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Six headed to trial on 2011 Antioch murder, gang charges (Martinez, CA): Six people are headed to trial on murder and gang charges in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old Oakley boy at an Antioch house party last year, a prosecutor said.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 18, 2012
Buffalo, NY gang member sentenced for killing teen (Buffalo, NY): A member of a western New York gang has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for killing a 15-year-old girl while gunning for her brother.
Source: The Wall Street Journal Date: June 18, 2012
Tattoo artist arrested on suspicion of drug possession, gang participation in Watsonville (Watsonville, CA): A tattoo artist was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of carrying a loaded firearm, participating in a criminal street gang and possessing narcotics, the Sheriff's Office said.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: June 18, 2012
Trial to begin in 1996 gangland slaying (Los Angeles, CA): More than 16 years after the fatal gang-related stabbing of a teenager outside his girlfriend’s Fullerton home, prosecutors say they will try one of the rival gang members long suspected of taking part in the attack.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 18, 2012
Sunday shooting could be gang-related (South Lake Tahoe, CA): A 19-year-old man was taken to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno Sunday night following a shooting on the 6200 block of Sussex Avenue that may be gang-related, according to police.
Source: Tahoe Daily Tribune Date: June 18, 2012
Police suspect Long Beach shooting may be gang-related (Long Beach, CA): Gang Enforcement detectives are investigating a Sunday night shooting that left a man injured, though he is expected to survive, authorities said Monday.
Source: Press-Telegram Date: June 18, 2012
Portland-area pastors to sign new protocol for gang-related funerals (Portland, OR): On Tuesday, Portland-area pastors are planning to sign new protocol for gang-related funerals. The church leaders have been moving to ban gang-related attire at funerals since the city recorded 8 gang-related homicides in 2011, the highest in a decade.
Source: The Oregonian Date: June 18, 2012
Nearly 200 identified by gang response team (San Mateo County, CA): A multi-agency team has identified 120 gang members and another 75 associates during work to eradicate gang activity on the coast. The numbers come from a city of Half Moon Bay press release outlining statistics provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
Source: Half Moon Bay Review Date: June 18, 2012
Rockford man arrested on heroin, cannabis charges (Rockford, IL): The Rockford Police Department's Gang Unit has been deployed to southwest Rockford as a result of an increase in gang activity.
Source: The Rock River Times Date: June 18, 2012
Former Crips gang member to be ordained as minister (Huntsville, AL): He was sexually molested from the age of four, beaten by his own mother, and was one of the founding members of the Crips gang in California. Back in 2010, former Crips gang member Mark Rideout recalled his hellish childhood.
Source: WSFA 12 News Date: June 18, 2012
Man shot on Pembroke Street (Bridgeport, CT): Bridgeport Hospital implemented more stringent security measures Sunday night but did not lock its doors following an incident inside the facility around 7:30 p.m. involving a man looking for a shooting victim from earlier in the day.
Source: Connecticut Post Date: June 17, 2012
On the front lines of city's violence (Chicago, IL): By the time paramedics wheeled Daniel Dilce into Stroger Hospital's busy trauma unit early Sunday, there was little doctors could do to save his life.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 17, 2012
Breaking up violent West Side gangs took two years, multiagency effort (Buffalo, NY): The summer of 2009 was a bloody one for Buffalo's West Side. Nine young men were killed, including a 14-year-old boy shot while riding his bicycle. Many more were wounded but lived.
Source: The Buffalo News Date: June 17, 2012
Neighbors speaking out about deadly shooting in Salinas (Salinas, CA): Neighbors are fed up with gang violence on their streets. Some say its gotten so bad that they're moving out.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 17, 2012
Man in critical condition after apparent gang-related shooting in Dover (Dover, FL): A 20-year old man is in critical condition following a drive-by shooting in Dover early this morning. Deputies responded to 3418 Lindsey Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. after someone called to report multiple shoots being fired at the house.
Source: WFTS ABC Action News Date: June 17, 2012
Jail confrontation between rival gang members may have led to death in Oklahoma prison (Lawton, OK): Law enforcement officials are investigating whether a jail altercation between a witness and a defendant in a racketeering case against an Oklahoma City street gang led to the killing of an inmate at a private prison in Lawton.
Source: The Oklahoman Date: June 16, 2012
Chicago police aiming to quell violence over hot, busy weekend (Chicago, IL): Chicago police geared up to try to tamp down neighborhood violence over the hot, muggy weekend and avoid a repeat of the spike in homicides and shootings seen the past few weekends.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 16, 2012
Accused gang leaders to be prosecuted under racketeering charges (Richmond, VA): Richmond authorities plan to prosecute two alleged leaders of the Bloods street gang under state racketeering charges that could bring life sentences.
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch Date: June 16, 2012
Gang members charged for killing one-year-old girl (Walterboro, SC): Two men are headed to prison after killing a one-year-old girl in a drive by shooting in Walterboro two years ago.
Source: WTOC 11 News Date: June 16, 2012
Horry County Solicitor's office cracks down on gang-related crime (Horry County, SC): The Horry County Solicitor's office is cracking down on gang-related crime which officials say is spiking right now. They are trying to move the large number of cases through the legal system to get criminal gang members behind bars.
Source: WMBF News Date: June 16, 2012
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