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Four Darlington men arrested after gang-related fight (Darlington, SC): Four Darlington men were arrested and charged with assault and battery and trespassing following what the victim described as a gang-related fight involving the "Neighborhood 20s."
Source: SCNow Date: August 30, 2012
Brooklyn gangs: They may be dangerous, but they're also just making the rap-pop scene (Brooklyn, NY) : Brooklyn's street gangs are getting into pop culture. Violent youth crews are posting pictures on Instagram; using trendy bracelets instead of old-fashioned bandanas to sport colors; and mixing other trends with their thuggeries.
Source: New York Daily News Date: August 30, 2012
Easton police arrest seven in drug raids (Easton, PA) : Easton police arrested seven people Thursday in a pair of early-morning drug raids, one of which targeted members of a New Jersey street gang.
Source: EastonPatch Date: August 30, 2012
Parents upset police photograph students without permission (Horizon City, TX): Parents of Horizon High School students said Horizon City police made their children line up and strip down while officers photographed the students' tattoos.
Source: KFOX14 News Date: August 30, 2012
Fort Pierce guns violence goes quiet for first time in 30 years (Fort Pierce, FL): Police had good news on the heels of a task force to reduce violence in the city ... for the first time in 30 years, the city had a six month silence in gun violence. The bad news? The gang mentality is starting younger, and getting more violent.
Source: WPEC 12 News Date: August 30, 2012
Deputies investigate gang activity (St. Joseph, MO): An investigation into alleged gang activity has led to arrests for assault and theft, the Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday.
Source: St. Joseph News-Press Date: August 30, 2012
Reedley PD targets local gang members (Reedley, CA): Reedley Police targeted gang members plus former inmates on parole and probation in a multi-agency sweep across the city on Aug. 17. The sweep occurred after a Norteno gang member from Reedley cut another member's throat with a razor blade in a Fresno courtroom earlier this month.
Source: The Reedley Exponent Date: August 30, 2012
Young man shot several times in NE Portland; possibly gang-related (Portland, OR): A 21-year-old man is recovering from gunshot wounds. The suspected gunman is in custody after an early morning shooting in Portland's Hazelwood neighborhood.
Source: KPTV FOX 12 News Date: August 29, 2012
Girl's killing gang-related, three arrested (Fontana, CA): Homicide investigators say the shooting of a teenage girl was gang-related. The 16-year-old girl was standing with a group of friends when she was hit by gunfire from the vehicle.
Source: Inland News Today Date: August 29, 2012
Gang leaders convicted of drug trafficking (New Haven, CT): A federal judge set Nov. 26 as the sentencing date for two men federal prosecutors claim were the leaders of the Marina Village Bloods, a gang that dealt crack and heroin out of a home on Johnson Street adjacent to the Bridgeport housing project.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: August 29, 2012
Gang member faces murder charges — again (Barstow, CA): A Barstow gang member will, again, face murder charges after a judge threw out his plea for giving false testimony in a murder trial against two partners-in-crime.
Source: Desert Dispatch Date: August 29, 2012
First look at results of comprehensive gang study (Chattanooga, TN): City leaders have given us a sneak peek to a comprehensive study on gang activity that will be released in a few weeks. The comprehensive gang study found three areas of high gang activity in the city. Avondale, Alton Park, and East Chattanooga.
Source: WTVC NewsChannel 9 Date: August 29, 2012
Warrant issued for suspect in gang-related shooting (Vancouver, WA): Prosecutors have issued an attempted murder warrant for a Vancouver gang member accused of shooting a man early Saturday. It was the second gang-related shooting in Vancouver in slightly more than two weeks.
Source: The Columbian Date: August 29, 2012
Testimony spotlights violence of MS-13 gang in Richmond (Richmond, VA): Courtroom testimony on Monday shed new light on a Richmond-area group of MS-13 gang members that's described by authorities as so violent that new members must kill to get into the club.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: August 28, 2012
Oceano shooting suspect chose targets randomly, investigator says (San Luis Obispo, CA): Angered by an encounter he’d had with Nipomo gang members, an alleged former Los Angeles gang member randomly targeted a group of Oceano teens standing near a street corner and began shooting, a detective with the District Attorney’s Office testified Monday.
Source: The Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
Convicted gang leader seeking new trial (Chattanooga, TN): The former head of a local street gang now serving a life sentence for murder claims his attorney's mistakes in his 2008 trial prejudiced the jury and he's asking the court for a new trial.
Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press Date: August 28, 2012
Gang labeling in dispute when analyzing Chicago violence (Chicago, IL): The city of Chicago is making a concerted effort to fight gang activity and one important part is to track it. That involves pegging some crimes as “gang related,” a label that the police department applies to most murders in the city.
Source: WBEZ 91.5 Date: August 28, 2012
Warrant out for alleged gang shooter (Medford, OR): A suspected gang member who has eluded police for the past five months now faces an attempted murder charge stemming from a suspected gang-related shooting March 27 outside a Medford apartment complex.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: August 28, 2012
City increases downtown police presence following recent violent crime streak (Madison, WI): After a summer during which crime and violence occurred frequently throughout downtown Madison, city officials allotted an additional $50,000 to increase the number of police officers patrolling University Avenue on weekend nights.
Source: The Daily Cardinal Date: August 28, 2012
Gang scuffle reported in Berwyn (Berwyn, IL): A Cicero man allegedly was involved in a gang scuffle in the 1600 block of Lombard Avenue in Berwyn at 8:05 a.m. Aug. 13, police said.
Source: Stickney Suburban Life Date: August 28, 2012
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