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Gang-related graffiti turns up near Four Mile Road (Alexandria, VA): An unknown graffiti artist covered a trash compactor and fence near the intersection of Florence Drive and Four Mile Road with a gang-related message late last month.
Source: Alexandria Times Date: July 5, 2012
Three suspects jailed in fatal gang-related shooting in Greenville (Greenville, NC): Three men have been arrested in connection with a fatal gang-related shooting Saturday in downtown Greenville, police said.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram Date: July 5, 2012
Four charged in shootout (Salinas, CA): Charges have been filed against four people arrested in connection to a gang-related shootout last week that killed a Salinas man.
Source: The Salinas Californian Date: July 5, 2012
End of the road for Sunnyside gang house (Sunnyside, WA): In an otherwise tranquil canal bank neighborhood, a house known for drive-by shootings and gang members is empty.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 5, 2012
Gang graffiti taggers target Silver Lake, deface over a dozen vehicles (Los Angeles, CA): Silver Lake residents awoke Thursday morning to not the lingering scent of fireworks smoke, but gang graffiti on their vehicles and garage doors.
Source: LAist Date: July 5, 2012
16 arrested in narcotics operations on South Side (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police arrested sixteen people and seized guns and cash Tuesday in two separate operations on the South Side targeting gangs and narcotic activity.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: July 4, 2012
37 indicted in Rockland County drug investigations (Rockland County, NY): A series of police investigations produced grand jury indictments against 37 people on felony charges of selling a smorgasbord of drugs, including cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy and various prescription drugs, authorities said Monday.
Source: The Journal News Date: July 3, 2012
Cook County sweep nets 11 Arrests, two gang-related (Cook County, IL) : In an attempt to help clean up the ever growing problems that continue to arise in many of our communities, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart has initiated a complete 'sweep,' starting with Harvey, Illinois.
Source: BurrRidgePatch Date: July 3, 2012
Suspect held in Greeley shooting (Greeley, CO): A suspect in Greeley's fifth gang-related shooting in the past two weeks was apprehended Monday afternoon by SWAT team members after he barricaded himself in an apartment complex in Evans for about an hour.
Source: The Denver Post Date: July 3, 2012
Two Pontiac gang members sent to prison for robbery, gunfire (Pontiac, MI) : Two members of the Goon Squad, a Pontiac street gang known for random acts of violence, were sentenced to prison Tuesday in Oakland Circuit Court for robbing a man and then shooting at his car as he fled.
Source: The Detroit News Date: July 3, 2012
Accused shooter of two teenagers was being threatened by street gang, defense lawyer says (Syracuse, NY): A Syracuse teenager accused of shooting two other youths last week thought the victims were armed and members of a street gang that had been threatening him, his defense lawyer said today.
Source: The Post-Standard Date: July 3, 2012
Officials may revive war against gang violence (Greeley, CO): A spate of gang shootings to kick off the summer is never a good sign, but it is one police expect. But now, five gang-related shootings — one in which an officer killed a man suspected of taking part in a gang-related shooting on Father’s Day — may be enough to kick-start what some would say is a necessary community conversation
Source: Greeley Tribune Date: July 3, 2012
Gang fears rising (Calgary, AB): As police try to find two gunmen behind a deadly gang shooting which left one man dead and three injured in a northeast restaurant, they are bracing for the possibility of more violence.
Source: Calgary Sun Date: July 3, 2012
Police: Major East Oakland gang nearly dismantled (Oakland, CA): Four men charged last week in a suspected murder conspiracy plot are reputed members of a violent East Oakland gang involved in narcotics trafficking, prostitution, identity theft and fraud, police said Tuesday.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: July 3, 2012
Revamped CeaseFire hits the streets in Rockford (Rockford, IL): A cluster of cards, candles, flowers and a makeshift cross are often the centerpiece of a community wide prayer vigil held at the scene of a homicide and attended by grieving family members and friends.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: July 3, 2012
Flint man sentenced to life in prison for involvement in Dayton Mafia gang (Flint, MI): A Flint man will spend the rest of his life in federal prison after he was convicted in Flint federal court for his role in the Dayton Mafia street gang.
Source: The Flint Journal Date: July 3, 2012
Gang-related deaths are on the rise in Denver (Denver, CO): Six young men. That's how many have lost their lives in gang-related murders this year between January and May, according to the Denver Police Department.
Source: Denver Westword Date: July 3, 2012
Forest Grove police investigate gang-related fight that left man unconscious (Forest Grove, OR): Forest Grove police are investigating a gang-related fight during which a Hillsboro man was knocked unconscious, the department reported.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 3, 2012
Three arrested after alleged gang-related attack (Suffolk, NY): Three people were arrested Tuesday on charges of an alleged gang-related attack last week. The Suffolk Police Department's Neighborhood Enforcement Team arrested 20-year-old Vontay Jennings, as well as two juveniles.
Source: Suffolk News-Herald Date: July 3, 2012
Kids cross border alone, fleeing drugs and gangs (Edinburg, TX): A cell phone call from a Spanish-speaking man who said he and others were locked in a house brought police to a dirt road on the outskirts of town. There they found three small homes used as "stash houses" to hide 117 illegal immigrants, including 10 children, who had just been smuggled across the Mexican border into the United States.
Source: MSNBC Date: July 3, 2012
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