outside selling candy, snow cones and snacks at a stand set up by her mother. Heaven was shot while in the crossfire of a gang confrontation.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: August 14, 2012
Canton High students suspended on first day of school for wearing 'gang-related' shoes (Canton, MS) : Nearly 100 Canton High School students received in-school suspensions on their first day last Wednesday after sporting neon-colored shoes, neon shoe strings and other "gang-related" colors.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: August 14, 2012
For Latinos, Anaheim gang sweep rubs riots' wounds. Should police have waited? (Anaheim, CA): For the police in Anaheim, where the rates for murder and crime in general have soared over the past year, the gang sweep was an operation that could not wait.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor Date: August 14, 2012
Two teens ordered held for trial in Modesto shooting (Modesto, CA): A judge on Tuesday ruled that two teenagers must stand trial, accused of murder in the brazen gang- related shooting death of a 19-year-old man last year in Modesto's airport neighborhood.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 14, 2012
More than a year in, police war on gang having an impact (Chicago, IL): Hannah Hofseth’s apartment looks out on the intersection of Potomac and Rockwell — where the Maniac Latin Disciples were born in the 1960s. The corner is notorious for mayhem, so much so that it was featured on an episode of the cable TV series "Gangland."
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 13, 2012
Alleged gang leader killed (Montreal, QC): The reputed leader of the notorious Bo-Gars street gang was gunned down in the crowded parking lot of the Galeries d'Anjou shopping centre on Friday night. Chénier Dupuy, 37, was sitting in his car when he was shot around 6:50 p.m.
Source: The Gazette Date: August 13, 2012
Gang links examined in trio of Montreal slayings (Montreal, QC): Police in Quebec are examining whether three slayings over the weekend in the Montreal area are linked to each other by gang activity. Three men were shot dead between Friday evening and Saturday afternoon in separate incidents in two Montreal neighbourhoods and the suburb of Laval.
Source: CBC News Date: August 13, 2012
Police: Suspected gang member locked girlfriend away for years (New York, NY): Police looking for drugs in a New Jersey apartment found a woman padlocked in a bedroom, where they say she may have been held against her will for extended periods over the past two years.
Source: CNN Date: August 13, 2012
Macon police department heads anti-gang initiative (Macon, GA): The Macon Police Department will head up the city's anti-gang initiative. City council originally discussed making the Mayor's office the lead agency for the program, but some council members felt the police department should take charge.
Source: WMAZ 13 News Date: August 13, 2012
Frayser families victims of gang violence (Memphis, TN): At least three Frayser families became the innocent victims of gang violence over the weekend, when stray bullets hit their homes and property.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: August 13, 2012
Gang graffiti hits central Sioux Falls neighborhood (Sioux Falls, SD): Police are investigating a rash of vandalism to an area in central Sioux Falls. Police found 29 different places hit by graffiti over the weekend in the area of 16th Street and Grange Avenue, police spokesman Sam Clemens said.
Source: Argus Leader Date: August 13, 2012
Counselor remembers Santa Cruz teen murder victim as trying to resist gangs (Santa Cruz, CA): As police continued to probe the shooting death of 13-year-old Joey Mendoza, a counselor who knew him well said Mendoza was at a transitional time in his life.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 13, 2012
Trial for West Valley City gang-related murder begins (Salt Lake County, UT): Alma Ruesga never brings up the day her sister's boyfriend died in the presence of her 5-year-old son Miguel. But the boy witnessed the fight that led to the death of George Davila, and she said that he tells her "Dog Town" stabbed him.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: August 13, 2012
Gang-related shooting in Vancouver (Vancouver, BC): Police arrested a man who they say shot a teen several times in Vancouver just after midnight in what's said to be gang-related. Investigators say he knows who shot him, and it was not random.
Source: KXL News Date: August 13, 2012
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