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ACLU will appeal Ogden Trece gang injunction (Ogden, UT): Almost a month after a judge ruled that an injunction against the Ogden Trece street gang would become permanent action in the city, the American Civil Liberties Union says it will appeal the decision to the Utah Supreme Court, calling the injunction a violation of constitutional rights.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: September 12, 2012
Critics say current 'gangs' younger, less organized (Toronto, BC): While police say a notorious gang was involved in a spate of killings and shootings in east Toronto, some critics say the current crop of young men involved in street-level crime are not as organized as some of their predecessors.
Source: CBC News Date: September 12, 2012
York man charged in gang-related shooting now in federal custody (York, PA): A York man is in the custody of U.S. Marshals on a federal parole violation, a day after a local judge ordered him confined to his home in connection with a gang-related shooting, according to a district judge.
Source: York Daily Record Date: September 12, 2012
Trial winds down for gang members accused in Outlook trailer shooting (Yakima County, WA): A Yakima County jury on Wednesday began hearing closing arguments in the trial of four gang members accused of firing more than 20 shots into a home in Outlook that has been the scene of several notorious shootings, including the murder of a 16-year-old girl just two weeks later.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: September 12, 2012
Video subpoenaed of gang fight at Morrow High (Morrow, GA): Clayton County Sheriff’s officials subpoenaed cell-phone video Wednesday of a gang-related fight earlier this week at Morrow High School. The "jump in" — slang for assaulting someone to initiate him or her into a gang — occurred after school Monday as buses were loading, according to Clayton County Sheriff’s spokesman James Beveridge.
Source: Clayton News Daily Date: September 12, 2012
Rival gangs taken down by NYPD (New York, NY) : Two rival street gangs, who have allegedly caused violence and shootings in East New York during a gang war over the last three years, have had 49 members indicted, Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes announced Wednesday.
Source: The Epoch Times Date: September 12, 2012
Boise police say busted 'Slayer' gang was violent, into guns (Boise, ID) : Boise police will tell you that criminal gangs exist all over the Treasure Valley. The ones that seem the most visible are regional versions of West Coast gangs such as the Nortenos or Sorenos (north side or south side).
Source: Idaho Statesman Date: September 11, 2012
Teen who killed rival in Newburgh gang found beaten (Newburgh, NY): A teen who, as a 13-year-old, killed a rival gang member was found early Sunday lying in the street after a brutal attack, police said.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: September 11, 2012
Group plans outreach (Muskogee, OK): Kahlil Lucas said he knows the way to target gang violence and troubled youth in Muskogee. Lucas, a former gang member, told area religious and community leaders what he knows from life experience.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: September 11, 2012
Four teens charged in shooting incident (Pittsfield, MA) : Four young people, including a 12-year-old, are facing attempted murder and other charges in what police are calling a gang-related shooting over the weekend outside a house party. No one was hit by bullets.
Source: The Berkshire Eagle Date: September 11, 2012
Police crack down on gang violence in Chula Vista neighborhood (Corpus Christi, TX): Investigators continue to search for the gunmen involved in Sunday's drive-by shooting, the case is now in the hands of the Corpus Christi Police Department's Gang Unit.
Source: KIII News Date: September 11, 2012
Five people indicted in Anti-Government Militia Plot (Liberty County, GA): A Liberty County Grand Jury returned three separate indictments against five people charging them with multiple offenses. All five Defendants’ charges include violations of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act with the identified criminal street gang being F.E.A.R.
Source: The Coastal Source Date: September 11, 2012
Witnesses fear of deadly Galloway Boys street gang keeping them from jail: police (Toronto, ON): Toronto police have stalled in their quest to apprehend a handful of Scarborough gang members suspected in a year-long spate of shootings, including the July gun battle on Danzig Street that killed two bystanders and wounded nearly two dozen others.
Source: National Post Date: September 11, 2012
City's solution to gang threat includes concerts, not just crackdowns (Chattanooga, TN): Given that Chattanooga has sub-titled its anti-gang efforts 'The Future is Ours', it's no surprise to find co-director Boyd Patterson shifting from prosecutor to concert promoter in the cafeteria at Brainerd High School Tuesday.
Source: WRCB 3 News Date: September 11, 2012
Port Moody residents press panel for an end to gang to violence (Port Moody, BC): Debbie Delisser, a teacher in this city of about 34,000 east of Vancouver, can’t figure out why gang killers are getting a break she never would.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: September 11, 2012
Sheriff: Gang violence on the rise in upstate county (Union, SC): Gang violence is increasing in Union County, according to Sheriff Taylor. One murder in the past few weeks and numerous cases of attempted murder have been reported. It all stems from rival gangs having issues with each other.
Source: WSPA 7 News Date: September 11, 2012
Pasco drive-by shooting suspects allegedly targeted victims' father (Pasco, WA): A 19-year-old Pasco man is accused of firing multiple shots into a rival gang member's car and hitting the man's daughter in the head.
Source: Tri-City Herald Date: September 11, 2012
Santa Cruz police track clues in homicide of 13-year-old (Santa Cruz, CA): More than four weeks after 13-year-old Joey Mendoza was shot to death on San Lorenzo Boulevard, police said they believe a rival gang member was responsible and they are getting closer to an arrest.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel Date: September 11, 2012
Cute names don't mask Toronto gangs' violence (Toronto, ON): We're being terrorized by little ruffians with names like "Bam Bam" and "Angel" and "Gifted." What is this, a playpen for punks? Cute, if it weren't for all the bullet-riddled bystanders.
Source: Toronto Sun Date: September 11, 2012
Notorious Galloway Boys street gang undergoing renewal (Toronto, ON): A fierce leader and a cache of weapons helped make the Galloway Boys one of the most feared street gangs in Toronto, but today they pose a new threat with younger members vying to fill a leadership vacuum.
Source: CBC News Date: September 11, 2012
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