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Fresno gang hangout busted (Fresno, CA): Five gang members face charges after a raid near downtown Fresno. Fresno police served a search warrant at a home on Valeria Street, south of Belmont.
Source: KGPE CBS 47 News Date: June 13, 2012
Mayor confident police will handle mob attacks, rise in gang violence (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to reassure the public that Chicago Police are moving quickly to stop the kind of mob attacks which occurred this past weekend, as well as the spike in gang violence this year.
Source: CBS Chicago Date: June 13, 2012
Gang graffiti appears at 18th St. and South Van Ness (San Francisco, CA): Sureño graffiti appeared overnight on the wall of a building near 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue, according to an employee at nearby Whiz Burger.
Source: Mission Local Date: June 13, 2012
Man convicted in killing where body found in ice (Santa Ana, CA): A Santa Ana man was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday for shooting a fellow gang member in the head with a high-powered rifle in 1998.
Source: The Orange County Register Date: June 13, 2012
Mexican narcotics a problem for Chicago (Chicago, IL): Everybody has long known that Chicago has a gang problem, but we're just beginning to understand that we have a perfect storm brewing of street gangs with ties to the Mexican narcos.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times Date: June 13, 2012
Officials seek help to curb gang activity (Orlando, FL): Orange County authorities said they're seeing a growing number of gang members, and they've asked for help when it comes to identifying gang activity.
Source: MSNBC WESH Date: June 13, 2012
Ramos pushes back on gangs at Ontario public safety conference (Ontario, CA): District Attorney Michael A. Ramos on Wednesday came out swinging against street gangs in San Bernardino County. "It's not an honored thing to say that San Bernardino ranks third in the nation only after Los Angeles and Cook County, Illinois for gang violence," Ramos said.
Source: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Date: June 13, 2012
19 arrested after nearly three-year Humboldt Park drug probe (Chicago, IL): A total of 19 Chicago-area men are facing federal or state charges after a nearly three-year-long investigation into gang-related drug and weapon sales in the Humboldt Park area, authorities announced today.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 13, 2012
Anti-violence program fails to save young Markham man (Chicago, IL): Four years ago, as a 16-year-old student at Gage Park High School, Davonte Flennoy was pegged as 20 times more likely than the average Chicago Public Schools student to get shot or shoot someone else.
Source: WSBT 22 News Date: June 13, 2012
Deputies: Parents, community need to be aware of gangs (Orange County, FL): Orange County residents should pay attention to the signs and symbols of local gangs who live in the area, deputies warn. An estimated 1,700 documented gang members operate more than 70 gangs in Orange County, which is up from 1,500 at the same time last year.
Source: Orlando Sentinel Date: June 13, 2012
West Oakland 18-year-old guilty of first-degree murder (Oakland, CA): An 18-year-old West Oakland man was found guilty this month of first-degree murder for killing a 43-year-old man who was simply walking to a store on a Sunday afternoon in 2010.
Source: The Oakland Tribune Date: June 13, 2012
Fractured gangs blamed for Chicago homicide surge (Chicago, IL): There are many theories about what has caused a recent spike in Chicago's homicide rate, including a splintering of established drug gangs, the warm winter and high unemployment in some neighborhoods that seem a world away from the city's beaches, lush parks and skyscrapers.
Source: Associated Press Date: June 12, 2012
Street gang member involved in Martha Taylor Gregory stabbing arrested again (Montreal, QC): A street gang member who was ordered out of the country more than a year ago has been arrested again while he still has three major criminal cases pending.
Source: The Gazette Date: June 12, 2012
Time to take on gangs (Manteca, CA): Municipal leaders are scrambling to find ways to redirect resources to combat the growing surge in gang violence on Manteca's streets. Shootings escalated this past week with four incidents that ended up wounding seven people including two critically.
Source: Manteca Bulletin Date: June 12, 2012
McCarthy blames 'perception problem' amid this year's rise in homicides, shootings (Chicago, IL): A clearly frustrated police Superintendent Garry McCarthy lamented what he called "a perception problem" as he tried to put the best face on Chicago's rise in homicides and shootings so far this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune Date: June 12, 2012
Former gang member applauds anti-gang law (Peoria, IL): One former gang member applauds the anti-gang law Governor Quinn signed Monday but he says curbing violence will require an individual and wider approach.
Source: WEEK TV News Date: June 12, 2012
Harrisburg shooting was assassination attempt on leader of the Latin Kings street gang, prosecutor says (Dauphin County, PA): Wilson "King Jino" Talavera was shot seven times on a Harrisburg street in May 2011 in a bid to take out a top leader of the city's chapter of the Latin Kings gang, a Dauphin County prosecutor said this morning.
Source: PennLive.com Date: June 12, 2012
Police talk gang violence with kids (Mephis, TN): A violent beating caught on tape. Sixteen-year-old Octavius Thompson attacked by fellow gang members while he walked home from school. It happened April 5th. He was beat so severely he was left unconscious.
Source: WREG NewsChannel 3 Date: June 12, 2012
Salinas police to use predictive policing to fight crime (Salinas, CA): The Salinas Police Department is taking a page from Santa Cruz to fight crime. The department is turning to predictive policing to fight gang violence. Gang violence is all too familiar in the city.
Source: KION 46 News Date: June 12, 2012
New law 'another tool' vs. gangs (Peoria, IL): A new state law that takes aim at organized gangs will help but not dramatically change how police and prosecutors combat street crime in Peoria.
Source: Peoria Journal Star Date: June 12, 2012
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