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Homicides, gang violence on the rise this summer in Portland (Portland, OR): A shootout between two groups of young men on a hot summer day at North Portland's Peninsula Park July 12 didn't result in any injuries. But one bullet lodged in the brick community center full of children, and another hit a car.
Source: The Oregonian Date: July 20, 2012
Leader of violent Long Beach street gang tied to 2009 killing to stand trial for conspiracy (Long Beach, CA): Like mob bosses of old, the alleged leader of one of Long Beach's most violent street gangs is being brought to justice not for blunt acts of violence, but on technicalities, authorities said Friday.
Source: Contra Costa Times Date: July 20, 2012
Police say they are making gains against gangs (Muskogee, OK): More than two years after the deadly Arrowhead Mall shootout opened residents’ eyes to gang violence in Muskogee, police said they’ve made progress in eliminating the problem.
Source: Muskogee Phoenix Date: July 20, 2012
Gang members indicted for Oakland street shooting that killed toddler (Oakland, CA): Law enforcement officials announced Friday that three reputed members of a violent West Oakland street gang have been charged in connection with a series of shootings and other crimes, including the murder of a toddler last year.
Source: KTVU 2 News Date: July 20, 2012
Gang member sentenced for murder of Whittier father (Whittier, CA): A Whittier gang member received his sentence Friday for the fatal 2009 shooting of a father of five in Uptown Whittier, officials said.
Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune Date: July 20, 2012
Arrest made in 1998 gang-related killing in Richfield (Richfield, MN): Police got the break they needed and have made an arrest in a retaliatory gang-related shooting death 14 years ago outside a Richfield restaurant.
Source: Star Tribune Date: July 20, 2012
More alleged gang-related arrests in Holland area (Holland, MI): At least two more suspects were arrested following Thursday’s multi-agency raids targeting alleged Holland gang members, court records show.
Source: The Holland Sentinel Date: July 20, 2012
Arrests made in gang-related stabbing, riot (Medford, OR): Medford police say they have arrested three suspects connected to a gang-related stabbing and riot two weeks ago near downtown Medford.
Source: Mail Tribune Date: July 20, 2012
Teenager struck in drive-by shooting, believed to be gang-related (West Valley City, CA): A teenage boy was shot late Thursday in what is believed to be a gang-related incident.
Source: Deseret News Date: July 20, 2012
Reputed gang leader charged with murder (San Francisco, CA): A reputed gang leader made his first court appearance in San Francisco on Friday following his return from North Carolina, where he moved shortly after an innocent father and two sons were killed four years ago in a mistaken gang shooting.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 20, 2012
Wanted gang member apprehended after chase in Capitola, Soquel (Capitola, CA): Capitola police arrested a 27-year-old gang member who tried to elude authorities in a car chase. Hugo Norato Castro is a gang member on federal probation in Bakersfield, said Capitola police Sgt. Mark Gonzalez.
Source: San Jose Mercury News Date: July 20, 2012
Suspected Kurdish Pride gang member is killed (Nashville, TN): A man on a list of suspected Kurdish Pride gang members that Metro Nashville police want barred from going into Paragon Mills and Providence parks was shot and killed Tuesday.
Source: The Tennessean Date: July 19, 2012
Jobs program offers alternative to gangs (San Francisco, CA): A few of the 80 young people trimming and edging the ivy along the Geary Boulevard median had scars from bullet wounds.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 19, 2012
Gang battle uphill for resolute Boston FBI (Boston, MA): The large-scale operations that swept up dozens of alleged Bay State gangbangers in recent weeks give the crime-ravaged communities they operate in relief from deadly gunplay — but only to a point, according to lawmen, who warn other gangsters will fill the vacuum.
Source: Boston Herald Date: July 19, 2012
Police say gang-related shooting injures one in Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV): One man is wounded after a shooting this morning near North Las Vegas and Nellis boulevards.
Source: KSNV MyNews3 Date: July 19, 2012
Gang sweep in Holland (Holland, MI): Several law enforcement agencies are involved in an investigation into gang activity in Holland. But police are saying very little about it.
Source: Grand Haven Tribune Date: July 19, 2012
More than seven years in gang stabbing (Wenatchee, WA): An 18-year-old South Side Locos gang member was sentenced to 7 3/4 years in prison Wednesday for stabbing a rival in a Wenatchee neighborhood last year.
Source: The Wenatchee World Date: July 19, 2012
Community leaders discuss an end to gang violence (Toronto, ON): Black community activists are asking to join a meeting with politicians next week to discuss an end to recent gun violence in Toronto.
Source: CTV News Date: July 19, 2012
Vermont corrections chief reports increase in gangs, violence (Montpelier, VT): The man in charge of Vermont's prison system said Thursday there's been an increase in violence behind bars in the state, much of which appears related to gang activity.
Source: The Boston Globe Date: July 19, 2012
Two indicted in 2011 killing of Oakland boy (Oakland, CA): Two alleged gang members were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on charges of murder, assault, weapons violations and racketeering in connection with a spree of violence last year in West Oakland, including a shooting that killed a 1-year-old boy.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle Date: July 19, 2012
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