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Toronto mayor meets with PM to begin tackling city's gang problems (Toronto, ON): They met in the shadow of a Scarborough bloodbath that left two innocents dead and 23 wounded. And, when the private meeting on gun violence with Prime Minister Stephen Harper was over, Mayor Rob Ford claimed it was just the start to ensure Toronto has tools to "prevent gang violence and protect the public from criminals."
Source: Sun News Date: July 24, 2012
New unit to fight gang crime in West Tennessee (Memphis, TN): A newly formed unit made up of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies is taking on the challenge of eradicating street gang crime in Memphis and West Tennessee, officials said Monday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 24, 2012
Fugitives in slaying case have gang ties (Joplin, MO): Two of five suspects in a home-invasion murder July 6 in Joplin are known members of a street gang in Tulsa, Okla., including the suspected triggerman, Daniel Hartman, according to police.
Source: The Joplin Globe Date: July 24, 2012
People fear possible "gang war" in Alice (Alice, TX): Police have made their first arrest in a rash of gang related violence in Alice. On Sunday, four known gang members were killed. One died in a drive-by shooting, the others were involved in a shooting and car crash.
Source: KRIS 6 News Date: July 24, 2012
Waverly shooting was gang-related, police say (Baltimore, MD): Baltimore Police say a recent shooting in Waverly that injured a 16-year-old girl was gang-related, and detectives have charged a 22-year-old man in the case.
Source: The Baltimore Sun Date: July 24, 2012
One person injured in Anaheim shooting (Anaheim, CA): One person was injured in a shooting Tuesday afternoon that police believe to be gang-related.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: July 24, 2012
Cape PD seeks suspect in home burglary (Cape Coral, FL): Cape Coral Police are investigating a suspected gang-related burglary that took place on NW 25th Lane Tuesday afternoon.
Source: WINK News Date: July 24, 2012
Yakima County gets $105,000 more in grant funds to fight gangs (Yakima, WA): Yakima County has received a second state grant to support gang intervention efforts in three cities and could be expanded to other communities.
Source: Yakima Herald-Republic Date: July 24, 2012
Metro Gang Unit unveiling Monday (Memphis, TN): A new Metro Gang Unit will be unveiled Monday, July 23, by local, state and federal law enforcement officials. But the unit will operate differently than the past gang unit that was a consolidation of efforts by the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff's Department.
Source: The Daily News Date: July 23, 2012
Police investigating gang violence in Alice (Alice, TX): There are more questions than answers a day after a gang shooting in Alice left four people dead and one person in critical condition. Police are still busy working on solving the crime, and have not said much in the meantime.
Source: KIII News Date: July 23, 2012
Gang activity in Waterloo Region (Waterloo, ON): A week ago today, two people were killed and 23 others injured when gunfire erupted at a block party in Toronto's east end.
Source: 570 News Date: July 23, 2012
Sterling streets hit with gang graffiti (Moline, IL): Police say they're investigating multiple reports of street gang-related graffiti on at least five streets in Sterling, Illinois.
Source: WQAD 8 News Date: July 23, 2012
One killed, one wounded in Wilmington drive-by shooting(Wilmington, CA): One man was killed and another wounded in an apparently gang-related drive-by shooting in Wilmington, police said today.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: July 23, 2012
Man shot by rival gang, bullets hit houses on Beacon Hill (Seattle, WA): Seattle police say a man was wounded and two houses were struck by gunfire in the Beacon Hill neighborhood last night.
Source: The Seattle Times Date: July 23, 2012
More funding for Toronto police anti-gang initiative coming (Toronto, ON) : Provincial funding for a police anti-violence initiative was made permanent Monday, as the city grappled with a series of recent public shootings that have left multiple people dead.
Source: The Province Date: July 23, 2012
Chicago increases efforts to combat street violence (Chicago, IL): The Latino organization Enlace Chicago has increased its efforts to combat street violence in the Windy City, where in the first six months of the year there were 259 homicides with 44 of the victims being young Hispanics.
Source: FOX News Latino Date: July 23, 2012
Lafayette man, gang member sent to prison for 2011 armed robbery (Lafayette, IN): A Lafayette man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for his involvement in a gang-related armed robbery a year ago near Purdue University.
Source: Journal and Courier Date: July 23, 2012
Victims of Metro Gang Strike Force awarded $840,000 (Minneapolis, MN): More than $840,000 was awarded Monday to 96 victims of illegal searches, seizures and use of excessive force by the now-defunct Metro Gang Strike Force, including a dozen juveniles who were targeted by a Brooklyn Park police officer.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 23, 2012
BVU senior helps organize volunteer effort to combat violence in Chicago (Chicago, IL): A surge in violence and gang-related homicides in Chicago have been prominent fixtures in recent national news coverage. One Buena Vista University (BVU) student, Dominique Daily, a native of Chicago, has vowed to combat this violence by co-founding a non-profit organization, Love Out Loud.
Source: Storm Lake Pilot Tribune Date: July 23, 2012
Testimony describes Holland-area gang operations (Holland, MI): Never take a lie detector test. Never stand idle when another King needs assistance. No hanging out on street corners unarmed. These are some of the rules of the Latin King Manifesto, according to testimony Monday.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: July 23, 2012
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