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Two Miami gang members found guilty in killing of rival and 10-month-old baby (Miami, FL): An emotionally charged trial that began with the tearful testimony of a father whose 10-month-old baby and best friend were killed by gang violence ended Wednesday with the conviction of two gang members.
Source: The Miami Herald Date: August 2, 2012
Lodi man shot outside Kmart (Lodi, CA): A Lodi man was shot in what police suspect was a gang-related incident last week. Joshua McCoy, 30, was walking on Cherokee Lane outside of Kmart at 3:15 p.m. on July 24 when police said he was approached by a juvenile on a bicycle.
Source: Lodi News-Sentinel Date: August 2, 2012
Two Harlem gangs broken by arrests, officials say (Harlem, NY): Two gangs that for years struck fear among residents of a large Harlem housing project by openly selling crack cocaine and marijuana were brought down this week with the arrest of 19 members, the authorities announced on Thursday.
Source: The New York Times Date: August 2, 2012
Gang officers find teens with loaded guns (Portland, OR): Police recovered a loaded handgun from a 13-year-old boy and a semi-automatic handgun from 18-year-old during two separate incidents in Southeast Portland Sunday.
Source: KGW NewsChannel 8 Date: August 2, 2012
Mesa crime keeps falling, now below 1963 levels (Mesa, AZ): Serious crime in Mesa fell 3 percent in the first half of 2012, which police attribute to an aggressive campaign to arrest gang members, career criminals and suspects involved in street-level drug activity.
Source: East Valley Tribune Date: August 2, 2012
Second arrest made in Cortland gang assault case (Cortland, NY): Cortland police have arrested a second person in connection with a gang-related assault on Main Street.
Source: CNY Central Date: August 2, 2012
Gang trends along the central coast (Watsonville, CA): Cities along the Central Coast are seeing an increase in gang activity. Some cities have to deal with rival gang conflicts, while others are starting to see more fights within the same gang.
Source: KION 46 News Date: August 2, 2012
Local law enforcement works to discourage gang activity in Waterloo (Waterloo, IA): Local law enforcement agents are working with the United States Attorney's Office to combat gang-related and violent criminal activity in the Cedar Valley.
Source: KWWL News Date: August 2, 2012
Four hurt in 'gang' shooting in Burbank (Burbank, IL): An area of Burbank where police say gang activity has been on the rise was the scene of an early Thursday morning shooting in which three teenagers and a 20-year-old woman were shot, police said.
Source: SouthtownStar Date: August 2, 2012
Gang member convicted of murder (Carlsbad, CA): A jury convicted a Carlsbad gang member of murder Thursday, about a year and a half after prosecutors said he stabbed a man to death outside a popular bar.
Source: North County Times Date: August 2, 2012
Highland Park shootings, gang-related violence up in July, LAPD says (Los Angeles, CA): The LAPD says July was a really bad month for Highland Park. There were numerous shootings, and many residents say they're afraid to leave their homes. Those who want something done attended a community meeting Thursday.
Source: KABC 7 News Date: August 2, 2012
Chicago homicides down in July (Chicago, IL): Good news for Chicago's murder rate. Only 49 murders were recorded in July, which is the third-lowest rate in the last quarter century.
Source: Chicagoist Date: August 2, 2012
Mahoning County grand jury indicts four on gang-related activities (Youngstown, OH): A Mahoning County grand jury handed up indictments against four city men for alleged participation in criminal gang activity.
Source: The Vindicator Date: August 2, 2012
New gang unit takes all-out approach (Memphis, TN): There are few pieces of gang graffiti that are a more certain indicator of gang activity than the word Hoover. Pitchforks and multi-pointed stars and certain numbers could be the work on bona fide gang members or those who aspire to gang membership – called "wannabes" by police.
Source: Memphis Daily News Date: August 2, 2012
Gang members tied to crimes arrested, police say (Phoenix, AZ): Three alleged gang members suspected of burning a car for insurance and who were possibly involved with a man's murder were booked Thursday afternoon on mulitple charges, authorities said.
Source: The Arizona Republic Date: August 2, 2012
Visitacion Valley gang violence shakes San Francisco neighborhood (San Francisco, CA) : Visitacion Valley, a residential neighborhood tucked into San Francisco's far southwest corner, has been hit with a shocking wave of gang violence in recent days. This week alone, shootings have claimed the lives of four people--bringing the area's total summer death toll to seven.
Source: The Huffington Post Date: August 2, 2012
Police arrest two Sureno gang members in King City (King City, CA) : Authorities said two Sureno gang members were arrested in King City on Wednesday. King City police said Angel Quinonez, 21, was arrested after a short standoff outside a home on Collins Street.
Source: KSBW 8 News Date: August 2, 2012
Police alone can't stop gangs, Toronto Chief Bill Blair says (Toronto, ON): Two weeks after Toronto was shaken by the largest mass shooting in its history, Police Chief Bill Blair sees the gang violence at its root not as one neighbourhood's problem but a social issue that demands solutions from Toronto's business and community leaders.
Source: The Globe and Mail Date: August 1, 2012
Nine gangs active in Red Deer, RCMP say (Red Deer, AB): Red Deer is experiencing growth in its street gangs, lured by the city's location, money and demographic, say authorities, and police believe a large bust announced this week represents only a fraction of the problem.
Source: Calgary Herald Date: August 1, 2012
FBI roundup targets East Side gang (Buffalo, NY): The FBI Safe Streets Task Force, working closely with Buffalo homicide detectives and precinct police, rounded up about half a dozen members of an East Side gang during a roundup that began around dawn today.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: August 1, 2012
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