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Two Dayton street gang members sentenced to federal prison (Dayton, OH): Two members of the Dayton View Hustlers street gang were sentenced to federal prison terms Thursday for their roles in a 2007 home invasion that resulted in the shooting death of a 52-year-old man.
Source: Dayton Daily News Date: August 9, 2012
York focused on taking gangs, guns off the streets (Fort Wayne, IN): Aggravated assaults, which include shootings, are up 15 percent in the Summit City compared to 2011. Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York says part of that problem can be attributed to gangs and gun accessibility.
Source: Indiana's NewsCenter Date: August 9, 2012
Azusa gang member convicted of gun charge stemming from massive anti-gang investigation (Azusa, CA): An Azusa gang member faces up to 10 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday in federal court of being in possession of a gun, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: August 9, 2012
Victim of fatal drive-by shooting on San Lorenzo Boulevard recalled as 'bright, flirtatious and well-dressed' (Santa Cruz, CA): Watsonville Police Chief Manny Solano said Thursday his department is doing everything it can to curb a "surge" in gang violence. "We want to see what the trends are," Solano said. "They change from month to month depending on who's on the streets calling the shots. We gather everything we can from jails and on the streets."
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 9, 2012
Detroit gets $1.5M grant to fight youth violence (Detroit, MI): A Detroit community-based violence prevention program has received a $1.5 million federal grant. The grant was announced Thursday as Mayor Dave Bing and the city's police chief met with U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade, Detroit's Housing and Urban Development field office chief and White House officials.
Source: WJBK FOX 2 News Date: August 9, 2012
Tulare man receives nine-year sentence (Tulare, CA): A Tulare man who authorities described as a gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison for slashing another gang member's throat in September.
Source: Visalia Times-Delta Date: August 9, 2012
School officials, police, community organizations partner in effort to prevent youth gang involvement (Santa Cruz, CA): The victim of Wednesday's fatal drive-by shooting, whom family members identified as 13-year-old Joey Mendoza, represented the target audience of many of the police department's gang prevention and suppression programs.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: August 9, 2012
Police shootings, violent crime both increase in Anaheim (Anaheim, CA): The controversy over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Anaheim man is part of a significant increase in both violent crime and officer-involved shootings in the city so far this year, according to records reviewed by The Times.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: August 8, 2012
Menace to society: Why many young black men are accused of being in gangs (San Francisco, CA): Shots fired at Oakdale Avenue and Baldwin Court. It was Nov. 8, 2008, nearly four o'clock on a Saturday afternoon. The two plainclothes police officers reporting to the scene saw a public housing security guard following four black teens along the 1000 block of Oakdale, a corridor of project buildings halfway up a hill overlooking Candlestick Park and the Hunters Point shipyard.
Source: SF Weekly Date: August 8, 2012
Teen shot in gang-related attack in Woodlawn neighborhood (Chicago, IL): A teen boy was wounded in a gang-related shooting early Wednesday in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: August 8, 2012
Two guilty in Waterford Township roller rink shootings (Pontiac, MI): Oakland Circuit Court juries convicted two men Tuesday in a gang-related shooting that wounded six people during a party at a Waterford Township roller rink.
Source: The Detroit News Date: August 8, 2012
13-year-old fatally shot in Santa Cruz; police say victim was 'documented gang member' (Santa Cruz, CA): A 13-year-old Santa Cruz boy was shot and killed just after 8 p.m. Wednesday. The teenager, whom police describe as a "documented gang member," was walking on San Lorenzo Avenue near Bixby Street when he was shot twice in the back during a drive-by shooting, said police spokesman Zach Friend.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: August 8, 2012
Santa Rosa outlines new plan to fight gang violence (Santa Rosa, CA): Santa Rosa on Wednesday released its new four-year plan for tackling gang violence. The revamped strategic plan of the Mayor's Gang Prevention Task Force includes two new goals.
Source: The Press Democrat Date: August 8, 2012
More arrests in Alice gang shootings (Alice, TX): Two more suspects were arrested today in connection with a deadly drive-by shooting and a car crash in Alice.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: August 8, 2012
Macon Police Gang Unit cracks-down on crime (Macon, GA): The number of shootings in Macon have been on the rise. There have been five shooting near the Unionville area alone. The gang unit of the Macon Police Department said they are doing their part to crack down on the crime.
Source: FOX 24 News Date: August 8, 2012
Mayhem in every borough except Staten Island as 10 people shot in six gang-related incidents (New York, NY) : Ten people were shot in six gang-related incidents overnight Tuesday in the every borough except Staten Island, marring the annual Night Out Against Crime anti-violence event, police said.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 8, 2012
Police looking for troubled areas (Ottawa, ON): Police are working to identify the city's most troubled neighbourhoods as part of efforts to tackle gun and gang violence.
Source: Ottawa Sun Date: August 8, 2012
Witness intimidation trial scheduled in Stanislaus County (Stanislaus County, CA): A Stanislaus County Superior Court judge on Tuesday scheduled a trial to begin Oct. 1 for a man accused of staring down a witness to keep her from testifying in a gang-related murder case.
Source: The Modesto Bee Date: August 8, 2012
Taking illegal weapons off Fresno streets (Fresno, CA): The Fresno Police Department is trying to clean up the streets by cracking down on guns. Police Chief Jerry Dyer says there has been a twenty percent increase in shootings so far this year compared to last year.
Source: KFSN 30 News Date: August 7, 2012
Schumer targets intimidators (Peekskill, NY): U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer stood in front of City Hall on Monday morning exhibiting a T-shirt with the phrase "Snitches get Stitches" emblazoned on it. The phrase is common among gang members who use it to intimidate witnesses or victims to criminal activity, authorities say.
Source: The Journal News Date: August 7, 2012
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