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Korean street gang leaders indicted in extortion (Fairfax County, VA): The leaders of a suspected Korean street gang in Fairfax County are accused of beating up and threatening to extort business owners in Northern Virginia.
Source: The Washington Examiner Date: June 28, 2012
Prison for gang members (Schenectady, NY): Three members of a Shenectady street gang were sentenced this week to lengthy federal prison terms on racketeering charges, while a fourth member pleaded guilty to the same crime, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney General's Office in the Northern New York District.
Source: Times Union Date: June 28, 2012
Gang member convicted in San Pablo slayings (San Pablo, CA): A jury on Wednesday convicted a West Contra Costa County gang member on three counts of first-degree murder and one count of second-degree murder for his role in a San Pablo killing spree nearly five years ago.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 28, 2012
Gang Task Force hears from community leaders (Albany, GA): In a role reversal, the Gang Task Force and Violence Prevention meeting involved members hearing from community leaders’ regarding work of the Albany Police Department Gang Unit.
Source: The Albany Herald Date: June 28, 2012
Four wounded in shooting near Salinas shopping center (Salinas, CA): Four people were shot outside a Salinas shopping center on Thursday in a gang attack that injured two bystanders more than 70 feet away, police said.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 28, 2012
Group brings back gang hotline as violence increases (Memphis, TN): A brutal gang attack caught on camera prompted city officials to bring a gang hotline back to Memphis. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is joining the fight against gang crime by providing the community with the necessary resources to prevent it.
Source: WMC-TV 5 News Date: June 28, 2012
Lynden fair: No gang members allowed after last year's shootings (Lynden, WA): Gang members won't be allowed at the Northwest Washington Fair in August - a security decision officials made after last year's violent gang fight.
Source: The News Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Both sides wary as CeaseFire recruited to help curtail shootings (Chicago, IL): Faced with a surge in homicides, the city of Chicago has taken the unprecedented step of giving the anti-violence group CeaseFire a $1 million grant in hopes an organization staffed largely by ex-felons can help police curtail summer violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 27, 2012
Drug sweep nets gang members (Wichita Falls, TX): One of the biggest drug busts in Wichita Falls history netted charges against 30 members of a local gang. Interim Wichita Falls Police Chief Manuel Borrego called a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the sweep, which he called a long-term investigation involving local police and the FBI.
Source: Times Record News Date: June 27, 2012
A tour of City of Newburgh gang violence (White Plains, NY): Luis "King Luch" Tambito testified on Tuesday against his former allies in the Latin Kings gang, guiding jurors into Newburgh's most violent days.
Source: Times Herald-Record Date: June 27, 2012
Metro Vancouver gangs continue violent power struggle (Vancouver, BC): The new brand of Vancouver's gangster is opportunistic and reckless, highlighted by a pair of very public Port Moody shootings. "Some of these people make the decision to kill somebody in 10 minutes," said Darryl Plecas, director of criminal justice research at the University of the Fraser Valley. "These young gangs, they're wannabe gangsters that have neither the patience nor the smarts to pull it off in the long haul."
Source: The Province Date: June 27, 2012
Suspected gang leader faces charges (Montreal, QC): A man police consider to be a dangerous and violent street gang leader has been charged with attempted murder in the stabbing of two men outside a Plateau Mont Royal bar during the long weekend.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 27, 2012
Underground Gangster Crips gang leader from Lorton pleads guilty to sex trafficking minors (Lorton, VA): A 26-year-old Lorton man pleaded guilty today to recruiting eight juvenile girls and operating a prostitution ring for the Underground Gangster Crips street gang.
Source: LortonPatch Date: June 27, 2012
Courthouse fight gang-related (Tulsa, OK): Tulsa Police tell us three males identified as gang members are accused of attacking people in the hallway of the Tulsa County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Source: KRMG News Date: June 27, 2012
Gangs in East Peoria? - A police perspective (East Peoria, IL): When Justin Siebenthal was shot to death earlier this month it did not take long for some East Peorians to begin speculating his death could be gang-related.
Source: East Peoria Times-Courier Date: June 27, 2012
Gang violence: Teens terrorize neighborhood (Des Moines, IA): Des Moines police say teenage gang members terrorized a south side neighborhood, threatening a pregnant woman and shooting up at least one house. And the youngest gang member, according to police, was just 13-years-old.
Source: WHO13 News Date: June 27, 2012
Four LA gang members indicted in girl's 2001 murder (Los Angeles, CA): Los Angeles County prosecutors say four suspected MS-13 gang members have been charged with kidnapping and murdering a 13-year-old Whittier girl in 2001.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: June 27, 2012
Dover commission passes resolution to decrease gang violence (Dover, DE): The Dover Human Resources Commission passed a resolution Wednesday night that has the goal of keeping the streets of Dover free of gang activity. The commission said that since February of last year there has been an increased concern from the community about gangs in Dover.
Source: WBOC 16 News Date: June 27, 2012
Gang member sentenced for having a sharpened spork in jail (Caldwell, ID): On Tuesday, a judge sentenced a known gang member for two crimes he committed while in jail: Possession of a dangerous weapon and aggravated assault.
Source: KTVB 7 News Date: June 27, 2012
Gang member convicted of 1996 stabbing death (Santa Ana, CA): A former gang member sat with his chin resting on his fist Wednesday when he was convicted of second-degree murder for the unprovoked stabbing death of an unarmed teenager on a Fullerton street corner more than 15 years ago.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 27, 2012
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