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Jersey City gang member sentenced to five years in federal prison on racketeering charge (Jersey City, NJ): A Jersey City man who is a ranking member of the Fruit Town Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced to 63 months in prison yesterday for his role in the gang's criminal enterprises involving drug distribution and violent crimes, officials said.
Source: The Jersey Journal Date: June 14, 2012
Man shot multiple times in possible gang violence in downtown L.A. (Los Angeles, CA): A man in his 20s was shot multiple times in downtown Los Angeles today in what may have been an outbreak of gang violence, but he was expected to survive, police said.
Source: Torrance Daily Breeze Date: June 14, 2012
Gang violence crackdown in Fresno (Fresno, CA): Starting Monday, you might spot more Fresno police officers on patrol. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer announced a plan to crack down on areas known as gang hotspots.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 14, 2012
Gang member guilty in death of man selling shampoo (Anaheim, CA): An Anaheim gang member was convicted Thursday of gunning down a rival in 2003 after testimony from a ballistics expert linked the defendant's handgun to the bullets fired.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 14, 2012
See where street gangs are most prevalent in Sacramento (Sacramento, CA) : A rare quadruple homicide occurred Saturday night in Sacramento. Authorities attributed the killings to an alleged gang member.
Source: The Sacramento Bee Date: June 14, 2012
Operation Safe Summer will step up prevention and add 14 officers to gang enforcement (Portland, OR): Mayor Adams announced plans for Operation Safe Summer, an effort to curb street and gang violence, at a press conference, June 14, in Holladay Park. Flanked by police, prosecutors, gang outreach workers and leaders of the community-based groups 11:45, Connected, and the Rosewood Initiative, Adams said the city’s strategy includes: youth programs, a stepped-up police presence and federal sentences for felons who carry firearms.
Source: The Skanner News Date: June 14, 2012
Life in a street gang (Cleveland, OH): Shawn Jones was sitting around smoking marijuana with his cousin when he was about 14 or 15 years old when the two decided they would start their own gang. That idea eventually blossomed into what authorities believe became Youngstown's largest street gang.
Source: Tribune Chronicle Date: June 14, 2012
Woman, 24, shot in ankle during large gang fight (San Antonio, TX): Police say a young woman is hospitalized after getting in the middle of what appeared to be a large fight between two rival gangs on the city
Source: KENS 5 News Date: June 14, 2012
Data shows Rockford police strategy reducing gun violence (Rockford, IL): Saturated patrols and extra gang unit officers appear to have slowed a spate of gun violence that gripped parts of the city early this spring.
Source: Rockford Register Star Date: June 14, 2012
Judge set to rule in Ogden gang injunction challenge (Ogden, UT): A three-day evidentiary hearing to determine whether an injunction against the Trece street gang will become permanent ended Thursday, but a ruling in the case may still be weeks away.
Source: The Salt Lake Tribune Date: June 14, 2012
Seaside gang-related shooting injures one (Seaside, CA): Seaside police said a young man was hit twice by shots while he was driving Wednesday night.
Source: Monterey County Herald Date: June 14, 2012
Rosaries, gangs and the battle over religious symbols in schools (Nashville, TN): When Jake Balthazor was sent to the office by his teacher last week, imagine his surprise. After all, Jake hadn’t disrupted class, failed to do his homework or committed any other offense that might lead to disciplinary action at Coon Rapids High School near Minneapolis.
Source: Syracuse Journal-Democrat Date: June 14, 2012
While city adds officers to fight gangs, others focus on outreach (Portland, OR): With school out Portland police are worried about kids turning to gangs and violence this summer so they're adding more than a dozen officers to the Gang Enforcement Team and gun task force.
Source: KATU 2 News Date: June 14, 2012
Out for Bloods, police collar 20 in Charlestown sting (Boston, MA): A violent street gang known as the Charlestown Bloods was targeted by cops with 20 arrests yesterday as part of a yearlong sting called Operation Tourniquet aimed at putting the squeeze on drug dealing in the Bunker Hill Housing Development, prosecutors said.
Source: Boston Herald Date: June 13, 2012
New breed of street gangs in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO): Recent reports reveal the face of street gangs in the United States is changing. It's getting younger. "What we've noticed the major recruiting grounds for the City of St. Louis are actually the middle schools and the high schools," explains Captain Ronnie Robinson, Commander of Special Operations for the St. Louis City Police Department.
Source: KMOX News Date: June 13, 2012
Amid TCB case, fighting gangs a multi-pronged attack (McAllen, TX): Authorities struck the Tri-City Bombers gang a serious blow last year when 13 of its members landed in a 14-count federal indictment that alleged drug conspiracies and weapons violations.
Source: The Monitor Date: June 13, 2012
Chicago gangs blamed for surge in homicides (Chicago, IL): Maybe it is the splintering of established drug gangs that has young men grabbing the tools of their trade – handguns – to jockey for position. Or it is that rival gangs, once miles apart in different public housing complexes, suddenly finding themselves sharing the same street corner.
Source: Northwest Herald Date: June 13, 2012
Forum focuses on gang awareness, prevention (Salisbury, NC): Concerned citizens and community leaders met Tuesday at Livingstone College to discuss the problem of gang activity. Salisbury may not be a large city, but it already has some gang activity.
Source: Salisbury Post Date: June 13, 2012
Taggers arrested in assault on rival, Fillmore police say (Fillmore, CA): Police in the Ventura County city of Fillmore arrested three youths, reportedly members of a tagging crew, for allegedly attacking and beating a member of a rival crew, officials said Wednesday.
Source: Los Angeles Times Date: June 13, 2012
Long Beach Police announce capture of head of Crip gang that 'terrorized' community (Long Beach, CA): The alleged head of one of the city's oldest and most notorious street gangs is behind bars following a lengthy investigation into a series of shootings that included a 2009 killing, police announced Wednesday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: June 13, 2012
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